Just a quick R.J. Swindle alert … four days after being optioned back to Lehigh Valley after one day in the big leagues, our intrepid southpaw reliever with the 55-MPH curveball is back in the big leagues, recalled when veteran Tom Gordon went on the DL!


Swindle.jpgWhile I am sad for “Flash,” always a favorite of mine (and cousin of another guy who never got his deserved shot at the bigs, “Pork Chop” Pough), I am really hoping RJ sticks at least a LITTLE longer here …

It does, however, set up a dilemma for this reporter. Who will be my lead feature in Movin’ On Up? Do I go with the top prospects (there are already two duking it out for supremacy with Rays shortstop Reid Brignac in this corner and Marlins phenom ace of the future Chris Volstad in the opposing post position)?

Or do I go with one of the best debut stories in a long time?

I guess I should wait and make sure he gets into a game this time before deciding, no?




  1. beesgal

    Bearing in mind that the Phils and RJ have to do their part, I vote for the “best debut” story. Those bonus babies already get plenty of attention—agents, TV, money, girls. If you don’t tell it, who will? . . .BeesGal (This coming from someone who names her blog after a quirky, off-speed pitch.)

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