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End of An Era: Phillies Trade John Mayberry Jr.

The Phillies made one additional trade before the August 31 waiver trade deadline. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Phillies shipped out extra man John Mayberry Jr.: Phillies trade OF John Mayberry Jr. to Blue Jays for minor league 3B Gustavo Pierre. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 1, 2014...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

John Mayberry and Wasted Resources

Back in December, I argued against tendering a contract to John Mayberry, suggesting that his salary outweighed his projected contributions. Mayberry was worth rostering when he made the league minimum and exhibited upside, but he was well past both points. There was no risk to letting him go, because despite his athleticism and versatility, he had been a replacement-level player...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Avoid Arbitration with Mayberry

#Phillies and John Mayberry avoid arbitration. He gets $1,587,500. — Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) January 17, 2014 According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Phillies have avoided arbitration with outfielder/first baseman John Mayberry Jr. This is Mayberry’s first year of arbitration eligibility. Mayberry will compete for a job as the right-handed bench bat with the club...
Via Phillies Nation
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies must trade John Mayberry before tomorrow's Rule 5 Draft

John Mayberry must not be on the Phillies 40-man roster this time tomorrow. Mayberry must be traded tonight. Why the urgency? The Phillies were given a gift last week when they earned an extra Rule 5 draft selection from the Cubs through a grievance. It gives the Phillies the 4th and 7th picks in tomorrow's Rule 5 draft. Problem is, they have two selections in the draft and only...
Via PhilsBaseball
December 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Is an Upgrade Over Mayberry Even Available?

There has been much discussion about the Phillies reluctance to let John Mayberry Jr. walk. In my offseason plan posted last month on PhilliesNation.com, it included letting Mayberry go and signing Chris Young to a two-year, $10 million deal. The Phillies instead held onto JMJ and inked Marlon Byrd to a two-year, $16 million deal. Now, there have been rumblings from the organization...
Via Phillies Nation
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Pennsylvania Showdown: Philadelphia Phillies @ Pittsburgh Pirates

From the West Coast to the Steel City, the Philadelphia Phillies (39-44) will open up a 3 game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, concluding their 10 game road trip. After a promising start to the trip, taking 2 out of 3 from the San Diego Padres, the Phillies dropped 3 of 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a series which they outscored their opponent 24-17...
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July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mayberry’s 2 HR, Walkoff Grand Slam, Give Phils 7-3 Win

John Mayberry Jr, take a bow. You are the hero tonight. Mayberry smashed a game-tying home run to lead off the 10th inning. He then walked off with a grand slam in the 11th, giving the Phillies a crazy, weird, unbelievable 7-3 win over the Marlins. The last extra-inning, walkoff grand slam was by Dale Murphy August 6, 1991 vs. the Cubs in the 11th inning. Historic. Wild. Weird. A...
Via Phillies Nation
June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

John Mayberry Jr. slips, falls in hilarious display of outfield derpness (GIF)

Sometimes, it doesn’t pay to get out of the bed in the morning. But if a major league baseball player chooses to get up on one of those days, he’d be best advised to tell the manager to not put him in the lineup and instead remain in the safe confines of the dugout. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. probably was feeling that he was better off staying at home as he...
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April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Mojo madness

Jimmy Rollins is the tribal leader with for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Can Cholley’s boys ride his wave of enthusiasm to the final 2012 MLB victory? TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every battle that is not washed out.  I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here...
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September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Dugout view

Jimmy Rollins provided the rebound spark for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Can he will his club to close the 8-game gap for the 2nd wild card? TAL’S HANDY CAPS WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: I will publish after every game that is not washed out.  I will have many summer-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here by a feed and...
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September 04, 2012  |  Discuss

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