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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

Gwynn returns, Nieves to DL

Following the death of his father, Tony Gwynn Jr. has returned to the Phillies roster after being placed on the bereavement list on June 16. Tony Sr. died following a lengthy bout with cancer last week at age 52. Gwynn Jr., 31, is hitting just .155 this year in 101 plate appearances. He’ll take the roster spot of catcher Wil Nieves, who blew a tire running the bases on June 18...
Via Phillies Nation
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Up; Asche Not On AAA Lineup Card; Mayberry Drawing Trade Interest, Pettibone Gets Surgery

A bunch of Phillies news today. Catcher Cameron Rupp is headed to St. Louis to fill in for the sore Wil Nieves, the Phillies announced today. Nieves pulled a quad muscle after hitting his second double on Wednesday afternoon. Nieves is not heading to the disabled list, however. Rupp will...
Via Philliedelphia
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rupp Recalled, Altherr Optioned

Rupp will join the Phillies for his second stint in the Majors. Photo by Jay Floyd. In the wake of Wil Nieves injuring himself in the ninth inning of yesterday’s game, the Phillies have recalled catcher Cameron Rupp and optioned OF Aaron Altherr to Double-A Reading. Rupp, 25, hit four homers in his first four games of the 2014 campaign with the IronPigs but has only two since April...
Via Phillies Nation
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ruf Reality: He Deserves to Start

#450857103 / gettyimages.com The Phillies offense has been anything but reliable this season. They can score runs in bunches then not score more than a run for two straight. They have a lackluster bench of supporting players that bring little to no offensive pop, with the exception of Wil Nieves....
Via Philliedelphia
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Eighth inning providing some trouble for Miami's bullpen

MIAMI -- A walk-off victory helps erase bad plays from the short-term memory, but the truth is a troubling trend remains for the Miami Marlins. Eighth-inning woes continue to be a problem, and Thursday's 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies proved to be no exception. Up 3-0, reliever A.J. Ramos walked Jimmy Rollins to lead off the frame after getting ahead 0-2 in the count. Wil...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Strike in Seventh, Beat Reds 8-3

The Reds put two on the board against Cliff Lee in the first but the Phils fired back with back-to-back homers from Jimmy Rollins and Wil Nieves in their half to knot the game at two. After a Chase Utley ground out RBI in the fifth and a Marlon Byrd solo homer in the sixth, the Phils put up a four spot in the seventh with an RBI single from Byrd and three-run homer from Cody Asche...
Via Phillies Nation
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies beat Reds 8-3 behind 4 home runs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Cody Asche, Jimmy Rollins, Wil Nieves and Marlon Byrd all homered, and the Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 on Sunday. Cliff Lee (4-4) struck out three in 6 2-3 innings for his first home victory of the season. Cincinnati's Devin Mesoraco had a career-high four hits, including two doubles and an RBI. The Reds again played without the injured Joey Votto,...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamels Ks 10, Earns 100th Win, Phils Sweep Mets

It looked like another one of those days for Cole Hamels. And by those days, I mean another game against the Mets. Hamels entered the game 7-14 with a 4.64 ERA against the Mets and looked like he was in for a long day starting in the first inning. Hamels allowed a first inning David Wright RBI single and the Mets looked poised to do more damage. But they didn’t. Hamels found his...
Via Phillies Nation
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies C Wil Nieves is on Tinder and looking to ‘have a good time’

I hate to put a guy on blast when he’s just looking for some love, but this was too good to pass up. Our friend Elika Sadeghi tweeted a screenshot of a Tinder profile she says she came across on Tuesday night, and it happened to belong to none other than Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wil […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Utley Lifts Phils Over Fish

Chase Utley‘s eight inning home run lifted the Phillies over the Marlins on Sunday, 4-3. Kyle Kendrick threw a solid six innings, and the bullpen got the job done. This completes a three game sweep of the Marlins–something that was much needed after getting swept by the Brewers in the first series at Citizens Bank Park in 2014. More Issues on Defense Ryan Howard had another error...
Via Phillies Nation
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gameday 5: Phillies vs. Cubs

Philadelphia Phillies (2-2) at Chicago Cubs (1-3) Starting Pitchers: PHI: LHP Cliff Lee (1-0, 14.40) vs. CHI: RHP Jeff Samardzija (0-0, 0.00) Time: 2:20, Wrigley Field TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: Mostly Sunny, 47 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Jimmy Rollins is back in the lineup after leaving to be with his wife and their new daughter; he’s hitting second...
Via Phillies Nation
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Bench Still a Major Concern

Wil Nieves, Cesar Hernandez, Jayson Nix, Tony Gwynn Jr., John Mayberry Jr. It is this group of men that make up the Phillies opening day bench. And it’s an area of concern. Ruben Amaro stated Saturday that the Phillies no longer have a group of starters that can be called upon to play 162 games. Bench players will get many chances to fill in for the likes of Rollins, Utley, and...
Via Phillies Nation
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Koyie Hill Acquired for No Reason

Carlos Ruiz- starting catcher.  Wil Nieves- MLB backup.  Cameron Rupp- waiting in Triple A.  Lou Marson- released.  Naturally, acquire a 35 year old catcher that can't hit, at all. Ruben Amaro, the mad genius that he is, got Koyie Hill from the Nationals for a player to be named later or cash considerations (basically, not too damn much).  Over 10 MLB seasons with the Cubs...
Via We Should Be GM's
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Over/Under- Phillies Bench

The Phillies first Spring Training game was played today against the Blue Jays, meaning we're about a month away from Opening Day. To celebrate, WSBGMs is previewing most of the players expected to be on the Phillies 25-man roster, either as individuals (ex- starting position players) or as groups (ex- bullpen and bench). Today the we focus on the offensive reserves, the bench.  Bench...
Via We Should Be GM's
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What if it's Not All Amaro's Fault?

Ruben Amaro is getting killed for a lackluster off-season, and well, it's well deserved. A team that went 73-89 last year has signed Marlon Byrd and Wil Nieves, re-signed Carlos Ruiz, and traded for Brad Lincoln. It's nothing to get excited over. No one is mistaking these moves as the...
Via Philliedelphia
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg Says The Phillies Are Looking For Right-Handed Bench Bat Who Can Play Center Field

Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani The Phillies seemingly committed to at least three bench spots out of five this offseason with contracts to infielder Kevin Frandsen, catcher Wil Nieves, and tendering a contract to outfielder John Mayberry Jr. However, according to Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg, the Phillies are looking for someone who...
Via Philliedelphia
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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