This is a short article from the local Richmond newspaper in which they preview the Squirrels new roster. Richmond starts their season on Thursday, hosting the New Britain Rock Cats. New manager Dave Machemer is widely quoted in the article, and he gives some interesting thumbnail sketches of some of the players. Here are some of the quotes: Eric Surkamp: "He's a strikeout guy. He's got a good breaking ball, and he throws it at all times," Machemer said. "His fastball has late life and late movement. And he's got a lot of deception with his motion." Jason Stoffel: "We're thrilled to have him as our closer," Machemer said of the University of Arizona alumnus. "He's got a mid-90s fastball with a tight-breaking slider. He's a bulldog out there, a quiet guy with quiet intensity. He comes right after you." Jose Flores: "He came out of nowhere," Machemer said. "He just lit it up. He's a clutch guy who puts the barrel on the ball."