After getting into camp and getting into shape … or at least as much as possible in a week’s time … it’s game time down in both Arizona and Florida, as the Spring Training schedule gets underway.
Many of the former Osprey players in the Major League camp are expected to see action in the openers on Saturday. The Arizona Diamondbacks will be opening with split-squad games against the San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies.
On to the notes of the day …
– Well, after reading this article in the Toronto Star, we come to find out a bit as to why the Chicago White Sox didn’t mind trading 2002 alum Sergio Santos to the Toronto Blue Jays – they see a lot of him in Nestor Molina.
– T-minus 18 days before Miguel Montero (2002-03) channels his focus to the baseball season at hand. Until then, there’s still hope of him signing a long-term contract with the D-backs.
– This is a little bit old … but it brings up an interesting question. As it stands now, is Gerardo Parra the best fourth outfielder in all of baseball?
– Here’s a dilemma … could it be that one of the former Osprey first baseman on the D-backs roster either heads to the minors … or the waiver wire? Well, it could happen when Stephen Drew is ready to play again. Also, some good notes on Bryan Shaw (2008), Adam Eaton (2010) and more.
More info coming soon …