Visited Sarasota for minor league games today. Couple quick hits and will follow up later. Start with the bad news.
Last year's #12 Scott Gaffney had TJ surgery last week and is out for year.
Saw Travis Wood pitch a little and he looked good. Viola followed and he looked good. They were pitching for AA. They had 35 MPH cross wind. The AAA guys had 35 MPH wind heading out, and all the pitchers were getting hurt, especially Gardner.
then shot over to other side of town to Watch both A teams. Saw Mersaraco hit once. He's not stocky as I thought. He was with Sarasota, went over to Dayton field and Lotzkar was pitching. (I'm hoping you're jealous by now)
He loooked good !! Talked to Scott Carroll who introduced himself and seemed like good guy
More info later