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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Team Interview: Richmond


Opey: Opey Higgins here doing an interview with Richmond owner BBMogul. BB, Since taking over the franchise, What was your main goal?

BBM: This was a very good team going in. My main goal was to just improve it where ever I could. I figured by moving it from a pitchers park to a hitters park was the first step. After that, it was just a matter of upgrading here and there.

Opey: You signed a very expensive Free Agent in Mercado, do you feel it was worth the risk?

BBM: Actually, I signed 2 $20M pitchers; Mercado and Tom Lofton. Lofton has actually been the better of the 2. Mercado got hurt at the 85 game mark and the team went into a little bit of a tailspin (49-36 before his injury, 17-11 while he was out, and 11-5 since his return). And yes, I feel both are worth the risk (so far).

Opey: You are in the lead currently do you feel you can hold onto the top spot and take home the division?

BBM: We've fallen a little of the pace but I feel we've got a better than average chance of bringing a division title to Richmond. Provided the pitching holds up that is. Pitching is what will lead this team through the playoffs and hopefully a WS title.

Opey: If there was one player in the world you could get who would it be?

BBM: There are a few I'd be interested in trying to aquire. Who wouldn't want Abraham Inge of Oakland. But that's too easy of a choice. I would really be interested in Albert Wall of the Chicago Whales or either of Salt Lake Cities catchers, Kid Sadler or Al Molina

Opey: Thanks for participating in the interview.

BBM: No Problem!