Will that baseball academy in the Dominican open?:
Rafael Santana serves as the team's Dominican Republic Academy Coordinator and former Major League outfielder Sammy Mejia serves as the organization's Dominican Summer League Field Coordinator.
"We are really excited about it," said White Sox Minor League director Alan Regier of the team's new Dominican Academy. "We are devoting serious money in scouting to get guys at 16 or 21 who can be special."
This commitment already has paid dividends for the White Sox in the form of 16-year-old shortstop Juan Silverio, who participated in the team's instructional league and will be part of Minor League Spring Training. According to Regier, the White Sox don't want to rush Silverio and most likely will start him in the Dominican Summer League.
- Jim examines Brian's comments, thinks what he'd ask Kenny if he was at SoxFest, and points us to a Sox blog: 1838 miles to Tucson.
- Rick Peterson, the Mets pitching coach, says 'pound the lower part of the strike zone' and other staff on his pitching philosophy (http URL). BTW, here's Part 1 of his interview (http URL).
- Chris Shelton cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Rangers AAA team.
- And Carl's latest comic strips: Question And Anger, Soxfan Donny.