If you're looking to get a little more info on sox prospects...
I’ve been doing a series of interviews with baseball writers over at BB, and I just published one today with Chris Mellen of soxprospects.com
Some pretty interesting stuff in there. Chris watches a lot of Red Sox minor league games and is very well informed. Bright guy and a fun interview to do:
I asked him about many specific prospects, as well as his take on the Sox offseason & what his batting order would be – I think many of you would approve of his selections.
"Beau Torbert had just finished his third season with an independent league team called the Pheasants. The Sioux Falls Pheasants.
Here’s a 27-year-old Alabama boy doggedly chasing a dream, playing indy-league baseball in South Dakota. Just hoping for another shot on a bigger stage, hoping to get noticed. He flirted with a .400 batting average all season before finishing at .394.
Yes, .394. With 38 doubles, 24 homers, 100 RBIs. In 95 games. In any league, impressive."
Amazing in-depth view at the life of minor leaguers by Mike Ashmore
"I know people back in my small town of Iowa think I make more than what I do. It’s different than most minor league sports. In minor league hockey, they get paid pretty well. Minor league basketball gets paid pretty decent, too. But there’s so many baseball players and there’s so many levels, that it’s hard to negotiate it. If you don’t like it, they’ll find somebody else because there’s tons of players out there."