State of the 2011 Batavia Muckdogs

In this exclusive interview, manager Dann Bilardello discusses his 2011 New York-Penn League club in depth.

Bilardello (far left) and his club during the National Anthem
The St. Louis Cardinals' short-season Class A affiliate, the Batavia Muckdogs, are hovering around the .500 mark, trying to vault to the top of the New York-Penn League's Pinckney Division.

Earlier this week, I spoke with the team's manager, Dann Bilardello, about his club overall before digging into a number of key offensive players and pitchers. He shares his view of which of his players are deserving of recognition as league all-stars and much more.


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