Found November 08, 2011 on
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For weeks now I’ve been saying Michael Cuddyer would be a great addition to the Philadelphia Phillies if they were able to sign him. Well today, Cuddyer was in Philadelphia touring Citizens Bank Park and meeting with team officials. The Phillies even flew in Charlie Manuel from his Florida home to talk with the outfielder.
According to sources, Cuddyer toured Citizens Bank Park and had lunch with Phillies officials. He also met with manager Charlie Manuel, who flew in from Florida. (CSN Philly)
CSN reports that the Phillies love his right handed bat and the versatility he’ll bring to the team. I say, no **** who wouldn’t? Especially a team like the Phillies who have nothing but left-handed bats and a couple of pinch-hitters who couldn’t touch the field last season.
Cuddyer is so versatile he can fill in at all of the positions that the Phillies have need in, left field, third base and first base. In addition to that he can also spend some time in right field, shoot he cou...
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Although interim general manager Terry Ryan indicated payroll is likely to drop about $15 million to around $100 million next season, the Twins remain interested in re-signing free agent Michael Cuddyer.
Leader. Versatile. Clutch. Acquiring a player who can claim to be one of those is usually a sound investment. Acquiring a player who possesses all three of those characteristics is a no-brainer. With that in mind, Michael Cuddyer is a name that Red Sox fans could learn to love. Cuddyer's name hasn't really been tossed around when it comes to the right-field vacancy left by...
Rumors over the weekend that the Phillies will be aggressively pursuing Michael Cuddyer makes Twins fans wonder if Cuddyer will soon no longer be a Twin.
These two tweets from Buster Olney suggest that the Phillies are not just “serious players” for Michael Cuddyer but will be the team to beat for his services.Reading between the lines, it seems that even if Cuddyer’s Minnesota Twins come in and match whatever offer Ruben Amaro has made, the Phils will top it. Cuddyer will then have a decision to make: enjoy a nice salary from...
We're not exactly sure yet what role Jim Thome is going to wind up playing on the 2012 Phillies.
He'll be a potent power bat off the bench for sure and he might be an occasional first baseman, even though he's said in the past that he doesn't think playing the field is his best use. Should the Phils make it to the World Series, he'd certainly be their designated...
Michael Cuddyer (Player of the Year), Scott Baker (Pitcher of the Year) and Glen Perkins (Breakout Player of the Year) were honored by MLB.com as the Twins' top performers for 2011.
HBT: After signing with the Phillies, Jim Thome is pushing for Michael Cuddyer to join him.
Dave Cameron not only defends, but more or less celebrates, the Giants’ end of the Melky Cabrera-Jonathan Sanchez deal with the Royals. Other topics include David Wright and the Mets, Michael Cuddyer as a potential Philly, and the necessity of flu shots.
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Michael Cuddyer visited the Phillies today, according to Tom Sredenschek of FOX 29 in Philadelphia (on Twitter). The Phillies are said to be pursuing the outfielder seriously.
The Phillies are still talking to free...
The Phillies are poised to spend big on a closer and must also consider acquiring a left fielder, shortstop, and utility infielder.
Roy Halladay, SP: $40MM through 2013, vesting option for 2014
Ryan Howard, 1B: $125MM through 2016
Cliff Lee, SP: $109MM through 2015, unless 2016 option vests
Chase Utley, 2B: $30MM through 2013
The five-day window for the Twins to exclusively talk with free agents Michael Cuddyer, Jason Kubel, Joe Nathan and Matt Capps ended last week, and now the players are free to sign with any club.