Roster Shuffle: Phillies Old & New

*Bobby Abreu will not make the squad to begin the season.  He's currently "weighing his options".  I would think his only options are to accept a minor league assignment, retire, or play in an unaffiliated league.  He hit .263/.823 this spring while playing horrendous defense.*Michael Stutes, already removed from the 40-man roster, has now been released.  A few...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

3/26 IronPigs Roster Outlook

A few days ago, I posted an outlook for the IronPigs roster. A lot has changed since then. Kevin Frandsen left. Michael Stutes was released. We now know Buchanan will start out in the rotation in Lehigh Valley. Lots has changed. The Rotation- I still have it as Buchanan, Smith,...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Release RHP Michael Stutes

This morning, several beat writers reported that the Phillies have decided to release RHP Michael Stutes. The 27 year old has spent his entire eight-year career within the Phillies organization, accumlulating a 9-3 record along with a 4.03 ERA during four years in the majors. Stutes had a stand out...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Register 2 Hits, Lose 9-1 to Braves, Stutes Outrighted

The Phils lost another stinker today, 9-1 to the Braves. Reid Brignac and Kevin Frandsen registered the only hits of the game for the Phillies, who now sit at 2-10, dead last among all teams in Spring baseball with an MLB-worst -32 run differential. Marlon Byrd and Darin Ruf are the only players in camp with more than 20 AB that are hitting above .240 and the Phillies have now been...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Falling Stock: Phillies Reliever Michael Stutes Loses Roster Spot

One of the Phillies' top bullpen arms in their most recent National League East title has lost his roster spot. Reliever Michael Stutes has battled injury the last couple of seasons and apparently has fallen out of favor with the team. Just a few days after being sent to minor...
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March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Garcia, Stutes Optioned

Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that RHPs Luis Garcia and Michael Stutes have been optioned. Optioning Garcia and Stutes starts to clear up the bullpen picture, a bit. Garcia has appeared in only two Spring games but has given up three earned in two innings pitched. Stutes has been topping out at only 88 MPH during the Spring, allowing seven earned in three outings. Chris Branch...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez Strong as Phillies Lose to Rays

Currently, of all the worries with the Phillies, the rotation ranks highest. Roberto Hernandez is hoping to give the team stability every fifth day and he showed today he could be capable. Hernandez had a solid outing, tossing three scoreless frames while striking out three. The Phillies, however, fell to the Rays, 6-1. Michael Stutes looked terrible, giving up five runs in an inning...
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March 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Phillies Player Review: Mike Stutes

Coming into the 2013 season, one of the largest question marks for the bullpen was the health of Michael Stutes. Exiting the 2013 season, one of the largest question marks surrounding the bullpen is the health of Michael Stutes. Stutes impressed Phillies fans quickly in 2011, leading all Phillies relievers in innings pitched as a rookie. Although his performance down the stretch...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen Performs Very Well in 2-1 Win Over Miami Marlins

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins tonight in south Florida by a score of 2-1. The Phillies, who have lost their last four games, get the win in the second game of this three game series between NL East rivals – the next to last series of the season. Zach Miner got the nod for the Phillies tonight, while Henderson Alvarez started for the Marlins. Miner was only slated...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Squeak By Marlins on Two First Inning Runs

It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Phillies beat the Marlins, 2-1, with both runs coming in the top of the first inning. Of their five hits on the night, just one came in that first inning. But three consecutive walks, including one to Darin Ruf with the bases loaded, and a Kevin Frandsen ground out, plated the only runs of the evening. It was just enough. Zach Miner led the...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday: Phillies (71-81) vs Mets (68-84)

Philadelphia Phillies (71-81) v New York Mets (68-84) Cole Hamels (8-13, 3.48) vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-3, 6.12) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Partly cloudy, 70′s Media: Twitter and Facebook Tonight, the Phillies and Mets will begin a three game series at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels will pitch for the Fightins tonight, with Daisuke Matsuzaka getting...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Stutes Activated for Tonight’s Game

Per the Phillies’ Twitter account, Michael Stutes has been activated for tonight’s game against the New York Mets. Stutes last pitched in an 8-7 win over the New York Mets on June 22, allowing three earned runs and leaving with bicep tendonitis before recording an out. Stutes will be replacing Kyle Kendrick on the active roster and Zach Miner will replace Kyle Kendrick in the...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

In A Surprise, Phillies Activate Michael Stutes From Disabled List

The Phillies have hardly mentioned Michael Stutes' name in recent times. However - surprise - he has returned. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Stutes has been activated and will be available to pitch beginning tonight.
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Trying to Untangle the 2014 Phillies Roster

The Phillies currently have 46 players on their 40-man roster. This in itself is not strange – with the advent of the 60-day disabled list (DL), teams can carry up to 25 active players and 15 players in the minors as reserve, with any player who is anticipated to miss 60 days or more not counting against the final 40. The Phillies currently have six players on their 40-man who...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Something seems a bit off about Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s batting helmet

In the top of the 9th inning of the Red Sox 9-2 win over the Phillies Thursday night, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia stepped up to the plate to face Chad Durbin, who had come on in relief of Michael Stutes. Saltalamacchia had faced lefty reliever Jeremy Horst in his previous two at-bats, which meant the switch hitter batted from the right side, striking out and fouling out to first...
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May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Stutes Likely to be Called Up After Aumont Sent Down to AAA

(Philliedelphia/Danielle Wilson) Good news, the bullpen is about to get a little stronger. With Phillippe Aumont's recent struggles, he was sent down to AAA Lehigh Valley after tonight's ballgame, per Todd Zolecki. This season, Aumont is facing a 4.15 ERA, and has allowed six earned runs on 17 hits in...
Via Philliedelphia
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Stutes just waits his turn to head for Philly

Michael Stutes basically missed all of last season with a shoulder injury. He also had to head back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in an effort to win back his job with the Phillies. So far, Stutes is doing his part, but still hasn't gotten the call.
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies recall Michael Martinez, Michael Stutes

The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled utility player Michael Martinez and right-handed reliever Michael Stutes. The Phillies made the moves before Friday's game at the Washington Nationals. Martinez was hitting .239 in 32 games for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He replaces second baseman Chase Utley, who was placed on the disabled list Thursday with an oblique strain. Freddy Galvis...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Is There a Case For Quintero?

Will it be Quintero (pictured) or Kratz who stays with the Phillies? Photo: AP Within the next 14 or so hours, the Phillies will decide between the following options: Option A:Keep Erik Kratz on the 25-man active roster, try to clear Humberto Quintero through waivers while keeping him on the 40-man roster and outright either Tyler Cloyd (7.65 ERA in 20 IP, 1.95 WHIP) or Michael Stutes...
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April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

David Ortiz Launches Home Run in Rehab Game With PawSox, Ready to Return to Red Sox (Video)

David Ortiz said after Thursday’s rehab game with Triple-A Pawtucket that he’s ready to return to the big club. It’s hard to doubt him after watching his big fly in his final at-bat. Ortiz went deep against right-handed reliever Michael Stutes in the bottom of the fifth inning of the PawSox’ game against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Ortiz’s home run came on a 1-0 fastball...
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April 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Bench Too Weak to Keep Ender Inciarte

The Phillies finalized their 25-man roster over the weekend, opting to use Humberto Quintero as backup backstop over Steven LeRud and going with Phillippe Aumont instead of Michael Stutes to round out the bullpen. The questionable decision was giving the final spot to Rule 5 selection Ender Inciarte, a 22-year-old prospect who hasn’t yet played above High-A. It’s not necessarily...
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April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

MLB Opinion: Why the Phillies Should Keep Aumont Over Stutes

The Philadelphia Phillies are down to just a few decisions before the official 25 man roster is set. One of those decisions revolve around the final bullpen spot. The candidates are Phillippe Aumont and Michael Stutes. Both right handers are capable of getting the job done, but Phillippe Aumont is the right man for the job. Despite his dismal Spring, on paper Stutes should be the...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Looking For Outfield Help?

The infield is set.  The race for the final bullpen spot is likely down to either Phillippe Aumont or Michael Stutes.  But what about the Phillies outfield? Should the Phils go with Ender Inciarte or look to add someone else to be the fifth outfielder? Ben Revere and Domonic Brown are locked into everyday spots in center and right.  Left field, at least in the short term, will...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Roster Moves and Whatnot

*The Phillies gave away minor league pitcher, Michael Cisco.  Not released, not waived, not traded, but literally given to the Angels. No compensation.  Very altruistic of them.  The 25 year old has been amazing since converting to relief.  Over the past two seasons in Double and Triple-A he has gone 13-3, in 69 appearances, pitching 137.1 innings, with 109 strikeouts, a 1.70...
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March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sorting Out The Bullpen Logjam

One of the best parts about Spring Training is the positional competition. In recent years, Phillies fans have gone without this interesting and usually very entertaining aspect of the preseason because the team has had so few question marks about which players would make the Opening Day roster. But 2013 has changed that. For the first time in a while, the Phillies entered February...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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