Phillies Acquire Ambidextrous Pat Venditte!

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 […]

Josh Tobias goes to Red Sox for Clay Buchholtz

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) […]

New Aquisition John Richy Makes Clearwater Threshers Debut

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 […]

Michael Schwimmer traded to the Blue Jays

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 […]