Brian Sweeney A Mariner, Again
So the Mariners signed yet another relief arm that is potentially (with a bit of hope) a replacement level pitcher. The problem is that while he might be this years Jamey Wright, he’s more likely to be this years Mike Koplove, Yusmeiro Petit or even Justin Miller. None of which were very useful. Though, reading the tweets from Mike Curto (Tacoma Rainiers broadcaster) it seems that he’s a pretty big fan of Brian.
"Love the signing of Brian Sweeney. Works quickly and throws strikes. Can he start all 144 Tacoma Rainiers games this year?"
"At age 37, it might be too much to ask Sweeney to start all 144 games. How about every get-away day, and every game in Vegas?"
There are all of three things I remember about Brian Sweeney.
1) He’s from New York
2) He made his 2010 debut in New York and his family was all there… or maybe they had come the day prior… my memory is kind of fuzzy on this.
3) He was part of an increadibly weak 2010 bullpen staff in a season that absloutely sucked. So while Sweeney wasn’t terrible, I just associate suck with him. Poor guy.
Oh, and speaking of minor league deals. It seems that Luke French is heading to the Twins, Matt Tuiasosopo is off to the Mets and it appears that Chaz Roe also got a 50 game suspension for using… something banned.
That’s it that’s all I have…