Raul Gonzalez interview: assistant general manager of the Estrellas Orientales
The Dominican Baseball Guy recently had the chance to interview Raul Gonzalez, assistant general manager of the Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter Baseball League. The Estrellas had a great year this year, making it to the final series of the Dominican Winter Baseball League (LIDOM) before being eliminated.
The Estrellas are located in San Pedro de Macoris, the town that many consider to have the best baseball talent in the world. It has been called the Mecca of Baseball and the Craddle of shortstops, due to all the shortstops that come from the city. Alfredo Griffin, Alfonso Soriano, and Robinson Cano are some of the most famous players to come out of the city recently.
Raul is a great addition to the Estrellas staff. He is highly knowledgeable and has experience working in the Major League Baseball office in the Dominican Republic, as well as in the Nationals organization in Washington D.C. Raul has also worked with Licey Baseball Club in Santo Domingo. He will be in the States for several weeks during spring training.