Friday, October 3, 2014

2014 Spirit Base: 551-560

#551 - Josh Fields
If you've heard the name Josh Fields and gotten him confused with the other Josh Fields who used to play football at Oklahoma State before getting drafted by the White Sox, you're not the only one. Even Baseball Reference has a hard time keeping them straight.

#552 - Danny Valencia
Oh, Valencia. It's too bad you didn't stick around past July.

#553 - Fernando Salas
The Angels are really accumulating former Cardinals out in Anaheim.

#554 - Dan Haren
Haren looks set to make at least one postseasons start. Unless the Dodgers get swept of course...

#555 - Reed Johnson
Sounds like an investment firm or something.

#556 - Logan Schafer
Wow, so does that.

#557 - Phil Hughes
I'm sure you've all heard about Hughes' bad luck, missing out on $500,000. I'm sure he'll be okay. He had a great season and he's still set to make $8 million in each of the next two seasons.

#558 - Wilmer Flores
Mets fans are still wondering if Flores is a long-term solution at shortstop. He's still young but he'll need to amp up his offense to make ensure he isn't jettisoned for a better glove.

#559 - Matt Thornton
The Yankees put him on waivers in August, just in time to be claimed by the Nationals. Nice work if you can get it.

#560 - John Jaso
Jaso may not be catching for much longer. Concussions seem to be driving a lot of catchers out from behind the plate.

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