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2010 MLB New Stars: Mark Melancon Deserves Job Even Before Spring Training

of the clichés you hear in the weeks preceding the opening of spring training camps is that "competition brings out the best in players."

Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman both have said that during the last month. In fact, here is what Girardi said just yesterday:

“I expect guys to pitch at a very high level. Will statistics play 100 percent of the decision? No. We’ll look at guys, how they’re throwing the baseball, and what we feel as an organization and coaching staff is the best for everyone involved. It is a healthy competition for the fifth starting spot, and I love that. I think that brings out the best in people.”

That competition phrase usually deals with two younger players vying for a starting ...

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