Russ Mitchell is a guy who can hit. I think in the past he’s been a good ole’ boy and hasn’t worked too hard at his craft, but he got serious this year and the results were evident. Russ Mitchell is baller. He’s not a great glove, but I think he can handle 3B. I have seen him on several occasions and he reminds me of a young Casey Blake (with a better bat). I’m not saying he’s “all that” but it wouldn’t surprise me if he were the Dodgers 3B next year… or not.
Trent Oeltjen is another issue. He is a speedster (think LH Jason Repko, minus the injuries), who plays LF and RF. Again, no predictions, but he could make the team… or he could be denied a roster spot. Just keep an eye on him.
Ronnie Bellliard was waived and left the Dodgers today. His Belly left 10 minutes earlier!
Other names that could make the team:
- De Jesus
- De La Rosa
Finally, John Lindsey is a “feel good story.” Good for the Dodgers in bring him up for his 15 minutes! It was long overdue. Last year’s story was Mitch Jones and I watched him play this year for the Indianapolis Indians. He wasn’t nearly as good as in Albaquacky!