Saturday, May 7, 2016
Pictured: Edwin Carl does some pre-throw training; new catcher Carlton Tanabe in the cage; and Reggie Abercrombie, who already looks to be settling into a leadership role. Saw Reg giving plenty of helpful advice/tips to the newcomers and it looks like he can still crush the ball.
Friday, May 6, 2016
The 2016 camp makes its formal debut in Winnipeg tomorrow with the Goldeyes annual open house at Shaw Park. This will certainly be a different team front the 2015 edition. The Fish were hit with a slew of retirements in the off-season: Casey Haerther, Matt Jackson, Nick Hernandez, Brendan Lafferty, Ryan Babineau are among the Fish who bid adieu to pro ball. Josh Mazzola signed with Fargo in an off-season shocker and Luis Alen was traded to Lincoln. So that leaves 2015 AA All-Star Adam Heisler (pictured with the departed Haerther), Casio Grider (who looked great during an injury plagued season last year) and Reggie Abercrombie becomes the elder statesman in the clubhouse. On the mound, we only have three returning hurlers: Edwin Carl, who showed all sorts of promise last season, Kyle Anderson and closer Jailen Peguero. First baseman Jacob Rogers and outfielder Josh Romanski are among some highly-regarded new recruits. Lots of new faces to learn, but that's indy ball in a nutshell. Come down to Shaw Park tomorrow and meet the lads, it should be a great day!