Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Philadelphia- Truly City of Brotherly Love

A few seasons ago I did a post on the Phillies misfortunes of seemingly always having the wrong brother (ex- Mike instead of Greg Maddux, Ken instead of George Brett, Vince instead of Dom and Joe Dimaggio). The brothers Robb and Tom Quinlan were featured in that post.
Excerpt from 1/9/09- Tom Quinlan played parts of 4 seasons in the majors collecting only 9 hits total, 7 of those hits coming in 1994 with the Phils. Robb Quinlan is still plugging away with the Angels and has collected 275 hits so far. Tom was also a helluva hockey player, being drafted in the 4th round in 1986 by the Calgary Flames...maybe he should have went that route instead.


Well, fear no longer, the better brother has finally joined the Philadelphia Phillies. Amaro, who has been a busy boy inking players to minor league contracts, signed Robb to one yesterday. Thing is, Robb, who will turn 34 next season, has really fallen on tough times since that post going .216/.554 in 77 games over the past 2 seasons. The good news, he can play first, third, and outfield and adds depth in the minors. By the Phils throwing this washed-up/has-been a bone they truly are acting as the City of Brotherly Love.

6 comments:

Bob D said...

With the release of Jesus Sanchez the return for Abreu = zip, zilch, nada, zero, nothing!

GM-Carson said...

The Abreu/Lidle deal was horrible.

Bob D said...

Also Francouer (Royals) and Sherrill (Braves) are off the radar as they have signed elsewhere. Magglio Ordonez however is on the radar. May not be a great fielder but he can hit.

Dennis Bohs said...

the Abreu deal was a case of addition by subtraction.

GM-Carson said...

Maggie for the right price is alright with me.

The Braves are really improving. Linebrink, Uggla, Sherrill (great against lefties).

GM-Carson said...

Dennys Reyes a Phillie as soon as he passes the physical. $1.1M for 2011 with $1.3M option for 2012. Nice signing.