R.J. Swindle, Mike Cervenak and T.J. Bohn, who spent time with the big club this season, are just some of the players who were declared free agents on Nov. 6.
According to Baseball America, the list includes: Jason Anderson (AAA), Matt Childers (AAA), Steve Green (AAA), Travis Minix (AAA), Justin Pope (AA), Scott Vander Weg (Hi A), Brian Mazone (AAA), Stephen Randolph (AAA), Matt Smith (Hi A), R.J. Swindle (AAA), Anderson Alvarez (VSL), Kevin Nelson (AA), John Suomi (AAA), Scott Thomas (AA), John Urick (Hi A), Carlos Leon (Hi A), Steve Smith (AAA), Mike Cervenak (AAA), Brian Finegan (Hi A), Orlando Guevara (AA), Joey Hammond (AA), Brennan King (AAA), Anthony Mansolino (Hi A), Mike Rouse (AAA), Jake Blalock (AA), T.J. Bohn (AAA), Jesus Granado (VSL), Jon Knott (AAA), Mike Spidale (AA), Brandon Watson (AAA).
Beerleaguer: Note the number of players declared free agents below the Double-A level. I did a quick headcount of the rest of the league and it’s the second most in baseball behind Toronto. That speaks to how little they’ve managed to replenish through the draft. Lots and lots of ex-indie ballers pepper this list. For the full free agent "who's who" around the league, click here.
In addition, J.D. Durbin, Travis Blackley and Chris Snelling were also granted minor league free agency shortly after the season ended. Beerleaguer must have missed that one.