Post Number 800!
I didn’t realize that ‘Rattler Radio’ was nearing the 800 mark until a couple of days ago. I thought about a big post that covered the blog since moving over from the old site. But, I woke up to this:
Keep in mind that Monday looked like this:
Sigh. 55 days to Opening Day. That was enough to get me down just a little bit. So, here are a few prospect links and a Flashback Friday supplement to this week’s column.
MLB.com has this Top 20 list. Potential Rattlers – and I stress “Potential” Rattlers – for 2012 on that list are #2 Jed Bradley, #3, Taylor Jungman, #11 David Goforth, & #12 Yadiel Rivera.
MLB.com also has this organizational preview for the 2012 Brewers minor leaguers.
“I think last year, we were better than we thought we would be,” [Reid] Nichols said. “This year, I am optimistic and I feel good about the year. We have some players that will contribute. We have players that will be recognized by baseball.”
In addition to [Wily] Peralta and [Jed] Bradley, the organization has players like infielder Scooter Gennett, right-handed pitchers Taylor Jungmann and Tyler Thornburg along with infielder Taylor Green making strides.
The newly revamped Disciples of Uecker has a Top 30 List for Brewers Prospects.
It should not be a surprise that former Timber Rattlers pitcher Wily Peralta is #1 on all three lists.
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This week’s Flashback Friday is a reprint of a combination season review (1987)/season preview (1988) from the 1988 Appleton Foxes souvenir program.
The cover of the 1988 program was part of the series that were designed and drawn by Paul Birling. I believe that I have called them LeRoy Neiman-esque.
And that would be post number 800! Thank you for coming back for more during the long offseason. Things will be picking up in the next few days and there will be no let up until the end of the Timber Rattlers schedule is done.