Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gone, But Not Forgotten

by Josh Elwell

One of the most enjoyable parts of watching the MLB playoffs is seeing all of the talented players the San Diego Padres have let leave their farm system. Here, let's take a look, shall we?

(1) Jason Bartlett is the starting shortstop for the Tampa Bay Rays. He got a hit in his first playoff at-bat earlier today; all San Diego's shortstop does is hit walls. It's okay, though, because our thrifty front office filed a claim yesterday to get $1.5MM back from him.

(2) Shane Victorino is currently grinding his way into the collective hearts of the people of Philadelphia. All he did was draw two walks, a stolen base, and a sacrifice RBI in yesterday's close win over the Brewers.

(3) Jason Bay plays on, arguably, baseball's biggest stage at Fenway Park. Yesterday, he smashed a two-run homerun at Angel Stadium to help the Red Sox win. Oh, and he's done the unthinkable of replacing Manny Ramirez' offense in left-field.

Comforting, right?

Update: Shane Victorino just hit a grand slam off of CC Sabathia.


Anonymous said...

Lest not we forget:

Derrick "I don't hit bombs even though I'm 6'9" Lee


Clay "I'm no Hensley" Condrey

Anonymous said...

bartlett went to OU