Sitting here watching the Cubs vs. Phillies on mlb network, 7/12/69, Jenkins vs. Wise. Dick Selma is leading the bleacher bums in a lassoing motion, Willie Smith hit a 3 run bomb, and Fergie has given up nothing after giving up 2 in the first because of Smith dropping a fly ball in left. Knowing this era pretty well, I know that the Cubs were flying high at this point in the season and were looking for a division crown in the inaugural season of divisional play. I also look at the Phillies and they are just a mess of a team.
With that preface, I am up to speed on where the Reds are going into the season, but started thinking about the rest of MLB, not just the Central Division. What are the stories brewing around the horn?
A couple of things I'd like to start with is the story of Stephen Strasburg. Will he make the Nationals OD roster?
Also, I see a local boy, Derek Holland, wrenched his knee and got me thinking about the Rangers. They and the Mariners were very active this offseason. Have they done enough to make up ground with the Angels?
In Houston, the Astros extended Ed Wade through 2012. Really? He is in process of decimating org. #2, and they extend him? Why?
What are you watching for the 2010 season outside of Reds Country?