Archive for May 12th, 2008

Trenton’s Off, And So Am I

May 12, 2008

The Thunder have the day off, and I’m taking the day off as well.  I’ll be back tomorrow, as the Thunder return home for a three-game series against the Sea Dogs.  It’s not looking like I’ll be at the ballpark until Thursday, but we’ll see how it goes…

Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com

Futures Isn’t The Present For McCutchen

May 12, 2008

I recently asked Dan McCutchen about his thoughts on the possibility of pitching in the Futures Game, to be held this season at Yankee Stadium.

“(It) has not ever come into my mind,” McCutchen said.

“I don’t think I’d get invited. But it would be sweet.”

At 25, McCutchen would certainly be one of the older participants in the game. But to say that he doesn’t have the potential to be a future star at the highest level would be silly.

My guess is you’d see him and possibly Austin Jackson as the Yankees representatives. Each organization can have no more than two players in the game, but with the Yankees hosting the event, it would be shocking if they didn’t get the full allotment.