Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year Marlon Byrd

Hours before 2015 officially becomes reality, Marlon Byrd was sent packing to Cincinnati.  The first time the Phillies traded Byrd (back in 2005), it netted the team Inning-Endy Chavez from the Nationals.  This time it brings Reds pitching prospect Ben Lively to Philadelphia. Amaro also sent $4M to Cincy to cover half of Byrd's salary.

Lively has a live arm...see what I did there?  Drafted in the 4th round in 2013, he's quickly mowed down the competition all the way up to Double-A.  In 39 minor league starts over the past two seasons he's compiled a 13-11 record over 192 innings with 227 strikeouts, a 2.58 ERA, and 1.07 WHIP.  He's averaged 10.6 K/9.  Added bonus, he hit .294/863 in 21 plate appearances last year.  Ben is a decent size righty (6'4"/190 lb) and is set to turn 23 in March.  Welcome aboard kid.  Here's to hoping you help anchor the rotation in the near future.

Seems like an alright return for Byrd.  Would have liked a bat instead of another arm, but beggars can't be choosy.   

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wandy Rodriguez- Phillies 5th Starter?

Finally a minor league signing of notable distinction...enter Wandy Rodriguez.  The soon to be 36 year old lefty was terrible in an injury shortened campaign last season,but was a quality starting pitcher for the Astros and Pirates from 2007-2013.

Career stat: 91-94, 248 GS, 1471 IP, 1209 K, 4.06 ERA, and a 1.33 WHIP.
Wandy gives the Phillies a much needed innings eater if healthy.  Of course, that's a big "if". However, that's why the deal is of the minor league variety.  He has to earn his spot on the club and is guaranteed nothing.  Perhaps he's over-the-hill and his days of usefulness are behind him, or maybe he still has some bullets left in his arm. It's worth the gamble. Possible added bonus- phuture Phucco?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

12 Days of Christmas- Phillies Styles Volume IX

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Phillies gave to me... 
12 Months of misery (Screw you Amaro!)
11 Hit batsmen by Kyle Kendrick (KK!)
10 RBI from Reid Brignac
9 Wins from Cole Hamels (despite a sparkling 2.46 ERA)
8 Ball Girls a milking
7 Wild pitches uncorked by Jake Diekman
6 Triples from Chase Utley
5 Intentional walks in a mere 23 innings from Jeff Manship
4 The number worn by Andres Blanco
3 Homeruns surrendered in 5.2 innings by Phillippe Aumont
2 Homeruns from Ben Revere (only 2 in 1905 career at bats)
1 Walk from Wil Nieves in 122 at bats
and ZERO more seasons from J-Roll (already miss ya!) 

Previous Installments:
*2006- Volume I (Scrooge McCorey)
*2007- Volume II (Santa Carson)
*2008- Volume III (Santa Carson)
*2009- Volume IV (Santa Carson)
*2010- Volume V (Santa Carson)
*2011- Volume VI (Santa Carson)
*2012- Volume VII (Santa Carson)
*2013- Volume VIII (Santa Carson)

Monday, December 22, 2014

More Minor League Signings, Hooray!

There goes Amaro with his nose to the grindstone, banging out contracts again.  Of course, the contracts are of the minor league variety and so is the talent.  Welcome aboard Kevin Slowey and Chris McGuiness. Also, a hearty welcome back to Sean O'Sullivan.

Slowey is a notable signing due to his MLB track record: 7 seasons with the Twins and Marlins while amassing a 43-36 record over 137 games, 106 starts, 662 innings pitched, with 495 strikeouts, a 4.62 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.  He struggled last season in Miami, pitching on 37.1 innings, but surely the 30 year old right-hander enters the competition for 5th starter.

McGuiness is a first baseman by trade, having only brief MLB experience with the Rangers in 2013 (.382 OPS in 34 at bats).  His minor league numbers are much stronger, having batted .259/.801 over 6 seasons.  Never one to hit for much of an average, Chris still finds his way on base at a solid clip (.369 OBP).  He's still relatively young too, 26 years old.

O'Sullivan pitched in Philadelphia last year, making 2 starts, 3 appearances in all, and racked up a 6.39 ERA.  Sean has alos pitched for the Angels, Royals, and Padres in the past and has a career 5.91 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP in 53 games. The 27 year old will serve as minor league depth, hopefully nothing more.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jimmy Rollins Says Good Bye

There are many reasons I'll miss Jimmy Rollins, but this definitely one of them..


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Behold the Future of the Phillies

Jimmy Rollins out, Zach Eflin and Tom Windle in.

Both Eflin (1st round in 2012) and Windle (2nd round in 2013) were high draft picks.  Neither has pitched above Single-A.  Neither has eye-popping minor league numbers.  Projections range from mid-rotation to back end starting pitcher.  I'll believe it when I see it.

Eflin is a 20 year old righty and has compiled a 17-14 record with a 3.41 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 183 strikeouts in 253.2 innings.  Maybe he'll become a MLB stud. Maybe he'll become a reliable starting pitcher in the form of a Mike Leake.  Or maybe he'll flame out and never really amount to anything of value.  Only time will tell, and unfortunately the timetable is likely 3 years from now.

Windle is a 22 year old lefty and has a 17-9 record over 193 innings to go along with 162 strikeouts, a 3.82 ERA, and a 1.35 WHIP.  Same holds true for him as a stated about Eflin above.

Honestly, I wish for the best from these young men.  I hope both of them blossom into effective MLB starting pitchers that help guide the Phillies back to contention in the years to come.  However, I'm not going to hold my breath.

I'm bitter over J-Roll's departure. I wanted near-ready MLB talent, but instead got low level "prospects".  The fact that Freddy Galvis is currently #1 on the depth chart at shortstop also pisses me off.  Oh, to make things better, Amaro is looking into signing Rafael Furcal for the SS vacancy.  No, Ugueth Urbina didn't slay him with a machete as urban legend has it.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Phillies New Rule 5 Gems

Say hello to Andy Oliver and Odubel Herrera.  And as quickly as you greet them, you might just say adios shortly there after, because neither may last past Spring Training.  The life of a Rule 5 pick is glib. They spend time rotting away in the minor leagues, to then get a small glimmer of hope from a savior for a franchise, to probably being sent right back to the same organization they were rotting away in.  All in a matter of months.  Then again, maybe these two guys will stick.

Andy Oliver is an erratic lefty that recently switched to relief.  Originally drafted in the 2nd round in 2009 by the Tigers and even made 7 starts for them over two seasons (2010 & 2011).  The Phillies selected him from the Pirates in the Rule 5 draft yesterday.  In Triple-A last year, he made 48 appearances, amassing 64 innings and 85 strikeouts with a  2.53 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 13 saves.  Those numbers seem promising for the 27 year old.  However, he's averaged 5.8 walks per 9 innings over his minor league career, and that number has actually gotten worse over the past 3 seasons (247 BB in 306.1 IP, 7.3 BB/9).  Amaro is hoping he'll magically fix his control issues and turn into a reliable bullpen piece. 

Odubel Herrera will soon turn 23 and hasn't played above Double-A.  Over 6 minor league seasons in the Rangers organization, he's hit .294/.730 with little extra base power, but decent on base skills.  He has played second base primarily, along with subpar shortstop, and a little outfield.  It seems he has some speed, racking up 128 stolen bases, but he's also been caught stealing 50 times.  Not sure how this guy will actually help the Phillies in 2015 or beyond.  Seems like a waste of a $50,000 drafting fee.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Just Don't Know...

Jimmy Rollins, a Top 20 shortstop in Major League Baseball history, a possible Hall of Famer, and a Philadelphia Phillies franchise stalwart has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. For what? I just don't know. It's likely Amaro took his typical fleecing and whatever returns to Philly is a package of crap that are about as useful as a fart in a bathtub. I'm sad. I'm mad. I'm disgusted. I hate Ruben Amaro Jr. A tribute to J-Roll is forthcoming, but I need time to marinate on this before posting.


In other news, Antonio Bastard is set to become a Phucco (Phillies + Bucco = Phucco), as he was sent to Pittsburgh for a minor league pitcher named Joely Rodriguez.  He's a lefty that pitches to contact (only 5.3 K/9 in 441.1 IP) and hasn't done anything noteworthy aside from a nice 2013 (2.70 ERA over 26 starts).  Doubt he ever makes an impart and quite possibly never a MLB debut.  Yeah Amaro!  Idiot.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Amaro: Dumber, Stupid, Brain Cramp?

 
Who here thinks Amaro is dumb, stupid, etc.?  All of you; that's what I thought.  Pat Gillick doesn't think so...
"Because I've got confidence in him. He didn't all of a sudden get dumber. People don't want to hear this, but there were five years from 2007-11 [with success], and the last year in 2011, we won 102 games. He didn't all of a sudden get stupid the last three years. There were just a lot of factors to factor in there. And it isn't what you've done in the past, it's what are you doing for us now. And we haven't done anything the last three years. But as far as him getting a brain cramp or something, it hasn't happened. I have confidence in him. I've got his back." ~Pat Gillick

Friday, December 05, 2014

Nothing to Blog About

 
As loyal reader Bob D put it - "This team has stopped doing anything. No moves at trade deadline (except Mayberry), only 2 re-signed (Jerome Williams and Grady Sizemore), and several minor league signings. But no trades or bigger free agents. Next week is the Winter Meetings, which I do expect for something to be done, but so far any change hasn't really happened."
 
Hence, Thus, Therefore, nothing to blog about. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two More Minor League Signings

Missed in the hoopla of the breaking Chris Nelson news, were two more minor league contract signings.  Cord Phelps and Rene Garcia now join the Phillies organization in hopes of starting a new dynasty.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Drip, drip, drip...sarcasm.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Phelps is a former highly regarded prospect with the Indians, but hasn't done much of anything at the MLB level in parts of 4 seasons, batting only .155/.457 in 56 games.  Cord, who is set to turn 28 years old in January, has played every position in the minors, save catcher and center field.  Over the past 5 years in Triple-A he's been decent, hitting .281/.820 in 462 games.  Once again, nothing but added depth here.

Garcia is a 24 year old catcher snatched out of the Astros franchise.  A lifetime .258/.635 hitter in 7 minor league seasons with a 35% caught stealing rate.  Too young to call a likely minor league lifer, especially given that a no-talent ass-clown like Michael Martinez got multiple opportunities in the Majors.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Phillies Land Well Traveled Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson is an everywhere man, in that he plays all over the infield and all over the map.  By signing a minor league contract with the Phillies, Nelson has joined his sixth organization since the beginning of 2013. 

Nelson began his career in Colorado in 2010 and has since played for the Yankees, Angels, and Padres totaling 282 games while batting .265/.699 with a -2.3 WAR.  His lone good season came with the Rockies in 2012 (.301/.810 in 111 games).  The 29 year old is versatile, but doesn't play any position well, and hasn't shown the power/speed combo he displayed early in his minor league days (19 HR/27 SB in 2007 in Single-A).  Nonetheless, he provides another bench option for the Phillies in 2015 and depth in the minors.  Is it me, or are the Phillies becoming an organization filled with these type of Quad-A players?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Hill Re-Signed, Clemens Added

That headline reminds me of the 90's when Ken Hill and Roger Clemens were racking up the wins.  Fast forward to 2014 and we're referring to Koyie Hill and Paul Clemens...not quite the same.

Koyie Hill was with the Phillies organization last season, and even saw action in 10 games.  The 11 year MLB journeyman catcher is a career .207/.553 hitter over 341 games.  However, he's always been reliable on defense, and the 35 year old serves as depth and a mentor to the Triple-A squad.

Paul Clemens, no relation to roid rager Roger, has spent the past two seasons with the Houston Astros, appearing in 48 games, racking up 98 innings with a less than pleasant 5.51 ERA/1.52 WHIP combo.  The right-hander is set to turn 27 years old in March, and if you're looking for a silver lining he's turned in an even worse 5.91 ERA/1.56 WHIP in 46 Triple-A contests, so he's actually improved at the MLB level.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Generating Ryan Howard Trade Scenarios

Ryan Howard is set to make $60M over the next 2 years.  The Phillies desperately want to move him.  That's no small feat.  Howard had a historically horrible year as a cleanup hitter, albeit with 23 homeruns and 95 RBI.  Trading him to a team that could use him at DH would be ideal and for the other team's unwanted contract(s) in return.  I've generated some scenarios below that fit that criteria.  Not sure if any are realistic, given no-trade clauses and whatnot, but it's some food for thought.

Baltimore Orioles - Ubaldo Jimenez (3 YR/$38.75M) and Ryan Webb (1 YR/$2.75M).  Webb would go directly into the bullpen and Jimenez into the rotation.  The O's would get a fulltime DH and likely some cash from the Phils to make the trade a bit more even.

Chicago White Sox - John Danks (2 YR/$28.5M).  The Phillies would have to throw money in to help offset the cost, but I could see Howard performing well splitting 1B/DH duties with Jose Abreu and Danks could hold down a rotation spot for the next 2 years in Philly. 

Cleveland Indians - Nick Swisher (2 YR/$30M) and Michael Bourn (2 YR/$27.5M).  They could even throw Ryan Raburn in on the deal if they felt like it (1 YR/$2.6M).  This would be an even swap of bad contracts that could potentially help each team.  Bourn would slot into CF and Swisher could play 1B/OF.  Howard would split 1B/DH duties with Carlos Santana.

Minnesota Twins - Ricky Nolasco (3 YR/$37M) and Mike Pelfrey (1 YR/$5.5M).  Pelfrey is sunken cost and Nolasco never should have been signed to that contract, but he could still fill a spot in the rotation, while Howard could DH in the Twin Cities. 

New York Yankees - one of Mark Teixeira (2 YR/$45M), Alex Rodriguez (3 YR/$61M), or CC Sabathia (2 YR/$48M).  All three are well past their primes and A-Rod would bring a media circus with him reminiscent of Bonds in San Fran. 

I ruled out the Braves (BJ Upton) because of no DH and Freddie Freeman, the Cubs (Edwin Jackson) because of no DH and Anthony Rizzo, and the Dodgers (Andre Ethier) because of no DH and Adrian Gonzalaez.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

PJ Walters- Depth Signing

Another day, another minor league signing, this time in the form of pitcher PJ Walters.  The right-hander is set to turn 30 years old in March and last saw MLB action in 2013.  In parts of 5 seasons with the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Twins he's amassed a 6-10 record over 40 games, 24 starts, and 152 innings with a 6.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP.  In layman's terms- crap pitcher. 

PJ has fared better in the minors, posting a 4.18 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 209 appearances, 172 starts, and 1005.2 innings.  Can't fault Amaro for this signing, as these types of journeyman Quad-A players are needed to fill out rosters like that of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  Don't expect to see PJ pitching for the Phillies in 2015, aside from Spring Training.

As it stands the Iron Pigs look to have PJ and BJ (Rosenberg) on their pitching staff next year.  So, that's fun.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Elvis, Frenchy, and 3 Others Walk Into a Bar

Amaro is up to his usual business (aka- signing players that likely have no barring on success for the 2015 season, unless you're referring to the Iron Pigs' season).  Nevertheless, WSBGMs will do our due diligence and give you the rundown of each player signed.

First up, the only one of the 5 that got a MLB deal, Elvis Araujo.  Never heard of him?  Yeah, me either, and for good reason.  He's never pitched above Double-A, and that's only been 21 innings.  I wish I could say "Elvis has left the building", because his stats are not that promising- 5 seasons, 102 G, 57 GS, 321.1 IP, 269 K, 3.87 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and 3.9 walks BB/9.  He is only 23 years old and a tall lefty (6'6"), so maybe the numbers aren't telling the whole story.


Next up, Frenchy.  Yep, Jeff Francoeur.  Astonishingly enough, he'll only be 31 years old next season.  He's already had a decent career, having hit .262/.722 with 250 DBL, 140 HR, and 619 RBI over 10 years.  His last truly useful season was 2011 with the Royals, but he certainly adds outfield depth to the Phillies organization.  Added bonus- he made 8 relief appearances for the Padres Triple-A affiliate last year, so should a game go deep into extra innings maybe he'll be able to pull a Wilson Valdez.

Another outfielder was added to the mix in the form of Xavier Paul, he of a .250/.679 batting line in 349 MLB games with the Dodgers, Reds, Pirates, and Diamondbacks.  He has a little pop and a little speed, so he's a nice stash away guy.  He's had success in AAA in 351 games, batting .307/.855 with 44 HR and 42 SB.


Then there's Chase d'Araud.  Former Pirate, so possible Phucco, and he's named Chase, so Phillies fans are already accustomed to rooting for that name. The middle infielder has seen time in parts of 3 MLB seasons, batting a paltry .208/.507 with 13 SB.  His minor league numbers are better- .260/.726 over 652 games.  He'll be 28 years old next year and is also able to play some outfield and 3rd base.

Finally, the familiar face of Andres Blanco is back.  He's been in the organization the past 2 seasons and actually saw time with the Phillies last year.  In 7 MLB seasons, the 30 year old has hit .257/.643, and he might be an alright utility infielder.  So, when Freddy Galvis falls flat on his face (again) due to his inability to hit, Andy White will be waiting.

In summation, I like 4 out of the 5 signings (80%, way to pass the test Rube!).  The only one I dislike and don't understand is the Elvis deal, because it's a MLB contract with a spot on the 40 man roster.  The rest add much needed depth, due to the fact the Phils upper minors are pretty void of MLB ready players.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MLB Veterans Day- 2014

As America recognizes the men and women that have served or who are currently serving in this wonderful country's Armed Forces, WSBGMs wants to stick with the theme and give a shout-out to each MLB teams' longest tenured player.


* = free agent

AL East:
Baltimore Orioles - Adam Jones/2008, *Nick Markakis/2006

Boston Red Sox - David Ortiz/2003

New York Yankees - Alex Rodriguez/2004

Tampa Bay Rays - Ben Zobrist/2006

Toronto Blue Jays - Jose Bautista/2008, *Dustin McGowan/2005


AL Central:
Chicago White Sox - John Danks/2007 

Cleveland Indians - Carlos Carrasco & Michael Brantley/2009

Detroit Tigers - Justin Verlander/2005

Kansas City Royals - Alex Gordon/2007

Minnesota Twins - Joe Mauer/2004

AL West:
Houston Astros - Jason Castro/2010

Los Angeles Angels - Jered Weaver & Erick Aybar/2006

Oakland Athletics - Coco Crisp, Josh Donaldson & Eric Sogard/2010

Seattle Mariners - Felix Hernandez/2005

Texas Rangers - Matt Harrison/2008 

NL East:
Atlanta Braves - Kris Medlen/2009 

Miami Marlins - Giancarlo Stanton & Steve Cishek/2010

New York Mets - David Wright/2004

Philadelphia Phillies - Jimmy Rollins/2000

Washington Nationals - Ryan Zimmerman/2005

NL Central:
Chicago Cubs - Starlin Castro & Welington Castillo/2010

Cincinnati Reds - Brandon Phillips/2006 

Milwaukee Brewers - Yovani Gallardo & Ryan Braun/2007, *Rickie Weeks/2003

Pittsburgh Pirates - Neil Walker & Andrew McCutchen/2009 

St. Louis Cardinals - Yadier Molina/2004 


NL West:
Arizona Diamondbacks - Miguel Montero/2006

Colorado Rockies - Troy Tulowitzki/2006

Los Angeles Dodgers - Matt Kemp & Andre Ethier/2006

San Diego Padres - Will Venable/2008

San Francisco Giants - Matt Cain/2005

Monday, November 10, 2014

Canzler Re-Signed & Giles 4th in R.O.Y. Voting

Russ Canzler has been re-signed to a minor league contract. He last saw MLB action in 2012 with the Indians and previously in 2011 with the Rays.  He's hit .271/.700 in 29 games.  Canzler is now 28 years old and has been impressive in the minors.  He has the ability to play corner infield and outfield and  hit for a decent average with some pop.  In 11 minor league seasons, he's hit .275/.807 with 256 doubles, 131 homeruns, and 604 RBI.  Based on those numbers, his age, and alright production in a small sample size in the Majors, I'd like to see him given an opportunity for a bench spot with the Phillies in 2015.  Far lesser players have been give far greater chances (I'm looking at you Michael Martinez!).

Rookie sensation and future closer, Ken Giles, finished 4th in the National League Rookie of the Year balloting.  He was 3-1 in 44 games, spanning 45.2 innings with 64 strikeouts a 1.18 ERA and 0.79 WHIP.  Had the 24 year old power pitcher been up the entire season, he'd have likely placed higher in the voting.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Bye-Bye Burnett

Thank goodness the Phillies won't be paying $12.75M to the MLB leader in losses (18), walks (96), and earned runs allowed (109) in 2015. Yep, AJ Burnett declined his player option and walked away from guaranteed money to pursue free agency.

Amaro lured AJ out of possible retirement last offseason in hopes of bolstering a playoff rotation.  Nothing went as planned.  Burnett pitched nearly the entire year with a sports hernia and his results were far from what the Phils had hoped for.  It's a good thing they're parting ways.


AJ Burnett 2014: 8-18, 34 GS, 213.2 IP, 190 K, 4.59 ERA, and 1.41 WHIP for a $15M pricetag.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Minor League Depth Signings

WSBGMs is a fan of offseason minor league contracts.  Why?  Because they are aplenty and make for something to mull over in between countless rumors of big name free agents and trades.  Amaro has already inked a few, and the calendar just flipped to November.

Minor League Depth Signings:
Brian Bogusevic/OF - last saw MLB action in 2013 and has played parts of 4 seasons with the Astros and Cubs.  He's hit .236/.682 with 84 R, 33 DBL, 17 HR, 62 RBI, and 22 SB in 299 games with a 2.1 WAR.  The converted pitcher bats left-handed and is set to turn 31 in February.  Lifetime .284/.796 batter in the minors.

Darin Mastroianni/OF - the 29 year old bats right-handed and has seen time in MLB over past 4 seasons with the Blue Jays and Twins.  Career .212/.564 hitter over 129 games.  Better minor league stats, .278/.738 in 691 games 242 stolen bases.

John Hester/C - a big backstop (6'4" 240 lb.) that has also spent parts of 4 seasons in the Majors, he with the Angels and Diamondbacks.  Hit .216/.645 in 93 games.  With both Wil Nieves and Koyie Hill likely gone, the Phillies needed some insurance here because incumbent backup catcher, Cameron Rupp, does not seem ready to handle the job. The 31 year old has a decent stick in the minors, batting .274/.790 in 629 games.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Amaro Attempts to Reconstruct Crap Team

The bitter taste of the Phillies 2014 last place finish in the NL East is still fresh and gag worthy in everyone's mouth.  That hasn't stopped Ruben Amaro from attempting to reconstruct the same shitty team for 2015. 

Jerome Williams - extended for 1 year $2.5M
Grady Sizemore - extended for 1 year $2M
Cesar Jimenez - avoids arbitration


It's not that any of those players were the reason for the Phillies woes last season, but they likely aren't going to help turn the squad around either.  As pointed out in the last post, Williams twirled magic in 9 starts with the Phillies, but was atrocious with the Rangers and Astros earlier in the year.  Sizemore was released by Boston and played only league average for the Phils.  Jimenez tossed 16 innings for the Phillies, albeit quality, but that's a small sample size. 

Delving deeper, Williams, Sizemore, and Jimenez will all be 30+ years old next season with little upside.  Thinking Williams can maintain anywhere near a 2.83 ERA is foolhardy. Thinking Grady will return to his glory days with Cleveland is foolish.  Thinking Jimenez will repeat his 1.69 ERA over an entire season is silly.

I'm not angry any of these guys are returning.  I'm just confused. Maybe Amaro is just trying to create depth and lock in cost effective complementary pieces.  Or, perhaps he's banking on repeat performances.  Guess we'll have to wait and see how the offseason unfolds.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Welcome Back Jerome Williams

Welcome back Jerome Williams, it's as if you never left...wait, you didn't.  Rather than allow him to hit the open market, Amaro inked Williams to a 1 year extension worth $2.5 million.  Jerome was great with the Phillies over 9 starts, going 57.1 innings with an ERA of 2.83 and a 1.13 WHIP.  However, that was only half his season, as he also posted a 6.71 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with the Astros and Rangers early in the year.  The 33 year old has pitched 9 MLB seasons, compiling a 48-54 record with a 4.40 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 891.1 innings.

There are things to like about this deal, as he could be a cheap alternative to slot into the 5th spot in the rotation or be the staff's swing man/long man.  If he sucks, hopefully the Phils won't be hesitant to cut bait just because of the guaranteed contract.  Also, I believe this assures Kyle Kendrick Phillies tenure will end.


More pink glove love!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Agent Squad- $2M and Below

With a shrewd eye for talent, savvy business sense, and luck, a bargain can still be found in the free agent market. I composed a 25-man roster of free agents signed last offseason to contracts of $2 million or less. Aside from a shaky back-end of the rotation, this team could compete.

Payroll - $26.75 million (via Cot's Baseball Contracts)
WAR - 33.1 (via Baseball-Reference)

Catcher:
Michael McKenry/COL/$0.75M - 57 G, .315/.910, 23 R, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 2.0 WAR.

First Base:
Juan Francisco/TOR/$1.35M - 106 G, .220/.747, 40 R, 16 DBL, 16 HR, 43 RBI, 0.5 WAR.

Second Base:
Brian Roberts/NYY/$2M - 91 G, .237/.659, 40 R, 16 DBL, 21 RBI, 7 SB, 1.5 WAR.

Shortstop:
Justin Turner/LAD/$1M - 109 G, .340/.897, 46 R, 21 DBL, 7 HR, 43 RBI, 4.3 WAR.

Third Base:
Casey McGehee/MIA/$1.1M - 160 G, .287/.712, 56 R, 29 DBL, 76 RBI, 1.1 WAR.

Outfield:
JD Martinez/DET/$0.5M 123 G, .315/.912, 57 R, 30 DBL, 23 HR, 76 RBI, 4.2 WAR.

Chris Coghlan/CHC/$0.8M - 125 G, .283/.804, 50 R, 28 DBL, 5 TRPL, 9 HR, 41 RBI, 7 SB, 0.2 WAR.

Sam Fuld/OAK/MIN/$0.8M - 113 G, .239/.663, 40 R, 16 DBL, 36 RBI, 21 SB, 1.8 WAR.

Designated Hitter:
Delmon Young/BAL/$1M - 83 G, .302/.779, 27 R, 11 DBL, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 0.8 WAR.

Bench:
Wil Nieves/PHI/C/$1.125M - 36 G, .254/.614, 0.7 WAR.

Grady Sizemore/BOS/PHI/OF/$0.75M - 112 G, .233/.654, 35 R, 19 DBL, 27 RBI, 0.2 WAR.

Mark Reynolds/MIL/1B/3B/$2M - 130 G, .196/.681, 47 R, 22 HR, 45 RBI, 0.7 WAR.

Munenori Kawasaki/TOR/UTL/$0.5M - 82 G, .258/.623, 31 R, 17 RBI, 0.7 WAR.

Lineup:
1. Chris Coghlan/LF
2. Justin Turner/SS
3. JD Martinez/RF
4. Delmon Young/DH
5. Michael McKenry/C
6. Juan Francisco/1B
7. Casey McGehee/3B
8. Sam Fuld/CF
9. Brian Roberts/2B

Rotation:
Aaron Harang/ATL/$1M - 33 GS, 204.1 IP, 161 K, 12-12, 3.57/1.40, 1.9 WAR.

Chris Young/SEA/$1.25M - 30 G, 29 GS, 165 IP, 108 K, 12-9, 3.65/1.23, 1.9 WAR.

Colby Lewis/TEX/$2M - 29 GS, 170.1 IP, 133 K, 10-14, 5.18/1.52, -0.7 WAR.

Daisuke Matsuzaka/NYM/$1.5M - 34 G, 9 GS, 83.1 IP, 78 K, 3-3, 3.89/1.34, 0.2 WAR.

Tsuyoshi Wada/CHC/$0.5M - 13 GS, 69.1 IP, 57 K, 4-4,  3.25/1.24, 1.6 WAR.

Bullpen:
Scott Atchison/CLE/$0.8M - 70 G, 72 IP, 49 G, 7-0, 2 SV, 2.75/1.03, 1.7 WAR.

Pat Neshek/STL/$1M - 71 G, 67.1 IP, 68 K, 7-2, 6 SV, 1.87/0.79, 2.3 WAR.

Tony Sipp/HOU/$0.5M - 56 G, 50.2 IP, 63 K, 4-3, 4 SV, 3.38/0.89, 0.8 WAR.

Zach Putman/CHW/$0.5M - 49 G, 54.2 IP, 46 K, 5-3, 6 SV, 1.98/1.08, 1.9 WAR.

Jason Frasor/TEX/KCR/$1.75M - 61 G, 47.1 IP, 46 K, 4-1, 2.66/1.23, 0.8 WAR.

Wesley Wright/CHC/$1.425M - 58 G, 48.1 IP, 37 K, 3.17/1.39, 0.8 WAR.

Zach Duke/MIL/$0.85M - 74 G, 58.2 IP, 74 K, 5-1, 2.45/1.13, 1.2 WAR.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All-MLB 25-Man Roster

With the 2014 regular season all wrapped up and the postseason nearing the World Series, WSBGMs decided to roll out its All-MLB 25-man roster.  Wins Above Replacement (WAR) was taken into consideration, but was not the only stat that mattered (ex- Josh Donaldson and Cole Hamels were left off the team, despite WARs higher than other players chosen).

Catcher:
Buster Posey/SFG - .311/.854, 72 R, 28 DBL, 22 HR, 89 RBI, 5.2 WAR.

First Base:
Jose Abreu/CHW - .317/.964, 80 R, 35 DBL, 36 HR, 107 RBI, 5.5 WAR.

Second Base:
Robison Cano/SEA - .314/.836, 77 R, 37 DBL, 14 HR, 82 RBI, 10 SB, 6.4 WAR.

Shortstop:
Jhonny Peralta/STL - .263/.779, 61 R, 38 DBL, 21 HR, 75 RBI, 5.8 WAR.

Third Base:
Adrian Beltre/TEX - .324/.879, 79 R, 33 DBL, 19 HR, 77 RBI, 7.0 WAR.

Left Field:
Michael Brantley/CLE - .327/.890, 94 R, 45 DBL, 20 HR, 97 RBI, 23 SB, 7.0 WAR.

Center Field:
Mike Trout/LAA - .287/.939, 115 R, 39 DBL, 9 TRPL, 36 HR, 111 RBI, 16 SB, 7.9 WAR.

Right Field:
Giancarlo Stanton/MIA - .288/.950, 89 R, 31 DBL, 37 HR, 105 RBI, 13 SB, 6.5 WAR.

DH:
Victor Martinez/DET - .335/.974, 87 R, 33 DBL, 32 HR, 103 RBI, 5.3 WAR.

Bench:
Jonathan Lucroy/C/MIL - .301/.837, 73 R, 53 DBL, 13 HR, 69 RBI, 6.7 WAR.
Jose Altuve/UTL/HOU - .341/.830, 85 R, 47 DBL, 7 HR, 59 RBI, 56 SB, 6.0 WAR.
Anthony Rendon/UTL/WSH - .287/.824, 111 R, 39 DBL, 6 TRPL, 21 HR, 83 RBI, 17 SB, 6.5 WAR.
Andrew McCutchen/OF/PIT - .314/.952, 89 R, 38 DBL, 6 TRPL, 25 HR, 83 RBI, 18 SB, 6.4 WAR.

Lineup:
1. Robinson Cano/2B
2. Michael Brantley/LF
3. Mike Trout/CF
4. Giancarlo Stanton/RF
5. Jose Abreu/1B
6. Victor Martinez/DH
7. Adrian Beltre/3B
8. Buster Posey/C
9. Jhonny Peralta/SS

Rotation:
Clayton Kershaw/LAD - 27 GS, 198.1 IP, 239 K, 21-3, 1.77/0.86, 7.5 WAR.
Corey Kluber/CLE - 34 GS, 235.2 IP, 269 K, 18-9, 2.44/1.09, 7.4 WAR.
Felix Hernandez/SEA - 34 GS, 236 IP, 248 K, 15-6, 2.14/0.92, 6.8 WAR.
Johnny Cueto/CIN - 34 GS, 243.2 IP, 242 K, 20-9, 2.25/0.96, 6.4 WAR.
Adam Wainwright/STL - 32 GS, 227 IP, 179 K, 20-9, 2.38/1.03, 6.1 WAR.

Bullpen:
Jonathan Papelbon/PHI - 66 G, 66.1 IP, 63 K, 2-3, 39 SV, 2.04/0.90, 2.8 WAR.
Dellin Betances/NYY - 70 G, 90 IP, 135 K, 5-0, 22 HLD, 1.40/0.78, 3.7 WAR.
Wade Davis/KCR - 71 G, 72 IP, 109 K, 9-2, 33 HLD, 1.00/0.85, 3.7 WAR.
Kelvin Herrera/KCR - 70 G, 70 IP, 59 K, 4-3, 20 HLD, 1.41/1.14, 2.8 WAR.
Jake McGee/TBR - 73 G, 71.1 IP, 90 K, 5-2, 19 SV, 14 HLD, 1.89/0.90, 2.7 WAR.
Drew Storen/WSH - 65 G, 56.1 IP, 46 K, 2-1, 11 SV, 20 HLD, 1.12/0.98, 2.6 WAR.
Joe Smith/LAA - 76 G, 74.2 IP, 68 K, 7-2, 15 SV, 18 HLD, 1.81/0.80, 2.6 WAR.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Howard- Final 2014 Standings

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.


The Howard 2014 Standings:



  • B. Belt/SFG- 3
  • I. Desmond/WSH- 3
  • M. Adams/STL- 2
  • A. Beltre/TEX- 2
  • J. Bruce/CIN- 2
  • M. Choice/TEX- 2
  • C. Davis/BAL- 2
  • Y. Gomes/CLE- 2
  • I. Kinsler/DET- 2
  • M. McKenry/COL- 2
  • B. Miller/SEA- 2
  • M. Olt/CHC- 2
  • C. Owings/ARI- 2
  • G. Parra/ARI/MIL- 2
  • A. Ramirez/CHW- 2
  • A. Rizzo/CHC- 2
  • D. Ross/BOS- 2
  • K. Seager/SEA- 2
  • J. Singleton/HOU- 2
  • N. Swisher/CLE- 2
  • O. Arcia/MIN- 1
  • C. Asche/PHI- 1
  • M. Aviles/CLE- 1
  • J. Baez/CHC- 1
  • J. Bautista/TOR- 1
  • B. Butler/KCR- 1
  • M. Cabrera/DET- 1
  • A. Callaspo/LAA- 1
  • G. Cecchini/BOS- 1
  • L. Chisenhall/CLE- 1
  • M. Clark/MIL- 1
  • C. Colabello/MIN- 1
  • M. Cuddyer/COL- 1
  • T. d'Arnaud/NYM- 1
  • K. Davis/MIL- 1
  • M. den Dekker/NYM- 1
  • C. Dickerson/COL- 1
  • D. Dietrich/MIA- 1
  • M. Dominguez/HOU- 1
  • J. Donaldson/OAK- 1
  • B. Dozier/MIN- 1
  • L. Duda/NYM- 1
  • A. Dunn/CHW- 1
  • E. Encarnacion/TOR- 1
  • E. Escobar/MIN- 1
  • D. Espinosa/WSH- 1
  • W. Flores/NYM- 1
  • J. Francisco/TOR- 1
  • N. Franklin/TBR- 1
  • N. Freiman/OAK- 1
  • E. Gattis/ATL- 1
  • S. Gennett/MIL- 1
  • J. Giavotella/KCR- 1
  • C. Gomez/MIL- 1
  • R. Howard/PHI- 1
  • O. Infante/KCR- 1
  • K. Johnson/NYY- 1
  • A. Jones/BAL- 1
  • G. Jones/MIA- 1
  • J. Kipnis/CLE- 1
  • J. Lake/CHC- 1
  • M. Leake/CIN- 1
  • M. Machado/BAL- 1
  • M. Maldonado/MIL- 1
  • J. Mayberry/PHI- 1
  • M. Moustakas/KCR- 1
  • M. Napoli/BOS- 1
  • R. Odor/TEX- 1
  • M. Ozuna/MIA- 1
  • J. Peralta/STL- 1
  • S. Perez/KCR- 1
  • B. Phillips/CIN- 1
  • A. Ramirez/MIL- 1
  • H. Ramirez/LAD- 1
  • A. Recker/NYM- 1
  • A. Rendon/WSH- 1
  • R. Rivera/SDP- 1
  • J. Rollins/PHI- 1
  • W. Rosario/COL- 1
  • J. Saltalamacchia/MIA- 1
  • T. Sanchez/PIT- 1
  • J. Schoop/BAL- 1
  • E. Sogard/OAK- 1
  • J. Soler/CHC- 1
  • D. Span/WSH- 1
  • G. Stanton/MIA- 1
  • M. Teixeira/NYY- 1
  • J. Turner/LAD- 1
  • M. Trout/LAA- 1
  • J. Upton/ATL- 1
  • C. Valaika/CHC- 1
  • L. Valbuena/CHC- 1
  • D. Viciedo/CHW- 1
  • J. Villar/HOU- 1
  • R. Weeks/MIL- 1
  • R. Zimmerman/WSH- 1


  • Inside the Numbers: 
    *118 Howards were committed in 2014, the 2nd highest total since the stat's creating back in 2009.  Year - # of Howards: 2009- 111, 2010- 112, 2011- 107, 2012- 129, 2013- 92, and 2014- 118.

    *The 2014 Howard standings will be archived on the right sidebar.

    Wednesday, October 08, 2014

    WSBGMs Collection of Phillies (2006-2014)

    We Should Be GMs was established March 28, 2006 and GM-Carson & Corey have been blogging for 9 seasons now. In that time we've witnessed the Phillies ascend the NL East and triumph over all of baseball and stake claim to being a perennial contender in the National League until plummeting the past three seasons. Many players and coaches have come and gone with some even staying for the duration. This post is intended as a means of reflection on all those men who've donned the Phillies uniform during our time in the blogsphere. Enjoy...

    Record:
    Regular Season (2006-2014) 785 W/673 L (.538%)
    Postseason (2007-2011) 27 W/19 L (.587%)

    Pitchers:
    1. Cole Hamels/SP (2006-2014)
    2. Jon Lieber/SP (2006-2007)
    3. Cory Lidle/SP (2006)
    4. Randy Wolf/SP (2006)
    5. Gavin Floyd/SP (2006)
    6. Jamie Moyer/SP (2006-2010)
    7. Adam Bernero/SP (2006)
    8. Adam Eaton/SP (2007-2008)
    9. Kyle Kendrick/SP (2007-2014)
    10. Kyle Lohse/SP (2007)
    11. Freddy Garcia/SP (2007)
    12. Zack Segovia/SP (2007)
    13. JA Happ/SP (2007-2010)
    14. Joe Blanton/SP (2008-2012)
    15. Cliff Lee/SP (2009 & '11-14)
    16. Rodrigo Lopez/SP (2009)
    17. Pedro Martinez/SP (2009)
    18. Vance Worley/SP (2010-2012)
    19. Roy Halladay/SP (2010-2013)
    20. Roy Oswalt/SP (2010-2011)
    21. Tyler Cloyd/SP (2012-2013)
    22. Jonathan Pettibone/SP (2013-2014)
    23. John Lannan/SP (2013)
    24. AJ Burnett (2014)
    25. David Buchanan (2014)
    26. Jerome Williams (2014)
    27. Roberto Hernandez (2014)
    28. Ethan Martin/SP/RP (2013-2014)
    29. Zach Miner/SP/RP (2013)
    30. JD Durbin/SP/RP (2007)
    31. Brett Myers/SP/RP (2006-2009)
    32. Scott Mathieson/SP/RP ('06 & '10-11)
    33. Eude Brito/SP/RP (2006)
    34. Chan Ho Park/SP/RP (2009)
    35. Ryan Madson/SP/RP (2006-2011)
    36. John Ennis/SP/RP (2007)
    37. Andrew Carpenter/SP/RP (2008-2011)
    38. Antonio Bastardo/SP/RP (2009-2014)
    39. Sean O'Sullivan/SP/RP (2014)
    40. Aaron Fultz/RP (2006)
    41. Ryan Franklin/RP (2006)
    42. Fabio Castro/RP (2006-2007)
    43. Geoff Geary/RP (2006-2007)
    44. Julio Santana/RP (2006)
    45. Clay Condrey/RP (2006-2009)
    46. Rheal Cormier/RP (2006)
    47. Matt Smith/RP (2006-2007)
    48. Rick White/RP (2006)
    49. Arthur Rhodes/RP (2006)
    50. Brian Sanches/RP (2006-2007 & '12)
    51. Tom Gordon/RP (2006-2008)
    52. Francisco Rosario/RP (2007)
    53. JC Romero/RP (2007-2011)
    54. Kane Davis/RP (2007)
    55. Joe Bisensius/RP (2007)
    56. Jose Mesa/RP (2007)
    57. Yoel Hernandez/RP (2007)
    58. Anderson Garcia/RP (2007)
    59. Mike Zagurski/RP ('07 & '10-11)
    60. Chad Durbin/RP (2008-2010 & '13)
    61. Antonio Alfonseca/RP (2007)
    62. RJ Swindle/RP (2008)
    63. Les Walrond/RP (2008)
    64. Rudy Seanez/RP (2008)
    65. Brad Lidge/RP (2008-2011)
    66. Scott Eyre/RP (2008-2009)
    67. Jack Taschner/RP (2009)
    68. Tyler Walker/RP (2009)
    69. Steven Register/RP (2009)
    70. Sergio Escalona/RP (2009)
    71. Nelson Figueroa/RP (2010)
    72. David Herndon/RP (2010-2012)
    73. Danys Baez/RP (2010-2011)
    74. Nate Robertson/RP (2010)
    75. Jose Contreras/RP (2010-2012)
    76. Joe Savery/RP (2011-2013)
    77. Justin De Fratus/RP (2011-2014)
    78. Michael Stutes/RP (2011-2013)
    79. Juan Perez/RP (2011)
    80. Michael Schwimer/RP (2011-2012)
    81. BJ Rosenberg/RP (2012-2014)
    82. Jacob Diekman/RP (2012-2014)
    83. Jeremy Horst/RP (2012-2013)
    84. Raul Valdes/RP (2012-2013)
    85. Jonathan Papelbon/RP (2012-2014)
    86. Tyson Brummett/RP (2012)
    87. Phillippe Aumont/RP (2012-2014)
    88. Chad Qualls/RP (2012)
    89. Jeff Lindblom/RP (2012)
    90. Luis Garcia/RP (2013-2014)
    91. Mike Adams/RP (2013-2014)
    92. Cesar Jimenez/RP (2013-2014)
    93. Mauricio Robles/RP (2013)
    94. Hector Neris (2014)
    95. Mario Hollands (2014)
    96. Shawn Camp (2014)
    97. Jeff Manship (2014)
    98. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (2014)
    99. Brad Lincoln (2014)
    100. Ken Giles (2014)

    Infielders:
    101. Mike Lieberthal/C (2006)
    102. Chris Coste/C (2006-2009)
    103. Sal Fasano/C (2006)
    104. Carlos Ruiz/C (2006-2014)
    105. Rod Barajas/C (2007)
    106. Lou Marson/C (2008-2009)
    107. Paul Bako/C (2009)
    108. Paul Hoover/C (2009-2010)
    109. Brian Schneider/C (2010-2012)
    110. Dane Sardinha/C (2010-2011)
    111. Erik Kratz/C (2011-2013)
    112. Steven Lerud/C (2012-2013)
    113. Cameron Rupp/C (2013-2014)
    114. Humberto Quintero/C (2013)
    115. Wil Nieves/C (2014)
    116. Koyie Hill/C (2014)
    117. Ryan Howard/1B (2006-2014)
    118. Mike Sweeney/1B (2010)
    119. Ty Wigginton/1B/3B/LF (2012)
    120. Chase Utley/2B (2006-2014)
    121. Tadahito Iguchi/2B (2007-2008)
    122. Brad Harman/2B (2008)
    123. Jimmy Rollins/SS (2006-2014)
    124. Brian Bocock/SS (2010)
    125. David Bell/3B (2006)
    126. Wes Helms/3B (2007)
    127. Pedro Feliz/3B (2008-2009)
    128 Mike Cervenak/3B (2008)
    129. Placido Polanco/3B (2010-2012)
    130. Greg Dobbs/3B/OF/1B (2007-2010)
    131. Kevin Frandsen/3B/1B (2012-2013)
    132. Cody Asche/3B (2013-2014)
    133. Ross Gload/1B/OF (2010-2011)
    134. Danny Sandoval/UTL (2006)
    135. Abraham Nunez/UTL (2006-2007)
    136. Alex Gonzalez/UTL (2006)
    137. Jose Hernandez/UTL (2006)
    138. Joe Thurston/UTL (2006)
    139. Russell Branyan/UTL (2007)
    140. Eric Bruntlett/UTL (2008-2009)
    141. Miguel Cairo/UTL (2009)
    142. Wilson Valdez/UTL (2010-2011)
    143. Juan Castro/UTL (2010)
    144. Cody Ransom/UTL (2010)
    145. Pete Orr/UTL (2011-2013)
    146. Michael Martinez/UTL (2011-2013)
    147. Mike Fontenot/UTL (2012)
    148. Hector Luna/UTL (2012)
    149. Freddy Galvis/UTL (2012-2014)
    150. John McDonald/UTL (2013)
    151. Andres Blanco/UTL (2014)
    152. Ronny Cedeno/UTL (2014)
    153. Reid Brignac/UTL (2014)
    154. Jayson Nix/UTL (2014)
    155. Cesar Hernandez/UTL (2013-2014)
    156. Maikel Franco/UTL (2014)
    157. Randall Simon/PH (2006)
    158. Pete LaForest/PH (2007)
    159. Andy Tracy/PH (2008-2009)
    160. Chris Snelling/PH (2008)
    161. John Bowker/PH (2011)
    162. Brandon Moss/PH (2011)
    163. Jim Thome/PH (2012)
    164. Jason Pridie/PH (2012)

    Outfielders:
    165. Pat Burrell/LF (2006-2008)
    166. Raul Ibanez/LF (2009-2011)
    167. Juan Pierre/LF (2012)
    168. Aaron Roward/CF (2006-2007)
    169. Shane Victorino/CF (2006-2012)
    170. Ben Revere/CF (2013-2014)
    171. Bobby Abreu/RF (2006)
    172. Jayson Werth/RF (2007-2010)
    173. Geoff Jenkins/RF (2008)
    174. Hunter Pence/RF (2011-2012)
    175. Delmon Young/RF (2013)
    176. Marlon Byrd/RF (2014)
    177. David Dellucci/OF (2006)
    178. Jeff Conine/OF (2006)
    179. Chris Roberson/OF (2006-2007)
    180. Michael Bourn/OF (2006-2007)
    181. So Taguchi/OF (2008)
    182. Matt Stairs/OF (2008-2009)
    183. Greg Golson/OF (2008)
    184. TJ Bohn/OF (2008)
    185. Ben Francisco/OF (2009-2011)
    186. John Mayberry Jr./OF/1B (2009-2014)
    187. Domonic Brown/OF (2010-2014)
    188. Darin Ruf/OF/1B (2012-2014)
    189. Nate Schierholtz/OF (2012)
    190. Laynce Nix/OF (2012-2013)
    191. Roger Bernadina/OF (2013)
    192. Steve Susdorf/OF (2013)
    193. Ezequiel Carrera/OF (2013)
    194. Casper Wells/OF (2013)
    195. Tony Gwynn Jr./OF (2014)
    196. Aaron Altherr/OF (2014)
    197. Grady Sizemore/OF (2014)

    Coaching Staff:
    Charlie Manuel/Manager (2006-2013)
    Ryne Sandberg/Manager/3rd Base (2013-2014)
    Gary Varsho/Bench (2006)
    Jimy Williams/Bench (2007-2008)
    Pete Mackanin/Bench/3rd Base (2009-2012 & 2014)
    Larry Bowa/Bench (2014)
    Rich Dubee/Pitching (2006-2013)
    Bob McClure/Pitching (2014)
    Milt Thompson/Hitting (2006-2010)
    Greg Gross/Hitting (2010-2012)
    Wally Joyner/Hitting/1st Base (2013)
    Steve Henderson/Hitting (2013-2014)
    John Mizerock/Ast. Hitting (2014)
    Marc Bombard/1st Base (2006)
    Davey Lopez/1st Base (2007-2010)
    Bill Dancy/3rd Base (2006)
    Steve Smith/3rd Base (2007-2008)
    Sam Perlozzo/3rd Base/1st Base (2009-2012)
    Juan Samuel/3rd Base/1st Base (2011-2014)
    Ramon Henderson/BP (2006-2008)
    Mick Bellmeyer/BP/Catching (2009-2013)
    Rod Nichols/BP (2013-2014)

    *Pat Gillick/GM (2006-2008)
    *Ruben Amaro Jr./GM (2009-2014)