BB-- It was a good experience - it was a fun time. A very different culture - we went to Taiwan and it was a very good experience for a player like me, to be able to play with other guys from other organizations - it was a good experience and I had a great time.
GVB-- The competition had to be pretty good?
BB-- It was pretty good competition and it was something different that you would like to experience a couple of times in your career - it was cool.
GVB-- Your numbers were pretty good last season. You slowed down a little at the end of the season. How do you feel about the season you put together last year?
BB-- I thought I had a good season and I was happy with it. The last month or so wasn't as good as the first half of the year. That's just how it goes - fatigue could have played a part. When it happens I just keep working hard trying to get back at it. Overall I thought it was a good year.
GVB-- What are some of the areas that you are working on?
BB-- I'm always trying to get stronger and just trying to stay consistent. Always maintain consistency on defense working as a middle infielder. Work on the weaknesses of your game and just try to get better.
GVB-- Is your defense improving?
BB-- I've been working hard and have had a lot of help with some guys that I've been playing with. I'm learning as I go and just getting some games under my belt and each year I seem to be getting better at it. I'm pleased with the progress I'm making and hopefully it just continues.
GVB-- Another part of you game is the stolen base isn't it?
BB-- I try to use my speed to my advantage a little bit. Fortunately it's been working out for me and I try to utilize that whenever I can.
GVB-- What are your expectations this spring?
BB-- I'm really excited about this spring. I'm excited first of all to just get back at it and just play and keep on learning and getting better. I hope to do well enough to just keep opening some eyes. I'm confident that if I keep on working hard and playing as well as I can that thing will work out for me.