Atlanta Braves Sign Big Piece Ryan Howard to Minor League Deal! 

MLB reports that the Atlanta Braves have signed former Phillies’ 1B Ryan Howard to a contract!

The report states that Howard will report to Braves’ extended spring training in Kissamee then to AAA Gwinnett in Georgia.

Guess those $80k in doorknobs won’t pay for themselves! If you want to see the nicest house of any minor league player, you can see my article HERE! (Complete with video!)

Pitchers Delight

This is one of those days where you just can’t be everywhere at once. There were three games going on all at once making it difficult to get the coverage in pictures.

That aside, I did snap a few shots.

Antonio Bastardo started in the game between AAA and AA Phillies teams.


At the same time on the other side of the complex, Ricky Bielski, a RHP who usually closes started the game and pitched two shutout innings.

And back on Schmidt Field, Ranfi Casimiro was on the mound. Casimiro, an intimidating 6’8″, started a little shaky, but steadily improved through three innings. I overheard two coaches discussing him and they seemed pleased, noting that he had “changed his angle (of his throwing arm) and was looking good.”


Casimiro seemed pretty happy with his outing, leaving the field with a grin.

All in all, it was a great day for baseball.