Yes, it’s that time of year, again. Last year they used Ryan O’Sullivan on St. Pat’s, and I was kinda hoping just for the sake of the brothers saying they pitched together in a big league-ish game that they’d use Sean and Ryan today, but alas, Sean is actually battling for a roster spot, (I guess), so he went on his regular turn yesterday. Maybe we’ll still see Ryan again today, but it’s less cool.
Also wondering what other MiLB guys we may get a look at here the last couple weeks. We’ve seen Hector Neris a couple times the last few years, wouldn’t be surprised to see someone similar, like a reliever-only A+/AA level kind of guy – maybe Neifi Ogando or Colt Murray or someone like that – hard throwers that could move up the system if they get results.
And lastly for our discussions, you may have seen from http://philliesinsider.mlblogs.com/2014/03/17/day-off-tomorrow/ that there were a couple more cuts – OFs Hilton Richardson, Johnathan Knight; RHPs Geoff Broussard, Karl Gelinas and LHP Braden Shull.
Bummed to see Knight go, if for no other reason than his mom, Kim, has been on the site regularly and seems like a nice person, (and a good photographer as well – her Flickr here http://www.flickr.com/photos/philliemom/), plus it’s easy to root for a 49th round pick. Shull is a name I have been waiting to see on a cut list for a while now. He’d barely seen the field in his nearly 3 years with the org. Shame.