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Free-agent infielder Placido Polanco has signed a deal with the Florida Marlins, according to a CBSSports.com report. The agreement includes incentives. The Miami Herald reported that the sides were close on a one-year, $2.75 million contract. Polanco became a free agent when the Phillies declined their half of the $5.5 million mutual option after the regular season. The 37-year-old hit 15 doubles and batted .257 in 328 plate appearances in 2012.
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Big things were expected from Antonio Bastardo following his breakout year in 2011. Bastardo had put together a 6-1 record with a 2.64 ERA along with eight saves. Even though he began to perform poorly at the end of the season, the Phillies were counting on the lefthander to once again be a...
Former All-Star third baseman Placido Polanco agreed to a $2.75 million, one-year contract Thursday with the Miami Marlins, plugging the final hole in the team's projected lineup following a payroll purge.
The 37-year-old, who can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 90 games with the Philadelphia...
Pop quiz: Which lefty reliever would you rather have? (2012 stats listed, 2013 aged season listed)
- Player A: 52 IP, 14.02 K/9 IP, 4.50 BB/9 IP, 3.18 xFIP. Age 27
- Player B: 50.1 IP, 7.51 K/9 IP, 3.93 BB/9 IP, 4.17 xFIP. Age 30
- Player C: 27.1 IP, 11.52 K/9 IP, 6.59 BB/9 IP, 3.92 xFIP. Age 26
- Player D: 31.1 IP, 11.49 K/9 IP, 4.02 BB/9 IP, 3.24 xFIP. Age 27
- Player E: 31.0 IP...
Martinez was the Majors eleventh luckiest hitter in 2012 according to FanGraphs. Really. Photo: AP
Fangraphs posted an interesting article today combined with a pretty neat sortable spreadsheet regarding “luck”. The article, entitled “De-Lucker X: The Final 2012 Numbers“, took a look at how the Majors fared when comparing fielding independent wOBA and xBABIP (click on the...
Third base has long been a trouble spot for the Miami Marlins, but the team hopes Placido Polanco will at least provide stability there in 2013. Polanco, who signed a one-year, $2.75 million contract Dec. 20, will be the Marlins' fifth new third baseman in as many years. In 2012, Hanley Ramirez opened the season at third base to accommodate new shortstop Jose Reyes. The experiment...
Throughout the off-season, I have checked in with various players from around the Phillies organization to gauge their thoughts on fall/winter leagues they’ve played in and what their outlooks are going forward. Recently, I heard from right-handed pitcher Tyler Cloyd, who won the 2012 Paul Owens Award, an honor bestowed upon the most outstanding pitching and offensive players...
The Philadelphia Phillies officially announced the signing of veteran reliever Mike Adams to a two-year, $12 million deal. The pact includes a third year club/vesting option worth $6.5 million. It vests if he appears in 120 games from 2013-14 with at least 60 appearances in 2014. The 34-year-old has been one of the game's best setup men. He posted a 3.27 ERA in 52 1/3 innings...
From the Saratogian
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Phillies are back.
Although the process is in its initial stages, the summer collegiate baseball franchise is relocating to Saratoga Springs and will begin NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League) competition this June at East Side Recreation Park.
The Phillies got voted into the league Sunday, and become the...
The Miami Marlins are “so unhappy” with their current
options at third base that they’ve checked in on veteran infielder Miguel
Tejada while he’s playing in winter ball, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN. Stark
adds that the Marlins have also kicked the tires on fellow veterans Placido
Polanco and Brandon Inge.
Hearing Marlins so unhappy with 3B options, they've been...
The Phillies appear to have given up on the idea of getting an acutal starting outfielder with power and have gone to some last restorts. The latest from CSNPhilly's Jim Salisbury seems to indicate that the Phillies do not wish to even pay the price of a Cody Ross and...
- Former WWE star Armando Estrada turns 34 years old today.
- WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson was in Tampa working with the WWE developmental talents on Wednesday.
- Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, a longtime WWE fan, was in attendance for Monday’s RAW.
- Former WWE announcer Todd Grisham will be the new host of “Friday Night Fights” on ESPN beginning January 4th.
The Cubs complete their rotation, the Marlins ink Placido Polanco, and A.J. Pierzynski`s career year lands him in Texas.