Jordan Dank, the outfielder formerly of the White Sox and brother of lefty stater John Danks, has been claimed. Not sure why, but then again, I'm not sure about most of Amaro's roster decisions. Danks is 28 years old and over parts of the last 3 seasons in Chicago he's hit .227.629 in 180 games. His defense grades out subpar, and obviously his stick does too. Seems like a wasted spot on the 40-man roster to me. In 7 minor league seasons he racked up 63 homeruns, 57 stolen bases, and a mediocre .268/.784 in 576 games. Not too good.
Both Domonic Brown ($2.6M) and Ben Revere ($4.1M) agreed to contracts last week. With Cesar Jimenez signing earlier in the offseason, this means the Phillies won't have to go through the ugly arbitration hearing process.
Reading all these Cole Hamels rumors is making me sick. If they can't get a premier package for him, then there is no point in trading him. Some reports have teams hoping to get the Phillies to pay for some of his salary. WTF?! He's a Top 10 MLB pitcher.
My stance on Ryan Howard, trade him if you can, but DO NOT release him.