Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Whole Bunch Of Guys Released(featuring Glenn Gibson)

BaseballAmerica's latest transactions list brings the bad news for the following players:
RHP Jordi Amargos, RHP Kevin Boggan, RHP Jesse Darcy, RHP Diego Echeverria, RHP Bladimir Florentino, RHP Jose Mejias, RHP Juan Santana, LHP Glenn Gibson, LHP Ryan Morse, 2B Claudio Fukunaga, OF J.T. Hall, OF Astin Jacobo, OF Ramon Novas, OF Justin Reynolds
Jesse Darcy pitched really well for the 2008 Columbus Catfish, but he was old for the level couldn't follow it up with Charlotte in 2009. Diego Echeverria goes down as a failed experiment, as the Argentinian knuckleballer could never put it together consistently. He had an ERA over 8 with Bowling Green this year. Glenn Gibson was of course the player the Rays got back from Washington in return for Elijah Dukes. After a strong performance in the NY-P in 2007 with the Nats, Gibson battled mononucleosis and could never post an ERA under 6.50 between Hudson Valley(2008 and 2009) and Columbus(part of 2008).

Ryan Morse gave the Rays system some quality innings, making it as high as AA, but he'll turn 27 next year and I guess the Rays don't forsee having a spot for him next year. J.T. Hall also reached Montgomery, but he was eligible for minor-league free agency after six years in the system. Justin Reynolds was a mildly intriguing draft-and-follow back in 2006, but he posted a .619 OPS as a 22-year old with Bowling Green in 2009.

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