Offseason in the minors isn't quite as busy...
As mentioned in the comments section, things have slowed down here while we wait for winter to pass. And I know it’s not technically even winter yet.
There aren’t much in the way of transactions, but I’ll report the few of note in the past couple of weeks…
- Resigned RHP Jimmy Barthmaier
- Signed OF-1B Jonathan Tucker (spent 2010 with AAA Norfolk)
- Outrighted RHP Ryan Mattheus to Syracuse
I’m sure more news will trickle in, once folks get over the shock of the Matt Stairs signing.
My buddy Shawn in Hagerstown posted a story about winter in Hagerstown, updating us on the changes to the field and stadium that have been going on since the team was sold. It’s a little amusing to me that the Suns are selling the Bryce Harper angle less than one year after another highly touted prospect didn’t quite start where everybody thought he would. But then again, with 24 home games before Memorial Day to sell, you can’t really blame them that much.
As the picture suggests, this is the time of year when teams start selling their hot-stove banquets. Potomac has not yet announced its keynote speaker, but Syracuse (yes, they’re using a Facebook page) will have GM Mike Rizzo and manager Jim Riggleman. Harrisburg, meanwhile, is leveraging its new facility with a Holiday Sale to benefit local charities. Auburn has not yet made an announcement.
That’s all for now, folks. Feel free to use the comments for discussion.