Purgatory Online

Friday, September 02, 2005

After Santana's performance last night, I suspect that Escobar will, in fact, step into a bullpen role when he returns. Escobar's done reasonably well so far in his rehab assignment at Salt Lake:

8.1 IP, 3.24 ERA, 8 H, 14 K, 7 BB, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 HB, .242 OBA

Escobar is expected to make his final rehab start tonight and make about 75 pitches.

(Update: in that same article, we note the passing of the Bret Prinz era; Prinz ended up pitching a grand total of three innings for the Angels, all in April. Assuming he was paid the $342,322 the Angels signed him for, Prinz made $5611.84 per pitch. I'm not sure which is more depressing to me - that fact, or the fact that Roger Clemens will end up with a very similar per-pitch earnings number multiplied over the course of an entire season.)