Among many other tasks, minor league media relations staffs all over the country are in the process of putting finishing touches on their 2013 Media Guides. As I’ve detailed in previous posts, it’s no secret in the minors, especially at Triple-A, that forecasting your club’s Opening Day roster is very difficult…sometimes even days before the season starts, and certainly 29 days before it starts, which is where we are today. Add in the fact that teams will have many players join their club as the season goes along, and you’ve put yourself in the shoes of media relations people all over the minors who are trying predict/guess who to include in the Media Guide. There simply isn’t space to include 60-some players in the guide. That’s why folks like us are reading Spring Training news every day trying to find comments, tidbits, roster moves, etc. that could greater indicate where a player may go come April.
So, as Sounds public relations gurus Doug Scopel and Alex Wassel (along with my periodic contributions) put together the Sounds’ Media Guide, here are some of the names in the mix. Disclaimer: this is NOT a roster prediction, nor does it come with any “inside info” from the Brewers. These are just some of the names (in no particular order) we’re thinking could be on a Sounds roster at some point in 2013, and it’ll give you a good idea of how difficult it is to predict a 40-person bios section of a Media Guide, much less a 25-man roster, when so many guys are in the mix.
Frankie De La Cruz
Hey, maybe we’ll have baseball’s first-ever 23-member pitching staff!
Anderson De La Rosa
Add in likely-Brewers-yet-possible-Sounds like Wily Peralta, Mike Fiers, Jim Henderson and Logan Schafer and veteran free agent signees like Kelvim Escobar and Bobby Crosby, and this list can easily surpass 50 players. Remember when I said space typically is limited in the Media Guide?!
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