FLB Chat Wrap: Jan. 9
Updated: January 9, 2007, 12:41 PM ETBy Tristan Cockcroft | ESPN.com
Tristan H. Cockcroft: Good morning everyone! Just a little more than a month until pitchers and catchers report, so with baseball season creeping ever closer, let's get right to your questions... Frank (Boston, MA): PLEASE ANSWER: Keep 3 out of Zimmerman, Kazmir, Hamels, Cain, Verlander and Felix. (Already keeping Ortiz, Vlad and Sizemore) Tristan H. Cockcroft: That's one heck of a list of youngsters. I'd go Ryan Zimmerman, as hitters are a lot safer to forecast than pitchers, and then of the five starting pitchers you have to choose from, I'm going Matt Cain, with his tremendous upside, and Scott Kazmir, who has been awfully good when healthy. I think they're just a little safer as bets for 2007 than the others.