The minor-league season begins on Thursday, with the Isotopes home against Omaha. They’ll start out with a rotation of (this is in no particular order) Eric Milton, Jeff Weaver, Shawn Estes, Eric Stults and Miguel Pinango. Estes went back to starting after Will Ohman was signed, but I’m guessing he’ll be pushed aside again when (if) Jason Schmidt joins the group, which is tentatively scheduled for next weekend. He’ll make a start in an intrasquad game at extended spring training tomorrow, then one more on Monday before joining ABQ, but that will only happen IF nothing goes wrong between now and then. The Dodgers are in the rather odd position of having more big-league experience in their Triple-A rotation than they have in their big-league rotation.