Guest Blogger: Adrian Cardenas
Hi baseball fans! My name is Adrian Cardenas and I was traded this past year from the Philadelphia phillies to the Oakland A’s. I was born on October 10, 1987 and actually turned 21 here in Arizona. I was born and raised in Miami, Florida and I’m Hispanic (both my parents were born in Cuba). I guess a little about me that most may not know is that I started playing the piano when I was 3 years old and played it until I graduated high school (Monsignor Edward Pace) and got drafted in 2006. It’s pretty funny but my parents didn’t know much about baseball and I really started playing at 5 years old just to keep family ties when my family along with my uncle’s family moved away from the same neighborhood. However, they instilled in me hardwork and dedication, which I am a strong believer that it has carried me here thus far. Since I can’t carry a piano around everywhere I travel, I usually bring my guitar. I’m not very good, but it definitely is one of my favorite hobbies and something I enjoy doing pretty much everyday. Attending the AFL this year was one my goals just because I was eager to be thrown at a young age with the best competition and not only pick people’s brains, but also be exposed and play among some of the best talent in the minor leagues. Although I am here to “show what I got”, I am also here to develop. I am constantely trying to work on things and get better before, during, and after games. I feel content with my playing in the AFL, but realize that there is still a lot work to be done. Hope you enjoyed the blog!
Bienvenidos a los Atléticos!! Soy boricua, residente de Oakland y fanática de los Oakland A’s. Te deseo mucha suerte y espero verte pronto en Oakland!!!
Hey Adrian, I have not gotten a chance to see you play but I hear good things. I am from Sacramento and I hope to see you up here at some point this season. As im sure you are aware the resigning of Ellis may cut down on your opportunities to see the bigs but one more off year from Crosby and you may find yourself getting some time in the middle infield towards the end of next season. Good luck this season and remember everyone has slumps its the truly great ball players that bounce back from them and come through when the team needs them.