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PHIL COKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs add Phil Coke to bullpen competition in spring camp

  The Chicago Cubs agreed to a minor league deal with Phil Coke on Thursday, adding the veteran reliever to the competition for a lefty specialist in their bullpen. A person with direct knowledge of the situation said Coke is planning to join the Cubs' major league camp on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. FOX Sports...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game(s) thread – first day of Spring Training

Today’s lineups! At Giants (radio via Giants on mlb.com) La Stella, 2B Denorfia, LF Alcantara, CF Soler, RF Castillo, C Bryant, 3B Schwarber, DH Valaika, 1B Russell, SS Turner, P Vs A’s (Len and Mick on mlb.com) Fowler, CF Rizzo, 1B Castro, SS Montero, C Baez, 2B Coghlan, LF Olt, 3B Sweeney, DH Lake, RF Wood, P Random stuff Rizzo batting second? I love it, even if I think...
Via Obstructed View
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Cubs reach minor league deal with LHP Phil Coke

MESA, Ariz. (AP) A person with direct knowledge of the situation says left-handed reliever Phil Coke has agreed to a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. The person spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal. Coke is expected to join the team's major league camp on Friday. Coke made 62 appearances for Detroit last season and finished...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Steal A Surprisingly Still Available Lefty

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Chicago Cubs and lefty reliever Phil Coke have agreed to terms on a minor league contract. Source: Coke to #Cubs on minor-league deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 5, 2015 Coke, who reportedly turned down at least one major league deal this offseason was surprisingly still available, which allowed the Chicago Cubs to sign...
Via Sports Mockery
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs sign reliever Phil Coke to minor league deal

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America Relief pitcher Phil Coke held out for a major league deal this winter but with no offers coming has accepted a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs. The former Detroit Tigers relief pitcher drew interest from multiple teams but none of them were willing to guarantee him a big league salary for the 2015 season after he posted a 3.88 ERA...
Via Tireball.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Does Phil Coke to the New York Mets Make Sense?

Phil Coke #40 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Mandatory Credit: Ed Zurga/Getty Images) As all 30 major league teams enter the hot weather and grind of spring training, teams are still looking to add improvements wherever possible. Yesterday, the Detroit Tigers...
Via The Sports Journal
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Coke holding out for major league deal

Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America Former Detroit Tigers pitcher Phil Coke is hoping to land a major league deal this offseason. Coke, 32, finished last season with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP during 58 innings of work. The left hander continues to look for a big league deal even as comparable relievers in Joe Thatcher and Matt Albers have accepted minor league deals with...
Via Tireball.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: projecting the 2015 opening day roster

The Detroit Tigers are resting comfortably atop the AL Central standings here at the All-Star break. Their 53-38 record is good enough for the 3rd best winning percentage in the big leagues, trailing only Oakland and the LA Angels. With a 6.5 game lead in the standings, the Tigers will begin working toward their inevitable October playoff date. GM Dave Dombrowski will almost assuredly...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers trade rumors: Alex Torres edition

Now in case you haven’t noticed or are just tuning in, you probably realize that the Detroit Tigers have issues when it comes to their bullpen. With the trading deadline just over a month away, the Tigers are going to have to make some moves to address these issues in order to take the next step and win a World Series title in 2014. Acquiring former Tampa Bay Rays and now San Diego...
Via isportsweb.com
June 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Detroit Tigers: Phil Coke’s gotta go

For the Detroit Tigers, in a year of roster transition, it is paramount to have players on the roster that are of a ‘winning’ caliber. This sounds so obvious, yet somehow Phil Coke has masterfully eluded being cut from the Tigers for years. It’s actually somewhat hard to believe that this is Coke’s 5th season with the team. And in those five years he has had exactly one significant...
Via isportsweb.com
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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