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Dontrelle Willis Cut By San Francisco Giants

The end of a very short roller coaster career appears to have come to an end on Wednesday when the San Francisco Giants cut ties with minor league pitcher Dontrelle Willis. Willis, who has not appeared in a MLB game since 2011, will most likely have a very tough time getting another shot at the Majors due to his age and diminishing abilities. Most remember the lefty from the five...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fresno Grizzlies add Dontrelle Willis to active roster

The Giants signed Dontrelle Willis to a minor league deal back in January and the Fresno Grizzlies, the Giants’ Triple-A affiliate, have added the lefty to their active roster, per the Grizzlies’ Twitter account. Willis, 32, hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since 2011, but it hasn’t been for a lack of trying. Going into the 2012 season, Willis signed a minor league deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants sign Dontrelle Willis to minor-league contract

Dontrelle Willis is getting a second shot at the majors. Or is this his third shot? I don’t know because, quite frankly, I had completely forgotten Dontrelle Willis was even alive. But Brian Sabean, after that blockbuster Mike Morse signing in December, is keeping the momentum of this dream offseason for the Giants rolling by signing the once-promising Willis to a minor league...
Via Minus Twenty-Two
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Don’t call it a comeback for Dontrelle Willis

It’s hard to believe that Dontrelle Willis was, for a moment in time, one of the more dominant pitchers in baseball. That was 2005, when he finished 22-10 with a 2.63 ERA and WHIP of 1.13.   It was his 3rd-year in the league, and it look as if the sky was the limit. But then it all started to unravel.  Willis followed his stellar season with sub-par performances in 2006 and 2007...
Via The Victory Formation
February 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs make a deal in the 4th dimension. Welcome back Dontrelle Willis.

In 2002 the Cubs traded Dontrelle Willis, Julian Tavarez and two minor leaguers for Antonio Alfonseca and Matt Clement.11 years later, they get Willis back. What does it mean in the cosmic scheme?The big picture?The Cubs got Alfonseca and Clement for Tavarez!And that is crafty, my friend.A deal made in the 4th dimension.Way back when, I took a class called "3-D Design"...
Via Cub Reporter
January 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Dontrelle Willis Walks Out on Orioles' Minor League Team

Dontrelle Willis has gone AWOL. The Orioles pitcher left Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk team without permission, Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette said Monday, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. "He just left," Duquette said. Willis and the team disagreed about how Willis should be used -- the Orioles want him as a reliever, but...
Via NESN.com
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
CRAZY TRAIN

Dontrelle goes AWOL from Orioles

The former Rookie of the Year has left the O's minor league affiliate without permission, after reportedly disagreeing with management over his future role with the team. 

Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Release Dontrelle Willis

The Phillies released Dontrelle Willis on Friday.The Phillies released Dontrelle Willis Friday morning, per the team’s official Twitter account.Willis, who allowed five runs in 2.2 innings this Spring against a handful of batters he should never face — righties — was on a non-guaranteed deal.While it was a good idea by Ruben Amaro to try to convert a deceptive pitcher on the...
Via Phillies Nation
March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Willis, with Philly, not ready for his last stop

CLEARWATER A familiar figure sits at the far corner of the Philadelphia Phillies clubhouse, at the opposite end from such marquee starters as Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee and the at opposite end of the world he once dominated as a big-time starter himself. These days, Dontrelle Willis is just hoping to prove hes worthy of a spot in the Philly bullpen as a spot reliever...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Willis > Bastardo, Venters Against Lefties

Dontrelle Willis's numbers against lefties last season were better than either of these men's.What triggered when you heard the Phillies signed (lefty starter reliever) Dontrelle Willis? Did you start visualizing the herky-jerky, moving parts windup – a trademark that has changed out of necessity over the years – and seeing exactly how it could be so deceptive to a lefthanded...
Via Phillies Nation
December 16, 2011  |  Discuss
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