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!!!


Robert Dalton said...

Now to see if AJ returns. Then add another pitcher or 3 to compete

GM-Carson said...

I think AJ will pitch better next year, not dealing with the hernia. I could see 200 ip with a 3.50 ERA. Then he could be a valuable trade chip come July if the Phils aren't in contention.

Then again, I wouldn't be sad to see him retire either...

Squire McGuire said...

hopefully this mean no more KK....

Bob D said...

Amaro has a history of early deals. So if KK or Sizemore are returning it will likely be shortly

GM-Carson said...

Don't think Sizemore should be back. He really faded down the stretch, and his collective season wasn't good. Phils would be better off going for someone young with more upside via waiver claim or something like that.

GM-Carson said...

John Hester, catcher, was signed to a minor league deal. .216/.645 in 93 MLB games, although hasn't seen regular time since 2012 with the Angels. .278/.793 in 402 AAA games.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Cesar Jimenez avoids arbitration.

Grady Sizemore re-upped for $2M.

So, same sucky team coming back in 2015. Oh, Amaro is so stupid.

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