Alot of noise was made about Johan Santana's early arrival to Port St. Lucie Tuesday. It is great to see him healthy and recovered from surgery.
We can count on Johan. The rest of the rotation is what will make the difference in 2010. And one of the biggest wild cards is Ollie Perez.
Last spring, Ollie was lambasted for showing up overweight and uninspired after signing a big contract. Here is the 2009 spring Ollie:
And here is what Oliver Perez looked like in Pre-spring training: January 26, 2010:
Gotta like the beard. makes him look even more psycho than he already was. Also good to see him forging a bond with Johan. If he can learn a few things about poise, Ollie may be able to channel his potential into a breakout year.
Yes I know it's only January.