Since there is usually no “official” announcement of players who have been released, the way we here in Clearwater find out is usually by word of mouth. Sometimes we can be at the Carpenter Complex and see players leaving or hear from others who was released. While Baseball Ross usually hear of a release in this manner, we never post about it until we can verify it from an official source like MiLB or the Phillies page.
Today, I say goodbye to my friend Harold Guererro. Guererro, a LHP was in Clearwater last year and he was always nice to me. He was released March 16.
Also released on March 16th were:
Victor Delgado (RHP Lakewood), Ryne Frankoff (LHP GCL Phillies) and Kevin Walsh (RHP GCL Phillies).
They were in addition to Art Charles, Tim Zier and Brian Pointer that I mentioned in my last post.
For anyone who follows the minor leaguers as closely as Ross and I do, “cut days” are the worst. As always, we wish them the best and hope they get to follow their dreams.
I had the sad discovery today to find out that three players were released on March 16th.
Tim Zier, who played 15 games with Lakewood before being injured, Art Charles who played with Reading and Brian Pointer who was with Reading last year (and was an Eastern League All-Star) were all released.
I wish them all the best and hope they get picked up real soon.
EDITED TO ADD: Before publishing, I double checked MiLB.com which listed all 3 players as “released” as of March 16, 2016z
Tonight was one of my favorite nights of the year, the introduction of the Clearwater Threshers to the season ticket holders.
It’s a catered affair and after dinner, the team is introduced to the season ticket holders. You can see the video HERE
I had fun trying to take pictures before the introductions with my friend, pitcher Colin Kleven making fun of me….
I got a nice panorama of the team..
I got to talk to several players and they seem like a good group of guys, I can’t wait to see them play this year.
There are a lot of benefits to being a season ticket holder other than the party, like this card:
As a season ticket holder, this card gives us entry to any Florida State League stadium to watch the Threshers play, while they are ON THE ROAD. It’s sort of neat knowing you could conceivably go to every Threshers game for one prepaid price.
I’ll use it for the first time tomorrow night as the Threshers open the season on the road, a whole five miles from Bright House and three blocks from my house in Dunedin…