Monday, February 05, 2007

Guo Ready for Sring Training

Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts fame and lore has a nice article up previewing the Dodgers 2007 spring training. In his article he previews what are Guo's chances of making the team and what kind of role he will most likely be vying for.

Weisman wrote:
Hong-Chih Kuo, P: In contrast to Ethier, the question here is whether Kuo can build upon a hot end to the season. He pitched better as a starter than as a reliever, so perhaps it's rotation or bust, but these things can change in a moment. It seems likely that they'll find a spot for him, rather than see him waste healthy innings with that exciting arm in the minors.

Weisman touches upon the "Fools Gold" aspect of Guo's 2006 tease. Is his arm the 10 pound gold nugget, or just a pyrite poser!?

1 comment:

kinbote said...

i was at the las vegas/fresno game in which guo flirted with a no-hitter and then hit a grand slam.

it was a perfect baseball moment: i was sitting directly behind home plate with two other dodger fans, studying kemp & laroche all night while almost taking guo for granted.

he hit a no-doubt-about-it grand slam to dead center [off a lefty i believe?] and when he rounded the bases i gave him a standing ovation in surprised admiration.

the next morning, the fresno bee ran a super-short blurb about how dodger fans attending the game stood up and cheered. i was famous!