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Schneider Retires- Peace Out

Brian Schneider has officially retired from baseball at the age of 36.  He was drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 5th round back in 1995.  He made his MLB debut in 2000, and it is with the Expos/Nationals organization that he experienced his best years.  He also played for the Mets during his 13 big league seasons, and the last 3 being with the Phillies, meaning he spent his...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

The Best of Brian Schneider

It has been a rough week for the population of former Montreal Expos in the major leagues. On the heels of Nick Johnson’s retirement, former Expos, Nationals, Mets, and Phillies catcher Brian Schneider announced that his baseball playing career was over. Schneider started his professional career after being drafted by the Expos back in 1995, when they still may have seemed to have...
Via Fangraphs
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Schneider Announces Retirement After 13 Seasons

After a few season with the Phillies, and 13 overall in the majors, Brian Schneider has announced his retirement, according to the Allentown Morning Call. It had been a trying few seasons with the Phillies as Schneider seemingly spent more time on the DL than on the bench, where he was the primary backup to Carlos Ruiz. The Phillies kept Schneider around because of his catching intuition...
Via Phillies Nation
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Lehigh Valley Native, Childhood Phillies Fan Brian Schneider Announces Retirement

Brian Schneider grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was a Phillies fan. So, when Schneider hit free agency in 2009, he turned down chances to start for other teams to sign with his hometown Phillies and back up starting catcher Carlos Ruiz. Now, he will retire as a member of...
Via Philliedelphia
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Former catcher Brian Schneider retires

Former catcher Brian Schneider has retired from baseball. “You don’t want to retire, but you think of your family and I think more than anything it’s physically how you feel.” Schneider said. Schneider began his big league career with Montreal in 2000. He lasted 13 years and finished with a .247/.320/.369 batting line, 67 homers and 387 RBI. “I’d kind of like to leave...
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Brian Schneider Heads to DL, But No One to Replace Him

Today the Phillies placed backup catcher Brian Schneider on the 15-day disabled list. What do you do when your backup goes down and the guy he is backing up is also down? Good thing the Phillies are out of it. Steven Lerud was the best they could do. Lerud was the best they could do given the circumstances. You may remember Lerud from a few Spring Training games. The Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Schneider and Finances, Fits, Familiarity, Focus

The re-signing of Brian Schneider wasn’t the “sexiest” move the Phillies could have made. It really just maintains the status quo at the backup catcher position.In an unappealing market, though, maintaining the status quo with a one-year, $800,000 comfortable option is the way to go.Here are a few reasons why: Bringing back Brian Schneider wasn't particularly expected...
Via Phillies Nation
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Dr. Strangeglove: Albert Camus and the Backup Catcher

Mother died today.-Opening line of Albert Camus’ The StrangerThe Phillies re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider yesterday. I get worked up about a lot of baseball-related things that don’t matter, as you may know by now, and while the Phillies overpaying for Jonathan Papelbon and sending Jonathan Singleton packing for Hunter Pence sent me into a blind homicidal rage that...
Via Phillies Nation
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies re-sign C Brian Schneider

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed backup catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year contract, worth $800,000. Schneider, who can earn an additional $200,000 in performance bonuses, batted .176 with two homers and nine RBIs in 41 games. The Phillies were 28-8 in games he started, including a 19-game winning streak from May 7 to Sept. 6. The 34-year-old Schneider has spent the...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Phils Close to Re-signing Brian Schneider

The Phillies are nearing a deal to bring back backup catcher Brian Schneider.The Phillies are nearing a deal with Brian Schneider, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.The terms are not yet clear, but one would imagine the Phillies are re-signing Schneider to a one-year deal. Schneider is coming off of a poor offensive season and, unfortunately for him, his...
Via Phillies Nation
November 16, 2011  |  Discuss

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