Spring Training 2007 Day 2 wrap-up

photo from Det News

I’m pretty sure I won’t be doing this every day, but for the time being there is enough interesting stuff coming out…

Men looking at other men

Nothing like spring training to encourage men to comment on other men’s physiques. In the case of Todd Jones he dropped a few pounds. In the case of Curtis Granderson, he’s been getting reviews that he has bulked up.

Danny Knobler talked to him about it, and apparently he’s only 3lbs heavier than last season. I’d say this is quite believable. When I’ve seen pictures of Granderson in street clothes, or seen him up close, he looks much bigger than he does standing in the batters box. I don’t know if it’s the stance or if he wears his uniform extra baggy. Plus there is something about the angle of that picture.

Kyle Sleeth
credit Roger DeWitt

Kyle Sleeth

The topic du jour today was Kyle Sleeth and his attempt to regain his prospect status. Sleeth of course was the Tigers first round pick in 2003 and in 2005 underwent Tommy John surgery. He struggled last year as he came back from injury, but has been a regular at the Tigertown compound. The good news is that Jim Leyland seemed encouraged by Sleeth’s progress.

All Lakeland

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Leyland on Andrew Miller:

“I don’t think he’s buying a lot of foamy Gillette.”