To players like David Ortiz, MLB Spring Training is nothing more than a few swings of the bat in March to ease into the grueling 162 season come April. But, to some players, it's a free-for-all among several dozen players and prospects who are all jockeying to claim one of the few open roster spots with the big league club -- and this is not just about ego, we are talking about the difference between a $500,000 salary, and a $50,000 salary.
This week on Psycho Sports, Kevin and Tom welcomed Ryan Cameron, the 11th round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 1998, and a hurler who pitched for the Rockies, Red Sox, and Phillies over his 10-year career. Cameron himself was a part of many of the aforementioned Spring Training free-for-alls, hoping to impress the right coach or scout, and earn a coveted locker in a Big League clubhouse. The guys asked Cameron about his personal experiences, and how valuable he thinks the 6 weeks of Spring Training really is to a player like him.
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