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.

8 comments:

Robert Dalton said...

Past top prospect Valle now a Pirate on minor league deal.

Robert Dalton said...

Question : is Yasmil Tomas worth $100 million gamble?

I do think a few moves will likely occur in the first 2 weeks of Dec. Likely involving Byrd, Revere, and Bastardo. I think the chances are much less on all other players including Hamels. Hamels would have higher value in July when there are not free agents who can be options.

GM-Carson said...

Keep Hamels. He'll be around when Phils will supposedly be competitive again.

Trade Byrd, Revere, Bastardo,and Dom for whatever you can to build for future.

If Thomas can hit, I want him. Screw defense, we need bats!

Bob D said...

Tomas as long as he is not horrible, in the OF he would not likely much worse than Burrel or Brown

Beer-a-Thon said...

If Tomas can hit like Burrell, defense is a "who gives a shit" matter.

GM-Carson said...

BoSox get both Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Wonder if they frees up some prospects to deal to Phils.

Bob D said...

I was thinking the same, they have a glut of OF and now Bogarts could be available.

Andrew said...

I'm with you on keeping Hamels. I think he's perfect to build around and have as a veteran presence when the team is competitive again (2? maybe 3 years?) and to sell tickets in the meantime. With Lee's health history, we can't count on him necessarily to be in the rotation much longer as the only other veteran. Sadly, it sounds like the team is pushing hard and may find something with the Sox or Cubs. Time will tell...