Brazil was really a great place to be for a week. I had a great time visiting friends and seeing Sao Paulo a bit, before going through a really intense training to be a staffer at an international summer camp in Lyon, France this coming July. And no, I did not "get myself a Brazilian."
Anywho, a lot has changed in a week with the team and I have a few questions and points of clarification:
-How did Belilse hurt himself, how long is he out?
-Is Ryan Freel really battling Corey Patterson for the starting CF job, or is Corey still the man, or is some sort of platoon in the works? And NoHo?
-What is Bailey still doing with the major league club? Is he really still in contention to make the rotation, or, after last night is he headed to Kentucky in the next few days?
-Did something happen to Paul Bako? Is Chad Moeller available?
-Votto is still being considered for the starting 1B job, eh? How has he looked the past week? Should he go to Louisville if he is not the starter?
-Bray? Is he healthy? Is he pitching well?
-So JC superstar and the People's Wagon are locks to make the rotation... Seems allright to me. I can teach you all how to hum the Dominican National Anthem if you like. Then you could all bring kazoos to GABP and whenever J-Cuest and V-Dub are doing nasty things with baseballs, you can bust out in a flurry of collective buzzing.
-Anything to be concerned about with any of the regulars- Harang, Arroyo, Weathers, Griffey, Dunn, Encarnacion, Phillips, etc?
I am exhausted. After a weekend of working all day and drinking caipirinhas all night it I really need a good night's rest. Also, I managed to hit Lima and San Jose on my 18 hour trip from Sao Paulo to Santo Domingo yesterday. Then I got up and went to work this morning. Yuck. 'Til tomorrow.