Monday, December 9, 2013



Delmon in 2013
Former Biscuit and Alabama native Delmon Young, who wore the buttery uni again in 2013, continues to work to find ways to improve. Young has been learning to play first base in an effort to be more versatile.

At only 28 years old, Delmon has dropped his weight to just under 220 and looks to land on someones roster this spring.

Young had three hits in 11 at bats this postseason, homering once and driving in three runs. For his career the former first round pick has an even 100 homers and a .285 batting average in eight seasons.

Former Biscuits starting pitcher Chris Seddon is said to be on the radar of the Giants - the Yomiuri Giants of Japans NPB league.

The lefty Seddon has had stints with the Indians and Mariners after making his big league debut in 2007 for the Marlins. He spent last year with the SK Wyverns of the Korean league.
Chris Seddon with Rainiers

Chris Seddon was a fifth round draft pick by the BayRays way back in 2001. He played for the inaugural Skitz in 2004, getting an early season promotion gave him 21 starts for Montgomery that year and ten more in 2005 before he was promoted to Durham. After a season and a half in triple-A he was returned to the Biscuits where he started a dozen more games when the Marlins claimed him on waivers.

His record for Montgomery is 18w-15L, a pretty fair tally considering he pitched on some really bad teams in '04-05. He was one of the first Biscuits pitchers to make their debut in the big leagues for a team other than the Rays.

If Seddon or Leslie Anderson should sign with Yomiuri, I believe they would be the first Biscuits to play in Japan for the storied Tokyo franchise. They could be the first Giant Biscuits!
Giant fan base

Classic look for a class act
Henry Wrigley, who should have been Biscuits MVP in 2011 with 17 homers and a .274 average, has tweeted upon his arrival to Caracas to play in Venezuelan league.

He was just 31 games into this season when he sustained an injured tendon that forced him to miss the rest of the year. He had been with Tulsa, the triple A affiliate of the Rockies franchise when the ankle injury cut his season short.

Fun to watch

HenWrigs now returns to the Leones where he is a fan favorite after his impressive .299 avg with 11 homers for the Caracas team in last years championship season. Wrigley says he "loves Venezuela and the intensity of the fans" and looks to re-establish himself during winter ball.

Currently without a job in MLB affiliated baseball, the power hitting first baseman could be a threat to pitchers and a thrill for fans in Venezuela!

Not known for wheels
Bubba reminds us that on Nov 26 there was a tweet confirming that former Biscuits backstop Nevin Ashley was headed to the Pirates organization. A nice upgrade to the Pirates catching depth, and we wish him the best of luck with Pittsburgh!

The 6th round pick out of Indiana State was a three-time Biscuit, appearing first in 2009 for 35 games and batting just .212. In 2010 he was the main catcher for Montgomery, dialing into 7 homers and a .255 average. Finally he turned the corner in his development in 2011 and batted .280 before his midseason promotion to Durham and points beyond.

Listed among his intangibles, but almost as important as his on-field ability is his wife, Ashley Ashley. How important is she to Nevins game? So much so that she was mentioned by name when former Tampa catchers were discussed during the TBS Postseason coverage by Keith Olbermann and Dirk Hayhurst!

Classic Olbermann


Bubba-36109 said...

Brewers tidbits from winter meetings By Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel

And a variety of sources are reporting that the Brewers' Class AA Huntsville affiliate will be moving to Biloxi, Mississippi for the 2015 season. Not sure what that will do to that working relationship.

DrM said...

Not sure there IS a working relationship between the Stars and the city of Hville! A broken one perhaps...

I have seen the tweets about Biloxi getting the stars team today, and wonder if its the MLB reorganization hinted at by Biscuits owner and SL Prez comments.

to be sure, Biloxi will get a team, they are waving too much money to be ignored. Huntville will miss their team, but they havent exactly packed the park in recent seasons. The Joe and Mobile's Hank are the worst parks in the league, so thats no surprise either!


Bubba-36109 said...

I agree.