As the Cactus League hums on we hear at LL have had a busy week. Many of us are making preparations to travel Peoria to watch the team for a few days, and we have welcomed multiple contributors. In many way Lookout Landing has felt like the days prior to hosting Thanksgiving dinner, or welcoming long-missed guests. We have been running around, trying to get the house clean, and make everything just so for Opening Day.
As a consequence for this state of affairs the week has been filled to bursting with, I believe, high quality work from the staff. This weekend will see a particularly lighter schedule, perhaps even more so than our usual weekends, as we make travel plans and catch our breath. As such, I thought it might be nice to simply provide a brief summary of the high quality work the staff put in this week. Consider this post one long "In Case You Missed It".
- Kate took an in depth look at the many ways the Phillies messed up Justin De Fratus.
- I prophesied the beginning of the end for Jesus Montero, I hope incorrectly.
- Look at the Angels preview from Jake. Look at it and laugh.
- If Charlie Furbush suffers any more setbacks someone will have to step up. Zach took a look at who that might be.
- "But there is something, I think, that has been running through the core of all these commercials ever since Jay Buhner first stood in front of that open microphone back in 1994, and it is something that speaks volumes to the core identity of this franchise, and perhaps, the region in which it is housed. And that is that this team is weird. Really weird."
- Eric did phenomenal work looking at Carson Smith and the durability of the elite reliever.
- New contributor Grant debuted by reminding you sillies that Spring Training stats mean almost nothing.
- The A's should be bad. So they will probably be very good.
- "CYTHRAWL, CELTIC GOD OF CHAOS, WINS BASEBALL GAME"
- Aaron Goldsmith somehow agreed to join us for a podcast, which was fun.
- Ethan Novak, new minor league contributor, debuted with a great look at Drew Jackson.