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ANTONIO BASTARDO RUMORS

Antonio Bastardo In Camp, Ready To Help Mets Win A Championship

Antonio Bastardo is pumped to be part of the Mets bullpen and is already training at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie. In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Bastardo said he wants to help the Mets anyway he can and he looks forward to bridging the gap from the starters to closer Jeurys Familia. “I know the Mets needed help and that is why I signed here...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Does Antonio Bastardo make this bullpen strong enough?

Highlights: Mets sign lefty Antonio Bastardo to solidify the back end of the pen. Spring Training will feature 12 pitchers competing for three roster spots. Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins will largely determine this relief corps’ success. Improving the bullpen was clearly a high priority in the Mets offseason plan. Recent acquisitions Addison Reed and Jerry Blevins were re...
Via Mets360.com
January 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Market For LHP Antonio Bastardo “Heating Up”

According to Robert Murray of Baseball Essential, the market for top remaining relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo is “heating up,” and four teams are rumored to be interested, including the Blue Jays, Orioles, Dodgers and Mets. The Cubs also met with Bastardo’s agents during the Winter Meetings, but it is unclear whether they are still considering the southpaw for their bullpen...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates trade Joely Rodriguez for Antonio Bastardo

The final detail of the Pirates trade with the Phillies for Antonio Bastardo is in place, as we now know that the return to Philadelphia will be Joely Rodriguez. It sort of seems like this deal came together quickly, but Bastardo’s name was mentioned in relation to the Pirates at the trade deadline, so the Pirates’ interest in here goes beyond this year’s winter meetings. Bastardo...
Via WHYGAVS?
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees In On Bastardo and Byrd

According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Yankees have interest in both left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo and right fielder Marlon Byrd. Bastardo, 28, has struggled at seemingly just the wrong time for the Phillies,  seeing his ERA jump by nearly a point and a half since June 28 with opponents getting on base at a .390 clip since that date. Bastardo appeared to be headed toward...
Via Phillies Nation
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Bastardo Garnering Trade Interest

Jim Salisbury of CSN.Com is reporting that Phillies left hander Antonio Bastardo is drawing the most trade interest at this current time. Teams that are linked to Bastardo are the Royals, Tigers, Pirates, and Blue Jays. The Reds had some interest earlier this month as well. Bastardo is signed for $2 million dollars this year, and is under team control next season. The lefty specialist...
Via Phillies Nation
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bastardo Hottest Phils Name in Rumors

According to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, lefty set-up man Antonio Bastardo is the name he hears the most popping up in trade rumors. A scoreless eighth for Antonio Bastardo. He’s the Phillie that I’ve heard most trade buzz about. Friendly contract — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 10, 2014 Bastardo, 28, makes $2 million this year and has one more year of team control...
Via Phillies Nation
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Can the bullpen be fixed?

Following the 2011 season the Philadelphia Phillies looked to be set at the bullpen.  Antonio Bastardo and Michael Stutes both had breakout years and the team brought in Johnathan Papelbon, making him the highest paid reliever in history.  That was not the case though as the bullpen has been one of the biggest holes on the team the last two years.  Whether it is Chad Qualls or...
Via isportsweb.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Avoid Arbitration with Antonio Bastardo

Lost in the excitement of the Bobby Abreu signing today was the Phillies coming to terms with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo on a $2 million, one-year contract. Bastardo, 27, is the Phillies all-time leader in K/9 IP and ranks eleventh in that stat among relievers from 2011 through 2013. Despite missing the final 50 games of the 2013 season with a PED suspension, Bastardo...
Via Phillies Nation
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies, LHP Antonio Bastardo agree to contract

The Philadelphia Phillies and left-hander Antonio Bastardo have agreed to a $2 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. Bastardo was 3-2 with a 2.32 ERA and two saves in 48 relief appearances last year before he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case. Bastardo had asked for $2.5 million in arbitration, while the Phillies offered $1,675...
Via Associated Press
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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