Tuesday, February 17, 2004
The M's made a respectable showing, with pitchers Clint Nageotte (#23) and Travis Blackley (#37) making the cut.
Oakland's got shortstop Bobby Crosby (#18) and pitcher Joe Blanton (#32).
As for Texas:
INT. DEAN WERMER'S OFFICE - DAY
The Texas Rangers... have no prospects.
That's right. No Ranger in the top 50. Condolences to baseball fans in the Metroplex.
Anaheim is scarry now, and for the future. Five guys. Catcher Jeff Mathis (#12), first baseman Casey Kotchman (#19), pitchers Ervin Santana (#21) and Bobby Jenks (#31), and third baseman Dallas McPherson (#33).
Of note: Giants prospect, pitcher Merkin Valdez (#44). In a couple of years, when Felipe Alou goes to the mound to relieve Valdez, I hope to God that Jon Miller says, "It looks like Alou's jerkin' Merkin."