The Colorado Rockies have announced that they have acquired Reid Brignac from the Rays for cash and a player to be named later.
Brignac was designated for assignment last week to make room on the 40-man roster. He was considered a long-shot to make the team in Spring Training.
Unfortunately for the Rays and for Brignac, his time here will always be remembered as a disappointment. He is like the amateur golfer that shoots 100 but thinks he is *this close* to being great just because he/she occasionally hits a ball really well. Brignac hit just enough home runs that he thought he was *this close* to being a slugger. As a result, he never gave up his uppercut swing and he never focused on just getting on base.
And so it ends. We will let Briggy Baseball bow in his own special way as he walks out the door for good…