Friday, January 09, 2009

Phillies Phlashback Phriday: Stan Javier

The year was 1992 and the Phillies were desperate for an outfielder (for example, Amaro was a starter), so they turned to the Dodgers for a trade and came away with the well traveled Stan Javier. Javier came to the Phillies on July 2nd of '92 and left via free agency following that season, but during his time here he swiped 17 bases while only being caught once and batted .261 while manning all three outfield spots. Wikipedia describes him as "a talented baseball player and a classic fourth outfielder: someone who can give a club good defense, blazing speed, and a switch-hitting bat with decent average, but who cannot sustain his play over a full season". The owner of only 57 homeruns over a 17 year career, actually hit the first ever Interleague homerun in a game against the Rangers in which he was a Giant. He played for the Phils, Giants, A's, Dodgers, Yankees, Angels, Astros, and M's. Side note- Stanley Julian Antonio Javier turns 45 today.
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Free JC:
The Free JC movement is gaining momentum with every t-shirt sold. Phillies Nation is selling multiple designs ranging from ringer tee, regular tee, hoodie, women's tank and v-neck, as well as long sleeve. As Phillies Nation would put it- "Help protest this fiasco and support JC Romero and his innocence. Fight the Power!" My personal favorite- the baseball jersey tee...

~Carson

9 comments:

GM-Carson said...

From David Murphy at the Daily News:

Since the start of the 2000 baseball season and proceeding though the subsequent NFL, NBA and NHL seasons, Philadelphia teams have played 315 regular-season games against New York teams, or about one every 10 1/2 days.

The Sixers are 20-13 against the Knicks during that time span. The Flyers are 53-39-2 against the Rangers and Islanders. The Eagles are 11-9 against the Giants and Jets. The Phillies are 84-84 against the Mets and Yankees.

furiousBall said...

time to start keeping these stats against Oklahoma City.

GM-Carson said...

Rosenthal reporting Phils are interested in outfielder Gabe Kapler. He'd probably be cheap, possibly less than 1 million. We'd really have a log-jam on the roster then. He hits lefties well over his career .294/.828.

Andrew said...

thats a good daily news article. Kap would just be a filler pinch hit kind of guy. Not a bad potential signing. Keep filling up the LHV roster.

Would be more interested in reading about long term deals for Hamels or maybe Howard. Or at least raises to avoid arbitration since I know a long term deal for Howard is probably frowned upon.

GM-Carson said...

Sports Illustrated's John Heyman insists the Phils are still in on Derek Lowe. I'd love for him to be in the rotation.

Tim Redding is close to signing with the Mets. He should scare anyone, but for some reason he's Cy Young worthy against the Phils.

Supposedly Pat Burrell was only receiving 1 year $5M offers before signing with the Rays.

Andrew said...

Cy Redding had 10 wins last season. 3 were vs. Philly. He didn't beat any other team more than once. 0.69 ERA in 13 inn at CBP (4.95 overall). This 30 year old journeyman with a career 4.92 ERA and 0.400 win pct. just freakin baffles the Phils. I'm more scared of him than Santana any day.

GM-Carson said...

Got linked on MLB Trade Rumors for the Wrong Brother Syndrome post yesterday, sweet!

Bob D said...

The wrong brother post yesterday was really good with alot of info. No surprise that MLB rumor linked to it after the Giles signing.

If Gabe Kapler signs then I would expect a trade of Jenkins or Stairs to happen prior to the season.

Lowe would be a great pickup especially now that the price for free agents has dropped.

Bob D said...

Fox sports reports the Phils are interested in a righthanded bat off the bench. The name thrown around include Kapler and 'the right brother' Normar Garciaparra. They also report some interest in Lowe as well, but it appears to be the Braves and Mets more interested.