Sox: Ramirez, 2B; Cabrera, SS; Thome, DH; Konerko, 1B; Swisher, CF; Dye, RF; Fields, 3B; Quentin, LF; Hall, C
A's: Buck, RF; Ellis, 2B; Barton, 1B; Crosby, SS; Johnson, DH; Sweeney, R, LF; Suzuki, C; Hannahan, 3B; Denorfia, CF
After discussing options internally, Ozzie Guillen is now leaning toward having Buehrle pitch on Opening Day at Cleveland, followed by Vazquez, Danks, Contreras and Floyd. The main reason: matchups. Ozzie likes Buehrle against the Indians and Floyd has had success against the Tigers. This way, Javier will throw the home opener. Of course, this is all subject to change as Opening Day approaches.
- Carl's latest 'Palehose 8' comic strip: Which Illustrates Don Quixote's Discovery of a Lemonade Stand.
- Jim predicts the number of double plays AJ will ground to if Swish bats 6th or 7th, and ponders his poem options.