Kevin C. tours Zona
That is, unless, you stop to consider the Arizona Fall League. The circuit has proven to be everything its reputation says it is. The players are talented and exciting, the scouts and front office types can’t stay away and the baseball is pretty darn good. I got to Peoria and Mesa today, with a chance to look at four of the six teams in the league.
Josh Fields extended his hitting streak to 10 games — eight behind what is believed to be the league mark. He seems like a great guy from the few minutes I spent with him. He was able to poke fun at himself and came off as very humble, not trying to be a BMOC that he clearly could have been after being a two-sport star at Oklahoma State.
I also got to talk to Gary Pettis, who was the Mets first base coach for two of the years I covered the team.It was great to catch up with him, get his take on the league and what its like to be a manager.Keep an eye on him, he could be a big league manager before long.