The Scranton 2007 edition of ‘Where Are They Now?’

Expect Joba to start in the bullpen
Joba keeping his number

Here is a fun post from Chad Jennings and the SWB Yankees blog. Jennings checks in with the 14 members of the 2007 Scranton club who are no longer with the organization. Outside of Tyler Clippard, who should win a job in the Nationals’ rotation this year, things do not look good for the other 13 members of this elite club. Andy Cannizaro, we hardly knew ye.

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Expect Joba to start in the bullpen
Joba keeping his number
  • Bo

    The better the system gets the more these fringe major leaguers wont have a place in the system.

    Which is good.

  • http://www.replacementlevel.com/ Sean McNally

    Outside of Tyler Clippard, who should win a job in the Nationals’ rotation this year

    I have no doubt T-Clip may get a long look by Manny Acta and the Nats (my second team) but I’m not sold that he wins a rotation spot coming out of spring training.

    Heading in, if folks are healthy and effective, their rotation probably shakes out like this:

    John Patterson
    Shawn Hill
    Jason Bergmann
    Matt Chico
    John Lannan/T-Clip/Ross Detwiler

    Now, those first three have pitched well (when healthy) for the Nats, so they are probably solid in their spots. Chico was the Nats most durable guy, and if he could walk just one fewer guy per outing, he could be something useful at the back end of the rotation.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I guess “could” would have been a better word. I’m not sold on Patterson’s ability to stay healthy though, and I’m guessing that Clippard will get a fair number of MLB starts this season in Washington. For his sake, I hope he doesn’t draw the short straw when the Nats are playing in Citizens Bank.

      • http://www.replacementlevel.com/ Sean McNally

        You and me both… when Patterson is healthy, he’s awesome. The problem is, he makes Carl Pavano look durable.

        The other problem T-Clip may have is the move to Nationals Ballpark (actual name – they haven’t sold rights yet… hoo-ray!) from RFK.

        The new ballpark promises to play more normal than RFK – which because of wind patterns and the fact the entire stadium is enclosed, was death on fly balls.

  • Adrian-Retire21

    SWB with Chad Jennings is the best baseball related blog out there and makes Pete Abrahams blog look like a Patriots blog.That site info is scary good.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Is there a snowball’s chance in hell any of those guys turn into a Carlos Pena where magically they’re amazing?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Not this time around. None of these guys have the pedigree or skills of Pena.

      • Spike

        I can’t believe the Yanks had Pena under control and he blossomed with TB. He would look awesome playing first for the Yanks, would he not?

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    yeah he would…oh well.