Thanks for the reports, Eric. Neat to see the Aberdeen guys my son and I have seen when they visit Staten Island, Brooklyn and Hudson Valley continue to make their way through the system. The Os have some OFers who can absolutely fly in Watson, Janvrin and Stowers. We are big Adam Hall fans - he gave my son a signed broken bat in Aberdeen two years ago and when we saw Adam in Lakewood last year and mentioned it to him after a game near the team bus, Adam ran back into the clubhouse and gave my son another broken bat. My son also has a broken bat signed by Yusniel Diaz last year during his stint in Aberdeen. We met and spoke with Austin Hays two years ago when he was on rehab. My son yapped it up with JC Escarra and Yahn. He also tracked down Ironbird pitchers who were charting in the stands and has signed selfies with Baumann, Harvey and others. My son picked up multiple pictures and autographs from Adley Rutschmann last year in Lakewood. We watched a couple Ironbird games in Staten Island last year with Dashbach's father and had great access to Standord guys - Mark, Mav and Stowers. Nice to hear these names sprinkled throughout your reports.
Is Jaylen Ferguson still with the organization? He looked like a plus OFer defensively, but couldn't put things together offensively.
Also, hadn't noticed Kevin Magee's name mentioned. We spent a good 20 minutes talking to Kevin during a rain delay in Staten Island. Similarly, haven't heard Leonardo Rodriguez's name either. I believe he made a league Top 20 report last year. The guy was eating or looking for food every time we saw him.
I think what Frobby is getting at is that I highly doubt Markakis actually wants those guts beaten in the literal sense, but rather that they should have been punished and need to take their lumps one way or another. A harsher, firmer way of saying that they got off far too easy and need to be punished.
He probably could have used better wording, no doubt, but there isn't actually much of a story here.