Odds & Ends: Former Phillies Watch

Posted by Amanda Orr, Tue, January 26, 2010 06:10 PM | Comments: 103
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Originally published on January 25, 2010 at 9:59 PM.

Some players from the 2009 Phillies roster made the latest baseball headlines:

The deal has a major league invitation to spring training.  With a weak hitting Padres club, Stairs has a good chance to make the big league roster as a left-handed bat off the bench.

Walker, 33, pitched well in 35.1 innings with the Phillies in 2009.  In July, I was surprised a team like the Nationals, who had a weak bullpen, didn’t take a chance on him when he was designated for assignment by the Phillies.  Instead, he stayed in the Phillies system and pitched well down the stretch.

Park was a huge factor in the Phillies bullpen last season, and it’s a shame the Phillies can’t bring him back.  Park mentioned that he wants to start again, but he was more effective in the bullpen last season.


UPDATES: Other former Phillies made Tuesday’s headlines:

(4:30 PM): The New York Yankees acquired former Phillies prospect Greg Golson

Golson was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers last week.  After being designated for assignment, a team has a certain amount of days to trade the player.  The Rangers are trading Golson to the Yankees for Mitch Hilligoss and cash considerations.

(6:10 PM):  The Minnesota Twins and Jim Thome agree to terms.

No terms were announced, but the deal is one-year, with incentives.

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  • Posts: 0 Chuck

    I think it was mentioned earlier, mikemike, that it will be interesting to see what Baseball America has to say.

    It’s good to get ratings from different places…to compare….and evaluate for yourself.

    I really want to give these kids a chance…before I start complaining about the trade…

    So far Ruben has done a good job.

  • Posts: 0 Smokey

    deebo with all due respect sir, that could have been the least intelligent post i’ve seen on this website to date. howard had an outstanding 2009…he trimmed down, improved his defense, struck out less often, stole a few more bases, raised his batting average. this man is the most powerful hitter in professional baseball and has become one of the best clutch hitters in the game recently and you suggest replacing him with jack cust? jack freaking cust? watch what happens if we do end up losing “the big piece”…maybe then you will understand what ryan brings to this team

  • Posts: 0 Smokey

    AND i didn’t even think to mention his infamous super-hot streaks that he goes on from time to time. this guy turns it on and he doesn’t just help the team win, he puts 24 other men and uncle charlie on his back and carries them to victory.

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