Monday February 27- Jupiter Florida- Carlos Beltran has agreed to pay for the alleged rhinoplasty of NY Mets starting pitcher Jon Niese. Fitting considering Niese decided to under go surgery because Beltran allegedly said, "You could used a nose job. You do it and Ill pay for it." So he is.
Guess who arrived in Jupiter looking like a cross between a Super Trooper and Sgt. Slaughter. Sweet. But its fake. Berkman removed it during batting practice.
From the "That's not good news its GREAT news" File: Adam Wainwright on his vaunted curve after Tommy John surgery: " I am not afraid to throw it. If I was it would have been two weeks ago. Now I'm working on throwing it to both sides of the plate." Let's ask teammate Carlos Beltran about it's effectiveness. Ouch.
Surprise, AZ- Jason Kendall is in camp. Easy, there. He's in camp as a coach. Kendall acknowledges that he still has the desire to play but there is probably only a 5% chance he will ever play again.
From the "Well if it works for them" File: Texas Ranger pitching coach Mike Maddux advocates a using a 6-man rotation in camp. It gives each starter more opportunity to work on specific things as there is more time to fit in a full batting practice against minor leaguers. Maddux worked for KC Royal manager Ned Yost in Milwaukee before Yost was fired for guiding the Brewers to the playoffs for the first time since 1982. Since Yost could not steal Maddux away from the Rangers he will simply steal his ideas. Good move.