I had been passed over by every organization. It didn't matter that I am the second winningest pitcher in the Giants' minor league system over the past two years (only behind Madison Bumgarner). It didn't matter that I had never missed a start in my entire career and could be found each year among league leaders in innings pitched. What mattered was that I was an aging right-hander who had spent most of his days in Double-A. What mattered was my velocity and lack of strikeouts. I wasn't worth $12,000.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Mizzou Baseball in the Minors
■ The latest "Suitcase Chronicles" from MU alum Garrett Broshuis: Listening for your own name