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12 Days of Christmas- Phillies Styles Volume IX

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Phillies gave to me...  12 Months of misery (Screw you Amaro!) 11 Hit batsmen by Kyle Kendrick (KK!) 10 RBI from Reid Brignac9 Wins from Cole Hamels (despite a sparkling 2.46 ERA) 8 Ball Girls a milking 7 Wild pitches uncorked by Jake Diekman 6 Triples from Chase Utley 5 Intentional walks in a mere 23 innings from Jeff Manship 4 The...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Elvis, Frenchy, and 3 Others Walk Into a Bar

Amaro is up to his usual business (aka- signing players that likely have no barring on success for the 2015 season, unless you're referring to the Iron Pigs' season).  Nevertheless, WSBGMs will do our due diligence and give you the rundown of each player signed.First up, the only one of the 5 that got a MLB deal, Elvis Araujo.  Never heard of him?  Yeah, me either, and for good...
Via We Should Be GM's
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phillies

  Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres Blanco. Left-hander Elvis Araujo agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. Araujo had a 3.42 ERA and 11 saves for two...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres Blanco. Left-hander Elvis Araujo agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. Araujo had a 3.42 ERA and...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

An Aggressive Off-Season Ahead?

Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. Tony Gwynn Jr. Andres Blanco. Sean O'Sullivan. Now, B.J. Rosenberg. All are gone. Cesar Jimenez and Grady Sizemore are guaranteed some money to come back. Kyle Kendrick, Mike Adams, and Wil Nieves are all free to walk away in a week when free agency begins....
Via Philliedelphia
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Infielder Blanco outrighted off Phillies’ 40-man roster

The Phillies announced over the weekend that they’ve outrighted infielder Andres Blanco off their 40-man roster. The 30-year-old switch-hitter posted a .277 average while slamming a home run and driving in three runs in 25 games at the big league level this season. In the minors, Blanco sported a .241/.314/.285 slash line in 45 contests with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
Via Phillies Nation
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Possible Pick-Ups & Other Stuff

The Phillies have a host of players on their 40-man roster that have next to no upside, nor deserve a protected roster spot.  That list includes Luis Garcia, Phillippe Aumont, Hector Neris, BJ Rosenberg, and Andres Blanco. They're are practically useless. Releasing them is no big deal.  Due to some September call-ups around baseball, there have been some interesting guys become...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, Blanco push Phillies past Mariners 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night. Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus innings. Mariners rookie Roenis Elias (9-10...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco Powers the Phillies Over the Mariners

Did you ever expect to see a headline like this? Yeah, me either. So, the Phillies were looking to rebound from a 1-4 road trip out west by hosting a west coast team from the American League in the Seattle Mariners. Just 2-7 against them all-time, the Phillies were looking...
Via Philliedelphia
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentine.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Inning Utley Homer Helps Power Hamels, Phils Beyond Brewers

Ben Revere kick started the first inning with a single up the middle, advanced on an Andres Blanco sac bunt, and stole third base. A pretty exciting sequence events was topped off by a line-drive homer by Chase Utley, his seventh of the season and first since June 26 to put the Phils up 2-0. That was almost all the Phillies needed. Ryan Howard would plate in the third on a single...
Via Phillies Nation
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Be Changin'

1. Ronny Cedeno was traded to Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league catcher Raywilly Gomez.  Cedeno played in 7 games, collecting 9 at bats, and no hits for the Phillies, so trading him for anything is an accomplishment. Gomez is a 24 year old, and is currently in Double A.  He's a career .286/.736 hitter over 526 minor league games, with solid on base skills, but no power.2. Luis...
Via We Should Be GM's
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers fall to IronPigs on the road, 4-3

ALLENTOWN, PA – A two-out rally in the fifth inning was all the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (38-37) needed to hand the visiting Columbus Clippers (38-36) their third consecutive loss, 4-3, in front of 10,100 fans at Coca-Cola Park. Danny Salazar (1-4, 6.35) never gave up the big inning.  But he gave up a run in each of the first three innings. Maikel Franco drove in the first run...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Move 7 to Minor League Camp, Release Marson

Per Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies have moved seven Phillies’ players to minor league camp, optioning catcher Tommy Joseph, LHP Jeremy Horst, and outfielders Zach Collier and Tyson Gillies while re-assigning LHP Cesar Jimenez, RHP Ken Giles, and shortstop Andres Blanco. Additionally, the Phillies have released catcher Lou Marson and Sebastian Valle has been re-added...
Via Phillies Nation
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Reassign Seven to Minor League Camp; Marson Released

This morning, the Phillies made their second round of cuts. Catcher Lou Marson was released while Jeremy Horst, Tommy Joseph, Tyson Gillies, Zach Collier, Cesar Jimenez, Ken Giles and Andres Blanco were all reassigned to minor league camps. A former Phillies prospect, Lou Marson was the only player to be...
Via Philliedelphia
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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