In our search for a good bullpen, I think it would behoove JD and the Rangers to take a flyer on R.J. Swindle who was designated for assignment by the Philadelphia Phillies. He is a 25yo, 6' 3", 190lbs lefthanded reliever.
In 2008 between AA and AAA, he pitched 53ip, 3-1, 1.53era, 1sv, 1hr, 67k & 8bb.
In 2007 between low and high A, he pitched 44ip, 2-2, 2.25era, 13 sv, 3hr, 57k & 8bb.
In two seasons he has 124 strikeouts and 16 walks. That is tremendous.
Because of his youth and mastery of the strike zone, I have no problem throwing the Phillies a low prospect to take a chance on him.