Thanks, lots of interesting stuff in there.
I always assumed, when they say he went undrafted, that he played 4 years in college and wasn't all that good, but was a flyer as a tryout camp player. Looks like he would have been drafted after his senior season, if not for Jim Bowden offerring him a contract after cape cod league play. I'm sure the college connection worked for Ryan in this case, with his fellow alum paying a little closer attention.
Leaves me wondering, can any undrafted collegiate junior, just up and sign w/ any major league team prior to his 4th year of college?
I also wonder how he & mes are going to split time the next couple of years. Will Dusty give the primary job to Ryan and let Mes work about 60 games a year as the backup, will they split it about 50/50, or will Mes be given primary duty, w/ Hannigan getting about 60 starts a season for the next couple of years.