Gonna start to expand the posts for the serial insanity cards for the next little while. Have about 40 cards that I have to post, so I'll step up the number of cards in order to accommodate them all.
Here we go then, 4 cards for you today, #'s 833-836, courtesy of Cory at the Rectangle Men blog.
Card 833: Juan Perez
Serial Number: 1415
Team: Pittsburgh Pirates, #29 out of 50
A September call up in 2006 scored Juan Perez an appearance on a Series 2 card in 2007. Last pitched in 2012 for the Brewers, but a WHIP of 2.000 isn't going to earn you many opportunities the following season.
Card 834: John Lannan
Serial Number: 1001
Team: Washington Nationals, #39 out of 50
Lannan in 2007 had the distinction of being the first major leaguer in over a decade to be thrown out of his first major league game. Hitting Chase Utley (broken hand) and Ryan Howard will do that for you. I guess the Phillies forgave him, as he's a member of their staff now (on the 15 day DL)
Card 835: Ty Wigginton
Serial Number: 1313
Team: Philadelphia Phillies, card #24 out of 50
Well traveled would be an appropriate description for Wigginton, as he's now on his 8th big league roster in 12 seasons. Wasn't he supposed to be the next big thing at 3rd base a few years back, or am I remembering wrong?
Card 836: Rafael Soriano
Serial Number: 418
Team: Tampa Bay Rays, card # 30 out of 50
Wow, was the 2010 season an amazing one for Rafael! 45 saves, 0.802 WHIP and a 1.73 ERA. Those stats didn't even get him the most Cy Young votes on his own team, as David Price had a great season (19-6). Rebounded from an off year in 2011 to post 42 move saves as a replacement for Mariano Rivera in NY.
Thanks for reading, Robert