Four BlueClaws honored as All-Stars, Manager Legg offers his thoughts

The Lakewood BlueClaws will have four representatives when the Class A South Atlantic League holds its 55th annual All-Star Game on June 17th in Hickory, NC. Standout performers for the BlueClaws all season, J.P. Crawford, Willians Astudillo, Samuel Hiciano and Cody Forsythe were selected to represent the team. Crawford, a shortstop, was the Phillies top draft choice a year ago when...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Threshers Quotables: Art Charles speaks on Clearwater’s struggles

Art Charles with Lakewood in 2013, Image- Jay Floyd Despite finding themselves victorious in each of their past two contests, the Class A Advanced Clearwater Threshers possess the worst record in professional baseball with a 7-22 mark. Thus far this year, the Threshers have struggled to find a groove and string together anything that could help the team build confidence or show any...
Via Phillies Nation
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Activate Pitcher Michael Schwimer

The Toronto Blue Jays have activated right-handed pitcher Michael Schwimer from the 15-day disabled list. The organization afterwards decided to option him to their Triple-A Buffalo minor league affiliate where he will serve as bullpen depth for the system. The post Toronto Blue Jays Activate Pitcher Michael Schwimer appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL News | MLB News | NBA News...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

PN Interview: First Base Prospect Art Charles

Art Charles, photo- Jay Floyd Acquired by the Phillies during spring training in a trade with Toronto, first baseman Art Charles welcomed the change and is happy to be a part of the Phils organization.  The six-foot-six 225 pounder was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the 20th round in 2010 out of Bakersfield College.  Now, the 22-year-old bats cleanup for Class A Lakewood...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Weekly Minor League Wrap Up, 4/17/13

It’s time, once again, for our weekly glance around the Phillies’ developmental ranks, taking a look a some exceptional performers and those that have raised some eyebrows for different reasons. Class A Lakewood hot list- Art Charles, photo- Jay Floyd First baseman Art Charles, who was acquired from Toronto this spring in the Michael Schwimer trade, has hit in six straight games...
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April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 1

Torii Hunter hit his first home run with the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander allowed one hit in four innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 on Wednesday. Hunter, who left the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent last winter, homered off Blue Jays reliever Michael Schwimer. The homer raised Hunter's spring batting average to .261. Verlander lowered his...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Baseball Tweets for the Baseball Season

Here are some Jewish ballplayers to follow on Twitter. TGR will also have baseball news throughout the season @TheGreatRabbino and @RabbiJeremyFine. Current Players: Craig Breslow - @CraigBreslow Ike Davis -  @Iked29 Sam  Fuld - @SamFuld5 Adam Greenberg - @adamgreenberg10 Ryan Kalish - @Ryan_Kalish Ryan Lavarnway -  @RyanLavarnway Michael Schwimer -...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Twins

Minnesota Twins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm Hammond Stadium– Fort Myers, FL Weather: 77, 30% Chance of Storms TV: The Comcast Network, MLB Network Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter John Lannan takes the hill against the Minnesota Twins today.  He is scheduled to be followed by Adam Morgan, who is celebrating his 23rd birthday today, Antonio Bastardo, B.J. Rosenberg...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Schwimer Offers Parting Shot at Phillies; Is Going To AAA For Blue Jays

Yes, Schwimer took the loss in this game against the Atlanta Braves Michael Schwimer was not likely to get a chance for the Phillies in the major leagues this season. It does not appear that he will be in the Blue Jays' plans either. According to the Blue Jays' official...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Daily Buzz: JVR Is Back

In a rough weekend for the Philadelphia 76ers, the Flyers were able to grab a come from behind win. The Phillies have begun spring training, and Ruben Amaro has already made a trade. On Saturday night the Sixers took on Lebron James and the Miami Heat. The Sixers were handed a 114-90 loss to the big three and the Heat. (Liberty Ballers) On Sunday night, the Sixers weekend was not...
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February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Adios Schwimer

Seems the Phillies grew tired of Michael Schwimer schtick and decided to part ways with him yesterday by shipping him north of the border to America's hat (aka- Canada).  He has annoyed/angered the organization over the past two seasons with tweets about not being called up from the minors when he believed was the right time and his grievance against them for shipping him back...
Via We Should Be GM's
February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies send Schwimer to Blue Jays for minor league first baseman.

Hot News for RP Michael Schwimer
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Schwimer Dealt to Jays

Jim Salisbury of CSN is reporting that Michael Schwimer, originally scheduled to pitch today for the Phils, has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for 1B Art Charles. Schwimer, 27, had a 4.62 ERA in 47 games for the Phillies across 2011 and 2012. Schwimer averages over a strikeout per inning in Major League action and helped stabilize the bullpen as the Phillies made a second-half...
Via Phillies Nation
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Schwimer to Toronto for prospect

Shortly after the Phillies dropped their spring training opener to the Houston Astros, 8-3, word broke that the first roster change of the year had been executed. The Phillies traded relief pitcher Michael Schwimer to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for first base prospect Art Charles. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly was the first to officially report the move on Twitter. Schwimer...
Via Macho Row
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Schwimer Traded to Toronto

(Philliedelphia/Danielle Wilson) Per multiple sources, it has been confirmed that relief pitcher Michael Schwimer has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league first baseman Art Charles. Schwimer, scheduled to pitch in today's spring training game against the Astros, packed his bag after the game upon hearing the...
Via Philliedelphia
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Astros

Baseball is finally here! Cole Hamels takes the hill in the Phillies Spring Opener at Brighthouse Field against the American League’s newest punching bag, the Houston Astros. Hamels will be followed on the hill by B.J. Rosenberg, Zach Miner, Jeremy Horst, Michael Schwimer, and Justin De Fratus. All of the relievers throwing today have a puncher’s chance to make the club out of...
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February 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies players on Twitter

Looking to follow your favorite Philadelphia Phillies player on Twitter? Avoid the fake accounts! Below I have put together a list of current Philadelphia Phillies players on Twitter. This list will be updated as needed, and feel free to keep this chart in check by sending any that are left out or inaccurate. Send a tweet to @Macho_Row or use the contact page to send any recommendations...
Via Macho Row
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospect #22: Michael Schwimer

Michael Schwimer has had his ups and downs with the Phillies, but through all of the downs, a good spring training could put him in the Phillies bullpen.
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

The Phillies are Idiots- Sign Delmon Young

When Ruben Amaro said he wanted to get "younger" this offseason, I didn't think that meant trading for Michael Young and signing Delmon Young.Delmon Young sucks as a human (he hates Jews...watch out Michael Schwimer) and sucks at baseball.  Yet, good ol' Rube inked him to a guaranteed contract for 1 year at $750K.  The Phillies outfield is already a bit crowded...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Hired guns in the mix

Beyond the centerfield gate, there will be youth, inexperience and Jonathan Papelbon for the Philadelphia Phillies.  What role has he played in their growth? TAL’S HANDY CAPS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I published after every battle that was not washed out.  I had many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, which were especially important after drubbings and defeats.  Please go...
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October 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Hired guns in the hunt

Beyond the centerfield gate, there will be youth, inexperience and Jonathan Papelbon for the Philadelphia Phillies.  What role has he played in their growth? TAL’S HANDY CAPS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I published after every battle that was not washed out.  I had many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, which were especially important after drubbings and defeats.  Please go...
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October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Add Three for September Call-Ups So Far; There is One Interesting Omission

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose The Phillies have made a few "September call-up" moves thus far.  The three of them you might have expected the Phillies to bring up.  With the elimination of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs from playoff contention, the first group has arrived.  But, at least for now, one ommission appears to be sending a message to one of the younger Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Where in the world is Michael Schwimer?

No one disputes that Michael Schwimer wasn't pitching well for the Phillies lately, allowing six earned runs in his last 6 2/3 innings. The Phillies believe he just wasn't getting the job done, but Schwimer believes he's hurt.
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August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

The Phillies Playoff Pipe Dream: Enjoy This Team, But Relax

 Let's recap some of the 2012 season so far: Hector Luna, cleanup hitter Jim Thome attempting to play the field at 42 years old Brian Sanches, 8th inning setup man Michael Schwimer, interiter of bases loaded in tie games Joe Savery, extra-innings last resort Ty Wigginton, everyday first baseman Pete Orr, 23 games at second base Freddy Galvis, broken bat, PED user...
Via Philliedelphia
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Beat Nats in Opener; Schwimer in Trouble Again

The Phillies beat the 1st place Nationals Friday night by a score of 4-2. It was a very satisfying win considering that these teams have essentially switched places this year, with the Phillies going from 1st to worst for most of the season. It was probably also very satisfying for Kyle Kendrick who pitched very well for his 3rd start in a row. Kendrick has received a lot of well...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss
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