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Gem Comments from the period April 1, 2010 thru Opening Day

Most of the early season roster questions are settled by the time April Fools Day rolls around. There is nothing left to do until Opening Day except to speculate how things will work out over the upcoming 162 games. We've all been teased by the randomness of Spring and a small dose of shiny new toy syndrome. Let's take a quick stroll down Comment Lane at some of the April fears and dreams in 2010 that look a bit silly in retrospect.

On the Bullpen:

Not confident in the bullpen at all

Ekstrom’s garbage. Who knows how Sonnanstine will do? Cormier’s a last-guy-out-of-the-pen type masquerading as a middle reliever. Balfour’s had his issues.

Vroom vroom party starter
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by Imperialism32 on Apr 2, 2010 7:20 PM PDT reply actions  

 

 

firmly agree.

starters must go deeper this year.

Mira Sorvino...Paul Walker...T-Pain...Fall 2010...HEADSTONE MAFIA, A LOVE STORY OF REVENGE. "5/5 stars!!!" - DRB User "Andy Hellicksonstine"

by PlayOnWords on Apr 2, 2010 7:35 PM PDT via mobile up reply actions  

 

im feeling like the guy with the least amount of question marks is dan wheeler

and that is terrifying.

Mira Sorvino...Paul Walker...T-Pain...Fall 2010...HEADSTONE MAFIA, A LOVE STORY OF REVENGE. "5/5 stars!!!" - DRB User "Andy Hellicksonstine"

by PlayOnWords on Apr 2, 2010 8:48 PM PDT via mobile up reply actions  

It's 2007 all over again in the pen

by sternfan1 on Apr 2, 2010 9:03 PM PDT reply actions  

 

Ekstrom, Sonny, Cormier, Choate and Balfour=DISASTER

ANd again i hope i eat these words

by sternfan1 on Apr 2, 2010 9:04 PM PDT up reply actions  


Matthan's Predictions:

 

So happy baseball is here

1. Rays win the East with 100-105 games
2. Beat the Phils for the WS title
3. SRod dominates…he’s on all my quasi deep fantasy leagues
4. Upton bounces back and is top 5 in MLB in WAR
5. Rays draw great crowds…2.5 mil
6. New stadium gets closer to reality in the Channelside or Carillon area

but then again I’m optimistic to a fault sometimes…#6 scares me the most…

Go Gators!!

by matthan on Apr 6, 2010 11:25 AM PDT via mobile reply actions  

A DH Opportunity Squandered:

A bit surprised

I thought a Blalock/Burrel platoon would be nice.

No more Cowbells!

by bestbostonsports on Apr 2, 2010 1:22 PM PDT reply actions

 

I cannot cannot cannot see how this was the right move

The cons are overwhelming I think, we’re starting the arb clock on a future key cog early and we’re robbing Brignac of time in AAA to improve his bad plate discipline and overall hitting practice.
Especially with Sean Rodriguez available to be a middle infielder, I can’t fathom why we need Brignac to be a backup backup. Blalock is the better hitter no question ,even if he is overrated.

by benderbrodriguez on Apr 2, 2010 2:29 PM PDT reply actions  

Blalock will have 30 homers this year

Book it

by raysrule44 on Apr 2, 2010 4:11 PM PDT reply actions  

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