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Justin De Fratus
As you all know by now, John Lannan was inked to a 1 year deal worth $2.5M with another $2.5M available via incentives. The lefty is best known for beaning Phillies (11 of his 30 hit by pitches have been Phillies players) and breaking Utley's hand, but the lefy has been a solid back-of-the-rotation starter since 2008. He's been with the Nationals his entire career, racking up 783.2 IP over 134 starts with a 4.01 ERA/1.42 WHIP and 42-52 record. As a reader commented on yesterday's post- Lannan is 3-13 with a 5.53 ERA vs the Phillies and 39-39 with 3.80 ERA vs everyone else.Rotation:1. Cole Hamels2. Roy Halladay3. Cliff Lee4. Kyle Kendrick5. John Lannan6. Tyler Cloyd- always need at least six starting pitchers over an entire season.Bullpen:1. Jonathan Papelbon- closer2. Mike Adams- setup3. Antonio Bastardo4. Phillippe Aumont5. Jeremy Horst6. Justin De Fratus7. Some mix of Michael Schwimer, Raul Valdes, Michael Stutes, Jake Diekman, and BJ Rosenberg.Amaro's four addi...
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John Lannan signs one-year deal with the Phillies.
Farewell, John Lannan. Thanks for the memories.
Hope the Phillies fans finally forgive you now for that time you broke Chase Utley's hand in your big league debut in '07. Nah, they'll probably still boo ya.
The reaction from Phillies fans commenting on the Philly.com Lannan signing story are worth your time...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-handed starting
pitcher John Lannan to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.5 million,
as reported by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia.
Sources: Phillies have agreement with LHP John Lannan, pending a physical. Busy weekend for Phils, who also have agreement w RHP Mike Adams
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 15...
Germantown's Biddle is Baseball America's best Phillies' Prospect. Photo: Jay Floyd
Matt Forman of Baseball America posted their list of Top 10 Phillies Prospects this morning. With last year’s number one, Trevor May, traded, there was a guaranteed to be a new number one. And with the Phillies trading Joe Blanton, Hunter Pence, Jim Thome, and Shane Victorino midseason...
The Phillies have added their fifth starter. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies have agreed to terms with RHP John Lannan. Lannan spent most of the 2012 season in the minors. Lannan is best known by Phillies fans for throwing the pitch that knocked Chase Utley out...
I love the Phillies because it is common conversation in my family growing up. One more thing to build a stronger family around. They also provided me with a topic for soda tab chain mail that I made. Which can be seen if you goggle “3000 soda tab Phillies jersey“.
Read more “Why I Love the Phillies” stories from Phillies Nation readers here.
The Phillies have signed reliever Mike Adams to a two-year, $12 million contract, with a third-year vesting option at preusmably the same annual rate.
Adams underwent surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in October — a literal rib-removal procedure — but expects to be ready for opening day. He has had his fair share of health issues over the years but is still very much worth...
Washington Nationals outfielder Denard Span, who was recently acquired by the team via trade from the Minnesota Twins, paid a visit to the White House on Saturday. The tour was going great until someone allegedly broke wind in the sacred building.From Span's Twitter account: No word yet whether or not the president was in the vicinity at the time...
It’s another edition of the (usually) weekly off-season league rundown. Check it out, as we take a tour around the globe for a look at Phillies talents participating in various autumn and winter league action.
Antonio Bastardo (pictured, right) made his DR League season debut on Saturday, throwing a scoreless frame and allowing no baserunners for...
The Philadelphia Phillies are intensifying their pursuit of
free agent outfielder Cody Ross, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Sources: #Phillies intensifying pursuit of Cody Ross. Other teams also being more aggressive. #Mariners among those that have shown interest
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2012
The Seattle Mariners are among the other...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed reliever Mike Adams, according to multiple reports.
According to multiple reports the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms on a 3 year/$18 million deal with reliever Mike Adams.
Adams has served primarily as an 8th inning setup man during his career, something the Phillies did not have last year. Experiments with Chad Qualls, Antonio Bastardo...
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached a two-year, $12
million agreement with free agent right-handed reliever Mike Adams, as reported
by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: Adams in agreement with #Phillies on two-year, $12M deal with vesting option. Pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2012
Adams new contract with the Phillies includes...
The Philadelphia Phillies have found their setup guy as they have signed Mike Adams to a two-year, $12mm deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. The deal also includes a vesting option for a third year at $6.5mm. The option will vest if Adams appears in 60 games in ‘13 and ‘14, or if he appears in 65 in ‘14 alone.
Adams underwent surgery in October for thoracic outlet syndrome...
According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Phillies have ramped up their attempts to sign free agent outfielder Cody Ross. This, after inking Mike Adams and John Lannan to free agent deals early on Saturday.
I’ve been a supporter of the Phillies signing Ross since at least June (on Phillies Nation TV) because he’s relatively cheap (we think) and it likely won’t take a contract...