Monday, May 4, 2009

2006 Chachi #19 Ryan Franklin

Current Cardinals' closer Ryan Franklin has been perfect so far this season successfully converting 7 save opportunities with a 0.00 ERA. If only that had been the case during Ryan's brief tenure with the Phillies in 2006 . . .

Ryan, who made no secret of the fact he wanted to be a starting pitcher all through Spring Training, pitched in relief in 46 games for the Phils in 2006, compiling a 1-5 record with a 4.58 ERA. He was part of the July 2006 roster purge which saw the Phillies part with Sal Fasano, David Bell, Bobby Abreu, Cory Lidle and (sadly) Rheal Cormier.


Jenna said...

Yet another bum.

I miss you, Rheal.

Jim said...

And Ryan Franklin's beard just looks silly. I have to show you a picture of that thing. It looks like a crazy gopher landed on his chin and won't leave.