I usually check out Sickels' Minor League Ball on a consistent basis and I caught myself clicking one diary in particular.
It contained this sentence:
I recognized the name, but I wasn't too familiar with his profile and stats.
Ok, I now know that Bill Bavasi must be one of the worst GMs in the history of baseball. He now has surpassed LaMar in idiocy.
How do you designate a 22 year pitcher who has a positive track record (had a 3.64 ERA in Double-A's Texas League last season) for assignment? Let alone one who had just pitched a successful outing yesterday(3 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 5 Ks, 0 BB) against the Dominican Republic Winter League team in the Caribbean Winter League Championships?
I'm just dumbfounded right now....
Who replaced him on Seattle's 40 Man roster?
Get this, Michael "I should've chosen football because I'm not Nomar" Garciaparra...
So basically a prospect who has only slightly shown small improvements in play, yet has a successful bloodline, replaces a young arm who may not be a K machine in the minors(barely has a 5 K/9 average) who just turned 22 last year.
Andy, please tell me that you've already picked up the phone or something and contacted Yorman's agent.