What’s on tap for Opening Day v4.0

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The fourth and final Opening Day is today. Thank you, Major League Baseball, for taking what is normally concentrated enjoyment and dividing it up into smaller, less-than-satisfying chunks!  The schedule:

  • Chicago White Sox at Texas 2:05 PM Danks vs Lewis
  • Minnesota at Baltimore 3:05 PM Pavano vs Arrieta
  • NY Yankees at Tampa Bay 3:10 PM Sabathia vs Shields
  • St. Louis at Milwaukee 4:10 PM Garcia vs Gallardo
  • San Francisco at Arizona 7:00 PM Lincecum vs Kennedy
  • Colorado at Houston 7:05 PM Guthrie vs Rodriguez
  • Kansas City at LA Angels 10:00 PM Chen vs Weaver
  • Seattle at Oakland 10:05 PM Vargas vs McCarthy
  • LA Dodgers at San Diego 10:05 PM Billingsley vs Luebke

Pavano! Arrieta! Feel the excitement!

The Phillies signed Danny Espinosa to a minor league deal

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Scott Lauber of the Philly Inquirer reports that the Phillies have agreed to terms with infielder Danny Espinosa. He’ll report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This will be Espinosa’s fourth organization this year, as he has spent time under contract with the Yankees, Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2018, being released by all three teams after a few weeks. He last appeared in the big leagues in 2017, hitting a mere .173/.245/.278 in 93 games for the Angels, Mariners and Rays. He hit 20 homers a couple of times way back in the day, though, and I guess that — and the humility to accept minor league assignments — will earn you shots if you’re a good guy and you’re in decent shape.