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.