Yesterday, free agent reliever Tim Byrdak took to Twitter to ask for a job:
And though Byrdak remains unsigned as of this writing, the stunt inspired a number of still-unemployed free agents to pull a similar stunt, hoping to stand out in a competitive market.
Kendrys Morales, left on the free agent wire despite his 20+ home run power because of his limited defensive abilities and the draft pick compensation tied up with his name, went to Facebook, asking friends and family for help:
Nelson Cruz, another poor defender and with a PED suspension to boot, has struggled to find steady work. With the Orioles rumored to be in on the right fielder, Nelson Cruz has started plastering the Baltimore-area telephone poles with this flyer:
(Nelson Cruz photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
And finally, the biggest name left on the wire, Kevin Gregg, has had trouble finding working despite his third 30+ save season. It's as if no one even cares about goggles and gaudy save totals anymore. To cope, Gregg is offering a really great value to any and all buyers:
Will these stunts work? That remains to be seen. Though, personally, I'm really angling for that free Kevin Gregg.
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