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Phillies Nation Player Review: Chad Durbin

Ah, Chad Durbin. He was a good bullpen piece for the Phillies a few years ago. But in 2013, he was, to put it nicely, sub-par. He signed with the team for 1.1 million in late January, a move that was criticized heavily at the time. Still, the Phillies kept giving Durbin chances in big spots early on, and he failed over and over. Eventually, after just sixteen appearances (and a total...
Via Phillies Nation
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Storyline: Seller’s Remorse and the Philadelphia Phillies

The twists and turns of 2013 have reached the tipping point for the decision-makers and  rock bottom for the Philadelphia Phillies of Jimmy Rollins. Will Sunday’s debacle force management to surrender? TAL’S HANDY CAPS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar...
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking News- Durbin Released!

The second tour of duty for Chad Durbin with the Phillies has come to an end.  Signed to a $1.1M contract this offseason, he was to provide valuable veteran tutorship to the young bullpen dwellers and work the middle innings.  He was horrible!  16 G, 9.00 ERA, 2.13 WHIP.  He made bad games worse.  He was a member of the World F'n Champions of 2008, but he should have never...
Via We Should Be GM's
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

So Long, Old Friend: Phillies Release Chad Durbin

Something had to give. A historically "slow-starter", as Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. called him, Chad Durbin continued to consistently allow baserunners and runs. After last night's 9-2 loss to Boston in which Durbin gave up four hits and three runs in just an inning's work, his ERA was...
Via Philliedelphia
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Durbin's Track Record & System Updates

Amaro recognizes middle relief is a weakness on the 2013 Phillies.  However, he doesn't seem in a hurry to fix it.  He demoted Raul Valdes and called up possibly a worse pitcher and BJ Rosenberg.  He continues to beat the drum for offseason free agent signing, Chad Durbin.  Claiming his track record determines he should remain for the time being.   Thing is, Durbin's...
Via We Should Be GM's
May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Philadelphia Phillies Preview: Chad Durbin

Each day will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss relief pitcher Chad Durbin. Summary:  Chad Durbin spent 2012 with the Atlanta Braves where he was 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 76 games. Durbin had a .083 ERA against NL East opponents and was stellar from May through the rest of the...
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Welcome Back, Chad Durbin!

Please excuse the following outburst of unbridled enthusiasm for a move that many may view as not very exciting: The Phillies have signed our old friend Chad Durbin!!!! Whoo hoo!!!! Durbin was a big part of the 2008 World Championship team; he spent the last 2 years with the Indians and the Braves. Durbin adds much needed depth and maturity to the Phillies bullpen. In his first...
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies to sign Durbin in a move that strengthens bullpen

Chad Durbin to return Pending a physical Chad Durbin will return to the Phillies bullpen for the 2013 season. Durbin who was a huge part of the Phillies in 2008 had a solid season last year with the Atlanta Braves. With the Braves Durbin posted a career high in appearances posting an ERA in the 3′s. Durbin is getting a one-year deal with the Phillies. Great move for a bullpen that...
Via Philly Sports World
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies to sign Chad Durbin

Looking to fortify their bullpen, the Philadelphia Phillies turned to a familiar face. A person familiar with the deals says the Phillies have agreed with veteran reliever Chad Durbin on a one-year contract. Durbin returns to Philadelphia where he played a key role in the bullpen on the 2008 World Series championship team. The deal reached on Monday is pending a physical, according...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Phillies sign Chad Durbin

A person familiar with the deals says the Phillies have signed veteran reliever Chad Durbin to a one-year contract. Durbin returns to Philadelphia where he played a key role in the bullpen on the 2008 World Series championship team. The deal is pending a physical, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team didn't make an official announcement...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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