Greetings on a chilly Sunday evening. I ran up to Fanfest today to talk with a couple of relievers - Roy Corcoran and Tyler Walker - for my story for tomorrow's paper.
Anyways, it was f-f-f-freezing up there. Little snow flakes were blowing into Safeco through the open air spots. I saw Mike Morse, who said he's feeling fully healthy (for the time being). I also got a chance to see and meet Franklin Gutierrez, who seems like a nice kid and looks like he's 15 years old.
I know we've discussed Walker's weight. He's listed at 6-3, 262 pounds, which is bigger than Silva. But he seems to wear it differently. Silva has skinny legs and big upper body, like a popsicle. I talked with a couple of people who said Walker kind of has the big behind and thick trunk legs like Jonathan Broxton or Chad Billingsley of the Dodgers. Does that mean he will pitch like either, who knows. He's certainly looks a lot bigger than Corcoran or Mark Lowe when they were standing next to each other.
Anyway, TNT photographer Joe Barrentine has put together a photo slideshow from Fanfest and you should check it out.