Young Guns

February 13, 2010 1:13 PM

Less than a week until pitchers and catchers report!

Can't believe the season is almost here!  Less than a week until P&Cs report, about 2 weeks until games start and a month and a half until the season starts. 


Some RedHawks related signings include minor league deals for ex-Hawks Mike Lamb (Mets), Marcus Thames (MFYs), Mike Venafro (Nationals), Kevin Mench (Nationals), Brian Gordon (Phillies) and Freddy Guzman (Phillies)

Danny Guiterrez, who the Rangers acquired for Tim Smith last season, was suspended for 50-games for testing positive for a banned substance.   It was a prescription drug that he did not get the necessary waivers for.

The Rangers traded Greg Golson to the MFYs for Mitch Hilligoss.  That will open up a space in our outfield, maybe for Chad Tracy or Dustin Majewski.  I am guessing that Craig Gentry will be our opening day CF and Brandon Boggs will be in LF.

Engel Beltre and Alexi Ogando finally received visas and will be allowed back in the US.  It will be the first time they have been allowed to play ball in the US since being caught in the marriage scandal (where they agreed to say they were married to women to get them in the US).  I expect one or both will be in OKC or Frisco.  Beltre was a top tier prospect at one time so it will be interesting to see how the delay has affected him.

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