A couple days ago we all saw the Wrecking Crew think outside the box and sign a new rookie talent by discovering an old wiffleball league that use to exist in the area and reach out to a former good player in it. A day later Waves owner Anthony Nusbaum copied that thinking and quite literally did the exact same thing.
The Waves have signed Keith Bunn (33 years old and from Longview) to a $10/2-season deal. He too, played in the old league and caught Nusbaum's eye with good pitching stats from several years ago. After getting into contact yesterday, Nusbaum put Bunn through a workout and liked what he saw enough to offer him a contract, which Bunn accepted.
"His experience pitching is going to be his biggest strength," said Nusbaum afterward.
On his pitching style Nusbaum says he doesn't throw too hard, but can get his balls to move a lot. Unfortunately, unlike with Coleman, the Waves have no video of the workout to show.
RIght now Nusbaum says Bunn will be the #2 option on the Waves pitching staff behind ace Adam Clark and in front of now #3 Lane Traver. Between those 3 and Nusbaum at #4 the Waves are one of the deepest teams at the pitching position. On offense Bunn will not bat.
In order to make room on the roster (which already was maxed at 5 players before this signing) the Waves have cut Austin Gillum who was a rookie on the team last season.