Early star: Paul Wilson
Paul Wilson has turned heads with way he's thrown early in camp. Adam Dunn was impressed after taking live BP off Wilson Saturday morning. "He looks really good," Dunn said. "Really, really good. I told him that. I don't know how hard he's throwing. I can't gauge that yet. But his ball is moving everywhere."
Wilson is a guy everyone wants to see succeed. He's a nice guy. He's worked extremely hard. And he was crushed last year when he wasn't able to contribute. He's nearly two years removed from his shoulder surgery. Sometimes those things take that long. With Wilson if his stuff returns to close to normal, he'll be able to get by with savvy and competitive fire.
Talked to Jerry Narron about the closer situation. It's still going to be David Weathers and Mike Stanton, unless one of the young pitchers -- Narron mentioned Todd Coffey -- is truly dominant in camp.
"I don’t know if we have that kind of big arm in camp that’s going to change anything," Narron said.
Well, you do have 20-year-old who throws 98 and has a nasty curve, someone said to Narron, referring to one Homer Bailey.
"Yeah, but he's not in the bullpen."
You'll be happy to know I exchanged the mighty Monte Carlo with the slow leak on left rear tire for another Monte Carlo. Took me a half hour to do the switch. But the upside is I got a free half tank of gas out of it. A less honest man might be tempted to develop a slow leak on regular basis. Thankfully, the new ride has the plug for iPod.