But there is a ton of stuff going on.
Starting pitchers were named: Big Z, Demp, Randy Wells, Tom Gorzellany, and Carlos Silva.
It is amazing to me that Randy Wells is just...an expected starter. I still freak out that the guy was a minor league catcher just about 5 minutes ago.
And what's not amazing is this: all Carlos Silva has to do is throw one single strike and I'll like this team a billion times more than the one with Milton Bradley.
Some kids are probably gonna make it to the Bigs this year. Tyler Colvin, if Lou figures out a way to get him some real playing time. This guy James Russell who I never heard of is most likely in the bullpen.
Who knows, right?
Maybe they're this year's Randy Wells.
Maybe Gorzellany has found a mentor in Greg Maddux and he smokes 'em til Terrible Ted gets back.
And this D. Lee "back injury" thing? Albert Pujols has a lower-back issue, Yadier Molina's out for the rest of Spring Training with an oblique, Matt Holliday has some "intercostal" issues (muscles between the ribs), Roy Oswalt has a hammy, Dusty can't wait to get at those young Reds arms, yada yada...
Today Xavier Nady makes his first start in the outfield (I think he's not allowed to really throw yet though), and it'll be my first opportunity to catch some live action.
I'm here for another day, then gone for the next week, and hopefully back to close to normal after that.