Friday, October 24, 2008

Is a boring off-season better than one that involves lots of motion, like last fall? Player movements are never going to start until after the World Series ends, so the fact that there's been on Pirate news since the end of the season, save a few coaching changes, indicates that the coaching staff and front office aren't changing a lot. And that means that we don't have a lot to talk about. Instead, I looked up some Jose Tabata clips on YouTube.

Here he is striking out against Justin Masterson in May (this was the longest clip I could find).

Here he his getting a hit and running to first:

And here he is playing catch in June:

And that's about it. Nothing from his time in Altoona yet. He's a little bigger than I imagined and seeing him handle himself in the batters box, it's a bit easier to see where the Manny Ramirez comparisons come from. He's still a long ways from there.