Today's game with the Rays features a lineup that looks more like what we'll likely be seeing throughout the season. I'm curious to see how the Teixeira/Rodriguez combo works out:
Further more, Hughes, Coke, Marte, Albaladejo and Melancon will be pitching. I'm real interested to see how Coke and Albaladejo do this spring. Coke dominated in his short call up last September, and Albaladejo missed the majority of last season with an elbow injury. I'd like to see if Coke's amazing performance was just a fluke or if he's really that effective. They say Albaladejo looks fit and ready to pitch. I guess he really wants that job. I'm also curious to see where Hughes ends up at the end of spring training. With no starting job available, it really wouldn't serve him to keep him in the bullpen as a long reliever. He should end up in triple A, and build up his innings, though I'm sure we'll see him at some point this season. I haven't seen Melancon pitch but I've heard good things. I'm starting to get really excited for baseball.