Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Serial Insanity cards 916-920

I decided to give you as much a break from the serial insanity set as I could, but with so many cards on the back burner I need to start posting some more of them.

Here's the next 5 for you...

Card # 916:  Josh Johnson

Serial Number:  1485
Team:  Florida Marlins, card # 30 out of 50

With a 6.20 ERA and a WHIP over 1.6, he's probably seen his last trip to the mound in Toronto.  I don't see the Jays bringing him back off the DL this year, or re-signing him as a free agent over the winter.  So much for the "Marlins rape" by the Jays...

Card #917:  Francisco Cordero

Serial Number: 1426
Team:  Cincinnati Reds, card # 30  out of 50

The Jays gave Cordero a shot in 2012 as a bit of insurance out of the pen.  When Frank Francisco went down with an injury, Cordero got the closers job, and promptly lost it.  6 appearances later with Houston and his career was pretty much over.  It was kind of shocking to see it blow up that quick, as 2011 was a great year for Cordero with the Reds, 37 saves, 2.45 ERA and a WHIP just under 1.1.

You just never know....

Card #918:  David DeJesus

Serial Number:  1350
Team:  Kansas City Royals, card number 29 out of 50

It kind of makes me wonder what this guy has to do to get a steady gig.   All he did in KC for years is hit for a good average (.280 or better 5 times), have a career fielding percentage of .992 while playing all 3 outfield positions, and even lead the AL once in taking one for the team (23 HBP in 2007).  Yet, he's bounced around the past couple of seasons, and finds himself now on the Nationals, a team that's not going anywhere this year anyway. 

Card #919:  Mike Napoli

Serial Number:  1287
Team:  Texas Rangers, card number 36 out of 50.

I would have loved to see how many home runs he would have hit in the SkyDome.  40?  Trading him for Frank Francisco is probably a trade that AA would love to have back...

Card #920:  Fernando Martinez

Serial Number:  1238
Team:  New York Mets, card number 33 out of 50

Was traded by the Astros to the Yankees back in June for Charles Basford.  Don't look and I won't tell you...

Thanks for reading, Robert

1 comment:

  1. The thing about Josh Johnson is that he is good. But sometimes karma gets to you eheh