Found November 07, 2011 on
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.
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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...
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...
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.
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...
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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The Rockies have expressed interest in free agent second baseman Jamey Carroll, writes Troy Renck of The Denver Post. The 37-year-old enjoyed his time in Colorado and has interest in a return. However, the veteran might be too rich for the Rockies' blood. Renck sees Carroll's market value as something around a two-year, $8MM deal, as established by the Marlins'...
The Phillies are nearing a four-year deal with Ryan Madson. Here are some more notes about the team, starting with a potential teammate for the closer:
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...
Jim Thome is returning to the Phillies, and buddy Michael Cuddyer might be joining him.
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.