Joe Posnanski consults his Baseball Prospectus and gets Magic 8-Ball Answers. I eagerly await future posts in this series.
The Boston Metro, where I hang my hat, reports that JD Drew kept limber this offseason by bowling. I knew there had to be a reason I put him on my fantasy team.
The Baseball Analysts have an interesting look at those players who’ve run out of options (minor league options, that is).
Bugs and Cranks notes that the Yankees traveled to Virginia Tech to play a game there in memory of the 32 victims of last year’s shooting. Not to rain on anyone’s feel-good parade, but what do the Yankees have to do with Virginia? (Although I guess having the Nats come to town wouldn’t be quite as awesome.)
Bus League Baseball has an offer you simply can’t refuse: the Red Sox are looking for host families for members of the Portland Sea Dogs, their AA affiliate. It’s a heckuva commute from Somerville to Maine, but I’d gladly let one of them sleep on my futon.
Finally, via …Ladies, Cole Hamels has a request of his own: heckle me.