Thursday, August 5, 2010

Rain — So Let’s Talk About McGee and Anderson

Thursday’s game is now scheduled for Friday at 6:00 pm. Come early, stay late, since it’s gonna be a double header (my guess is 7-inning games).

In the meantime here’s some info on our two new Bulls just arriving from Montgomery.

Leslie Anderson sounds like he ought to be 6’2”, blond, blue-eyed, with a chiseled chin and a family back in Wisconsin. But he isn’t. He’s 6’1”, speaks limited English, and has been somewhat secretive about just where his family is or how he happens to be in the U.S. at all. A former member of the Cuban National Team, he apparently fell out of grace with Cuban authorities a while back. He was signed by the Rays this spring drawing some attention from the St. Pete Times, Rays Prospects, and DRaysBay. On the 40-man, the thought all along has been that if he can adapt, he looks good to be in Tampa in September. I think he has been mostly playing the outfield in Montgomery. Decent stats.

Jake McGee is also on the 40-man and trying to re-create a career interrupted by Tommy John surgery a while back. According to the Montoyo interview aired while the rain was coming down, McGee is to be in the bullpen here even though he was a starter all year in Montgomery. Here’s a profile from back in February and a more recent one. A youngster for this year’s batch of Bulls, He turns 24 on Friday. Career stats here.

1 comment:

  1. Fridays forecast...

    Mostly cloudy skies with showers and storms likely this afternoon and evening

    Are we headed for a triple header on Sat?