Saturday, December 15, 2012

Welcome Aboard Mike Adams

Finally, Ruben Amaro did something good this offseason in signing Mike Adams to a 3 year $18M contract.  The 34 year old right handed reliever has a career 2.28 ERA/1.06 WHIP over 363.2 IP in 8 MLB seasons with the Brewers, Padres, and Rangers.  He's been exceptionally awesome since 2008 with a sparkling 1.98 ERA.

This move now allows all the youngsters in the Phillies bullpen to slot into less pressurized roles as Mike Adams with be assuming 8th inning setup man duties.  Antonio Bastardo, Jeremy Horst, Phillippe Aumont, and Justin DeFratus will be better because of it.

I should note that he did have surgery to relieve the pain associated with his thoracic outlet syndrome, but reports have him being good to go for spring training.

22 comments:

GM-Carson said...

It could be a 2 year pact with a 3rd year vesting option.

Bob D said...

Ok, now need a SP to push for a rotation spot.

Papelbon, Adams, Bastardo, Aumont, Diekman, Valdes, Schwimmer, Stutes, Rosenberg, DeFrautus, Savery. That makes the pen deep and potentially very good. Most of those guys have a high upside. Plus there is going to be a couple of really good RP in AAA who couldnt crack the roster

Bob D said...

Im more excited for Robles signing yesterday I thought he was going to be the set up man

Aaron said...

Well my nice little buzz i had going from the Adams signing lasted a whole 5 minutes until i just read via mlb trade rumors...........
We have just signed John M'FING Lannan.

Fuck. I pray One of the rookies beats him out...but you know even if they do Lannan is going to be our 5th starter. Shit balls. Although I must say looking at his stats...he' not as bad on paper as I have imagined him to be in my mind.

Aaron said...

So the Phils have acquired ...
Revere
Young
Adams
Lannan
and spent basically what 12 or 13 million dollars on them combined? I actually like all these moves except Lannan. But the real Key to the off season for me is Rube's next move.

Trade for Trumbo or sign Swisher. Cody Ross is acceptable but not great

aaron said...

Lannan deal is for 2.5 million for one year plus another 2.5 million in incentives.

GM-Carson said...

Notes- Schwimer was sent to Texas.

Revere, Young, Adams, and Lannan will cost about $19M altogether.

GM-Carson said...

$15M that should read.

Chase Trillo said...

Gerbil Lannan signing...

Commence hurling in 3, 2, 1...

Anonymous said...

You know, maybe Ruben is a genius...
"Lannan is 3-13, 5.53 vs Phillies, 39-39, 3.80 vs everyone else." If you join them, they can't beat you...

Maybe we dislike him more than we should because we see him at his worst. That and Utley's hand.

Anonymous said...

How do you know Schwimmer went to Texas? I don't see it anywhere

Aaron said...

Ha great stat on his era against the Phils. No wonder I hate him so much. He could turn out to be a good pickup.

GM-Carson said...

Oops, that was Lindblom that went to Texas.

Aaron said...

Per Ken Rosenthal....looks like the Phils are going after Cody Ross now. I'm ok with that.

Ben said...

While Lannan might not be great, do keep in mind he has a career ERA+ of 103 and that includes his starts vs/ the Phillies. He's no better than a 5th starter, but that's what Amaro slotting him in as and that's what he's paying him for, so I'm ok with the pickup. Best of luck to him. Love the Adams deal.

SirAlden said...

Good Stuff so far -

Ross or Swisher in RF and we are good to go.

Solid Wild Card Team.

Higher than that is based on Halladay, Lee, Howard, Utley bounce backs.

Rube deserves Credit. If you had these additions last year the team would have had a Wild Card Spot even with all the multiple disasters.

SirAlden said...

Ruben no Rube

GM-Carson said...

I do not want Cody Ross. I think Darin Ruf would be just as good and eventually better than him.

Ben said...

I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of Ruf this year. I think this is Brown's last stand: sink or swim. I feel like he'll sink, and Ruf will swim. That leaves us with a starting outfield of Revere, Ross/Swisher (most likely), and Ruf, with Mayberry and Nix as backups. Not too shabby.

GM-Carson said...

I'm just gonna say it- I hate Cody Ross. That lil shit-eating elf killed us everywhere he's ever played. Hate him. Sawed-off lil twit.

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