Adam Jones on a playoff team
It’s the wonder of winter league baseball. In Venezuelan Professional Baseball League news, the Lara Cardinals will play the Aragua Tigers. The Cardinals have Jose Lopez (hitting .309) and Adam Jones.
Also on the Cardinals? LUIS UGUETO!! And their home page celebrates “1000 hits Luis Sojo”. Oh yeah.
Which brings up a question we’ve been emailed: Dave earlier advocated picking up Bartolo Colon as a good gamble on a one-year deal, and we haven’t written about it since. Word out of Venezuela is that Colon’s looked bad enough to warn teams off: he’s out of shape, laboring to get deep into games, and he’s not throwing well or fast. So he may not be entirely healthy, and if he is, he’s still not in any condition you’d want on the team unless you want to hope that he’ll shape up before and during spring training and get his stuff working.
So there’s that.