Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Welcome Aboard Juan Cruz
If Cruz appears in a Phillies uniform during the 2013 season, he will officially become a Phucco (Phillie + Bucco). Last year he was with the Pirates and pitched in 43 games with a 2.78 ERA, although he did have an unsightly 1.63 WHIP. Over his 12 year career, Juan has pitched for the Cubs, Braves, A's, Diamondbacks, Royals, Rays, and with Pittsburgh. The 34 year old right-hander owns a 38-36 record over 447 G, 655 IP, with 659 K, a 4.05 ERA, and 1.40 WHIP. He's an excellent veteran to have in the system should one of the Phillies young bullpen arms falter or become injured.
Is this Amaro's counteraction to the Nationals signing Rafael Soriano?
Maybe this is the guy who pushes the team over the 87 win mark that some of our loyal readers think the 2013 squad will eclipse. Ha, ha, ha...that's laughable.