Sunday, June 15, 2008

Martinez and Santana to pitch for Brooklyn! And Reese to play shortstop!

OK, so it’s not Pedro Martinez, Johan Santana, or Pee Wee Reese (well, actually, it is Pedro Martinez, but not that Pedro Martinez. Ours is Pedro P. Martinez. No relation. And to make things even more confusing, our Pedro will also be wearing #45).

We officially met the Cyclones last night, and there are some familiar faces and familiar names to go along with a brand new crop of prospects who’ll be wearing the Brooklyn jersey this summer.

Check out the roster and see who you'll be cheering for in 2008.

The team flew and drove in to Brooklyn and had their first workout on Saturday, under the lights at KeySpan Park. Well, they had half a workout – and then the heavens opened with end-of-the-world type of rain – but at least we got to see our first glimpse.

Word on the street is that this will be one of the best offensive clubs the Cyclones have had, and a number of Mets draft picks are already here, with a few more who might be on the way.

The team will be working out again on Sunday and Monday, so if we can get through one of those practices without a flash flood, I’ll get you a more detailed update on who and what to look for this summer.

-- Dave

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, does anyone know what happened to Dan MacDonald? Injured? Traded? Cut? Different Mets affiliate?