Found January 17, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
The Philadelphia Phillies and San Francisco Giants are among
the teams interested in free agent middle infielder Ryan Theriot, according to
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that if the Giants were to acquire Theriot, he
would likely compete with Brandon Crawford for playing time at shortstop.
Theriot would be middle-infield insurance for the Phillies, who have veterans
Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley manning shortstop and second base.
Theriot hit .270/.316/.321 with 16 doubles and one triple
over 352 at-bats for the Giants last season. The 33-year-old owns a career line
of .281/.341/.350 over eight seasons at the major league level.
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The San Francisco Giants have avoided arbitration with two players thus far. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported (via Twitter) this morning that outfielder Hunter Pence agrees to terms with the Giants for $13.8 million for 2013. Pence will hit the free agent market at the end of the season.
MLB Trade Rumors reported last night that the Giants have also avoided arbitration with reliever...
San Francisco Giants' star Pablo Sandoval has been spending time with family and playing winter ball in his native Venezuela. However, as nice as it must be for him to be home, he got a scare yesterday. Sandoval was admitted to a local hospital yesterday with abdominal pain.
Sandoval's brother, Michael, originally tweeted out the news. Alex Pavlovic of the San...
The San Francisco Giants avoided arbitration with pitcher Jose Mijares when he agreed to a one-year, $1.8 million deal. Miljares, 28, pitched for Kansas City and the Giants last season, posting a 3-2 record with a 2.56 ERA in 56 innings as a reliever. He also worked 2 2/3 innings in the postseason for San Francisco. The left-hander is expected to pitch in middle relief for the...
The Phillies and lefty reliever Antonio Bastardo avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract for 2013. Bastardo’s 2012 ERA (4.33) and BB/9 IP (4.50) were career highs and likely limited his salary although it does top the $1.1 million projected by arbitration expert Matt Swartz that both myself and Corey Seidman used in projecting the Phillies’ available...
The Hot Stove has just about come and gone but the Phillies have been quite active in the last few days. They have added pitchers Rodrigo Lopez, Juan Cruz, and Aaron Cook to their Minor League ranks with invites to Major League Spring Training camp and continue to eye a few more players.
Theriot a Fit?
Hot off the press today from CBS’s Jon Heyman, Ryan Theriot has been linked...
There are a bunch of things we know to be true about Aaron Cook, or at least things we have no reason to question. Aaron Cook played for the Rockies, and he recently played for the Red Sox. More recently he was signed by the Phillies. He is a man, and he is a man of more than 30 years, and he is a man who grows reddish facial hair when he wants to, and even when he doesn’t. Aaron...
Today, the Phils announced that they had signed to a one-year deal, worth $1.4 million dollars, plus award bonuses, left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo, the only player on the roster who was arbitration eligible.
Bastardo, who had an awful 2012 season, would appear in 65 games, all in relief, as he pitched in 52 innings, compiling a record of 2-5, plus a save in five save opportunities...
Updated On Jan. 17 by Joe D.
From Marc Carig of Newsday, the latest on The Beard:
Source: Mets still haven’t closed the door on a major league deal for former Giants closer Brian Wilson.
Fear the Beard Rumors!
Updated On Jan. 16 by Joe D.
This from Mike Puma of the NY Post:
Brian Wilson probably shouldn’t change his ring tone to “Meet the Mets” anytime soon.
The longest, most difficult time of the year for me is the stretch between the end of the baseball season, and the start of spring training.
It just seems to drag on for far too long. Does it make a difference that the San Francisco Giants won the 2012 World Series? Absolutely!! I love having bragging rights as a fan of a World Series championship team, and only one group of fans...
Righty pitcher Brody Colvin has ridden the biggest of career roller coasters during his time as a pro with the Phillies. From signing his first contract, to an off-season arrest in 2010, to looking like a future ace as he mowed down Class A opposition in his first full professional season, to being demoted from the top spot in that year’s post-season rotation after a mental lapse...
Less than two years after he was drafted by the Phillies in the 4th round, infielder Adam Buschini was stunned to learn that the team he had hoped to grow with and help win games for had given up on him. Buschini played through a serious injury during his junior season in college and into his pro career, hoping his own toughness would result in success for his teams, but sometimes...
Are the Phillies a championship caliber team like GM Ruben Amaro claims?
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