other cardblog updates, very quickly: danup has completed the coming attractions matrix, a comprehensive depth chart of the entire stl organization. fantastic resource. he also has a roundup (more complete than mine) of yesterday's minor-league openers, while birdland looks at some spring-training performances down on the farm. . . . diaspora has an ode to the italian beef sandwich . . . . . pip at fungoes has an alternate interpretation of how tony used the left side of the bullpen yesterday -- he's still got rincon as the "money" LOOGY. i'd rather have my money on flores. . . . . while we're on the subject, studes at hardball times examines which bullpens pitched best in 2005 in the tight situations.
at least one reader at bleed cubbie blue's already in midseason self-loathing form: