Remember Ramon Troncoso? He’s Back, Sort Of

From the most recent minor league transactions at Baseball America: Los Angeles Dodgers Signed: RHP B.J. Rosenberg, RHP Ramon Troncoso (released by Royals, July 10), 2B Albert Cartwright None of this matters! Almost certainly, none of this matters. Rosenberg is 29 with three partial and mediocre seasons in the Phillies bullpen. Cartwright is a 27-year-old second baseman who has never...
Via Dodgers Digest
February 07, 2015  |  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

Rosenberg outrighted off Phillies’ 40-man roster

BJ Rosenberg, image- MiLB.com The Phillies continued to trim their 40-man roster on Monday, announcing that B.J. Rosenberg cleared waivers and had been outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Rosenberg, who was a 13th round draft pick by the Phillies in 2008, appeared in 13 big league games this past season, sporting a 6.75 ERA with the Phils.  Overall, in 57 big league contests...
Via Phillies Nation
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Remove BJ Rosenberg from 40-Man Roster

#452226076 / gettyimages.com The Phillies continued to cut down their 40-man roster today, removing B.J. Rosenberg. The 29-year-old reliever cleared waivers and has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Lehigh Valley with the option of electing to become a free agent. A 13th round pick in the 2008 draft, Rosenberg...
Via Philliedelphia
October 27, 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

B.J. Rosenberg Sent to AAA, Jeff Manship Returns From DL

#494333695 / gettyimages.com Following tonight’s win over the Brewers, the Phillies announced that right-hander B.J. Rosenberg was being sent down to Triple-A Leigh Valley. Jeff Manship will replace him in the bullpen as he is coming off the disabled list. Rosenberg struggled in his return the big leagues, giving up...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Come Alive in Win over Marlins

David Buchanan held up through five innings and the Phillies offense came to life in the 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. -Buchanan went five and got the win, although he walked four batters and was pulled after 94 pitches. But you’ll take that from a fifth starter just filling in for Cliff Lee. -BJ Rosenberg, not good at filling in. He gave up a two run homer in...
Via Phillies Nation
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Suddenly (Very?) Good Phillies Bullpen

A look at full season numbers reveals the Phillies’ bullpen has been pretty average for the 2014 season thus far. Considering the bullpen once featured Jeff Manship, Luis Garcia, and B.J. Rosenberg, that in itself is a pretty celebratory accomplishment. On the season, the Phillies 3.73 bullpen ERA ranks 11th in the National League and last among their NL East division rivals. The...
Via Phillies Nation
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Activate Hamels, Rosenberg Demoted

The Phillies made it official: LHP Cole Hamels has been activated from the 15-day DL. Hamels, 30, was battling bicep tendonitis and was behind in his Spring Training throwing program. Hamels is on track to return within the expected 2-3 week, post-Opening Day time line provided by the Phillies. RHP B.J. Rosenberg will be sent down to Lehigh Valley. Rosenberg, 28, was 1-0 with a 7...
Via Phillies Nation
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Returns; Pig Pen Adds Another Opening Day Reliever

Some Phillies news: Cole Hamels has returned. We knew that would happen, but it occurred at the expense of one Phillies player that was on the Opening Day roster. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports: The Phillies have reinstated LHP Cole Hamels from the 15-day DL and optioned RHP B.J. Rosenberg...
Via Philliedelphia
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 3

If the New York Mets are going to challenge the 90-win plateau, sooner or later they were going to need to get to .500. After back to back Mondays of being two games under .500, the Mets sit today at 9-9. Had they gotten a little more out of their offense or their closer this weekend, or if they played a little better at home, the Mets would have a good chance of having a winning...
Via NYMetsLife
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 14: Phillies vs. Braves

Atlanta Braves (9-4) at Philadelphia Phillies (6-7) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cliff Lee (2-1, 5.50) vs. ATL: Julio Teheran (1-1, 2.84) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Sunny, 50 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: On Monday night, the Phillies ripped a defeat from the jaws of victory. The Phillies bullpen once again imploded as BJ Rosenberg, pitching in his...
Via Phillies Nation
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bullpen Blows Another in Phillies 9-6 Loss to Atlanta

Domonic Brown’s three-run homer in a five-run eighth inning brought the Phillies back from a four run deficit. The problem, again, was the bullpen. Jake Diekman gave up a grand slam to Dan Uggla in the top of the ninth, and the Braves won 9-6. Hernandez Sweats, Bullpen Wrecks  -Jake Diekman, ugh. After the Phillies take a lead with a ridiculous eighth inning, Diekman was awful...
Via Phillies Nation
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

More Phillies Moves: Brad Lincoln Out, Jon Pettibone In For Tonight's Game

The Phillies announced yesterday that Jonathan Pettibone would start tonight's game at home against the Miami Marlins. The Phillies had to make room on the roster, and of the Phillies relievers, Mario Hollands, B.J. Rosenberg, Justin De Fratus, and Jake Diekman had minor league options remaining. However, the did so...
Via Philliedelphia
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Announce Opening Day Roster

(Hollands makes the roster. Photo: Jay Floyd) Here is a look at the Phillies Opening Day roster, complete with a few surprises: Pitchers: -Cliff Lee -Kyle Kendrick -A.J. Burnett -Roberto Hernandez -Jeff Manship -Jonathan Papelbon -Justin De Fratus -Brad Lincoln -B.J. Rosenberg -Antonio Bastardo -Jake Diekman -Mario Hollands Catchers: -Carlos Ruiz -Wil Nieves Infielders: -Cody Asche...
Via Phillies Nation
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Cleaining

Released- Lou Marson/C and Ronny Cedeno/INF.Designated for Assignment- Kevin Frandsen, has to decide whether to accept trip to Triple-A or free agency.Given Back- Kevin Muson/P, returned to the Diamondbacks. DL Bound- Cole Hamels, Darin Ruff, Freddy Galvis.Vying for Bench Spot- Reid Brignac/UTL, Cesar Hernandez/UTL, Bobby Abreu/OF, and Tony Gwynn Jr./OF. Vying for Pitching Staff...
Via We Should Be GM's
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Over/Under- the Bullpen

Last of the 2014 preseason previews is the Phillies bullpen. Look for it to include 6th starter types like Jonathan Pettibone, Jeff Manship, Ethan Martin, and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. As well as, Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo, Jake Diekman, BJ Rosenberg, Shawn Camp, Brad Lincoln, Mike Adams, Justin DeFratus, among others.Pros: High K's per 9, young with upside, not much else...
Via We Should Be GM's
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

B.J. Rosenberg Struggles In The Eighth As Phillies Fall To Pirates

Jimmy Rollins bats in the first inning. Photo courtesy John Shields The Phillies headed south to Bradenton, Florida to face the Pittsburgh Pirates with Jimmy Rollins in tow. Jeff Manship took the mound first in his quest for the fifth starter spot in the Phillies rotation. Manship pitched well, but...
Via Philliedelphia
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Drop Fourth Straight Spring Game to Jays

The Phils early Spring offensive woes continued this evening as they dropped their fourth straight Spring Training game, this time to the Blue Jays at home, 5-3. The Phillies got on the board early with a bases-loaded Bobby Abreu walk in the first off of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey in the first but couldn’t capitalize further. After scoring three in the first four innings off of...
Via Phillies Nation
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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