Phils Ditch Taguchi, Gordon

Posted by Tim Malcolm, Fri, October 31, 2008 07:45 PM | Comments: 13

The Phillies have declined the options of outfielder So Taguchi and reliever Tom Gordon. Taguchi was expecting a $1.25 million option, but will instead be bought out for $150,000. Gordon had $4.5 million option, but will get a buyout of $1 million.

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  • Posts: 0 Matt

    Taguchi will always be remembered for that clutch hit against the Mets. He never really got into a rythem here.

  • Posts: 0 Aaron Proctor

    Taguchi fit better on the Cardinals and they love him in STL. He should go back there.

  • Posts: 0 PhillyGirlinMichigan

    I wish Flash the best. he’s had a great career and I’ve enjoyed watching him. Maybe we’ll see him return as a coach someday. That’d be cool.

    Bye So…barely knew ya..

  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Gordon was pretty good at the beginning of the season…obviously except for that Opening Day DISASTER. But our bullpen doenst need him, so thanks for everything Gordon. Bye Taguchi.

    I was expecting this.

  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC

    It is a shame about Taguchi, because he was a heck of a guy, but it was coming. I wished he had the success of St. Louis, I remember seeing him in 2006, he was great. He is a good guy none the less…

  • Posts: 0 J-Man

    Yea Taguchi never found a rythem here,maybe it was lack of never giving him enough chances,but he’s better off in St.Louis he had success there and is loved there,i hope he goes back there…Flash will likely be retiring.

  • Posts: 0 Matt

    All I know is the pitching coach situation at Reading has been a revolving door for years. Moyer or Flash would look real good there.

  • Posts: 0 Joel (World Ph*cking Champions!)

    I was also expecting these two to go bye bye. I think that we have a very strong bullpen and we have gotten thru fine without Flash…

    I am 50/50 on the Burell thing. I was expecting to lose him but I guess I thought that they could work out a deal; I guess Pat just wants too much. I think he may wind up on his feet in the AL somewhere…they seem OK to spend a load of $$.

    Thanks Pat for the wonderful years with the Phils!

  • Posts: 0 Phillies Phan SC


    I think Gordon would be an excellent pitching coach. I am hoping Jamie does one more with us to get to 250 wins… He has everything else he ever wanted so give him the 250 wins…

  • [...] Tim Malcolm of PhilliesNation reports that the club started dumping excess baggage; Outfielder So Taguchi whose contribution was minimal was first to be dropped, along with former closer Tom Gordon, who was basically over-the-hill, as thel Phils bought out both of their contracts. [...]

  • Posts: 0 jimmyk

    While I thank Flash for his service.It is time to replace him, he is a class act and should be offered a place in the organization.
    Don’t overlook the influence Moyer had on our pitching staff, especially with Cole. As long as he is productive let him stay, maybe he can help Kendrick work through his glitches

  • Posts: 0 Expashy

    Привет, я думала что это совсем не так происходит:)

    Мой блог: http://narodnayavyshiv.blog.ru/

  • Posts: 0 Lakesha Dahn

    Great articles & Nice a site….

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