Links: Zimmerman, Braves' rotation, Miggy
February, 23, 2012
By David Schoenfield | ESPN.com
From around the SweetSpot network ...
- Ryan Zimmerman has said he'll break off contract talks after Friday. Harper Gordek weighs in and says the Nationals are probably better off not signing him now.
- Tim Hudson might be out until May, so Ben Duronio looks at candidates for the fifth slot in the Braves' rotation.
- The Red Sox finally received their compensation for Theo Epstein ... and it's Chris Carpenter. The other one. Chip Buck has his take.
- Mark Teixeira admits that he's using more juice ... juice drinks made from fresh fruits and veggies, that is.
- Joe Janish on three ways Bobby Parnell can improve.
- Camden Depot has a scouting report -- including video -- on Ryan Ripken, son of Cal, a senior first baseman committed to the University of South Carolina.
- Predictions for 2012 from the staff at Crashburn Alley. Shockingly, all four pick the Phillies to win the NL East. (Just kidding, guys; I'll probably go with the Phillies as well.)
- Here's how the Royals' lineup looks as spring training kicks off.
- Redleg Nation is previewing the Reds position by position. Here's a look at catcher, which should be an above-average combo of rookie Devin Mesoraco and solid backup Ryan Hanigan.
- Miguel Cabrera's batting practice line of "SI OR NO? SI OR NO?" followed by a certain epitaph after launching one over the fence would make for a great T-shirt.