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Phillies Rule 5 selection Andy Oliver elects free agency; Jeanmar Gomez, Cesar Jimenez make bullpen

The Phillies management made some decisions on their Opening Day roster Saturday afternoon after the team defeated the Pirates 6-4. Jeanmar Gomez, Andy Oliver, and Cesar Jimenez learned their fates on the bullpen front. So did catcher Rene Garcia and infielders Cord Phelps and Russ Canzler. Many questions still remain....
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies roster moves suggests the team will acquire someone

What are the Phillies doing? The team appears to be up to something. Just what exactly, remains to be seen. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that the Phillies are trying to slip Rule 5 pick Andy Oliver through waivers: It does not appear as if lefty Andy Oliver will...
Via Philliedelphia
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Offense Not Improving, Getting Worse

Offense:AVG - .225 (30th)OBP - .281 (30th)SLG - .316 (30th)OPS - .597 (30th)R - 63 (26th)DBL - 19 (29th)TRPL - 1 (28th)HR - 10 (25th)SB - 8 (19th)BB - 37 (28th)XBH - 30 (30th)It's alright to worry.  Seriously, you better be worried.  No really, WORRY! Pitching:ERA - 3.99 (11th)WHIP - 1.30 (9th)K - 111 (19th)OPS - .746 (18th)Individuals:*Rule 5 picks - Obudel Herrera .364/.794,...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies New Rule 5 Gems

Say hello to Andy Oliver and Odubel Herrera.  And as quickly as you greet them, you might just say adios shortly there after, because neither may last past Spring Training.  The life of a Rule 5 pick is glib. They spend time rotting away in the minor leagues, to then get a small glimmer of hope from a savior for a franchise, to probably being sent right back to the same organization they...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils add two, lose three in Rule 5 draft

In the major league portion of the yearly Rule 5 draft that took place this morning at the MLB Winter Meetings, the Phillies selected 2B/SS Odubel Herrera from the Texas Rangers and lefty hurler Andy Oliver. The pair must remain on the Phillies’ big league roster for the entire 2015 season or would have to be offered back to the team they were selected from. Last season combined...
Via Phillies Nation
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Nab Odubel Herrera, Andy Oliver in Rule 5 Draft

In today's Rule 5 draft, the Phillies selected two players within the Major League phase, from the Rangers and the Pirates. If chosen in the Rule 5 draft, a player must be kept on the selecting team's 25-man major league roster for the entire season after the draft—he may not...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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