The Philadelphia Phillies acquire Joey Curletta from the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 15 September 2016 at 3:02 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired 22-year old righty swinging outfielder Joey Curletta from the Los Angeles Dodgers as the player to be named later to complete the Carlos Ruiz/A.J. Ellis deal.  Curletta played in 106 games in A-ball for the Phillies last year and he was 92 of 367 (.251 avg, .786 OPS) with 47 runs scored, 17 homers and 67 RBI.  He also whiffed 124 times in the minors this year, so he has some holes in his swing.  Curletta has now played in 448 games in his first five years in the minors and he is 418 of 1,601 (.261 avg, .735 OPS) with 200 runs scored, 40 homers, 240 RBI and 18 stolen bases.  Curletta is about the best prospect the Phillies could have expected to get back in this kind of deal.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal Carlos Ruiz to the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 25 August 2016 at 8:55 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have dealt 37-year old righty swinging catcher Carlos Ruiz and cash considerations to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 35-year old righty swinging catcher A.J. Ellis, 23-year old righty starting pitcher Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later.

Carlos Ruiz played in 48 games for the Phillies this year and he was 43 of 165 (.261 avg, .719 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 3 homers, 12 RBI and 3 stolen bases.  Ruiz played in 1,069 games in his 11 years with the Phillies and he was 898 of 3,378 (.266 avg, .745 OPS) with 388 runs scored, 68 homers, 401 RBI and 24 stolen bases.  Ruiz also played in 46 games in the post-season for the Phillies and he was 36 of 142 (.254 avg, .789 OPS) with 19 runs scored, 4 homers, 15 RBI and 3 stolen bases.  He played for the Phillies’ last World Series’ Championship team in 2008, when they beat the Tampa Bay Rays in five games!  Ruiz played in 5 games in the 2008 World Series for the Phillies and he was 6 for 16 (.375 avg, 1.188 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer, 3 RBI and 1 stolen base!  Ruiz was an All-Star for the only time in his career in 2012 for the Phillies.  He played in 114 games for the Phillies in 2012 and he was 121 of 372 (.325 avg, .935 OPS) with 56 runs scored, 16 homers, 68 RBI and 4 stolen bases.  Ruiz is #34 in games played (1,069) in Phillies’ history!  He is also #41 in hits (898), #26 in doubles (213), #39 in homers (68), #41 in RBI (401) and he is also #31 in walks (386) in Phillies’ history!  Ruiz getting dealt means that 1B Ryan Howard is the only player left on the Phillies from their World Series’ Champion team of 2008!

A.J. Ellis will replace Ruiz as the Phillies’ backup catcher.  Ellis played in 53 games for the Dodgers this year and he was 27 of 139 (.194 avg, .537 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 1 homer, 13 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Ellis has now played in 544 games in his first nine years in the show and he is 385 of 1,622 (.237 avg, .688 OPS) with 155 runs scored, 36 homers, 191 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Ellis has also played in 17 games in the post-season so far in his career and he is 19 of 52 (.365 avg, 1.065 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBI.  Bergjans pitched in 24 games (21 starts) in A-ball this year for the Dodgers and he was 3-13 with 1 save, a 4.98 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP.  He has given up 138 hits and 29 walks while whiffing 133 batters in his first 130 innings in the minors this year.  Bergjans has now pitched in 38 games (33 starts) in his first two years in the minors and he is 6-16 with 1 save, a 4.51 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

This was a good deal for the Phillies to get two prospects for Ruiz, who is nearing the end of his MLB career.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquire OF/3B Jimmy Paredes from the Blue Jays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 1 June 2016 at 4:44 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired 27-year old switch-hitting 3B/OF Jimmy Paredes from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.  Paredes played in 7 games for the Blue Jays this year and he was 4 for 15 (.267 avg, .886 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 2 RBIs.  He has now played in 256 games in his first six years in the show and he is 208 of 808 (.257 avg, .667 OPS) with 91 runs scored, 16 homers, 83 RBIs and 19 stolen bases.  This was a good pickup for the Phillies, as Paredes has been a solid hitter so far in his career in the show.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal Ryan Jackson to the Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Friday 20 May 2016 at 3:37 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have dealt 28-year old righty swinging SS Ryan Jackson to the Angels for cash considerations.  Jackson played in 30 games in AAA-ball this year for the Phillies and he was 18 for 84 (.214 avg, .585 OPS) with 8 runs scored, 0 homers, 7 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Jackson has played in 42 games in his first three years in the show and he is 2 for 33 (.061 avg, .175 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 0 RBIs.  This is no loss for the Phillies, so they did good to get something for Jackson.

The Philadelphia Phillies acquire Alfredo Marte from the Orioles

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 18 April 2016 at 5:04 pm

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired 27-year old righty swinging outfielder Alfredo Marte from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations or a player to be named later.  Marte played in 2 games in AAA-ball for the Orioles this year and he was 0 for 5 (.000 avg, .000 OPS) with 2 whiffs.  Marte has played in 71 games in his first three years in the majors and he is 28 of 155 (.181 avg, .532 OPS) with 12 runs scored, 2 homers, 13 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  This is just the Phillies taking a flier on a player that is close to the majors that could help them at some point in 2016.

The Philadelphia Phillies have dealt Michael Young to the Dodgers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Sunday 1 September 2013 at 7:08 am

The Phillies have dealt 36-year old righty swinging 3B/1B Michael Young to the Los Angeles Dodgers for 24-year old lefty starting pitcher Rob Rasmussen.  Young played in 126 games for the Phillies this year and he was 129 of 468 (.276 avg, .731 OPS) with 49 runs scored, 8 homers, 42 RBIs and 1 stolen base.  Rasmussen came into this season as the Astros’ #19 prospect according to Baseball America.  He pitched in 28 games (24 starts) in AA+AAA-ball for the Dodgers this year and he was 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.  Rasmussen has now pitched in 88 games (77 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 23-32 with a 3.95 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  It was a good move for the Phillies to deal Young to the Dodgers for Rasmussen, who is a legit major league prospect.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal John McDonald to the Red Sox

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Saturday 31 August 2013 at 7:30 pm

The Phillies have dealt 38-year old righty swinging infielder John McDonald to the Boston Red Sox for 24-year old righty reliever Nefi Ogando.  McDonald played in 21 games for the Phillies this year and he was 4 for 23 (.174 avg, .513 OPS) with 5 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs.  Ogando pitched in 33 games (0 starts) in A-ball for the Red Sox and he was 2-3 with 3 saves, a 4.09 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.  Ogando has now pitched in 97 games (6 starts) in his first four years in the minors and he is 10-13 with 5 saves, a 3.45 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP.  This was a good deal for the Phillies as they got a nice relief prospect for a 38-year old backup infielder that can’t hit a lick.

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired John McDonald from the Indians

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Thursday 27 June 2013 at 1:43 pm

The Phillies have acquired 38-year old righty swinging infielder John McDonald from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  McDonald has played in 24 games this year with the Pirates and Indians and he is 2 for 38 (.053 avg, .242 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  McDonald has now played in 978 games in his first 15 years in the majors and he is 549 of 2,327 (.236 avg, .601 OPS) with 266 runs scored, 27 homers, 202 RBIs and 33 stolen bases.  McDonald is a wizard with the glove, so look for him to do most of his work with Philly as a defensive replacement.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal Mike Cisco to the Angels

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 18 March 2013 at 7:41 am

The Phillies have dealt 25-year old righty reliever Mike Cisco to the Angels for no compensation.  Cisco pitched in 40 games (0 starts) in AA+AAA-ball last year for the Phillies and he was 5-3 with 3 saves, a 1.80 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  He pitched in 127 games (47 starts) in his five years in the minors for the Phillies and he was 29-22 with 6 saves, a 2.93 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP.  The Phillies made this move for Cisco’s benefit, which is commendable.

The Philadelphia Phillies deal Michael Schwimer to the Blue Jays

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trades by joelapinski on Sunday 24 February 2013 at 2:07 pm

The Phillies have dealt 27-year old righty reliever Michael Schwimer to the Blue Jays for 22-year old lefty swinging 1B Art Charles.  Schwimer pitched in 35 games (0 starts) for the Phillies last year and he was 2-1 with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP.  He pitched in 47 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Phillies and he was 3-2 with a 4.62 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP.  Art Charles played in 64 games in Rookie+A-ball last year for the Blue Jays and he was 50 for 212 (.236 avg, .909 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 13 homers, 34 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  He has now played in 169 games in his first three years in the minors and he is 140 of 585 (.239 avg, .840 OPS) with 100 runs scored, 28 homers, 108 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.  Schwimer was going to have a hard time winning a spot in the Phillies’ bullpen, so they moved him for a prospect.

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