2011 Topps Sean O’Sullivan and Vin Mazzaro   2 comments

Sean O'Sullivan 2011 Topps

The Royals broke camp today with a 3-2 win over a hated division rival, the Chicago White Sox. They finished with a 20-10 record and won the Cactus League crown. All this really means almost nothing. Here is what is important today, the Royals selected their 25 man roster. Here it is as the great Bob Dutton put it in a Kansas City Star article.

The final roster breaks down this way:

• Pitchers (12): The four-man rotation consists of Luke Hochevar, Jeff Francis, Kyle Davies and Bruce Chen. All-Star closer Joakim Soria heads an eight-man bullpen of Robinson Tejeda, Kanekoa Texeira, Sean O’Sullivan, Collins, Jeffress, Crow and Adcock. Francis, Chen and Collins are left-handers.

• Catchers (2): Treanor and Brayan Peña.

• Infielders (6): The first base/designated hitter tandem of Billy Butler and Kila Ka’aihue, second baseman Chris Getz, shortstop Alcides Escobar, third baseman Mike Aviles and utilityman Wilson Betemit.

• Outfielders (5): A starting unit (left to right) of Alex Gordon, Melky Cabrera and Jeff Francoeur with Mitch Maier and Dyson as reserves


Vin Mazzaro 2011 Topps

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/29/2761669/royals-final-roster-includes-four.html#ixzz1I3BKN0Pp
So I am finishing up my spring training card set in the next two or three days. Today I finish up the pitchers that made the roster. Mazzaro didn’t make the roster on opening day but he did make the team. They just don’t need him yet so he will stay in Arizona for a while longer. Mazzaro is the team’s fifth starting pitcher. He got it because of the stock the team has in him, not by his performance this spring. Sean O’Sullivan out performed him. The team traded David DeJesus for him so they really need to see what the guy can do. O’Sullivan will work out of the bullpen in long relief to start the season which is a good role for him to be in.

Posted March 29, 2011 by VocalsOnTop in 2011 Topps Royals

2 responses to “2011 Topps Sean O’Sullivan and Vin Mazzaro

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  1. Man, this trade sucked for everyone involved

    • Yeah, both players underachieved. I still like Dejesus a lot but I think Mazzaro is always a 6th man in the rotation type of guy and Dejesus will always be a just good enough to be a starting outfielder type of player.

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