Phils add Schlitter, designate Carpenter; Bastardo has minor setback

For those of you who don’t remember Brian Schlitter, he was traded to the Cubs in 2008 for left-handed specialist Scott Eyre. After three seasons, the Phillies claimed the right-hander off of Yankees waivers. But in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Phillies designated pitcher Andrew Carpenter for assignment. Schlitter … Continue reading Phils add Schlitter, designate Carpenter; Bastardo has minor setback

Phillies sign Romero

J.C. Romero was brought back to the Phillies, signing a $1.1 million deal. It was basically the same contract the Phils offered Dennys Reyes, who wound up not signing with the Phils after failing a physical. As soon as the season ended for the Phils, their first move made was declining Romero’s option for 2011. … Continue reading Phillies sign Romero

Phillies, Reyes part ways

A week ago it appeared the Phillies and left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes had agreed to a contract. But both parties hit a snag in their talks. “We hit a snag,” said Oscar Suarez, who is Reyes’ agent. “So we just decided to push back.” Asked if it was health-related, Suarez said, “It just didn’t work … Continue reading Phillies, Reyes part ways

Chooch’s Walk Off Wins It

My article for the Gloucester County Times: PHILADELPHIA – It was a night dominated by starting pitching. Both Cole Hamels and Adam Wainwright bested the opposing offenses, but the Phillies got a walk-off home run from Carlos Ruiz in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1, on Tuesday night. … Continue reading Chooch’s Walk Off Wins It