Speaking of Anderson, Jim Callis of Baseball America had this to say about him in today's chat:
Ernie (Tampa, FL): Jim, Do you think Leslie Anderson will make the Rays next year when Pena leaves as a free agent? What can you tell us about Anderson?Not sure why his place of birth affects how good he will be, but I agree with the rest of the answer.
Jim Callis: Not necessarily. I don't think Anderson is anything very special. He can hit for average but may have below-average power for a first baseman, plus he'll be 29 next season. The last Cuban players to make a big impact with their bat were Jose Canseco and Rafael Palmeiro. If you want to exclude players associated with steroids, you have to go further back to Tony Perez.