Unpublished quote from Ryan:
My wife Pat has a respectable Republican cloth coat...and we're going to keep Checkers, I don't care what anyone says.
I blame the nattering nabobs of negativism in the press for his demise.
With a summer of prep in Tampa, he will be tan, rested, and ready.I’m absolutely convinced that if Tampa picks him up he will instantly become a dominant relief pitcher. He does have a 97 mph fastball and a decent slider. Tampa seems to turn guys like that into hall of fame level pitchers all the time.