Schneider Inks One-Year Deal with Phillies

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, November 17, 2011 03:59 PM | Comments: 19
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From the Phillies:

Catcher Brian Schneider has signed a one-year contract with the Phillies, Senior Vice President & General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. announced today.

Schneider, 34, made 36 starts for the Phillies last season and the team went 28-8 (.777), including 27-3 (.900) in his first 30 starts.  From May 7 through September 6, the Phillies went 19-0 in Schneider’s starts.  At the plate, Schneider batted .176 with two home runs and nine RBI in 41 games.

With Schneider behind the plate in 2011, Phillies pitchers posted a 2.85 ERA and he threw out 13% (3-23) of potential basestealers.  He ranks seventh among active catchers in most runners thrown out (194), trailing Ivan Rodriguez (563), Jason Kendall (392), Jorge Posada (324), Ramon Hernandez (258), Jason Varitek (251) and Henry Blanco (237).

Throughout his major league career, Schneider has played exclusively for National League East Division teams.  He has a lifetime .247 batting average with 65 home runs and 380 RBI in 1,014 games for the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals (2000-07), New York Mets (2008-09) and Phillies (2010-11).

For more on Schneider, Corey Seidman takes a look at his 2010 season.

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  • Posts: 0 delearyous

    love bringing the local guy back. chooch is out there for 120 games anyway.

    how much is he making?

    • Posts: 0 John

      MLBTR reports his base salary is $800K, with a possible $200K more in incentives.

  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    Wow! Great news. Meanwhile the Astros get moved to the AL?


    The Dipsy

  • Posts: 0 Chris

    This is a good deal I guess. I’m happy the Phils are not going to spend multi millions on the back up catcher. People will say why didn’t we get Doumit but he already turned down a 3 million dollar contract. Backup catcher isn’t worth that much money. The Phillies could have gone with a young unproven AAAA type guy like Kratz but they obviously value Schneider’s relationship with the pitching staff over the possible offensive upgrade.

    • Posts: 0 Chris

      Also you can’t judge catchers on how many baserunners they throw out solely by their percentage because you can run on the pitcher just as much as you can run on the catcher. Almost none of the Phillies pitchers do a good job of holding runners on.

    • Posts: 439 Ian Riccaboni

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      @Chris – Kratz will actually be 31/32 in 2012. Not too young but he can rake in Triple A.

  • Posts: 0 bacardipr05

    Meh, no comment

  • Posts: 161 therookie300

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    He’s a backup catcher, that’s it. It’s not like he’s costing the team wins when he plays.

  • Posts: 31 Gavin

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    Just something what had to be done.

    Now back to the real work.

  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Really cant ask for a better back up catcher.
    Swings a decent bat is left handed and knows the league.

    IMO hes perfect for his role and fits it nicely.

  • Posts: 5226 Lefty

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    For history buffs, one of the greatest games I ever saw is on MLB Network tonight at 9pm

    (#18) 1980 NLCS, Game 5 Philadelphia Phillies vs. Houston Astros – The 18th-best game in MLB history based on votes from an expert panel and MLB Network viewers; Hosted by Bob Costas and Tom Verducci

  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    Great game. Super game. i just dont understand why they don’t take the Brewers back and let us keep the Astros. One of the greatest baseball uniforms ever. J.R. Richard, Jimmy “The Toy Cannon” Wynn, Enos Cabell, Mike Scott, Joe Morgan, Nolan Ryan, Baseball is a a game a tradition. Don’t eff with it. The water fountains in the Dome.

    Goodnight Sweet Prince. Enjoy the DH.

    The Dipsy

    • Posts: 0 George

      I totally agree, except maybe about the uniform. I wish they’d quit screwing around with the leagues, adding more interleague crap, and blurring the histories of some pretty great players.

      There’s just been too much switching around lately; the Expos are now the Nationals, Milwaukee switched leagues, and now the Astros. I don’t know how many times the Angels have changed city affiliations.

      Pretty soon it’s just going to be one league with thirty wild card teams and a slew of meaningless playoffs.

      • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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        One of the offseason discussions is regarding more interleague games one option being starting the season and ending the season with them. So, why not just one league eventually?! Our commish is all about the money, of course. How about getting some real fan reaction instead of the pencil pushers.

  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    And Scipio Spinks.

    The Dipsy

  • Posts: 439 Ian Riccaboni

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    @TheDipsy – love Cesar Cedeno, too.

    Love bringing the local guy back even if it’s due solely to the Phillies not wanting to change their pregame advertisements where Schneider models ThermaBase goods.

  • Posts: 2069 Brooks

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    Hit over .320, over 20 hrs and 50 sb two years in a row, he was my hero!

    • Posts: 439 Ian Riccaboni

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      For Cedeno, he may not necessarily be a Hall of Fame guy but he may have been one of if not the best CF in the 70′s and it’s a shame he only received .5% of the HOF vote. He is definitely a guy who advance stats paints a good picture of in hindsight.

  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    Love Cesar Cedeno!

    The Dipsy

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