Cats’ Release Two Players
I was aiming to get this out as soon as I saw it, however, a certain earthquake prevented me from doing so.
This morning, I was making my way through the Ottawa Fat Cats’ website, when I noticed a change. In the “Latest News” category at the bottom of the page, it now lists the Fat Cats’ newest signings as well as their most resent releases.
In the newest signings category, it displayed the names of Zach Staniewicz, Tony Farago, Dan Baribeau and Ross Graham. I knew about those new signings, but one thing that really caught my eye was the releases section.
That section displays the Pitcher, Marc Charbonneau–a release that I had known about–as well as the releases of the OF, Kyle O’brien and the IF, Ross Graham.
O’brien had played 4 games with the Fat Cats, and did manage to score 2 runs on 10 at bats. However, I kind of saw the release of Kyle coming. After Ottawa signed Tony Farago, Ottawa had had 6 outfielders. 4 of which were in the Top 7 on the team in Batting Averages. Somebody had to go, and the only one that really stood out in our group of Outfielders was Kyle.
I wish him the best of luck in his “future endeavors”.
The second release by the Fat Cats was the freshly signed, Ross Graham. In 2009 and this spring, Graham played for Genesee Cougars, his school team. This year for Ottawa, Graham did only play in 2 games, amassing 1 RBI on 4 at bats, but I really liked the way that he looked out on the field.
When Graham did get on base, he was always a threat. Much like Joe Stone or Cody Mombourquette, you always had to keep an eye on him, because he may make a move. He was a nice addition to Ottawa’s Infield, and there doesn’t seem to be a good, valid reason for him being let go–unless Ottawa plans on signing a 5th Infielder.
Like Kyle O’brien, I wish Ross the best in his “future endeavors”.