Mara, I highly doubt he’s ready. I look for a rusty start. 5-6 innings, 3-4 runs would be a major victory for me. I’m considering his first 3 starts extended Spring Training as long as it yields a good and healthy JJ down the stretch.
But I’ve been so wrong lately that it’s a pleasure to type out my bad (though honest) feelings.
“Mara” – we missed each other at the coffee place…maybe tomorrow I can at least take dictation for him. (…and if Ballpark’s ladyfriend reads the comments section, that was NOT an euphemism!) (though for the record, Ballpark Frank is quite the looker)