Thursday, December 24, 2009

1998 Donruss, Jose Silva

#248 Jose Silva

Sorry about the lack of a post yesterday, but work has been knocking me down lately. Christmas is going to be my first day off since last Tuesday and I needed some time to recharge the batteries. I was going to skip todays post as well, but I feel a little refreshed after a nice two hour nap.

Here is a card of Jose Silva that the Troll sent me this summer. Jose played in the Majors for seven years with the Blue Jays, Pirates, and Reds. He was a reliever most of that time and he has a career ERA of 5.41 with 4 saves. Jose made his Major League debut in 1996 and none of his Major League stats really stands out to me.

The one thing that does stand out is that Jose is still pitching professionally. Since 2004, Jose has been pitching in the Mexican League. He has spent the last four seasons with Monterrey and he saved 18 games for them last season. He is even pitching in the Mexican Winter League right now with the Tomateros de Culiacan. I have never taken Spanish, but I'm pretty sure that he is playing for the Culiacan Tomatos. There are just not enough professional teams around anymore that are named after fruits or vegetables.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Zach!

Collective Troll said...

Jose Silva was a guy that I really hoped would succeed. He was that nice and he was a GREAT signer with a really nice sig. Oh well. Merry Christmas my friend!

zman40 said...

Merry Christmas guys!

night owl said...

There used to be a high school sports team near me whose girls teams were nicknamed the Raisins.

Merry Christmas, Zach!

zman40 said...

The Raisins? That is classic!