Wednesday, April 4, 2012

First Impressions — 1

This looks like a very solid bunch of ballplayers led by a very experienced coaching staff.

Take as an example the story with two videos from WRAL yesterday. Manager Charley Montoyo gives us a few insights into his approach, that is, everybody plays, everybody stays ready to move up.

The Durham Herald-Sun focuses on the pitching staff, and it does look very, very good.

Mike Potter, one of my favorite local sports writer, gives his take over at The Examiner, and I find myself agreeing with most of what he says. I particularly like him pointing out that we have two local lads on the team. Along with pitcher Chris Archer, infielder Matt Magini comes from the Triangle. He played at Apex High and NC State.

The Apex Herald jumps in with its assessment.

Outside of the local folks, over at Rays Prospects they handed out grades for the Bulls:
Rotation - B, Bullpen - B, Catching - C, Infield - C, Outfield - D. So they obviously have some concerns.

But this is going to be a roster in transition for quite some time. I’ll get to more later, but for an example, yesterday, not long after the “Meet the Players” luncheon, catcher/utilityman Stephen Vogt was called up and reliever Josh Leuke is expected to be called up today. Outfielder Jeff Salazar is reported to be coming to the Bulls.

Vogt caught a plane last night and is playing today down in Florida. As much as I was looking forward to watching him play, I couldn't be happier for him.

Update: Here's a video of Stephen talking to the press today.

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