Erik Kratz "Never Thought" Phillies Would Trade Him; Happy To Be In World Series

The Phillies were looking for pitching depth in the 2014 offseason. The team felt that they could get it in the form of right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. So, the Phillies shipped their backup catcher Erik Kratz and prospect Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Kratz. While...
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Minor League Hot/Cold List: Lincoln, Altherr, Perkins, Quinn, Franco, Rupp

The latest semi-weekly rundown of your top performers from the Phillies developmental ranks and those that aren’t doing so well is back. In this edition we look at all four full-season clubs. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs- Who’s hot… Right-hander Brad Lincoln has pitched 13 scoreless innings over his last two starts while allowing just four total hits in those outings....
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Lincoln Clears Waivers, Pettibone Recalled

Lincoln will head to Allentown while Pettibone makes his 2014 return to the Majors tonight. Photo: According to multiple reports, the Phillies have outrighted RHP reliever Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and have recalled Jonathan Pettibone. Lincoln was acquired on December 3, 2013 for catcher Erik Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln was a first-round draft choice...
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April 12, 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...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies get Brad Lincoln from Toronto and add Wil Nieves

 The Philadelphia Phillies struggled with both injuries and performance from their pitching staff this past season.  In attempts to improve their staff in 2014, the Phillies added an arm Tuesday night when they traded catcher Erik Kratz to the Toronto Blue Jays for Brad Lincoln. As reported by Todd Zolecki of, the Blue Jays had plenty of depth in their bullpen, which...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies make solid buy low acquisition with Brad Lincoln

On Tuesday, the Philadelphia Phillies did something that blew my mind: they acquired a player that may improve their team a good bit in 2014, and gave up next to nothing to get him. Ruben Amaro's club acquired reliever Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for backup catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen, who didn't throw a pitcher as a member of the Phillies...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodbye Kratz, Hello Lincoln

With the addition of new backup catcher Wil Nieves, Amaro wasted no time in swapping the unneeded Erik Kratz for relief help.  That "help" comes in the form of ex-Pirate, Brad Lincoln. Lincoln was with the Toronto Blue Jays, but now becomes the newest Phucco (Phillies + Bucco = Phucco, for those of you not in the know).  He is a 28 year old righty that owns a 4.66 ERA...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Phils trade C Kratz to Blue Jays for RHP Lincoln

The Philadelphia Phillies traded catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays for righty Brad Lincoln on Tuesday night. Lincoln will compete for a spot in Philadelphia's bullpen. He was 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA in 22 games for Toronto in 2013. He had 25 strikeouts in 31 2-3 innings and pitched more than one inning in 13 of his 22 relief appearances. The...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RH Lincoln from Toronto for Kratz

Amid the flurry of moves throughout the major leagues today, the Phillies got involved by acquiring Brad Lincoln from the Toronto Blue Jays for Erik Kratz and lefty Rob Rasmussen. Lincoln, 28, had a 3.98 ERA in 22 appearances with the Jays last season. He doesn’t strike many guys out, averaging 7.1-per-nine in 2013, and struggled after being dealt to Toronto from Pittsburgh in...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire RHP Brad Lincoln From Toronto

In a trade that sends catcher Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen to Toronto, the Phillies have acquired pitcher Brad Lincoln. Lincoln has spent most of his career in Pittsburgh but was traded to Toronto in 2012. He split time between Toronto and Triple-A Buffalo last season putting up great numbers...
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Acquire Brad Lincoln

Ken Rosenthal reports via Twitter that the Phillies have acquired RHP Brad Lincoln in exchange for C Erik Kratz and RHP Rob Rasmussen. #Phillies announce acquisition of RHP Brad Lincoln from #Blue Jays for C Eri Kratz and LHP Rob Rasmussen. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 4, 2013
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December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Recall Brad Lincoln, Disable Josh Johnson

The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln from their Triple-A Buffalo minor league affiliate to serve as a middle reliever. In other moves, the Blue Jays were forced to place starter Josh Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a triceps injury. In an unrelated move, Justin Germano has been designated for assignment and will have to clear waivers to have...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Option Pitcher Brad Lincoln

The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Buffalo after deciding to keep Justin Germano on the active roster. Lincoln has a shot at making it back later on in the year. The post Toronto Blue Jays Option Pitcher Brad Lincoln appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News | Fantasy Sports Advice | Sports Talk.
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Recall Pitcher Brad Lincoln

MLB News: The Toronto Blue Jays recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. He will serve as middle relief and mop-up man. Fantasy Ramifications: When you have the words mop-up tied to your name in the major leagues, it isn’t a term of endearment. Lincoln holds no fantasy baseball value. The post Toronto Blue Jays Recall Pitcher Brad Lincoln...
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April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Roster Watch: A Litany Of Relievers

So for this episode of Roster Watch we’re just going to go over a few relievers that were with the organization last year but no longer are. Brad Lincoln is first up.  Obviously he won’t be back with the Pirates this year as they traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays.  Lincoln was a major [...]
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade Travis Snider to Pirates for Brad Lincoln

Travis Snider (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Toronto Blue Jays traded fan-favourite Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30 halfway through their 4-1 loss in Seattle against the Mariners. The Blue Jays received right-handed relief pitcher Brad Lincoln in return for the left fielder. Shortly after Snider was sent packing, general manager Alex Anthopoulos then traded Eric...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Game 104

Brad Lincoln Traded, Yinzer Meltdown Ensues.   First Pitch:  2:20 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, WGN   WGN might be the worst channel on television.   Travis Wood, LHP (25) It would be wrong of me not to mention the fact that Wood allowed five homers in his last game. Yup five. [...]
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Jays added to bullpen but couldn't acquire a starter

The Toronto Blue Jays couldn't make a big splash before the trade deadline. The best they could do was cause a couple of ripples when they traded outfielders Travis Snider and Eric Thames for relief pitchers Brad Lincoln and Steve Delabar. Back on July 20, they made a 10-player deal that brought them reliever Brandon Lyon and starter/reliever J.A. Happ from the Houston Astros...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Somehow Yankees Trade Chad Qualls to the Pirates...and Get Someone Back

Wikipedia Commons  (No way do I want to re-live him in a Phillies Uniform) Interesting - the Pirates replaced Brad Lincoln by acquiring Chad Qualls from the Yankees, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. They got infielder Casey McGehee in return.  With Gaby Sanchez joining the Pirates he was expendable. I sure wish the Phillies had gotten that return.
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Daniel McCutchen to Join Pirates Bullpen

According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln’s spot in the bullpen. McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A. Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to the Pirates.
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Brad Lincoln Traded, Yinzer Meltdown Ensues

Where to begin?  If you’ve been on the internet at all, especially twitter, you know that 93.7 The “Fan” and specifically Paul Alexander have been ground zero for idiocy and moronic baseball talk.  This centers around the trade that sent RHP Brad Lincoln to the Toronto Blue Jays for left handed outfielder Travis Snider. Nevermind [...]
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Snider acquired from Jays for Lincoln

The Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln early Tuesday morning in advance of the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline.
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Brad Lincoln – Yankee Hunter

By now you’ve read that the Pirates are allowing Brad Lincoln to explore the wonders of Yonge Street and Casa Loma in Toronto in exchange for giving Travis Snider the opportunity to eat at Primanti’s and gape in awe at Fallingwater. My snap reaction is that I would have loved this trade in 2010 for the Pirates.  Taking away the context, the Pirates traded a reliever for a young...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

The trade deadline is upon us

After swapping Brad Lincoln for Travis Snider last night, I'm guessing that Neal Huntington has fired most of his major trade deadline bullets. There was some thought amongst Pirate fans (not any actual rumors connected to this, just speculation after the Snider trade) last night that Huntington may now flip Starling Marte in a bigger deal since he has another young outfielder...
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Priates get Snider from Jays for Lincoln

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been looking to add a power bat to their lineup, and they did so with a trade early Tuesday morning. However, the player the Pirates traded for had never been mentioned in the multitude of rumors surrounding the club in recent weeks. The Pirates acquired outfielder Travis Snider from Toronto for right-handed reliever Brad Lincoln. Snider is expected...
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July 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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