THE NEWBERG REPORT — JANUARY 25, 2008
Starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow morning, we’ll have a steady parade of autograph guests at our booth at FanFest. Josh Lewin is going to come by during the 1:00 hour to sell and sign copies of his books.
The Newberg Report lineup:
10:00 a.m. Chris Davis, Johnny Whittleman
11:00 a.m. Doug Mathis, John Mayberry Jr.
11:30 a.m. Blake Beavan
12:00 Noon Taylor Teagarden
1:00 p.m. Josh Lewin
2:00 p.m. German Duran
I expect each player to be with us for about an hour. Lewin is probably only going to have 30 minutes for us, though.
We’ll be situated in the Diamond Club, right alongside the big league autograph stations. Not sure whether the organization has promotional photos for the minor leaguers, but if not we’ll have Newberg Report notecards you can use for signatures, and I’ll also have Bound Editions on hand if you’re interested.
With yesterday’s announcement of nine new invitations to big league camp, the Rangers currently have 60 players slated to participate, though that number will be reduced to 59 once the Rangers trim the 40-man roster by one to account for the signing of Jason Jennings. The group does not include Omar Beltre and Alexi Ogando, who remain on the restricted list and are not expected to have their visa issues resolved in time for camp.
The current 60 players:
PITCHERS (22): Joaquin Benoit, Thomas Diamond, Scott Feldman, Frankie Francisco, Kazuo Fukumori, Kason Gabbard, Armando Galarraga, Eddie Guardado, Matt Harrison, Jason Jennings, Wes Littleton, Kameron Loe, Warner Madrigal, Brandon McCarthy, Luis Mendoza, Kevin Millwood, A.J. Murray, Vicente Padilla, John Rheinecker, Josh Rupe, Robinson Tejeda, C.J. Wilson
CATCHERS (3): Gerald Laird, Max Ramirez, Jarrod Saltalamacchia
INFIELDERS (7): Joaquin Arias, Hank Blalock, Ben Broussard, Ian Kinsler, Travis Metcalf, Ramon Vazquez, Michael Young
OUTFIELDERS (9): Brandon Boggs, Julio Borbon, Jason Botts, Milton Bradley, Marlon Byrd, Frank Catalanotto, Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton, David Murphy
PITCHERS (7): Jason Davis, Franklyn German, Eric Hurley, Kea Kometani, Elizardo Ramirez, Bill White, Jamey Wright
CATCHERS (3): Adam Melhuse, Chris Stewart, Taylor Teagarden
INFIELDERS (7): Edgardo Alfonzo, Elvis Andrus, Chris Davis, German Duran, Nate Gold, Ryan Roberts, Chris Shelton
OUTFIELDERS (2): Jason Ellison, John Mayberry Jr.