Monday, September 01, 2014

No-Hitter, Trade & Call-Ups

Congratulations to Cole Hamels, Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, and Jonathan Papelbon for combing to no-hit the Atlanta Braves today.  Hamels went 6 innings and each reliever pitched an inning apiece.  Hamels walked 5 batters, which created an elevated a high pitch count (108), so going the distance wasn't an option. Ben Revere has provided quite the performance, collecting 5 RBI, upping his season total to 20.

John Mayberry spent 6 seasons with the Phillies and played in 500 games, while batting .242/.733 with 52 homeruns and 169 RBI.  A decent 4th/5th outfielder, but never someone deserving of a regular gig. Amaro sent him packing for north of the border in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, netting "prospect" Gustavo Pierre.  He's a 22 year old shortstop/third baseman that is extremely error prone (481 G, 163 E, .895 fielding percentage).  He can't really hit either (.247/.660). Nothing more than minor league filler.

Tony Gwynn Jr. is back with the Phillies, after being released earlier this summer, but re-signing on a minor league deal.  Maikel Franco was also summoned from Triple-A, and will be one to watch in September.  Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is likely to get the call-up too, and hopefully starts fulling some of the promise the Phillies international scouts saw in him.


Bob D said...

Congrats to the Phillies in a team effort no hitter.

Good to see MAG and Franco get called up along with Rupp, Hernandez, and Garcia with Adams and Gwynn returning.

On a down note, Clearwater did not end the season in last place but still had a losing record. Unfortunately, Iron Pigs, Reading, Lakewood, and Williamsport all ended in last place. There are a handful of good prospects mixed thru those teams but overall quite weak compared to other teams.

GM-Carson said...

Every fricken level finishing in last place, or close to it, throughout the organization. Wonder what the worst collective winning percentage has been in one season between minors and majors? Phils organization has to be close to worst.

Bob D said...

Yeah, even the Phillies in last.

However the Makiel Franco era now begins!

Oh and keep an eye on Colton Murray next year. He ended the year in AA Reading as a reliever who throws in the mid to upper 90's. He could end in the Phils bullpen maybe as early as next year.

GM-Carson said...

I think Murray is going to Arizona Fall League too, which is where Ken Giles blossomed last year.

GM-Carson said...

Some decent players getting Designated for Assignment.

J.B. Shuck/OF - Angels. Can hit and field. Could be great 4th outfielder (.304/.774 minors, .272/.660 MLB).

Michael Kohn/RP - Angels. A 3.67 ERA in 4 seasons, with a strikeout per inning.

Troy Patton/RP - Padres. A 3.25 ERA over 6 seasons.

Caleb Gindl/OF - Brewers. Possible 4th outfielder (.285/.809 minors, .232/.739 MLB).

Bob D said...

Releasing Aumont for Shuck would be a great move.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Luis Garcia, Phillippe Aumont, Hector Neris, BJ Rosenberg, and Andres Blanco are practically useless. Releasing them is no big deal.