Bulls first game, at Gwinnett, April 9: 13 days!
First home game, v. Norfolk, April 15: 19 days!
The relief pitcher choices for all-DBAP are up and it sure looks like Lee Gardner is a shoo-in, although I lean in favor of Winston Abreu or Kirby Yates since they were the pitchers I’ve seen. Miss not having Joe Bateman on the list since he was one of my favorites. And who can ever forget R.J. Swindle’s slow curve ball? Still, good men to choose from.
Liked seeing J.D. Martin get the nod for starting pitchers.
Last choice will be for managers and that will certainly be the old fans vs. the young fans.
Meanwhile the Bulls first game is on the road against the Gwinnett Braves on April 9.
The Tampa Bay Rays first game is on April 1, so they will have to sort out their roster by then. April 1 to April 9 seems to me to be an unusually long gap between opening days of major league ball and Triple-A.
We have plenty of clues regarding the Bulls roster as chronicled over on the Bulls’ blog. At least three of the players we like to watch, Hak-Ju Lee, Mikie Mahtook and Vince Belnome, should be on their way back to the Bulls. None of the three was getting much playing time.