Phillies Sign A.J. Burnett, Old Player That is Good

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The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal, reports Hayden Balgavy of THV 11 in Arkansas. Burnett’s deal is worth $16 million. Burnett’s future was undetermined for most of the 2014 offseason, and he took longer than expected to decide whether he would retire or pitch again in 2014. Early on, […]

Phillies Reach Agreement With Roberto Hernandez

The Philadelphia Phillies reached an agreement with right-hander Roberto Hernandez according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. The deal is pending a physical.  Hernandez spent 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays and pitched to a 4.89 ERA with a 6-13 record. Known for inducing ground balls Hernandez had a 53.2% ground ball rate in 2013. His […]

Roy Halladay Will Retire With Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays has announced a one day contract for right-hander Roy Halladay in which he will announce his retirement from Major League Baseball. Halladay, 36, missed the majority of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery that curtailed the remainder of the season. Halladay debuted with Toronto in 1998 and would spend the first 12 years […]

Jonathan Papelbon Trade Won’t Come Easy for Phillies

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The Philadelphia Phillies have made no secret they are looking to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon, 33, is coming off a 2013 season in which he pitched to a 2.92 ERA in 61 2/3 innings of work and is in the category for elite closers, which means he is in the category for elite salaries,at least […]

Phillies Re-sign Carlos Ruiz to three-year, $26M Deal

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The Philadelphia Phillies have reached an agreement with free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz on a three-year $26 million deal.   There is a fourth-year option on the deal worth $4.5 million with a $500,000 buyout and includes a limited no trade clause. Ruiz will turn 35 in January and is coming off a down year in […]

Marlon Byrd, Phillies Reach Agreement on Two-year Deal

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Marlon Byrd turned in a career year at age 36 and parlayed that performance into a two-year, $16 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, according to published reports. Byrd started he season with the New York Mets before being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and hit a combined .291 with a career-high 24 homers and 88 RBIs during […]

Phillies Cliff Lee – An Amazing September

Philadelphia Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee had himself quite a September. In 39.0 innings, the 35 year-old hurler had a 1.85 ERA and 1.55 FIP. Most impressively, he tallied 54 strikeouts against just 1 walk, for a 54/1 K/BB ratio. Put another way, he struck out 37.5% of hitters, and his walk rate was a minuscule 0.7%. After seeing […]

What Can the Phillies Expect from Domonic Brown in 2014?

Domonic Brown had a torrid first half for the Philadelphia Phillies, hitting 23 homeruns. Before the All-Star break, the 25 year-old outfielder had a HR/PA rate of 6.0% and a HR/Contact rate of 8.0%. His HR/FB ratio of 22.5% was 9th in the MLB, ahead of power hitters such as Mark Trumbo, Nelson Cruz, and Edwin Encarnacion. Brown hit […]