Good morning! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone; hopefully everyone had a great day yesterday.
Some quick news:
- As reported Wednesday, the Phillies traded Jimmy Cordero to the Washington Nationals. Cordero just wasn’t able to stick on the 40-man roster (too many questions for a still pretty low-value position to the Phillies), so a waiver claim and deal was made.
- Meanwhile, the Phils released David Buchanan, the longtime fringe starter in the organization.
Buchanan went 6-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 2014, sparking some debate about his potential as back-end starter. That faded fast with a 2-9, 6.99 ERA effort in 2015. He pitched well in Lehigh Valley in 2016, however, going 10-9 with a 3.98 ERA. That said, he was organizational filler and not needed with such an influx of young arms in the system.
- Speaking of fringe starters, Sean O’Sullivan is going to be a Hero. Or, more specifically, a member of the Nexen Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization.
O’Sullivan went 1-7 with a 6.13 ERA as a member of the Phillies over two seasons. More recently he went 2-0 with a 6.75 ERA in 2016 with Boston.