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Seems the Phillies grew tired of Michael Schwimer schtick and decided to part ways with him yesterday by shipping him north of the border to America's hat (aka- Canada). He has annoyed/angered the organization over the past two seasons with tweets about not being called up from the minors when he believed was the right time and his grievance against them for shipping him back to the minors when he claimed to be injured and therefore should have been on the MLB disabled list collecting a MLB paycheck and accruing service time. In other words, a pain in the ass. Just look at that picture...so melancholy and disgruntled. The Toronto Blue Jays get a 27 year old reliever with a 4.62 ERA over 47 appearances, 48.2 IP, with 52 K, and a 1.40 WHIP during his time with the Phils. His minor league stats are much more impressive- 185 G, 252.1 IP, 332 K, 2.60 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 55 SV.In exchange, the Jays sent first baseman Art Charles to Philly. He's 22 years old, hasn't played ...
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Yes, Schwimer took the loss in this game against the Atlanta Braves Michael Schwimer was not likely to get a chance for the Phillies in the major leagues this season. It does not appear that he will be in the Blue Jays' plans either. According to the Blue Jays' official...
I Love the Phillies, especially the 2012 team.
I grew up a Phillies fan having gone to my first game back in 1983 at Veterans Stadium. I got a patch that night in celebration of 100 years of baseball with different “P’s” on each base. It’s one of my most cherished baseball possessions; but even more important to me are the memories of my dad taking me to the ballpark and...
Thanks to today's technology, the 8-bit Nintendo games of our past can be remade into epic YouTube videos for many to laugh at.
The fine folks over at Sportress of Blogitude uncovered this clip called "Blue Jays Adventure" which shows the Toronto Blue Jays taking on their foes in the AL East in a text-based adventure:
Waves crash on a sandy beach as the palm trees sway in the
cool gulf breeze. You get up from your spot on the beach just in time to hear someone
ordering a grouper sandwich and a bloody mary as a band plays some reggae
tunes. You hop in the car, light up a
cigar you bought in Ybor City, Tampa the night before and head on your way. It’s
about noon, and your beach day is already...
No, the Phils did not sign the balding man who smashes watermelons. The Phillies did, however, sign Austin Gallagher, a 24-year old Lancaster, PA native formerly of the Dodgers organization. Gallagher is a former 2007 Third Round pick who was at one point fast-tracked to High-A as a 19-year old in 2008 but has had issues staying on the field and has not progressed past High-A. Gallagher...
In four seasons from 2008-2011, Roy Halladay‘s worst FIP was 3.06 (2009). In 2011 it was an astounding 2.20 on the strength of a career-best 8.47 K/9 and just a 5.1% HR/FB rate. While the homer rate was fueled by a bit of luck, the strikeouts were completely the result of skill. Honestly, 2011 was probably Halladay’s best professional season.So you want to write him off just...
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DUNEDIN, Fla. — Baseball union head Michael Weiner says there’s active discussion about increasing the penalties for violating baseball’s drug testing program.
Weiner says Monday after meeting with the Toronto Blue Jays players have expressed interest in making the sanctions for failed drug tests more severe. He also says there have been discussions with Major League Baseball...
The Phillies opened up Grapefruit League play Saturday against the Houston Astros at Brighthouse Field. The ‘Stros make their American League debut this season and will sport retro uniforms akin to their 1980s teams. The Phils fell to the Astros by a score of 8-3. Cole Hamels started on the bump for the Fightins and…
Miguel Cabrera’s home-run swing already appears to be in Triple Crown form. Two days after launching his first long ball of the spring, Cabrera took Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon way downtown, clearing a line of concession stands out behind deep left-center field at Philadelphia’s park.
“That is one of the longest home runs you’re going to see here at Bright House Field...
Cliff Lee looked excellent this afternoon against the Tigers in Clearwater. In two innings, Lee walked one and struck out two. He did not give up a hit. Tyler Cloyd followed with two shutout innings of his own, walking one and striking out one. In the bottom of the fourth...
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: December 6, 1971
Signed: International Free Agent, 2003 (Yankees)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
Agent: Jaime Torres
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Contreras was one of the most highly publicized Cuban signings in modern baseball history. He also...
Since I have been here, I haven’t seen any leadership
Jonathan Papelbon, February 22, 2013
I wish I could have written about this quote sooner. But, to be honest, I don’t think there is much to say; I believe Papelbon’s misspoke during a period of quick reflection. A reflection on a season’s worth of disappointments that are understandable when compared to the high expectations...
The Phillies organization has a pair of impressive left-handed arms at the top of the list, followed by some interesting, but largely inexperienced, prospects.
#1 Jesse Biddle (P)
The Phillies organization has developed some interesting arms in recent years with the likes of Jarred Cosart (traded...
They say that, when it comes to understanding anything about the subsequent regular season, you should never pay attention to numbers in March. That’s good advice, and it doesn’t even bother to mention numbers in February. Today is February 25, spring-training competition has only just begun, and nothing matters. To whatever extent any baseball matters, February baseball matters...