What Have We Learned About the Outfield Today?

Sure, the game is still going on, but if Kevin Gregg is on the mound… well, is it really still going on?

This is what today’s game has given us just from the outfield perspective…

1) Alex Castellanos really, really wants to make this team. His homer in the seventh prompted this from Bill Shaikin:

2) Yasiel Puig isn’t just big and powerful, he’s really, really fast. Here he is beating out an infield grounder, and it isn’t even close.

At TrueBlueLA, Craig Minami had a conversation with Baseball Prospectus prospect guru Jason Parks about Puig & Zach Lee that’s worth reading.

3) Carl Crawford isn’t the only injured Dodger outfielder worth being concerned about. Matt Kemp went 0-3 with two strikeouts today, leaving him oh-for-the-spring, not reaching in 10 plate appearances with four whiffs. Obviously, I’m not putting much emphasis — any, really — on that small of a sample when he’s coming off surgery, especially when we’re reading stories that he’s trying to get over the mental hurdle of accepting he’s healthy. So that’s fine, and there’s still weeks to go in the spring. Still, as we saw last year, Kemp is the man that makes this offense go, so his presence — productive an healthy — is a requirement.

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The Monocle
The Monocle

Team Mexico and Mexican fans, gees. At least Agon and pals will be back with the team.

Mike Petriello
Mike Petriello moderator

Wow, seems that people really do like the WBC, eh?

Frank J Lapidus
Frank J Lapidus

Whoa, so many peeps stayed up late to watch that Japan hr derby clinic...lol

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

I foolishley stumbled into the comments section on that mlb.com article. jeesh. 

LA_Woman
LA_Woman

I'm out, too. Hope I can sleep... laters...

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

I am no longer a honey eating Pooh. And with that, I'm out! See you at noon

ThtsaPaddlin
ThtsaPaddlin

This just in: Japan is good at baseball.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

@DeucesWild Every time I look at your icon, every single time, I always think it's Winnie the Pooh eating honey. I have to get close to it and realize that it isn't that. 

jokey
jokey

@Mike Petriello Love it! 4 years ago I actually went to a Korea vs. Venezuela game game at Dodger Stadium. The crowd was electric! Wasn't a fan back then but now I am.

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

But the swings are so odd

MSTI OG
MSTI OG

She wont need to tell you if youre good