Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Phillies 12 Days of Christmas - Volume XI

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Phillies gave to me... 
12 Months of rebuilding (good luck Klentak)
11 Triples from Cesar Hernandez
10 Earned runs allowed in 10.2 IP from Phil Klein (have fun in Asia)
9 RBI from Darin Ruf (have fun in LA)
8 Ball Girls a milking
7 Intentional Walks issued to Maikel Franco
6 Nightmarish appearances from Patrick Schuster (45.00 ERA)
5 Year contract to Odubel Herrera
4 Starts from $8M mistake Charlie Morton
3 Doubles in 213 at bats from Tyler Goeddel (weak)
2 Saves from future closer Hector Neris
1 More year of Jeremy Hellickson (accepted qualifying offer) 
and ZERO more seasons from Chooch & Howard (thanks for the memories)
Previous Installments:
*2006 - Volume I
*2007 - Volume II
*2008 - Volume III
*2009 - Volume IV
*2010 - Volume V
*2011 - Volume VI
*2012 - Volume VII
*2013 - Volume VIII
*2014 - Volume IX
*2015 - Volume X


Bob D said...

Good luck to Phil Klein & David Buchanan in Asia

GM-Carson said...

Phillies just traded for Clay Buchholz.

I absolutely HATE this trade.

First off, Buccholz sucks. He'll be prohibiting a younger arm with far more upside an opportunity.

Also, Josh Tobias has been a really good hitter so far in the minors, and the Phillies need those.
In 2 minor league seasons he's hit - .301/.801, playing mostly 2nd base.

Buchholz ERA in 2014 - 5.34, 2016 - 4.78.

So now the rotation is:
Jeremy Hellickson
Clay Buchholz
Aaron Nola
Jerad Eickhoff
Vince Velasquez

What about Jake Thompson, Zach Eflin, Alec Ascher, Ben Lively, Adam Morgan, and Nick Pevetta?

GM-Carson said...

Richie Shaffer has already been DFA'd to make room for Buchholz.

Hopefully Buchholz has a decent beginning of the season and is traded in July for a prospect, or pitches well enough (ala Hellickson) to garner a qualifying offer and potential supplemental pick.

rslitman said...

Labor Day weekend 2007, I got invited to boo Barry Bonds and the Giants playing the Nationals in their last weeks playing in RFK Stadium. Driving away from the game, which the Nationals won, we discovered that the Orioles' game in Boston was not quite done, but some rookie pitcher had a no-hitter going against them. He did get his no-hitter, and now the Phillies have him.

Bob D said...

Buchholtz addition could mean Phils either have a trade of a starting pitcher in works or will hold onto some of these guys till midseason and start trading away.
Buchholtz, Asher, and Morgan could all be in battle for relief spot on the team too, but that will have to wait until Spring Training. But the way it stands the Phillies have a log jam at starter going all the way back to AA Reading.

Pat said...

I like this trade.
I think it's solid buy low, sell high move.
He seems to have good years after bad years, so say he makes 10 starts with a 3.75 ERA. You're going to have all the Boston writers and bloggers and radio guys complaining about getting nothing for him. Then you're going to have the Philly guys saying Klentak made another shrewd move.
Then he can move him.
The only problem I have is that this is the third year in a row the Phillies have acquired a vet and they weren't able to move him in the previous two attempts.
Now, I don't mind having hellickson around.
But I've got no problem giving Thompson and the rest a month or two of seasoning.

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