Monday, October 20, 2008

A Jose Tabata update

Could it be? A third post today? Perhaps I am finally out of my bad-baseball induced funk that knocked me down to a post a day or less in the early parts of this month. Anyways, in Kevin Goldstein's Monday Ten Pack at BP today, he talks about how Jose Tabata is playing for Caribes de Anzoategui in the Venezuelan Winter League (subscription required for the whole article):

Sent to his native Venezuela for winter work, at 20 he is once again one of the youngest players in the league. Tabata has nonetheless continued to rake, going 4-for-4 in his first game, and batting .400 in his first five games. The jury is still out, but the potential for the deal to look like a steal for the Pirates is absolutely there.
And now I will spend the rest of the day digging through Venezuela web pages trying to figure out if his stats are listed on the internet.