Castillo released; Martinez will make team

The run for Luis Castillo was very short-lived. With only a week to make the team, the second baseman failed to do so, being released by the Phillies. But cutting Castillo now, the Phils won’t have to pay him a single penny of the $414,000 they signed him for or the $6 million the Mets … Continue reading Castillo released; Martinez will make team

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Oswalt Shelled But Phils Win

Roy Oswalt didn’t have his best start as the Phillies returned to Citizens Bank Park for the On Deck Series. He was hit around heavily but the team still edged the Pirates 8-5. Oswalt allowed five runs on five hits while striking out four and walking four in four innings tonight. This brings Oswalt’s final spring ERA to … Continue reading Oswalt Shelled But Phils Win

Phils lose split squads

V. Detroit The Tigers got two runs off reliever David Herndon in the eighth inning to beat the Phillies, 3-1. Ryan Feierabend pitched five innings, allowing a run on two hits and two walks while striking out one. Ross Gload went 2-for-4 and Brian Schneider went 2-for-3 with the lone RBI, driving in John Mayberry. … Continue reading Phils lose split squads

Hamels roughed up

One thing I like about Spring Training is no matter how much you get pummeled, you’re going to pitch until you reach your spring max. Cole Hamels got whacked around in his 6 2/3 innings of work but he was hitting his spots. Hamels struck out six and walked none wile surrendering six runs on … Continue reading Hamels roughed up

Utley to start season on DL

Well this really isn’t a surprise to us. Chase Utley, who has not seen the field yet in Spring Training, will start the season on the DL with an injured right knee. “I would think so,” said Amaro, asked if he expects Utley to open the season on the DL. “We haven’t seen him on … Continue reading Utley to start season on DL

Castillo awful in debut

First Luis Castillo is late and now he goes 0-for-4 in his debut. The second baseman is not good with first impressions and with little time to really impress the Phils, he better start producing fast. Evan Longoria hit a solo homer off Roy Oswalt to lead off the fourth before Manny Ramirez knocked him … Continue reading Castillo awful in debut

Castillo to debut today

Luis Castillo doesn’t have much time to impress the Phillies left on his ticking clock. With over a week left to audition, Castillo will be starting today at second base, batting second in the line up according to a tweet by Todd Zolecki. A year removed from an uncharacteristic and pitiful .235 season in which … Continue reading Castillo to debut today

Castillo MIA

Well if this isn’t any indication that Luis Castillo is a reject. Castillo, who signed late Sunday/early Monday, still is not in Clearwater. He was slated to start today and wear #3 but instead was scratched and replaced by Wilson Valdez. Castillo’s chance to make the Phillies went from nine games to eight. Whatever the … Continue reading Castillo MIA

Believe it or not, I like the Castillo signing… A lot

As many of you now know, the Phillies have signed Luis Castillo to a minor league contract yesterday, three days after he was released by the New York Mets. There has been a sense of negativity amongst the other Phillies blogs about this deal, but I on the other hand see this as a great … Continue reading Believe it or not, I like the Castillo signing… A lot

Phillies sign ex-Met Castillo

UPDATE: The Phillies have signed Luis Castillo. It’s a minor league deal, I think he sucks and that’s all you’re going to get from me on this. ORIGINAL: The Phillies, who are obvioulsy worried with Chase Utley’s right knee, are close to signing former Marlin and Met Luis Castillo according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. … Continue reading Phillies sign ex-Met Castillo