The Dayton Dragons have announced a 25 game television broadcast for the 2011 season (in the Miami Valley). For those of you in the area, that is awesome news for you guys.

Kevin Goldstein had this tweet about Ronald Torreyes yesterday:

Can’t say it’s a non-issue, but he can hit. RT @200×85: @kevin_goldstein how much does it bother you that Ronald Torreyes is only 5’7-5’10 tall

Danny Steele has up a bunch of photos from the Louisville Bats workouts yesterday over at the Bats official front office blog. Go check it out.

Mike Potter has up a Carolina Mudcats preview over on

No fewer than 20 of the 24 active players for third-year manager David Bell’s club spent time in Zebulon last season.

Only infielder Neftali Soto, pitcher Mark Serrano and catcher Kevin Coddington — all of whom were at lower levels in the Reds organization last season — and outfielder David Cook – who was at Round Rock in the Texas Rangers organization – were in the Mudcats’ home clubhouse for the first time for Media Day on Tuesday.

The roster is fairly full of guys who have seen time there. The team could win some games, but I am not entirely sure that I am as confident with how good they can be as David Bell believes. Go check out the article.

Weather updates for Opening Night

Dayton – 61 and rain at 7pm

Bakersfield (at Visalia) – 49 and partly cloudy at 7pm (local time)

Carolina – 70 and mostly sunny at 7pm

Louisville – 69 and rain at 7pm

Let’s hope the rain stays away and we can get four games into the books on Opening Night. It would be a bummer to see two rain outs, but for now, Dayton and Louisville don’t look promising as far as the weather goes.

I got an update on Kyle Lotzkar yesterday. He should be back soon, so I would expect him in Dayton before too long. The other pitchers we talked about yesterday who should have been on full season rosters are either rehabbing injuries from last year or should be in action soon with the exception of Lucas O’Rear, who we talked about earlier this spring when he broke his ankle.