Monday, December 22, 2014

More Minor League Signings, Hooray!

There goes Amaro with his nose to the grindstone, banging out contracts again.  Of course, the contracts are of the minor league variety and so is the talent.  Welcome aboard Kevin Slowey and Chris McGuiness. Also, a hearty welcome back to Sean O'Sullivan.

Slowey is a notable signing due to his MLB track record: 7 seasons with the Twins and Marlins while amassing a 43-36 record over 137 games, 106 starts, 662 innings pitched, with 495 strikeouts, a 4.62 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.  He struggled last season in Miami, pitching on 37.1 innings, but surely the 30 year old right-hander enters the competition for 5th starter.

McGuiness is a first baseman by trade, having only brief MLB experience with the Rangers in 2013 (.382 OPS in 34 at bats).  His minor league numbers are much stronger, having batted .259/.801 over 6 seasons.  Never one to hit for much of an average, Chris still finds his way on base at a solid clip (.369 OBP).  He's still relatively young too, 26 years old.

O'Sullivan pitched in Philadelphia last year, making 2 starts, 3 appearances in all, and racked up a 6.39 ERA.  Sean has alos pitched for the Angels, Royals, and Padres in the past and has a career 5.91 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP in 53 games. The 27 year old will serve as minor league depth, hopefully nothing more.

2 comments:

Bob D said...

The Pirates won the bidding on Kang with $5million. Good for them - I do think this was a chance the Phils should have taken. Because Kang at 3 years and approx. $24million would be a decent gamble to see if they could get a player who may have some good pop (hit 40hrs in Korea) and can play 2B, SS, 3B.

But hey maybe taking a chance on walk machine McGuiness is the way to go

GM-Carson said...

I hope that Cuban outfielder Tomas goes off in Arizona and that Kang kills it in Pittsburgh. Make Amaro look like an even bigger dumbass.