Yesterday, Jim Tracy named Ubaldo as the Opening Day starter. It was the most unsurprising announcement in team history.
Jayson Stark has a really nice piece about Justin Morneau and his recovery from a really, really bad concussion. Last year, Morneau took a knee to the head while sliding into second and hasn’t played since. This story touches home for me. About two weeks after Morneau, I also took a knee to my temple and it messed me up pretty bad. My recovery was significantly easier than Morneau’s, but I still feel like I can relate to his situation.
But there’s no such thing as a routine day for the Twins’ first baseman now. Not yet. And there’s no such thing as a day that goes by that he can stop asking himself, “How do I feel?”
Fangraphs’ Carson Cistulli is in love with Charlie Blackmon — as am I.
The Padres are hoping that Jason Bartlett will help ease the loss of Adrian Gonzalez.
Kelly Johnson is in a contract year. This means that someone will pay him way more than he is worth next year. Probably the Angels, if I had to guess.