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Update: Happ Added To Roster

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Tue, July 29, 2008 11:50 AM | Comments: 84
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UPDATE (1:17 p.m.): And not long after I post this, David Murphy reports the Phillies have added Happ to the roster. But be warned: Things may change if Ron Mahay is inked.

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Just to update everyone, JA Happ has not been recalled to Philadelphia yet. In fact, yesterday on Daily News Live Asst. GM Ruben Amaro said Happ has not been informed of anything.

It’s likely the Phillies would make a roster move within the next few hours, so be ready for something.

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  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    uh oh. i dotn like the sound of that…..too onimous.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Does anyone else feel that we’re dealing with the calm before the storm right now? Something tells me Happ is leaving Philly.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    haha…exactly what I was thinking Geoff.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    Well if hes leaving theyd better be getting something damn good. DAMN good, thats under contract for AT LEAST one more season. thats SO shady. ruben amaro is such a piece of shit. i dont trust him at all..

     
  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    uhhhhh this can’t be good. I’m surprised though, I’ve read accounts that Happ was pulled out of his start and received congratulations and high fives in the dugout. Would teamates really high five you if you were just traded? I’m stumped right now….

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    I think if you get traded and get to play everyday at the big league level instead of AAA it probably doesn’t matter which team you would be playing for.. you would just be excited.

    Geoff… don’t sugar-coat it, tell us how you really feel about Amaro..

     
  • Posts: 0 Wilson

    Todd Zolecki wrote this here: http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/phillies/20080729_Gillick_shopping_and_hoping.html

    “We pulled him as a precaution,” assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle said. “We really don’t know what’s going to happen at the trade deadline, and we didn’t know if we were going to need him in the big leagues or weren’t or whatever. We just wanted to keep all our options open, and we thought the best way to do that was limit his outing just so that he might be ready in case we needed him or there was a trade. A lot of different things could happen over the next couple days.”

    Take it with a grain of salt

     
  • Posts: 0 philsphan

    “We pulled him as a precaution,” assistant general manager Mike Arbuckle said. “We really don’t know what’s going to happen at the trade deadline, and we didn’t know if we were going to need him in the big leagues or weren’t or whatever. We just wanted to keep all our options open, and we thought the best way to do that was limit his outing just so that he might be ready in case we needed him or there was a trade. A lot of different things could happen over the next couple days.”

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    Big Rubes was on DNL yesterday and said that around this time of year when teams are making moves.. its not uncommon for SP to throw less, and blah, blah, blah… I don’t really think they trade him, but I wonder if Happ + a player to be named is enough to get you a Lefty-Reliever ??

    I don’t see them making a mega-deal but I do see them adding a piece that they see as an upgrade.. some middle, or situational releiver…

    any word on Tom Gordon??

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    happ is too much for a lefty reliever in my opinion. i wouldnt trade happ for george sherrill or john grabow. ib my opinion the asking price for some of these guys on the market is OUTRAGEOUS.

    lou marson for brian fuentes? AHHAAHAHAHA, fuck you colorado.

     
  • Posts: 0 Wilson

    great minds think alike philsphan

     
  • Posts: 0 Nick

    I live in Richmond and saw Happ throw darts during his short start forthe Pigs last Sunday.

    This rotation needs a strong lefty arm more than Manny needs a muzzle.

     
  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    This is from Rob Neyer’s LIVE chat on ESPN right now…

    Zach Philly: What is going on with J.A. Happ? Are the phillies working out a trade?

    SportsNation Rob Neyer: (12:17 PM ET ) The consensus opinion seems to be that he’ll join the Phillies’ bullpen tonight. But I haven’t read anything about him since yesterday morning.

    Not much to report I suppose, but I feel like a trade with Happ would have some ESPN media men on the scene….so maybe it’s a call-up?

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    He would have been called up by now…

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    I dont like this AT ALL. this doesnt add up. i think they had a trade for btrett myers worked out, which then caused them to pull happ to replace myers, but the trade fell through somehow.

    you know what kind of trade that is don m? tahts a secret trade

     
  • Posts: 0 Bruce

    Latest team report:

    “GM Pat Gillick reiterated that he’s still hopeful of acquiring a lefty reliever to “give Romero some breathing room.” And there’s also a possibility something might happen after Thursday. If the Phillies are unable to work a deal for Colorado’s Brian Fuentes, Kansas City’s Ron Mahay, Pittsburgh’s John Grabow, Baltimore’s George Sherrill or another reliever before Thursday, there’s a chance that several pitchers will clear waivers and be available via trade in August. In 2006, the Phillies made two trades after July 31, acquiring LHP Jamie Moyer on Aug. 19 and OF Jeff Conine on Aug. 27. “Hopefully we can do that,” Gillick said of finding another lefty. “All I can say is we’re talking, and as long as we continue to talk, there’s always a possibility something will transpire.”

    Obviously, Gillick is confirming that their no.1 priority is finding bullpen help, particularly a situational lefty for relief.

     
  • Posts: 0 Rob

    Phillies got Mahay!

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    That would be a good trade… us giving up a SS from Reading… for a solid reliever lets get it done!

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Donald is going to be a stud. This is a terrible move.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    oh my god, thats ugly. ron mahay for jason donald? thats HORRIBLE. pat gillick should be arrested if he makes that trade. hes having a good year and his numbers look allright, but the last thing we need here is ANOTHER 37 year old relief pitcher. im sorry but i cant approve that. thats garbage.

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    What was the possible deal they had to trade Brett Myers, that was never once reported anywhere??

     
  • Posts: 0 MA Phanatic

    I’m surprised they can’t get more for Donald, but you know what, Mahay has been real solid this year….maybe he’s what we need for a stretch run. He’ll certainly cost less than Sherrill and Fuentes. I’m surprised the Royals want Donald so bad, since they have Mike Moustakas, one of their top prospects, who’s a SS at Class A right now…

     
  • Posts: 0 Wilson

    It’s a win now mentality move. Mahay may be 37 but he’s having a solid year, and Donald isn’t going to help this team any time in the near future.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    dude, you can find 37 year old relief pitchers ANYWHERE. they are a dime a sdozen. thats garbage.

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    When was Jason Donald going to suit-up for the Phillies, 2013 ??

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    i dont know don m…thats why it was a secret trade

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    I think you guys are missing the point on Donald, sure Jimmy’s blocking SS, but he’s slated to play 3B in the bigs. He’s got a good bat and could have been a .290 / 25 hr guy in the majors. I’ve seen him a lot at Reading and the guy is a gamer, a poor mans Chase Utley.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    no he was going to suit up for the phillies next week after they pull him from the olypmic team because the phillies SECRETLY traded jimmy rollins for a PILE OF GARBAGE

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    if donald has a strong arm he couldve played third base for us.

     
  • Posts: 0 philsphan

    At Phillies.com JA Happ is currently listed as being on the 25 man roster. Adam Eaton is off the 25 man roster, so this must be current. It appears that Happ is taking Eaton’s roster spot after all, despite Amaro’s comments that suggested Happ was involved in a trade. Maybe there is a trade, but Happ isn’t the one being traded? It should be interesting to see how this all plays out.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    i really hope that rumor does not come true. BAD. thats highway robbery.

    do 37 year old relievers really have that kind of value? thats INSANE. those are guys you pick up off the scrap pile. if they trade an OLYMPIC, mlb-ready shortstop for some old SCRAP PILE GARBAGE i will be SO pissed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    If Donald was ever going to play 3b for us…. then why wasn’t he playing it down at Reading??

    I LOVE THE TRADE DEADLINE AND THE HOT STOVE OF BASEBALL !!!!!

     
  • Posts: 0 Wilson

    Even if Donald plays 3B, it won’t be for another couple of years in the bigs. He’s a gamer I agree, but he’s not ready. I’m not saying that I like giving him up, but if you are looking to win this year, Jason Donald is not going to help you

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    OI also love mlb trades, theyre better than ANY other trades in pro sports. second is the nHL trade deadline, because sometimes they go the mlb-way and do prospects only and sometimes they make blockbusters.

    but this is such a great time of year.

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    Rip off. Gillick sucks if this happens.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    i dont like the face that the phillies have littered their bullpen with a bunch of 35+ year olds. not good.

    seanez, gordon (was once VERY great), they even tried to sneak steve klin ein there but he was too crappy, and now this guy

     
  • Posts: 0 Don M

    If 37 year old Lefty Relievers with LOW ERAs are so easy to get… why does EVERY MLB team have such a hard time trying to find one and trade for one every season??

    Donald’s 17 errors really scream MLB-READY to most teams… they all covet that type of production at Short-Stop… who needs gold glove winner Jimmy Rollins, when we could have Jason Donald instead..

     
  • Posts: 0 philsphan

    I would like to have Mahay (he would not be a rental either0 but don’t want to give up Donald for him. Maybe Myers, Golson, and mid level prsopect for Mahay?

     
  • Posts: 0 Brian

    WIP Just said that J.A.(pronounced Jay) Happ has been officially called-up

     
  • Posts: 0 Wilson

    Haha Steve Kline

     
  • Posts: 0 philsphan

    Don: Donald won’t play SS in the majors. Probably 2B or 3B, possibly outfield.

     
  • Posts: 0 Wilson

    philsphan, are you serious?

     
  • Posts: 0 TJ

    philsphan – that wont happen. There’s already a trade set up for Mahay, why are you negoiatating with yourself?

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    im sorry, but i cant get excited about trading for 37 year old bullpen slop. ont care about his ERA, hes 37 years old and he will wear down in like two weeks.

    look at seanez, he lasted like part of the season and then he collapsed.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    We should be trying to get more than just Mahay off of the Royals. Give them Bastrado, Rollins, and Werth for DeJesus, Greinke, and Mahay.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    whats wrong with john grabow? id like that much better, hes off the DL now, hes 29/30 yrs old, much safer get than some old man.

     
  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Donald is a nice canidate to replace Feliz in 2010. He’s already done for the year at Reading, and will play for Allentown next year.

     
  • Posts: 0 Phil

    Geoff, Mahay has had a pretty good career aside from a bad one here and there. The guy will fit right into our bullpen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Geoff

    thats a good idea phil. dont need to put werth in there though. dejesus, mahay, grienke for rollins, bartardo should be more than enough.

     
 
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