Found November 18, 2011 on Phillies Nation:
Mother died today.-Opening line of Albert Camus’ The StrangerThe Phillies re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider yesterday. I get worked up about a lot of baseball-related things that don’t matter, as you may know by now, and while the Phillies overpaying for Jonathan Papelbon and sending Jonathan Singleton packing for Hunter Pence sent me into a blind homicidal rage that could only be sated by drinking the tears of a thousand Mets fans and the blood of a hundred innocent fawns. But when the Phillies re-signed their backup catcher to a one-year, $800,000 contract, I felt no greater emotional response to the transaction than Meursault did to his mother’s death in Camus’ 1942 masterwork.Brian Schneider was a patently terrible offensive player last season. In 1962, the Mets acquired catcher Harry Chiti from Detroit for a player to be named later. In 15 games with New York, Chiti posted an OPS of .452 and, six weeks after the trade, was returned to the Tigers, making him, at the t...

Schneider Inks One-Year Deal with Phillies

From the Phillies:Catcher Brian Schneider has signed a one-year contract with the Phillies, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today.Schneider, 34, made 36 starts for the Phillies last season and the team went 28-8 (.777), including 27-3 (.900) in his first 30 starts.  From May 7 through September 6, the Phillies went 19-0 in Schneider’s...

Brian Schneider Signs One-Year Deal

Brian Schneider agreed to a one-year 800-thousand dollar contract that will bring him back to Citizens’ Bank Park next season. This move won’t turn many heads, but from a strategic standpoint needed to be handled early in spring training. Schneider isn’t going to blow your mind with his stats; he batted under the Mendoza Line for the [...]

Schneider Robs Phils & Minor League Grab Bag

*Why couldn't have Schneider disappeared like the man he's pictured with above?Brian Schneider will "earn" a guaranteed 1 year $800K contract in 2012 with the Philadelphia Phillies with another $200K in incentives dangling like a carrot before the horse. All that for a .502 OPS and 13% CS. Essentially he'll will be robbing the Phils next season. Blame Amaro...

Phillies ink C Schneider to one-year contract

The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed veteran backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year deal on Thursday. The contract is worth $800,000 - with a possibility of an additional $200,000 in incentives. Schneider, who turns 35 next week, batted just .176 with two homers and nine RBIs in 125 plate appearances while serving as Carlos Ruiz's backup.

Phils re-sign veteran back-up backstop Schneider

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract, worth $800,000.

Phillies near deal to bring back Schneider reports that the Phillies are close to a deal to re-sign backup catcher Brian Schneider, who will turn 35 on Nov. 26. Schneider hit .176 this past season but worked well with rookie right-hander Vance Worley, who finished third in National League Rookie of the Year voting.

Phillies To Sign Brian Schneider

The Phillies have agreed to sign catcher Brian Schneider, according to Jon Heyman of (on Twitter). The deal is pending a physical.

Phillies keep Schneider with one-year deal

The Phillies are bringing back Brian Schneider for another season as their backup catcher. The club announced on Thursday that it had signed Schneider to a one-year, $800,000 contract. The deal contains $200,000 worth of incentives.

Phillies Re-Sign Brian Schneider

The Philadelphia Phillies have one less hole to fill, as they have brought back veteran catcher Brian Schneider on a one-year deal, according to Sports Illustrated’s John Heyman.  It’s not the sexiest move of the off-season, and at almost 35-years of age, Schneider isn’t going to bring too much offense to the club, as he’s OPS’d .617 in his two years with the Phillies...

Phillies re-sign C Brian Schneider

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract, worth $800,000.

Phillies re-sign C Brian Schneider

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract.

Phils sign C Schneider to one-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies signed catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract on Thursday.

Phillies re-sign Schneider to one-year deal to remain Ruiz backup

The Philadelphia Phillies re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract Thursday.

Phillies re-sign catcher Schneider to 1-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract.

Wednesday Morning Quarterback

I’ve got a new off-season ploy to keep at least a few people coming tothe website feature to introduce today: Wednesday Morning Bench Coach.It’s a play on the old tried and true Monday Morning Quarterback columnthat everyone does where they second guess the events of the previous weekend.  Basically, there’s stuff I want to say that’stoo long for Twitter, too short for an...
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