This is the first installment of "Who's Hot, Who's Not" for the 2010 season.
Placido Polanco, Phillies: Since joining his new team, Polanco has done everything right to earn the love and respect of Phillies fans. He is hitting a league best .475 in 40 at-bats and has only struck out once to just one walk.
Nelson Cruz, Rangers: The best part of the Carlos Lee-Francisco Cordero deal from 2006, Cruz is finally showing his true power after hitting 33 home runs in his first full season in the bigs. Right now, he has hit 6 home runs while compiling a .375 batting average.
Roy Halladay, Phillies: I can't tell you how excited I am to watch Roy Halladay all season long in the national league. And I'm sure he can't wait either. Halladay is 2-0 so far this season with a 0.56 ERA, already throwing a complete game shutout versus the Astros and racking up 17 strike outs. Cy Young pick, anyone?
Brandon Wood, Angels: The Angels could really use Brandon Wood's bat this season, and so far he is failed to produce. Only 1-for-30 this season with 10 strike outs to just one walk, he could find himself back in Triple-A if he doesn't get comfortable at the plate.
Aaron Miles, Free Agent: After spending one season with the Cubs, Miles was shipped to Oakland during the offseason only to be turned to the Reds before the season opener. However, the team does not need Miles anymore and decided to release him, making it his fourth team in about two seasons.
John Maine, Mets: Maine has nearly pitched himself out of the starting rotation after posting a 13.50 ERA in eight innings. The once 15-game winner will get another chance to prove his worth, but with both Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel on the hot seat, he may not be given as long a leash.