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No lie. Nate Schierholtz was one of the key bench guys for the 2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants. He has a World Series ring. He probably got to touch the trophy at some point. So technically what I told you is true. He will bring a World Series (ring) to the Cubs as the newest signee by Cubs GM Jed Hoyer. Someday, Nate Schierholtz will bring a World Series to the Chicago Cubs. How will he do it, you might ask? Well, read on, intrepid follower, and find out.
As the reports say, Nate signed a one year deal worth $2.25MM with about $500K in incentives. For comparison that’s about a sixth of a year of B.J. Upton or Shane Victorino, so you’re not going to expect much. He can hit rather averagely to the tune of a career OPS+ of 97. He has a reputation for being a solid defender. He is actually left-handed, much to the merriment of the Dread Pirate Roberts. And he brings championship experience (limited as it may be) to the North Side even if it doesn’t also co...
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A person familiar with the negotiations says outfielder Nate Schierholtz and the Chicago Cubs are closing in on a one-year, $2.25 million contract.
The person, speaking Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized, confirmed reports by several media outlets. Schierholtz can earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses.
Schierholtz was traded...
Days after being non-tendered by the Philadelphia Phillies, outfielder Nate Schierholtz landed a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the Chicago Cubs, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday night. According to ESPN.com, the Cubs envision Schierholtz as their primary right fielder in 2013. The Chicago Tribune reported that Schierholtz might share right field with Dave Sappelt....
The Chicago Cubs and outfielder Nate Schierholtz have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal tweets Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. Schierholtz was drawing interest from nine different teams, the New York Yankees being one of them. The outfielder was part of the trade that sent Hunter Pence to San Francisco.
In 269 plate appearances, Schierholtz hit .257/.321/.407 with 6 HR's, 21 RBI...
The Phillies entered the offseason with a clear need at a premium position and a number of players to choose from. These weren’t just stopgaps or part-time players, either, as the list of free agent centerfielders included Josh Hamilton, Michael Bourn, B.J. Upton, Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino.
Including conceivable trade targets like Peter Bourjos, Dexter Fowler and Chris...
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel says he saw problems all over the field during last season's tumble.
The Phillies fell to 81-81 after winning five straight NL East titles. Manuel says the Phillies had trouble with simple fundamentals.
At the baseball winter meetings on Wednesday, he pointed out several types of mistakes his team made on the bases. He said the Phillies...
Phillies get:Ben RevereTwins get:Vance WorleyTrevor MayDetails and analysis later. But my first reactions is:
In 2008, the Phillies brought the city its first championship since the early 1980's. Every winter since then, the team has added a markee name and big contract to its roster, only to see the team's overall performance slip a little from the previous season.
The club's general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., was initially praised for each of the "big splash" moves...
Apparently Ruben Amaro Jr. is hot and heavy for the Texas Rangers Michael Young to fill the Phillies 3rd base vacancy next season. Young has full no-trade rights and is owed $16M in 2013. He's coming off a season in which he only hit .277/.682 and is now 36 years old. Rangers are rumored to be willing to eat at least half of his salary, but that's still a steep price...
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired centerfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Twins are getting right-hander Vance Worley in return.
Revere gives the Phillies a big stolen base threat as well as a tremendous defender with outstanding range in center. The 24 year old has...
The Phillies have taken 22-year old Ender Inciarte 15th overall from the Arizona Diamondbacks’ system. Inciarte is a speedy outfielder who reached High-A Visalia last season at age 21, hitting .319/.377/.419 with 1 HR and 28 steals in eight attempts. The lefty is 5’11 from Venezuela and could be an immediate defensive contributor for the Phillies. Baseball America editor John...
PhilliesTags: Michael BournPhilliesOn Wednesday night, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Phillies are “past the tire-kicking stage” in pursuit of free-agent centerfielder Michael Bourn, and the team is now trying to gauge what kind of money it will take bring Bourn back to Philadelphia.
The Phillies currently are without a single...
Could the Vanimal be packaged in a trade for an outfielder? Jim Salisbury says the Phillies are dangling Worley in potential trades.
Lee-for-Upton? Amaro strikes it down.
Yesterday afternoon, Pedro Gomez of ESPN tweeted that the Phillies had begun to discuss a trade that had the base of Cliff Lee and cash for Justin Upton. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports was the first to strike this...
Ben Revere will man center field in Citizens Bank Park when the Philadelphia Phillies take the field in 2013. The outfielder was acquired on Thursday from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
The Phillies were one of a handful of teams who had interest in Revere. The 24-year-old Revere batted .294/.333/.342 last season. While he has blazing speed on the base...
We have a new, crazy rumor in relation to Justin Upton. The Phillies and Diamondbacks are reportedly discussing a swap that would send Upton to the Phillies for oft-traded starting pitcher Cliff Lee (and likely, a giant pile of cash as well). The prevailing logic is that the Diamondbacks would then move Lee to another team in exchange for the shortstop they desire. Other sources...
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired center fielder Ben Revere from the Twins, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Vance Worley and Trevor May wil be going back to Minnesota to complete the deal.
Revere hit .294/.333/.342 with 13 doubles, six triples, 32 RBIs, 40 stolen bases and 70 runs scored in 511 at-bats last season. He also carried a .333 on-base percentage and a .342...