*I hope to put this in a more readable form eventually.*
SPIRIT 2007 TEAM CHART
BOLD=information leads me to believe it’s likely
Plain text= no information to the contrary available
2006: Alex Trezza, Jon de Vries
2007: Jon de Vries?
Info: Alex Trezza is going to spring training with the Rockies. If he gets cut there's a chance hell be back. de Vries: although I can’t ever remember a backup returning the next season. They usually find someplace else to start.
2006: Vic Davilla
2007: Jeff Brooks?
Info: I am fairly certain that Jeff Brooks will be back although I’m not sure if he’ll play 1st or continue to be the DH, in which case the Spirit would have to find a new 1st baseman (unless Davilla unretires again)
2006: Ryan Bethel, Ricardo Cordova
2007: Ricardo Cordova, Michael Cockrell?
Info: Cordova is a solid, long-time CanAm leaguer and all indications are he’ll be back in 2007.
2006: Chris Rowan
2007: Chris Rowan
Info: Rowan is the cornerstone of the lineup right now with Davilla gone.
2006: Antoin Gray, Morgan Brown
2007: Zach Strong
Info: Spirit acquired free agent Zach Strong in the fall just after the season. Gray was traded back out west to finish the rent-a-player deal. No info on Strong, but he’s another Can-Am lifer who I presume will be around, but I have no info to back that up. No info about Morgan Brown’s plans. Chris Hall was acquired from Sioux Falls but then traded to St. Paul almost as soon as he arrived.
2006: Luis Sabino, BJ Weed, Andrew Wishy, Rob Fischer
2007: Luis Sabino, BJ Weed*, Carlos Rodriguez, Shaun Lehmann
Info: Spirit acquired Rodriguez as a free-agent in September. Fischer remains on the roster but it’s doubtful he’d say, he probably wants to once again go closer to home. The Spirit traded Wishy to
2006: Bryan Morse, Shawn McNamara, Chris Farley, Joey Siak, Matt Bishop, Sam Smith
2007: Bryan Morse, Shawn McNamara, Chris Farley, Joey Siak, Matt Bishop?, Michael Greenhouse?, Craig Snipp
Info: Sam Smith was traded out west to complete a rent-a-player swap. No info yet indicating anything about the other five guys. Morse figures to be back; McNamara will likely be back unless he’s picked up by an organization, which probably should happen. The Spirit acquired Michael Greenhouse from Sussex, who started ten times and was a reliever twice last year. He was pretty terrible (surprise, surprise- he was on Sussex). Craig Snipp was signed out of the University of Kentucky and is a fairly promising lefty who started 18 games in 2006.
2006: Kevin Rival, Tim Dugan, Kevin Fitzgerald, Dennis Robinson
2007: Kevin Fitzgerald, Dennis Robinson, Matt Bishop?, Michael Greenhouse?, Jamie Baker?, Donny Langdon?, Melvin Alvarez
Info: Kevin Rival was traded to
2006: John Kennedy, Tom Donahue, Jim Tgettis, Jeff Ware, Vic Davilla (player-coach)
2007: Vic Davilla (manager), Tom Donahue, Jeff Ware
Info: Kennedy ousted at manager; 1B coach and hitting coach TBA.
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