Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) and Clay Link (@ClayWLink) consider the rotisserie value of Benjamin Franklin Rodriguez, recap Friday's injury news, and discuss several young prospects on the brink of making an impact in 2014.
Tomlin's strong spring continued Friday, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. "It went really well for Tomlin,” said manager Terry Francona. “What he gave up came in his last inning. His fastball was sharp and his breaking ball probably has a little more power to it than it has in the past and that’s a testament to his work ethic. He did really well."
Paul sprained his ankle in the third quarter and returned to the game in the fourth, during which he played six minutes, made his only shot, and grabbed one rebound. Over the course of the entire game Friday against the Jazz Paul played 36 minutes and scored 18 points (8-12 FG, 2-3 FT) to go with six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals.