· BA lists the probable starters, including "defensive whiz" Liberto at SS, Thigpen at 2B, Folgia at LF and Conner Mach at DH, plus the more obvious starters at the other positions.
· BA lists Buehler, Allen and Folgia as the core of the bullpen
· BA calls the daily lineup "potentially the best Missouri offense in the Tim Jamieson era."
· Kyle Mach "could be the best defensive third baseman in the Big 12."
■ InsideMizzou.com says Spring and Tiger Baseball is on its way in their (free to non-subscribers) scouting report:
Anytime a team loses two starters to the draft, Crow and Rick Zagone, there are bound to be question marks on the pitching staff. Luckily for the Tigers, it looks like Gibson and Tepesch are poised to lead the rotation while the bullpen has become deeper.
If Tepesch can continue the growth he showed through the fall and the bullpen improves after returning intact, the Tigers should be in great shape on the mound for 2009.