â€¢ Adrian Dunn from Melbourne’s Herald Sun reports that the Australian World Baseball Classic team will feature Ryan Rowland-Smith and Doyle, who is still a minor-league free agent.
â€¢ The Mariners recently made a couple front office/coaching moves, including the hiring of former GM Woody Woodward to be a pro scout in Florida. Woodward certainly made some terrible, horrible no-good, very bad moves for the M’s (the Kevin Mitchell trade, the Heathcliff Slocumb trade, keeping Edgar in Calgary, trading David “Arias” Ortiz, trading Mike Hampton, trading Tino & Nellie for Russ Davis & Sterling Hitchcock, etc.), but he also brought in Randy Johnson (eventually trading him for Freddy Garcia, Carlos Guillen & John Halama), Brian Holman, Norm Charlton, Chris Bosio, Dan Wilson, Omar Vizquel, Jamie Moyer and Lou Piniella.
â€¢ In 2009 we could see improvements to Pitch f/x and Hit f/x could be on the way. Woo!