Daily Archives: February 4, 2010

Next Signing

is….Oscar Villareal. The 29 year old right handed reliver is best known for the several years he spent in the Arizona organization, including years of moderate to good production in the mid to late innings for the Diamondbacks.  He is coming off of Tommy John surgery, but is a nice “depth” signing to add into the bullpen mix.  He last pitched in the majors in 2008 for the Astros, going 1-3 with a 5.02 ERA in 35 appearances, and spent last season recovering from his surgery.  Villareal has thrown over 75 innings in relief three separate seasons, with his ERA below 4.25 in each of those years.

Reader Top 30; #23

Jon Pettibone wins the runoff for #21, so he takes that spot with Yohan Flande sliding in at #22. There were a number of write in votes for #21, including Julio Rodriguez, John Mayberry Jr, Austin Hyatt, Michael Schwimer, and Jesus Sanchez. Rodriguez and Mayberry were written in before I believe, so I’ll go ahead and add those two guys to the voting this round. If you want to vote for someone not on the ballot, please vote other, and then in the comments type “OTHER – and your player here” so I can record it. Thanks.

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