I'm in contact with several players from last year in the GBL along with a GBL manager. None of them are getting any call backs or info at all.....
I also know of several players that have called and left messages wanting to play AWL and no call backs......
The Edmonton link from the GBL site goes to another non-baseball site now.....
Arizona Winter League Opening Day is a week away!
Predictions anyone? Play Ball? No Shows?
Sad but the CWL has got over 100 players this year up from 55 last year, people are realizing that CWL is legit and AWL is a fraud now. just to late for a lot of players who put money down
Will thoughts of payrolls and budgets enter into my thinking? Uh...no. As long as the games I pay to see are played, I'm a happy camper. I want to buy some pennants, and maybe get a few autographs, if any Diamondbacks alumni/recent GBL players, like Albie Lopez or Kim, show up.
My GBL experience has been minimal, up till now. I went to some Mesa Miners games, a few years ago when that team existed...and I drove down to Tucson last year to watch Lopez start for the Toros. But I love minor league Baseball, and I've been a serious AZ Fall League fan for several years. This state is one of the few places on Earth where you can go watch a professional Baseball game, at some level, any month of the year. It's Baseball Heaven - enjoy it!
Financial problems and mis-administration by the GBL idiots-in-charge on a ludicrous level, notwithstanding, the guys played good ball, evidenced by the number of contracts purchased by MLB teams.
Maui, O.C., Chico, and the Canadians all put good teams on the field and will be fun to watch.
Don't know about Maui, OC, and the others, but Calgary has been promoting like wild men in the off season and keeping fan interest up with events and promotions. They've dropped ticket prices and are aggressive with their promotion program. Taking care of business.
Good to see the city of Fullerton working with the Flyers on a facility, too.
Hey, it's spring, baseball is around the corner and your favorite team is undefeated.
I see that Eri Yoshida is going to be participating. Did anyone watch her pitch last season? I saw her in Tucson, but she was on the DL at the time, so was only doing a light workout.
What other players do you hope to see in the AWL? Is anyone else interested in players who used to be in the Diamondbacks system? Any hopes or plans for autographs? What, if anything, do you expect, or want to see, in the way of souvenirs and Team Shop stuff? Is anyone else interested in game-used bats and other game-used and game-worn items, and have you had any success collecting GBL or other indy Baseball stuff? How many are going to be bringing a camera and trying to get some good shots? Have you started planning which games you're going to try to attend, and how are you deciding which ones to see and which ones to miss?