From the Erie Sailors to the NL All-Star Team

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez will be on Tony La Russa’s staff at this years All-Star game. Willie Randolph of the Mets needs surgery so Fredi was asked to take his spot. Now that we have our rookie manager in, lets hope Cabrera, Uggla, and Ramirez get their deserving call.

Tankersley Sent to the Minors

The Fish sent Taylor Tankersley down to the ‘Topes after another bad outing (4 earned runs against the Braves). Lee Gardner was called up to take his spot on the roster. Tank was very effective last year going 2-1 with a 2.85 ERA and seemed like a great setup lefty in the pen. But, he never seemed to get things together after suffering from left shoulder inflammation during spring training.

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