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First Pitch: Breaking Down the Antonio Bastardo Deal, and a Story on Joely Rodriguez

A little over four years ago I was driving up to Williamsport, PA on September 3rd, 2010. The minor league season was wrapping up, and I was finishing my second season running this site, and the first season where it was more of an overall look of the organization, rather than a close look at the Lynchburg Hillcats (who moved away to Bradenton that year) and a not-so-close look at...
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Antonio Bastardo

ANTONIO BASTARDO LEFT HANDED PITCHER   Born: September 21, 1985Height: 5’11”Weight: 200Bats: RightThrows: LeftSigned: Int’l Free Agent, 2005 (Phillies)How Acquired: Trade (from Phillies for Joely Rodriguez)Country: Dominican RepublicAgent: Legacy Sports Group WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Bastardo came up through the Phillies’ system as a starter, but...
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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...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have started tearing it all down

We all knew this day was coming, but it appears that it’s finally arrived – the Philadelphia Phillies are breaking up their team. The more significant move was rumored earlier today – Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The club also traded reliever Antonio Bastardo to the Pirates. Industry source says Rollins to Dodgers is done deal. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN...
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Report: Pirates close to acquiring Antonio Bastardo from Phillies

According to Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors, the Pirates are close to acquiring left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Phillies. Source: #Phillies trade LHP Antonio Bastardo to the #Pirates. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December 10, 2014 Bastardo, 29, posted a 3.94 ERA in 64 innings pitched with the Phillies in 2014 while posting a 3.72 ERA in 259 career innings...
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Phillies Hot Stove: Rollins, Hamels, Byrd, Bastardo

(Getty images) Since the signing of Jon Lester by the Chicago Cubs the Phillies hot stove has been heating up. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is reporting that Jimmy Rollins is contemplating waiving his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers if the Phillies and Dodgers can find a match. This is the first time we have heard that Rollins is considering waiving his no-trade clause. In the...
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Pirates Are Pursuing Antonio Bastardo of the Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates are pursuing Antonio Bastardo of the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jim Salisbury. Antonio Bastardo market heating up. Pirates pursing him, according to a source. #Phillies — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 10, 2014 This is not the first time the Pirates have been linked to Bastardo. They were also connected to him last July (which was also...
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Red Sox discussing trade for Antonio Bastardo

Per @Sean_McAdam, Red Sox and Phillies "have made progress" on a Antonio Bastardo for Sean Coyle trade. Bastardo would replace Miller in BP. — Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) December 10, 2014 The Red Sox are reportedly in talks with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo in exchange for Boston’s 14th ranked prospect, 22-year old infielder...
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Sox And Phillies Talk Antonio Bastardo Trade

(Getty Images)With the likely departure of Craig Breslow, the Red Sox are in need of a left-handed bullpen arm. Based on multiple reports, they may be targeting Antonio Bastardo as that arm—as trade talks are taking place with the Phillies. Reportedly, Boston would send back infield prospect Sean Coyle (and possibly other bodies). The 29-year old Bastardo has a 3.72 ERA over six...
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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...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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