Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Johnson and Johnson and Canzler

News regarding three former Bulls ...
  • Elliot Johnson is off to Arizona to join the Kansas City Royals. It turns out that he’s become the “player to be named later” in the Shield/Davis, Myers, et al trade. I don’t know a thing about KC, but always happy to see a Durham Bulls star do well. As regular readers will recall, Elliot ranks very high among the all-time Bulls stars.
  • Dan Johnson, former Durham Bull, former International League MVP, and also very high on that all time list, has gone over to the dark side. He’s in spring training with the Yankees. He could show up back in Durham in a Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders uniform. 
  • Russ Canzler was a favorite of WDBB back in 2011 when he had a great season and was also an International League MVP. In a bizarre sequence of events this winter he has been claimed off waivers four times. He’s ended up with the Orioles where it looks like he’s got a great shot at getting a starting position. If he isn’t out of options, however, we could see him back in Durham in a Tides uniform. Part of Baltimore’s success last year came from very clever management of their 40-man roster as they constantly moved players back and forth between Baltimore and Norfolk.


  1. Briggy Baseball traded to the Rockies.

  2. Just saw that (have been out of touch). Thanks.