The biggest news of the offseason came when we traded long time 2B Thomas Blanco, former rule 5 pick CF Trevor Gray and former 14th overall pick SP Bert Brock to the Tourists for RP Raul Martin. We are really excited about Martin. We believe he is one of the top 3 bullpen arms in the world and at 29 years of age has plenty of good baseball left in him.
The Rockers choose not to spend big this year on free agents because of all the young players that need playing time. We lost probably our biggest star, 3B Ober McClellan to free agency but felt we could justify letting him go with Kendry Benitez ready to take over. We also lost a couple of solid bullpen arms but felt we had the talent to replace them in the minors at a fraction of the cost.
Our top prospect is probably LF Jolbert Campos, he will hit for power and average when he arrives to the big leagues. Look for 2B Yorvit Roque, 3B Kendry Benitez, C Victor Osuna, SP Heinie Starr, RP Josh Truman and possibly RP Hal Alexander to make their ML debuts at some point this season.
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