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Run by The Trentonian's Nick Peruffo, this blog will provide daily multimedia coverage of the Trenton Thunder.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Brackman and Betances to get a taste of the show - UPDATE: Montero, too

UPDATE: Got this a little earlier, but wanted to hold for confirmation. Brackman will be active, despite what I heard this morning. I assume this was a recent change. Betances and Montero, however, are still inactive.


Just got off the phone with Damon Oppenheimer, who says that Jesus Montero will be joining Betances and Brackman in New York. Like the other two, Montero will be inactive while up there.


Just got off the phone with Mark Newman, and here's the scoop:

Per the New York Post report this morning, Andrew Brackman is headed to New York to get a taste of life in the big leagues. He will do drills with the coaches and experience what it's like to be in a big league pennant race.

What the Post didn't have, however, is that Dellin Betances will be joining his (slightly) taller teammate. Betances told me just before the Thunder's exit from the playoffs that he will be participating in the instructional leagues, but only to work on his defense.

Both made the best of what could have been seen as pivotal seasons, as far as their overall development was concerned. Below are audio clips from both men from just before the season ended. I spoke with them about their seasons, their turnarounds and whether they expected to be in Double-A in 2010.

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