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Very late last night around 11:30, there were rumor’s floating around about free agent J.C Romero, who was not offered a contract after the 2010 season, to return to the Phillies organization in 2011. The deal was finally settled around 12 in the morning, bringing in the lefty for 1 year, for 1.1 MM, (pending physical) which was not exactly what he was asking for, but he took it anyway. I, along with many others, assume this deal was brought up after the Dennys Reyes deal fell through.
Danys Baez, Antonio Bastardo, Jose Contreras, David Herndon, Brad Lidge, Ryan Madson, J.C Romero, Vance Worley, Mike Zagurski. That is our current bullpen.
I have two problems with this: Bastardo and Zagurski in the big leagues.
Bastardo in 2010: 2-0, 5.14 ERA, in 7 IP he allowed 13 hits, and 4 ER, walking 1 batter, and striking out 13.
Zagurski in 2010: 0-0, 10.29 ERA, in 7 IP he allowed 8 hits, 8 runs, 8 ER, and 1 homerun. He walked 5 batters, and struck out 11.
As for Jose, Brad, and Ryan, we all know that they’ve got everything down, and we can indeed rely on them if needed.
Danys Baez however, I’m a little concerned about. I won’t get into detail about his stats, because we know that he’s an in-between pitcher, meaning that we want him in the ‘pen, but when he’s on the mound, we find ourselves yelling “TAKE DANYS OUT ALREADY!”
David Herndon is definitely another pitcher that we need in the ‘pen, but we won’t see him as often as we would see Chad Durbin (who I really think should have been re-signed by now!)
And finally, there’s Vance Worley, who is in the running for the 5th starter spot, along with Kyle Kendrick. In Vance’s two starts, he proved to us that he is indeed worthy of taking over the 5th spot in the starting rotation, but it’s all up to Charlie Manuel and Rich Dubee, who will be keeping a close eye on the two likely starters this spring training.
Also known as the day Phillies fans were disappointed by lack of offense but let’s not speak of that… Anywho, there have been many discussions in the past 9 days pertaining to the Philadelphia Phillies, some good news, and some not so good news. We all know by now that Ruben Amaro Junior is not liked by many fans, including me, CBPhresh. The biggest story since the NLCS loss is the one about Jayson Richard Gowan Werth. Looking back, he’s pretty much the only right-fielder i’ve ever watched, seeing that I’ve really been following the Phils for about 4 years (give me a break, I’m 15!) But there’s a good chance that he will no longer be a Phillie come Spring Training, in 105 days.
Let’s not sit here and cry about Jayson just yet, because the Phillies still have 5 days of exclusive negotiating rights after the World Series is over. But what is Jayson asking for? Well, thanks to his very famous manager, Scott Boras, Jayson is looking for a long-term deal, to a team that he can possibly retire on, seeing that he’s only 31, and the deal… well… $120 Million for 7 years. Not gonna happen with the Phils. The Phillies’ payroll is the fourth highest in all of baseball at $143 million, and that’s only for 16 players. I think it’s safe to say, this is the end of the Jayson Werth era, and his impressive beard which Cody Ross wishes he could grow to be so long and fluffy.
J.C Romero’s 2011 option was declined by the Phillies, so he will not be returning to Clearwater this February. The only lefty’s left now are Antonio Bastardo who I’m still a little iffy about, and Mike Zagurski who we could bring up to the Majors for the entire season, just to have another lefty available, ’cause we need two of them.
Davey Lopes will also move on from the Phillies this offseason. He was not able to agree with Ruben on a 1-year deal, all because Ruben wouldn’t give him the $20,000 that Lopes wanted along with the rest of his salary. What the hell. If there’s a decline in stolen bases, I blame Ruben, because I expect either Jimmy or Shane to be the league-leader, if not the leader in stolen bases in the Majors in 2011.
Free agents this offseason have already started to appear on the market, including two of our own: Jamie Moyer, and Greg Dobbs. Moyer will play winter ball this season, which he has already started, in the Dominican League, which is where Dom Brown played before signing with the Phillies.
Some names to look out for this offseason:
Just keep them in your mind, I’m not going to elaborate until something drastic happens.