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With players being tendered, non-tendered, traded, and everything in between, the Phillies sit idly with primarily the same roster they had in 2013, adding Marlon Byrd and Miguel Gonzalez and subtracting Roy Halladay. Eric Seidman will go into great depth tomorrow about the Phillies’ curious moves yesterday, but for now, let’s take a look at where the Steamer Projection system has them for 2014.
C – Carlos Ruiz
C – Erik Kratz
1B – Ryan Howard
INF – Freddy Galvis
2B – Chase Utley
INF – Kevin Frandsen
3B – Cody Asche
4th OF – John Mayberry Jr.
SS – Jimmy Rollins
5th OF – Darin Ruf
LF – Domonic Brown
CF – Ben Revere
RF – Marlon Byrd
SP – Cole Hamels
RP – Justin De Fratus
SP – Cliff Lee
RP – Jake Diekman
SP – Kyle Kendrick
RP – Antonio Bastardo
SP – Jonathan Pettibone
BEST OF MAXIM
While everybody locally examined their wish list of right-handed sluggers, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Marlon Byrd. How long will it take the fans to embrace him again? (Byrd’s photo with the Phillies @ Tal Venada)
TAL’S HANDY CAPS
This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects...
The Phillies have acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Erik “Turkey Bacon” Kratz and minor league Rob Rasmussen.
Linoln appeared in 22 games for Toronto last season with a 3.98 ERA. He had 25 strikeouts compared to 22 walks.
The 28-year old Lincoln was the 4th overall pick in the 2006 MLB draft. In 2007, he was ranked the 69th best...
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The Phillies have signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves, Jon Heyman of CBS reports.
Nieves turned 36 in September, so this move isn’t exactly earth-shattering. In fact, I find in unlikely that Nieves even backs up Ruiz.
Cameron Rupp will likely be the starting catcher in Triple A Lehigh Valley, as he’s currently the most promising backstop prospect...
Since bringing Jonathan Papelbon to the Philadelphia Phillies, general manager Ruben Amaro has seemed to have no plan. He has held onto players past their prime while seeming to be loyal to the wrong players leaving a dysfunctional lineup, a less formidable rotation, minor league pitchers in their bullpen, and an anemic bench. Amaro came into this offseason needing to overhaul his...
In a series of moves that should probably come as no surprise, the Phillies announced today that they would non-tender no one at the tender deadline. More specifically, they tendered contracts to John Mayberry, Jr., Kyle Kendrick, Antonio Bastardo, and Ben Revere and signed Kevin Frandsen to a 1-year/$900,000 contract. Tendering Kendrick, Bastardo, and Revere was expected. Based...
On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Phillies did something that blew my mind: they acquired a player that may improve their team a good bit in 2014, and gave up next to nothing to get him. Ruben Amaro's club acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for backup catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen, who didn't throw a pitcher as a member of the Phillies...
Ruben, Ruben, Ruben!
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. should consider renaming the Phillies ballpark to “Senior Citizens Bank Park.” All of his players will likely be eligible for Social Security by the end of the season. Amaro may be putting together the worst Phillies team since the late 90s, which would be very hard to do. The Phillies will have five of...
After having typically appeared in the entirely venerable pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections were released at FanGraphs last year. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Philadelphia Phillies. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other Projections: Boston.
Citizens of Philadelphia...
Amid the flurry of moves throughout the major leagues today, the Phillies got involved by acquiring Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and lefty Rob Rasmussen.
Lincoln, 28, had a 3.98 ERA in 22 appearances with the Jays last season. He doesn’t strike many guys out, averaging 7.1-per-nine in 2013, and struggled after being dealt to Toronto from Pittsburgh in...
The Phillies have avoided arbitration with Kevin Frandsen at $900K for next season. They also announced that contracts have been tendered to Kyle Kendrick, John Mayberry Jr., Ben Revere, and Antonio Bastardo. Good for Frandsen and the Phillies that he'll be back in '14. The numbers aren't flashy and while...
The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night.
Lincoln will compete for a spot in Philadelphia's bullpen. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 games for Toronto in 2013. He had 25 strikeouts in 31 2-3 innings and pitched more than one inning in 13 of his 22 relief appearances. The...
Hip, hip, hooray for Grand Pappy Moyer, We Should Be GMs 2013 Hall of Fame inductee. There was no need for a vote this year, as the Veterans Committee felt Jamie was the only deserving candidate (sorry John Bowker).Moyer's career spanned 25 seasons, starting in 1986 and ending in 2012 (after coming back from Tommy John surgery at the ripe age of 49). Jamie spent 5 seasons in...
The Phillies are pretty short on catching depth. Yes, the team re-signed catcher Carlos Ruiz to a three-year deal, but the other options are pretty light. Erik Kratz hit a few home runs, but barely kept to the Mendoza line in 2013. Cameron Rupp was rushed to the big leagues...
Watson with Lakewood in 2013, image- Jay Floyd
Righty pitching prospect Shane Watson is dealing with another setback related to his throwing shoulder. The Phillies’ first round draft choice from 2012 visited team physician Michael Ciccotti in Philadelphia this week and was diagnosed with an enlarged capsule. Watson is back in Florida and is slated to rehab the injury through early...
We are now beyond the start of Free Agency at 12:01 AM November 5. We at Phillies Nation will take a look at a players, namely outfielders, catchers, starting pitchers, and relievers, who the Phillies may target this offseason. We will explore potential performance, fit, cost, and feasibility. We continue today with our first “Trade Pass or Play” candidate, right-handed catcher...