For financial reasons, the Devil Rays backed out of a trade that would have brought them Alfonso Soriano from Texas for closer Danys Baez and second baseman Jorge Cantu.
Had this deal taken place, It would have been a downer for me. I just don't like hearing Cantu's name offered in any deal.
The 2005 Durham Bulls have some familiar names like Cox, Upton, Gomes, but their are some new faces :
The two new infielders are Earl Snyder, who hit 36 homers for Pawtucket last season and was named the Red Sox organization minor-league player of the year; and left-hitting third baseman Eric Munson, who spent the last two full seasons with the Detroit Tigers.