Found June 13, 2014 on In The Neutral Zone:
Ever wondered what’s happened to old friend Manny Delcarmen after he was traded to the Rockies in 2010? Mostly, he’s bounced around the minor leagues. He’s currently in Syracuse, with the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, and I sat down with him for an interview. We talked 2007 World Series, bullpen antics, and the curious personality of Jonathan Papelbon. 1 total views, 1 views today

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