Movin’ on up and headed out….

The M’s make a sizable jump in Baseball America’s Organizational Talent Rankings…

from 18th in 2011 to 6th in 2012

Jesus surly had something to do with it but, so did Paxton, Hultzen and Walker, et al

Prior to their departure from Peoria to Tokyo, the M’s had to get down to their “traveling 30″….

Yesterday they released Shawn Camp and today they out righted Cesar Jimenez to AAA.  Millwood will stay behind to get in his work, as they won’t be needing a 5th starter on the trip.  Gutierrez and Moore will start the season on the DL – so that leaves..

– Felix, Beavan, Noesi, Vargas for the starting Ro

– Delebar, Furbush Iwakuma, Kelley, League, Luetge, Ramirez, Ruffin, Sherrill, Wilhelmsen in the ‘pen

– Jaso, Montero, Olivo, Quiroz behind the dish

– Ackley, Figgins, Kawasaki, Liddi, Ryan, Seager, Smoak around the horn

– Carp, Ichiro, Peguero, Saunders, Wells in the outfield

There are some complicated rules about how many they can take on the trip and when they have to pare down even more

and they’re off!!!

(well, actually, they should be landing in less than two hours, took off about noon today)

TwitPic from Greg Johns