From the Fish Pond (2/8)

I have a bunch of minor news and links to share, so it seems like an appropriate time for another edition of From the Fish Pond.  Some of the topics included:  Baseball Reference pages, another bad Super Bowl pick, Mario Santiago, Seth Rosin, 2010 rookies, the Twins, and Jamey Wright.

Kings of Kauffman is now the proud sponsor of the Baseball Reference pages for Kila Ka’aihue and Carlos Rosa.  My hope is that by sponsoring both players they will be given a chance to establish themselves as major league players via the butterfly effect.

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In the Super Bowl, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17.  The final score proves, yet again, that I am awful at picking NFL games.  Thanks to Ray over at Royals on Radio Etc, my erroneous pick will be forever immortalized.  Next year look for my pick, go the other way, and you will probably make a fortune.

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Thanks to the Super Bowl, you may have missed that the Dominican Republic won the 2010 Caribbean World Series by beating Venezuela 7-4 on Sunday evening.  Earlier in the day, Puerto Rico defeated Mexico 8-2 thanks in large part to Mario Santiago who got the start.  His line for the day: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO, 1 HR.  Mario was the Royals 16th round pick in the 2005 draft and spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons pitching for the Wilmington Blue Rocks.  He finished 2009 with a 4.30 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 2.85 SO/BB in 136.0 innings pitched.  Santiago just turned 25 and doesn’t remain much of a prospect, but it was fun to see him pitch thanks to the existence of MLB Network.

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Baseball Beginnings published a scouting report on RHP-Seth Rosin that I wanted to pass along because he pitches for the University of Minnesota.  Go Gophers!

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Stan McNeal published an article for TSN that highlights 10 rookies who could make an impact this year.  LF-Michael Brantley of the Indians as well as 2B-Scott Sizemore and CF-Austin Jackson of the Tigers represent the AL Central.

The Twins may be without a projected impact rookie, but they have quietly been adding to the division’s top roster while getting some good press in the process.

RHP-Jamey Wright just signed with the Cleveland Indians on a minor league contract.

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I apologize for not posting anything yesterday.  I was barely conscious last night thanks to the illness that my youngest son Zachary was kind enough to share.  Today, in addition to this post, I will be publishing a quick Market Fresh update and hope to write something else tonight if I have enough energy.

(Wally Fish is the lead blogger for Kings of Kauffman and FanSided’s MLB Director.  Subscribe to his RSS feed and add him on Twitter to follow him daily.)

Tags: AL Central Austin Jackson Baseball Carlos Rosa Jamey Wright Kansas City Royals KC Kila Kaaihue Mario Santiago Michael Brantley MLB Royals Scott Sizemore Seth Rosin

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