Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bourgeois Back; Wade Gone

If ever regular readers needed confirmation that fans never really know what’s going on inside a ball club, here’s an example. Not that it doesn’t make sense, just that we didn’t see it coming.

As reported earlier, Jason Bourgeois is back. That means that for the first time in a couple of months the Bulls have some depth in the outfield.
Jason Bourgeois

The surprise for WDBB is that Cory Wade has been released.

Cory Wade
Wade has done a good job for the Bulls this year, particularly some tough spot starts: 30 appearances, 49+ innings, 4-1, 2.17 ERA. Much better that most that we’ve seen released by the Rays in my experience. The wording of the announcement was that Wade was  “… granted his release." So maybe he’s got another job lined up. Things had gotten crowded in the bullpen ever since Brandon Gomes came off the DL and maybe the music stopped while Wade was still standing. Good luck!

Wade, of course, will remain the topic of my favorite Bulls trivia question:

What two ex-Durham Bulls faced off in the bottom of the 9th inning in the most celebrated game in recent baseball history?.


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