#61 League Leaders - Cueto, Kershaw & Wainwright
#85 League Leaders - Cueto, Kershaw & Wainwright
There's palpable tension in the air as Dodger fans wonder, "will they sign another Cuban high-flyer?" Moncada is thought to be the best unsigned prospect in the game and only a year (or two) away from making an impact at the big league level.
"I'm just going to work hard and go about my business and whatever happens, happens," he said. "Nobody plays that well when they are trying to prove something. Just be yourself."
When Don Zimmer passed away last June after 66 years in baseball, I called him the ultimate futility infielder. Allow me to amend that, for Rocky Bridges, who died last week at the age of 87, was every bit as worthy of that title, and every bit as much an inspiration for this site. The secret of futility infielders is their ability to thrive despite their shortcomings in talent, thanks to persistence, flexibility and a command of fundamentals that go well beyond the playing field. They’re the laces that hold the leather together, the very soul of baseball.