Royals Sign John Parrish

The Royals signed lefty John Parrish to a minor league deal, according to a team press release.  Parrish, 32, missed all of '09 with a shoulder injury.  In 2008 he posted a 4.5 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, and 4.04 ERA in 42.3 innings for the Blue Jays.  He has not had success against lefties in recent years.

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    We need to be optimistic about these minor league signings. possibly the next david aardsma? (even though he wasnt a minor league signing)

    • S8P7W 5 years ago

      I don’t think he has the upside to be the next Aardsma, but he could be a decent mid-season callup.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        yeah but the whole point of minor league signings is that you never know. How could have thought that Aardsma or Kevin Correia would do what they did?

        • S8P7W 5 years ago

          Aardsma was always an intriguing arm with a lot of potential (mostly due to his fastball velocity). Correia had some nice seasons as a reliever/spot starter before last year.
          But as I look at Parrish’s numbers of years past, I see a pretty decent pitcher. I don’t think he has much upside, but he could be a league average hurler next year. And I’m rooting for him, as a Jays fan.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Please don’t try and avoid the undeniable fact that John Parrish has no value at all.

    • Technically, you’re right–anyone could be the next David Aardsma. However, it’s more likely he’ll be the next, well, John Parrish.

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    ok thats actually a good point. But it’s good to be optimistic. We all love good Baseball stories!!

  3. mstrchef13 5 years ago

    Parrish is very useful when he has some control. He’s pretty useless when he can’t. He’s a good guy, so I hope that KC signed the good version.

  4. dugoutdog 5 years ago

    Another underwhelming Royals rehab signing. Not as bad as a major-league contract to Brian Anderson, but likely just a stop-gap Hans Brinker type who’ll get a turn somewhere down the line. Not as promising as Campillo, but still… Good luck on the comeback Mr Parrish.

  5. Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

    Campillo, Betement, now Parish can never have enough depth.

  6. teewashy 5 years ago

    The final missing piece to the Royals 2010 World Series Championship is now complete. Ain’t no stoppin us now!!

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