Sea Dogs and PawSox play at 1:00 PM…Poll Question!
9:37 AM – Good Morning from Ft. Myers, where the rain has stopped, with temperatures expected to hit the high 80′s. Due to rain yesterday all minor league games were cancelled, but workouts were held at the Minor League Complex.
Yesterday I caught up with former Sea Dog Chris Province. Last year Province began his first year in the Twins’ system, and could land in Triple-A Rochester to start 2011. That team could also feature Ray Chang and Jeff Bailey.
Blake Maxwell is among the handful of minor leaguers that will travel with the big league club to Houston. Maxwell has worked so hard over the past few years, and this is a terrific opportunity for the former 40th round pick in the 2005 draft. And if you were wondering, it was 1200 picks before Maxwell where Craig Hansen was selected - Blake is still in the Red Sox system. When Boston drafted Hansen, most experts deemed him the Red Sox closer, and a Hall-of-Famer. Okay, well maybe not the second one.
This afternoon the Sea Dogs and PawSox will host Tampa’s affiliates at Boston’s minor league complex. Below is my continued poll from last night. Enjoy your morning, I’ll have more updates later.