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.


Bob D said...

The future looks bright

GM-Carson said...

So bright, like a black hole. Oh, wait...

GM-Carson said...

Yosmany Tomas to Dbacks for 6 years $68m. If he hits like predicted, Ruben should be fired immediately. Hell he should already be fired, but you know what i mean. Can't believe he let a young mega talent go for that, when he could have easily outbid.

Robert Dalton said...

It would have been nice. Still another month or two before we see how the team is taking shape. There are several Cuban players yet out there so they may still strike.
Now the Yankees offer of utility player for Rollins would be ridiculous to accept. Rather keep him.

GM-Carson said...

J-Roll is still one of the best SS in the game. Speed, defense, and power. Sure he lacks a good average and OBP, but is still a good all-around player. He belongs with the Phillies, and I hope they offer him an extension if he has a good season in 2015. A 2 year deal, $20M. That would let him finish his possible Hall of Fame career with the Phils, his only franchise.

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