Heyen: The ironies of baseball give Danny Mendick his big league call

Heyen: The ironies of baseball give Danny Mendick his big league call

You see, the 40-man roster is a tricky thing. For much of the season, Chicago’s has been full, and placing a player on the 40 affects roster construction down the line. A player cannot be called to the big leagues without being on it, though, and as of Monday, Danny Mendick wasn’t on it. The White Sox had to designate a player for assignment to make room for Mendick…

Greg Cullen’s ‘love of the game’ allowed him to reach his pro baseball dream

Greg Cullen’s ‘love of the game’ allowed him to reach his pro baseball dream

By his junior season, Cullen was on the radar of major league teams, and his hot-hitting start against bigger schools like Michigan State and West Virginia only gained him more notice. As he remained the country’s leading hitter for the whole season, teams kept reaching out. It was new to Cullen, who felt the nerves at a particular game against Monmouth when four or five scouts were there to specifically watch him, something he wasn’t used to…