Gerrit Cole has a date with the Freak

Bucs' top pitching prospect to make debut against Tim Lincecum and Giants

Originally Published: June 11, 2013
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Every minor league manager relishes the opportunity to invite a prospect into his office, close the door and tell him he's headed for the Show. It's the type of heartwarming perk that keeps organizational soldiers going as they navigate long hours in the hot sun for relatively low pay.

Dean Treanor, manager of Pittsburgh's Triple-A Indianapolis farm club, has helped nurture the dreams of dozens of aspiring big leaguers in 26 years as a skipper and coach with teams from Fresno to ...

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