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Johnson City “Meet the Cardinals” Roster

Current total of 31.  Allowed 35.

Catchers (3):

Travis Tartamella, Robert Stock, Audrey Perez

Infielders (7):

Matt Adams, Yunier Castillo, Luis Mateo, Ted Obregon, Rich Racobaldo, Matt Rigoli, Romulo Ruiz

Outfielders (5):

CJ Beatty, Edgar Lara, Rainel Rosario, Ross Smith, Michael Swinson

Pitchers (16):

John Durham, Anthony Ferrara, Reynier Gonzalez, Kyle Heim, Dave Kington, Travis Lawler, Andy Moss, Chris Notti, Jason Novak, Pablo Ortiz, Jose Rada, Randy Santos, Jesse Simpson, Justin Smith, Aaron Terry, Michael Thompson


Life in the Low Minors

One time, about ten years ago, I found out that I was losing my current position at work (I was a laboratory chemist) and was being moved to a new position out in a manufacturing area.  So what you say?  Well, the problem was that someone in the manufacturing area called me up and said “Congratulations on your new job”.  I said “What new job?”.  The silence on the other end of the phone receiver was deafening. 

The problem was that I hadn’t been told yet about the new job.  I didn’t really have a problem with the move itself but I did have a problem with how I was finding out about it.  I was #%&$!off, to say the least. 

After a few seconds of silence on the phone, I hung up, walked over to my supervisor’s office and asked him (as politely as I could muster) about my “new job”.  He turned crimson red and said, “Let me see what I can find out…” 

Communication is a wonderful tool when used properly.  When used improperly, it can be very damaging.  It turns out that my supervisor didn’t know that the “decision” to move me had been made.  The receiving area knew about the move but the sending area didn’t. 

I went to Howard Johnson Field this afternoon to find out about the Johnson City roster.  What I found out instead is that I can’t tell you about it yet.  Why you ask?  Well, it is likely because some of the names on the roster have not yet been told that they are on the roster yet. 

Out of respect for the individuals on the roster, there is not anything “official” I can tell you about the roster yet.  I think there will be about two pitchers, two infielders, and one outfielder returning to Johnson City from last year’s team.  If you ask me how I figured that out, I will not be able to tell you. 

The “Meet the Cardinals” is this Sunday afternoon at Howard Johnson Field.  Come join me and we can find out together who is on the roster and who isn’t…  We can also watch an exhibition game together.  More details later on the roster…

11 Former Johnson City Cardinals Assigned to Batavia

Brian Walton recently posted a preliminary roster for the Batavia Muckdogs, St. Louis’ A Short Season team in the New York-Penn League. 

11 former Johnson City Cardinals are currently scheduled to start the 2009 season in Batavia, NY and at least one of them, Jairo Martinez appears to be trying out a new position. 

Deryk Hooker (RHSP) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals 

Mike Blazek (RHSP) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals

Eric Fornataro (RHSP) – 2008 Johnson City and Gulf Coast League Cardinals 

LaCurtis Mayes (RHRP) – 2007 and 2008 Johnson City Cardinals 

Santo Maertz (RHRP) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals 

Ivan Castro (C) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals 

Jack Cawley (C) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals 

Jairo Martinez (IF) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals

Niko Vasquez (SS) – 2008 Johnson City Cardinals

Beau Riportella (OF) – 2007 Johnson City Cardinals

Ryde Rodriguez (OF) – 2008 Johnson City and Gulf Coast League Cardinals


It is unlikely that any of the players listed above will see playing time with Johnson City this year.