Fans get sneak preview of 2014 PawSox at Hot Stove Party

Fans get sneak preview of 2014 PawSox at Hot Stove Party

Outfielder Bryce Brentz and manager Kevin Boles sign autographs for Pawtucket brothers Jamie and Robbie Canedo. They came to the party with their father Richard and Laurie Prieto. Laurie says they are all fans and Robbie, dressed in blue, knows the history and stats of all the players. (Valley Breeze photo by Charles Lawrence)

PAWTUCKET - Winter may be dragging for some New Englanders, but fans of the Pawtucket Red Sox got a small taste of spring last Saturday with their yearly sneak peek at a team many expect to be very exciting to watch.

With Manager Kevin Boles and Coach Bruce Crabbe now on board, and more hot prospects than ever before, according to some analysts, these PawSox could contend for another International League title.

Fans at last Saturday's 2014 Hot Stove Party got to meet and greet coaches and players for a team that is perennially one of the best draws in the minor leagues as the Boston Red Sox Triple A affiliate with a home at Pawtucket's McCoy Stadium.

Fans got the inside scoop at a town hall-style meeting with PawSox President Mike Tamburro and General Manager Lou Schwechheimer and had a chance to get up close and personal with players like Alex Hassan, Bryce Brentz and Steven Wright, who all signed autographs.

For more on the 2014 PawSox, or for tickets to the upcoming season, visit www.pawsox.com .

The 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox Annual Hot Stove Party was held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at McCoy Stadium. The Pawsox team announcer, Jeff Levering, introduces new team manager Kevin Boles, outfielders Bryce Brentz and Alex Hassan, pitcher Steven Wright, his wife Shannon and coach Bruce Crabbe. (Valley Breeze photo by Charles Lawrence)
The 2014 Pawtucket Red Sox Annual Hot Stove Party was held on Saturday, Jan. 25 at McCoy Stadium. Manager Kevin Boles signs an autograph for Dennis Ziroli Jr., of North Providence. (Valley Breeze photo by Charles Lawrence)