Friday Links (7 Dec 07)

Lots o’ links today…

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Winter Leagues

Wednesday, December 5

  • Azucareros 5, Escogido 3 (box). Crabbe (who technically wasn’t a member of the Padres when this game was played) went 0-for-4 with a walk while leading off and playing left field for Azucareros. Vince Sinisi, batting third and playing left for Escogido, singled and was hit by a pitch in four trips to the plate.
  • Estrellas 5, Aguilas 3 (box). Luke Carlin, batting sixth and catching, walked twice and singled in four plate appearances.
  • Mochis 6, Hermosillo 5 (box). Marshall McDougall got the start at second base; batting second, he singled twice and drove in three runs in five at-bats.
  • Navojoa 3, Mazatlan 0 (box). Oscar Robles got the start at DH and moved down a slot to the #3 hole, where he singled in four at-bats. Luis Cruz, in his customary #7 hole, took Robles’ place in the field, and went 0-for-4 with a stolen base; he also fielded the only two chances he got at short. On the other side, Brian Myrow doubled and walked in four trips to the plate.

Thursday, December 6

Box scores from the Dominican Republic and Venezuela were unavailable as of this writing.

  • Hermosillo 7, Mochis 3 (box). McDougall, again at second, went 2-for-5.
  • Mazatlan 7, Navojoa 1 (box). Cruz, again at shortstop and moving up to #2 in the order, singled and walked in four trips to the plate. Robles DH’d and batted behind him, going 0-for-3 with a walk. Myrow went 0-for-4 with a walk for Mazatlan. He also committed a throwing error in the sixth on grounder off the bat of Robles; Cruz ended up at third on the play — Padres everywhere. The next inning, ex-Padre Miguel Ojeda (who went 3-for-4 with a double) picked Cruz off at first (Myrow applying the tag) with Robles at bat. Most interestingly, Myrow shifted from first to third base for the final inning. I don’t know what the story is there, or if he legitimately can play the position, but that could come in handy down the line. On further review, it appears that Myrow played 15 games at the hot corner in 2006 while in the Red Sox organization. He logged 86 games at third in ’03, and 24 games at second base. Didn’t Matt Stairs play second in the minors? Sorry to keep beating the drum so hard, but I think Myrow has value despite his age.

There it is. Happy Friday, yo!

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37 Responses »

  1. Here is our experienced 2B with some pop and a good glove…could keep the position warm for the whole year if needed…

  2. I cant go on to ESPN at work anymore, who is it?

  3. #1: So good it deserves to be mentioned twice, eh? ;-)

    #3: Jose Castillo, formerly with Pittsburgh.

  4. did they sign him or was it just about him being non-tendered

  5. #5: Castillo was released to make room for Rule V pick (and ex-Padre) Evan Meek. CM was making a suggestion.

  6. ah thanks G.Y.

    Damn you IT department!