Today the Phillies acquired AMBIDEXTROUS reliever Pat Venditte from the Mariners for Joey Curletta. We were there when Joey Curletta was told he had been traded. At the time, that was all we knew. Curletta was sitting on the bench during the minor league intrasquad game. He didn’t even know where he was going, he […]
It was announced this morning that former Clearwater Thresher Josh Tobias has been traded to the dreaded Boston Red Sox for RHP Clay Buchholtz. Tobias started with Lakewood and ended with Clearwater. He is young but showing strong potential. Buchholtz is on the downside of a good career. He has one year (and 13-million dollars) […]
The Philies have traded pitcher Chris Leroux to the Toronto Blue Jays for “cash considerations”. Leroux is expected to join Triple-A Buffalo. Leroux had been listed on the Phillies extended spring training roster.
Jorge Alfaro, the new catcher acquired in the Cole Hamels trade, played today in a Gulf Coast League game. Alfaro played three innings–hit two strong line drives that might have gone out, if the wind didn’t blow it back in.
John Richy, the newly acquired RHP from the Dodgers, made his debut with the Clearwater Threshers tonight. Here are some pictures: Richy went 7 innings, 4 hits, no runs, 1 walk, 3 strike outs and a pick-off. A rather impressive debut for our new pitcher. My only regret is that I […]
We left the game in Dunedin to escape the 30mph winds. We went down to the Carpenter complex. I got here just in time to see Ronnie Welty, whom we acquired from Baltimore for Julio Rodriguez, bat. He struck out. I can say it’s a lot nicer here, we’re out of the wind and that […]
THIS JUST IN: Disagreeing with Ruben Amarro Jr. Will end up with you being banished to Canada! YOU’VE BEEN WARNED! All silliness aside, Michael Schwimmer has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Art Charles, a 1B minor leaguer. Schwimmer has been the center of controversy since last fall when he was sent down […]