Two former Durham Bulls and recent International League MVPs are likely to be playing against the Durham Bulls this year. Dan Johnson, MVP 2010, will be playing for the Charlotte Knights and Russ Canzler will be playing for the Columbus Clippers.
That means that the Bulls could be facing Johnson’s bat as early as April 9. We can only hope that it's the Dan Johnson of 2011 who comes to bat. But I'm very afraid that it will be the Dan Johnson of 2010.
The Bulls don’t play Columbus until August. We can hope that by that time Russ will be playing with the Indians and giving the Rays well-deserved fits. They should have hung on to Russ.