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!