Wednesday, February 16, 2011

1989 Donruss Baseball's Best #184 Ken Howell

To celebrate the first week of Spring Training, I'm sharing one of my annual rituals.  Each year I go through the active rosters, coaching staffs and non-roster invitee lists to see where former Phillies have landed.  This post looks at the NL West and the AL West.

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks
Non-Roster Invitees - Infielders Cody Ransom (10) and Andy Tracy (08-09)

Colorado Rockies
The Rockies don't have one former Phillie donning the purple and silver this spring.

Los Angeles Dodgers
40-Man Roster - Pitcher Vicente Padilla (00-05) and catcher Rod Barajas (07)
Non-Roster Invitee - Infielder Juan Castro (10)
1989 Donruss Baseball's
Best #215
Staff - First base coach Davey Lopes (coach 07-10) and bullpen coach Ken Howell (89-90)

San Diego Padres
Staff - Hitting coach Randy Ready (89-91; 94-95) and bullpen coach Darrel Akerfelds (90-91)

San Francisco Giants
40-Man Roster - Outfielders Pat Burrell (00-08) and Aaron Rowand (06-07)

1989 Donruss #487
AL West
Los Angeles Angels
40-Man Roster - Outfielder Bobby Abreu (98-06)
Non-Roster Invitee - Pitcher Eric Junge (02-03)

Oakland Athletics
There are no former Phillies on the 40-man roster, but there are plenty of former Phillie farm hands - Gio Gonzalez, Josh Outman, Adrian Cardenas and Michael Taylor

Seattle Mariners
Non-Roster Invitees - Pitchers Fabio Castro (06-07) and Nate Robertson (10)

Texas Rangers
40-Man Roster - Reliever Arthur Rhodes (06)
Non-Roster Invitee - Outfielder Endy Chavez (05)
Staff - Pitching coach Mike Maddux (86-89)


Jim from Downingtown said...

Ha! Remember the days when Ken Howell was the Phillies' best pitcher?

Jim said...

Sadly, yes!