Monday, December 20, 2010

Elliot Johnson Interview

As careful readers know, things are looking up for veteran Durham Bulls infielder Elliot Johnson. He's on the 40-man and looks to be a regular middle infielder for the Rays next year.

Steve Slowinski over at DRaysBay has just put up a terrific interview with Elliot and his wife, Nicole (one of our favorite bloggers). Here are a couple of quotes just as teasers. You really should head over and take a look.

On stealing bases:

Charlie [Montoyo, Bulls manager] is actually a little conservative when it comes to stealing bases believe it or not.

On his late development as a shortstop:

We had a guy by the name of BJ Upton playing short during the time when I was in the minors, so they developed me as a second baseman and we all know how that played out. So I only started playing short regularly late in the ‘09 season.


  1. Thanks for that link, interesting interview. My only complaint is that, with all of the great Mexican options around here, Nicole chooses El Rodeo. I suppose that is just being picky, though. I will certainly be root for EJ with the Rays next year.

  2. what is the best Mexican rest in the Triangle?

  3. DRR- Ha. I love El Rodeo! What are some other options? I like Cosmic Cantina, but I like somewhere that has more service, especially if I'm hiring a sitter. Elliot loves Mi Barrio, but we haven't really run across much more. I would love to hear of some other options in town to try out!