Wednesday, June 10, 2015

New Additions- Correia & Gutierrez

Desperately in need of a 5th start, the Phillies turned to journeyman Kevin Correia, who recently opted out of a minor league deal with Giants.  The 34 year old righty is a veteran of 12 MLB seasons, having pitched for the Giants, Padres, Pirates, Twins, and Dodgers.  He owns a 76-95 record in 353 games, 1405.1 innings, with 892 strikeouts and a 4.59/1.42 ERA/WHIP combo.  He pitches to contact and gives up plenty of hits.  His first start for the Phightins is on Friday.  He's crap at the plate too, a .119/.290 hitter over 349 plate appearances, meaning he'll fit right in with the rest of the Phils hitters.  I'm doubtful he'll be of much value on the mound, but he's cheap and the Phillies really don't have many other options.  Of course, Wandy Rodriguez could be in the rotation, but Amaro effed that up.

Another veteran to recently have opted out of his minor league contract with the Giant is Juan Gutierrez, and he too signed with the Phils.  Juan's deal is still a minor league one, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him called up soon, seeing that Luis Garcia and Dustin McGowan have been putting in poor performances.  Gutierrez has pitched in the majors for 6 years with the Astros, Diamondbacks, Royals, Angels, and Giants.  He's made 264 appearances, going 286.1 innings, racking up 241 strikeouts with a 4.49 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.



  

6 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Well, the Reds certainly bitch slapped the Phillies starting pitchers this series.

Beer-a-Thon said...

Jerome Williams has the worst WHIP (1.63) out of 109 qualified starting pitchers. His ERA (5.71) ranks 104th.

Bob D said...

The Pirates series looks like it will be a sweep. Correia (0-0) vs Locke (3-3), O'Sullivan(1-4) vs Cole(9-2), and even Hamels(5-5 3.19 ERA) vs Burnett(6-2 2.11 ERA)all look to be mismatches. At least Hamels should give them a fighting chance - but will they even score?

Beer-a-Thon said...

Phillies are dead in the water.

KenL said...

The Phillies aren't cellar dwellers, more like toilet dwellers, cuz they're a bunch of crap.

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