Wednesday, March 11, 2009

MLB Roundup Mar. 11

I have to admit I've been watching college basketball all day, so baseball is not the first thing on my mind. Nevertheless, here we go.

The WBC continues to create the biggest stories in baseball, especially since it is still spring training. Puerto Rico came out and defeated upstart Netherlands 5-0 to move to a perfect 3-0 in the tournament. The United States dropped their first game tonight to Venezuela 5-3 but will still move on to the second round. As this post is being written, Mexico currently leads Australia 4-0 in the bottom of the 3rd. I'll take a look at the second round of the WBC later this week.

On the MLB side of things, Brian McNamee told that he injected Roger Clemens with drugs in a hot tub at Yankee Stadium. Alright, the way I wrote that sounds a little sketchy for McNamee but that's not what is at hand here. Things just don't look good for Clemens. I know he has been out of the news for awhile but he fought the steroids accusation hard last year and basically to no avail. As soon as you have "steroids" linked with your name in any way, shape, or form it is extremely hard to change the negative opinions people get about you.

- Manny Ramirez still looks on track to debut tomorrow for the Dodgers.
- Joe Mauer, who has pain where the spine meets the pelvis, will up his dosage of medicine to try and speed up his recovery from the aforementioned pain in his back.
- Chipper Jones took BP today and should play on Saturday in the second round of the WBC against Puerto Rico.

Cactus League
Korea v Padres (in progress)
Brewers 2 v White Sox 6
Rockies 5 v Indians 0
Mariners 2 v Royals 9
Japan 6 v Giants 4

Grapefruit League
Cardinals 8 v Marlins 4
Twins 4 v Orioles 3
Yankees 4 v Tigers 7
Pirates 2 v Blue Jays 2
Astros (1-11) 2 v Reds 8
Braves (9-2) 12 v Phillies 10
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