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Sunday, February 14, 2010
AL East Spring Training Previews
I am not going to go through all of the teams in baseball, I will do that before the season starts but I do want to look at the AL East teams briefly and where they stand opening up camps this week.
New York Yankees: World Champions led by manager Joe Girardi who is in his third and final season under contract.
Training Facility: Legends Field, Tampa, FL
2009 Record: 103-59
Key Additions: Javier Vazquez, Nick Johnson, Curtis Granderson,Randy Winn
Key Losses: Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Chien-Ming Wang,Melky Cabrera
First Workouts: pitchers and catchers on Feb 18th, full squad on Feb 24th
Boston Red Sox: lost in first round of playoffs last season after winning the Wild Card finishing second in the division. Led by manager Terry Francona who is in his 7th season with the team.
Training Facility: City Of Palms Park, Fort Myers, FL
2009 Record: 95-67
Key Additions: Mike Cameron, John Lackey, Marco Scutaro, Adrian Beltre
Key Losses: Jason Bay, Rocco Baldelli,Alex Gonzales
First Workouts: pitchers and catchers on Feb 20th, full squad on Feb 24th
Tampa Bay Rays: Missed the playoffs in 2009, finishing in third place. Led by manager Joe Maddon in his 5th season with the team.
Training Facility: Mosaic Field at Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, FL
2009 Record: 84-78
Key Additions: Rafael Soriano, Kelly Shoppach, Dan Johnson
Key Losses: Akinori Iwamura, Gabe Gross, Chad Bradford
First Workouts: Pitchers and Catchers on Feb 19th, full squad on Feb 24th
Toronto Blue Jays: Missed the playoffs in 2009, finished 4th in the division. They are led by Cito Gaston who is in his third season but remember he took them to back to back titles in the 1990's.
Training Facility:Dunedin Stadium, Dunedin,FL
2009 Record: 75-87
Key Additions: John Buck, Alex Gonzalez,Kevin Gregg, Brandon Morrow
Key Losses: Roy Halladay, Rod Barajas, Kevin Millar, Brandon League
First Workouts: Pitchers and Catchers on Feb 22nd, full squad on Feb 26th
Baltimore Orioles: missed the playoffs in 2009 finishing last in the division. They are led by manager Dave Trembley in his 4th season.
Training Facility: Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, FL
2009 Record: 64-98
Key Additions: Miguel Tejada, Garrett Atkins, Kevin Millwood
Key Losses: Melvin Mora, Danys Baez,Chris Ray
First Workouts: Pitchers and Catchers on Feb 18th, full squad on Feb 23rd.
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