Cleveland 8, Seattle 6
Brantley and Moss continued their hot springs, combining to go 4-6 with Moss homering off of Felix Hernandez. Hernandez also hit Brantley, a play that resulted in Lloyd McClendon's ejection. Shrug.
Cleveland News & Notes
Well that's fun!
Sullivan went long on McAllister's successful spring and his transition back into the rotation from the bullpen. There's not a lot to analyze without pitch f/x (none of that in spring training), but the theme is that McAllister's stuff, and especially his fastball velocity, are improved after returning from the bullpen. We will see; I've never intuited that McAllister's problem was velocity but I'm optimistic. As Sullivan writes, it's hard to imagine throwing harder won't help.
The move is to avoid paying a veteran's roster basis. Perez's fall since his all-star appearance in 2012 has been swift. I'll never think about him without remembering that he claimed his dog ordered weed to his house.
It's that time of year when demotion decisions are getting interesting. Craig Edwards runs through a number of completed or pending demotions, including Noah Syndergaard and White Sox pitching prospect Carlos Rodon.
Just a few days left, ladies and gentlemen. Opening day is sold out, but there are still tickets for the rest of the weekend.