Cervenak Still Playing The Game He Loves.
July 9, 2013
On June 3, when Mike Cervenak signed with the Toledo Mud Hens, the writers who stick freshness labels on minor league ballplayers snapped into action. Cervenak "should not be considered a prospect," one blogger said. A newspaper referred to him as "organizational depth." "Officially on Rotoworld," Cervenak told me a few days later, "it's, 'He'll be organizational depth.'" Mike Cervenak is 36 years old. For the past 15 seasons, he has been in a slow orbit through the minors: between teams like the Chillicothe Paints, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Fresno Grizzlies, the New Orleans Zephyrs, and, now, the Mud Hens. (Click here to read more)