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Ken Giles Looking to Find his Groove After a Rough Spring

OAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: Wil Nieves #21 and Ken Giles #53 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates defeating the Oakland Athletics 3-0 at O.co Coliseum on September 20, 2014 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Philadelphia Phillies fans hoped that setup-man Kenny Giles spring training was just a rough patch and that when the regular season rolled...
Via The Sports Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Links: April 17, 2015

Here’s some stuff I read this week that you might enjoy: 2015 Lake Elsinore Pre-Season Preview (MadFriars) – I missed this last week on account of being lame, but you’ll want to read John Conniff’s look at the Padres’ High-A affiliate, as well as his previews of the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low-A), San Antonio Missions (Double-A), and El Paso Chihuahuas (Triple-A). Then get...
Via Padres Public
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

While You Were (Day) Drinking 2015 Game 7 (SF vs SD)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after a Sunday afternoon in the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (4-3) defeated the San Francisco Giants (3-4) yesterday afternoon by a score of 6-4, taking the Opening Series with their third win in a row. Backup catcher Wil Nieves took advantage of his start with his first...
Via Padres Public
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Nieves' grand slam off Peavy helps Padres to 6-4 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Backup catcher Wil Nieves hit his first career grand slam, a drive off former San Diego star Jake Peavy, and the Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 Sunday to take three of four against the defending World Series champions. It was the first career slam and just the 10th homer overall for the 37-year-old Nieves,who was a 47th-round draft pick of the Padres in...
Via AP on Fox
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Can’t Overcome Nieves’ Grand Slam In 6-4 Loss

In a series where the Giants scored three runs over their last three games, putting four up in one day seems like a big feat. It wasn’t enough, however, as the offense couldn’t come back from a Wil Nieves grand slam and San Francisco dropped their third straight game to the San Diego Padres, this time 6-4 on Sunday afternoon. The Giants went ahead early, putting one up on...
Via BaySportsNet
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Checking in on Old Friends

Just checking in on some phriends (see what I did there?) that played for the 2014 Philadelphia Phillies. Jimmy Rollins - 2 G, .375/1.319, 1 R, 1 DBL, 1 HR, 3 RBI, and 2 E.  Hit a game winning 3-run homerun in the Dodgers season opener on Monday.  Uncharacteristically committed 2 errors yesterday.Kyle Kendrick - 1 W, 7 IP, 6 K, 0.00 ERA, and a 1.00 WHIP.  Was the Rockies Opening...
Via We Should Be GM's
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres Rumor Mill: 3/27/15

The Search for a Back-up Catcher With the loss of Tim Federowicz for 3-6 months, it is unclear who the Padres plan to back-up starting catcher Derek Norris. 11-year veteran Wil Nieves seems to be the lead candidate for the spot, especially now that catching prospect Austin Hedges has been optioned to minor-league camp. However, earlier this week, George King III of the...
Via Friarhood
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

San Diego Padres: Backup Behind the Plate

With the news that Tim “Fed-Ex” Federowicz, acquired in the December Matt Kemp trade, will be sidelined for three to six months after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the San Diego Padres are now in search of a catcher to backup All-Star Derek Norris. Many experts have speculated that 22 year old top prospect Austin Hedges could fill that role, being that his...
Via Hot Stove MLB
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies could add veteran shortstop, catcher during Spring Training

This offseason, the Philadelphia Phillies did a major overhaul to their roster including trading away veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Also lost in the overhaul, backup catcher Wil Nieves signed a deal with the San Diego Padres leaving a gap their as well. To fill those gaps, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro told him he will...
Via Total Sports Live
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Short on depth, Phillies could add shortstop or catcher during Spring Training

Cameron Rupp could be the Phillies backup backstop in 2015 This offseason the Phillies subtracted their starting shortstop in Jimmy Rollins and backup catcher in Wil Nieves. Rollins was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Nieves signed with the San Diego Padres. Neither player has really been replaced; the...
Via Philliedelphia
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

NL West Rumor Mill: 2/3/15

Padres Add Catching Depth According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the San Diego Padres have signed veteran catcher Wil Nieves to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Nieves was drafted by the Padres in the 47th round of the 1995 amateur draft and made his debut with the team in 2002. As Brock mentions, “Don’t be surprised if he pushes for a backup job....
Via Friarhood
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres sign veteran catcher Nieves to minor league contract

  The San Diego Padres have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 37-year-old Nieves originally signed with the Padres after they took him in the 47th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Nieves played in 28 games with the Padres in 2002 before being released. He's also played for the New York Yankees, Washington, Milwaukee,...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Padres sign catcher Wil Nieves to minor league contract

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. The 37-year-old Nieves originally signed with the Padres after they took him in the 47th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Nieves played in 28 games with the Padres in 2002 before being released. He's also played for the New York Yankees, Washington...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wil Nieves Signs Minor League Deal with San Diego Padres

View image | gettyimages.com According to U-T San Diego's Dennis Lin, catcher Wil Nieves, who appeared in 36 games with the Phillies throughout the 2014 season, has signed with the San Diego Padres to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Lin adds that Nieves, 37, will...
Via Philliedelphia
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Still On The Market - Free Agent Squad

With Spring Training fast approaching (February 19th for pitchers and catchers), I thought I scour the free agent market to see who's feeling a bit lonely.  The bats are pretty much picked cleaned, but plenty of value is still awaiting to ink contracts in the pitching department, especially relief pitchers.  Below you will find a 25-man roster composed of remaining free agents...
Via We Should Be GM's
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Depth Signings

WSBGMs is a fan of offseason minor league contracts.  Why?  Because they are aplenty and make for something to mull over in between countless rumors of big name free agents and trades.  Amaro has already inked a few, and the calendar just flipped to November. Minor League Depth Signings: Brian Bogusevic/OF - last saw MLB action in 2013 and has played parts of 4 seasons with...
Via We Should Be GM's
November 02, 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

Re-Sign or Release: Wil Nieves

Photo: USA Today The Phillies currently have 12 players on their 40-man roster “in flux”. There are four outright free agents, six arbitration eligible players, and a pair of players with options. We will review each of the 12 players starting today, reviewing the case to either re-sign the player, the case to release the player, and the final verdict of what the Phillies should...
Via Phillies Nation
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this inquisitive young fan (video)

During Thursday’s tilt between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, a young fan got his hands on a foul ball off the bat of Wil Nieves. As the announcers note, the boy who corralled the ball bears a strong resemblance to “Squints” from “The Sandlot,” but it’s the other kid involved in the snagging […] The post Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wil Nieves has three hits to help Hamels, Phillies down Mariners

  Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday. Chase Utley had the go-ahead RBI and Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd drove in runs for the Phillies, who won for just the third time in their last nine. Kendrys Morales homered for Seattle, which was bidding to move...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Nieves, Hamels lead Phillies past Mariners, 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Wil Nieves doubled and had three hits and Cole Hamels got a victory when he wasn't at his best as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Seattle Mariners 4-3 on Wednesday. Chase Utley had the go-ahead RBI and Ben Revere and Marlon Byrd drove in runs for the Phillies. Kendrys Morales homered for Seattle. Hamels (7-6) snapped his string of seven straight starts going...
Via AP on Fox
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Brignac, Lee, Nieves Activated

The Phillies have announced that infielder Reid Brignac, LHP Cliff Lee, and catcher Wil Nieves have been activated for tonight’s game. To make room for the trio, the Phillies have outrighted catcher Koyie Hill to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, designated Tony Gwynn Jr. for assignment, and optioned infielder Cesar Hernandez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. None of the moves come as particular...
Via Phillies Nation
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Mike Adams, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Wil Nieves

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the midst of a five-game losing streak and are sitting at the bottom of the National League East at 36-47. Although near the middle of the pack in team ERA, the Phillies are 24th in the league in runs scored. A poor offense and some untimely injuries have contributed to the last place standing. There is mixed news on the injury front on pitchers...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Ruiz Hits Growing Phillies Disabled List

Some devastating news for the Phillies this evening. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, catcher Carlos Ruiz has been placed on the seven-day disabled list. The seven-day disabled list was instituted for those at risk of a concussion. The Phillies are already without catcher Wil Nieves, who suffered a strain...
Via Philliedelphia
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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