Looks like the remains of Flat Hat are all but gone. Per John Manuel-
Righthander Luis Perdomo, mentioned in our initial preview last week, seems almost certain to get popped.
What a total waste.
update : 11:01am With the first pick, the Nationals take Terrell Young, a hard throwing right-hander with iffy command. Back to Perdomo, your points made in the comments are well noted that Perdomo might not be ready and is likely to be returned. I still am not sure why you would want to risk him not ever returning. For one, he’s all the Cards have to show for Anthony Reyes. Secondly, inferior talent was added to the 40 man roster in order to protect him. It’s not like it’s a huge deal, but it is a still a baffling decision to me. Depending on the team, there is still a decent chance someone keeps him.
update: 11:09am. And Perdomo is gone, taken by the Giants 6th. I would say a non-contender like the Giants have a good chance of stashing him on their roster all season long, don’t you? Waste. Veal is also off the board, going to the Bucs.
update: 11:34am. Cards pass on the 2nd round of the AAA portion and on the AA portion. I can’t find much on Russell Haltiwanger, but I’m sure they have a hard time fitting his name on his jersey. He’ll be 25 in April, from the Royals organization. He pitched 56.1 innings of relief for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, struck out 6.4 per nine, walked 4.6 per nine and posted a FIP of 4.09. Wilmington is the Royals high A affiliate, a league in which he was repeating. His 5.64 tRA was below league average…ugh. Wangafingers was a 29th rounder of the Reds, later to be traded for Jeff Keppinger.
To wrap up: Good luck, Cody Haerther. I am still baffled by the Scherer over Perdomo decision. We basically traded Reyes for $50K in a feeble epilogue of the Flat Hat saga. I’m glad Mark McCormick is safe and am looking forward to seeing what he can do in the bullpen next year. Runamucker is AAA roster filler, at best. Bah.