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Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo.
Antonio Bastardo established himself as a major league relief pitcher in 2011 when in 64 games he posted a 6-1 record with a 2.64 ERA. Bastardo struggled at times in 2012 as the Phillies used him more in a set up role and counted on him to get both right and left handed hitters out more.
2013 will be a year where we may see who the real Antonio Bastardo is. The Phillies have more depth in their bullpen with the signing of Mike Adams. Bastardo should go back to filling the role of 7th inning guy and in some cases left handed specialist. He should thrive again in that role.
Low to mid 90′s fastball
Deceptive delivery makes fastball look faster
Bastardo had an outstanding 14 K/9 in 2012.
Bastardo will return to a role where he had great su...
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The ifs are being addressed by the Philadelphia Phillies, and they begin with Roy Halladay. However, while Phils fans finger their worry beads, the warts on the Braves and the Nationals are quite visible.
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My articles are designed to represent a baseball man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box. Most fans do not consider...
According to Baseball America, the Phillies have signed RHP Brian Bass to a Minor League deal. Bass, 31, last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2010 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and spent 2012 with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Houston organization. Bass may be familiar and remembered by some Phillies fans as he pitched with Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2011. Bass is likely to return...
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss recently signed set up man Kevin Frandsen.
Kevin Frandsen had a career year in 2012 when he hit .338 in 55 games. He played mostly at third base filling in for the oft injured Placido Polanco. Frandsen will be expected to back...
My name is David. I’m 37 years old and blind since birth. I live in Wernersville, PA, which is ten miles west of Reading. I’ve been a season ticket holder of the Reading Fightin Phils since 1989, and have the same seat since 1994.
I attended the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia, and instantly fell in love with the Phillies. Listening to baseball on the radio...
Kelly Dugan was the Phillies’ top draft pick (2nd round, 75th overall) back in 2009. Since then, it’s been a bit of a slow progression in the pro ranks, but after a solid season with Class A Lakewood in 2012, the California native has shown that he is ready to make an impact in the organization.
Much hype surrounded Kelly upon being drafted to the Phillies, as an image of...
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss relief pitcher Phillippe Aumont.
Phillippe Aumont has been the best of the 10 prospects in the Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay trades.
Phillippe Aumont emerged in September as a solid piece out of the bullpen to help bridge the gap...
Widely recognized as the Phillies’ top prospect, lefty hurler Jesse Biddle can’t wait to get his 2013 season going.
In attendance for the Phillies winter charity banquet at Lakewood’s Woodlake Country Club last week, Biddle looked forward to the event for weeks, as he feels rubbing elbows with Phils brass like assistant general manager Benny Looper, director of player development...
This week, at the Phillies’ winter charity banquet in Lakewood, NJ, I had the opportunity to speak with Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan about many matters related to the Phillies developmental system. Included in the topics of discussion were the depth at the catcher position, the team’s plans for some of their youngest prospects and two former top draft picks...
Join the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association on January 28 as they hand out awards to local athletes and teams during their 109th annual banquet.
The public is welcome at the dinner. Tickets are $95 apiece, and are available by clicking here.
Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins, Charlie Manuel, Larry Bowa, Mike Trout, and many more athletes will be in attendance at this amazing event...
Jake Diekman got a major league audition last season and will battle for full-time work in the majors this spring. The young left-hander is developing better than some scouts thought that he might.
The Philadelphia Phillies are now a little more than 2 weeks away from Pitchers and Catchers. That’s right, even though snow is covering most of the Delaware Valley today, baseball is around the corner.
For the first time in a long time, the Phillies will not enter the season as the National League favorites. They aren’t even the favorites in their own division at this point...
While the Phillies lineup is likely a work in progress, Manuel seems locked in on Jimmy Rollins being the team's leadoff hitter. The Phils skipper believes Rollins is one of the best top of the order hitters in baseball.
If you don't come in first, then you're last. Yesterday the Atlanta Braves added their second big name and second Upton of the offseason while the Phillies watched. That does not mean that they did not try. According to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News, the Phillies contacted Arizona...
I've read it enough that I've kind of got to the point of being tired of it: The Phillies are done, and Amaro is a bust. In fact, even optimism is fake now. Seriously. This team is just screwed. I mean, first we heard how bad Michael Young is, then...