DE JANERIO (AP) - The reigning Weaver Cup Champion Rio
de Janerio Capybaras are looking for a third consecutive
Weaver League Title. However, it looks as though the squad
that will take the field this season will be a little different
than the squad that captured the franchise's third title last
Sammy's Days in Rio Numbered?
Training has provided a couple of surprises. CF Gabby Brumley
has done the impossible and won the starting job from Kenny
Lofton, who has patrolled CF for 10 years. Brumley, a late
season call-up last year when Lofton got hurt, provided the
Capys with great play when it mattered - in September and
in the playoffs.
other surprise has to be the bat of up & comer 1B Isaac Wyndorff.
His great play in Spring Training has meant that DH/OF Sammy
Sosa is now on the outside looking in. "We are actively shopping
Lofton, Sosa and Eric Owens.
had originally hoped these three original 'Rats' would finish
their careers here. However, the young guys have developed
quicker than we had thought. These three guys can easily make
up one of the better outfields in baseball."
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