|Photo by Christine Nguyen, Durham Herald-Sun|
A few years back we dove into Bulls history and came up with a “greatest hitters” list of 17 Bulls. Jared Sandberg’s on that list as #6 by one sort and #12 on another sort. So, we fans are getting a guy who’s played a lot of baseball in the International League and understands some of the special dynamics of Triple A baseball.
Sandberg’s major league stats are here and minor league stats are here. But the press releases are pointing out his success at several levels in the Rays system, and that’s probably what should be important to us.
For more info, here are several links:
- The basic press release from the Durham Bulls
- Kip Coon of the N&O
- Ryan Ledger of the Herald-Sun
- Aaron Schoonmaker, WRAL
- YouTube video of 23 Jan press conference
That said, we were impressed with his comments and what he had to say. He seems comfortable with the press and he has obviously given a lot of thought to his new job.
Do we have anyone out there who remembers Sandberg as a player?
Also, Craig Albernaz is back in the Rays system as a coach for the Princeton Rays. Could not be happier for him. Nice to know that he’s back. Bet he’ll have fun down at spring training this year, this time not in catcher’s gear.