According to Hardball Talk, "His deal includes an invitation to spring training, where he’ll compete for a spot on Washington’s bench in what has become a pretty crowded infield picture for the Nationals."
Now, you remember that Ryan was traded as part of the Adam Warren for Starlin Castro trade. It was then revealed that Ryan was part of that deal, but more importantly, my source told me that Ryan was blindsided by the deal:
"I was able to find out alittle nugget that I’d like to bring to my Bleeding Yankee Blue audience. According to my source, the Ryan family was pretty much taken by surprise and punched in the gut, so to speak, when they found out the news of Ryan being shipped to Chicago. But it was more about HOW they found out.
According to my source, the Ryan’s found out about the trade on Twitter at the same time everybody else did, having no idea what to think at the time. My source said this of the story coming out about the Brendan Ryan’s trade news: “That wasn’t fun. It got leaked.” It was definitely a blow and a bit nerve racking because they didn't have any official word from the New York Yankees."
Now look, I'm thrilled that Ryan is still working and there is no question that with his versitility, he will continue his career successfully with either the Nationals or any other team down the road. As a utlity man, he is a catch. Plus, full disclosure, I really like Sharyn and Brendan.
They are a terrific couple, they have a terrific family and I wish them the absolutely best no matter what.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BRENDAN & SHARYN RYAN is still considered one of the most popular BYB interviews ever, partly because we have audio of Brendan talking directly to the BYB audience... Sharyn's idea by the way... she's a genius.
Anyway, the best of Brendan... good luck pal.
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