Phils Sign Wilkerson

If you can’t beat them, have them join you. After signing Phillie killer Brian Schneider in the beginning of the offseason, the Phillies sign Brad Wilkerson to a minor league deal. In eight seasons, he has hit .247 with 122 career home runs. He hasn’t played in the majors since 2008. Wilkerson is an interesting signing. He’s … Continue reading Phils Sign Wilkerson

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MNG: Placido Polanco

Player: Placido Polanco Number: 27 Position: 3B Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: signed in early December to a three-year, $18 million deal. 2009 Stats: (w/ Detroit) 153 games, 618 AB, 82 R, 176 H, 10 HR, 72 RBI, .285 AVG, .331 OBP, .396 SLG Intangibles: Not only is Polanco a tough guy to strike out (recorded a career high … Continue reading MNG: Placido Polanco

Phils Add Former Brave Villarreal

Scott Lauber reports that the Phillies signed right-hander Oscar Villarreal to a minor-league contract. Though in his article he said that Villarreal is not invited to Spring Training, Todd Zolecki confirmed that he Villarreal is in fact going to try out. The 28-year old hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 with Houston. He was signed by … Continue reading Phils Add Former Brave Villarreal

Phillies Sign OF Guzman

The Phillies signed veteran OF Freddy Guzman to a minor league contract. His contract doesn’t include an invitation to Spring Training though so he is guarenteed to start in the minors. Guzman spent the 2009 season with the Triple-A affiliates of the Orioles, Mariners, Red Sox and Yankees. He did get 10 games of action with … Continue reading Phillies Sign OF Guzman

MNG: Tyson Gillies

Player: Tyson Gillies Number: — Position: OF Bats/Throws: L/R Acquired: Acquired along with Phillippe Aumont and Jose Ramirez for Cliff Lee from Seattle. 2009 Stats: None. Intangibles: He’s an incredibly gifted athlete with great speed and hustle. His scouting reports say that he lacks power, something that doesn’t worry the Phillies at all. This video … Continue reading MNG: Tyson Gillies

Phillies Sign Contreras

The Phillies and Jose Contreras have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes. The 38-year old Cuban made 28 appearances last season for the White Sox and Rockies, 23 of them were starts. He went 6-13 with a 4.92 ERA in 131.2 innings pitched. This is just another low-risk, high reward … Continue reading Phillies Sign Contreras

MNG: Brandon Duckworth

Player: Brandon Duckworth Number: 31 Position: P Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: signed a minor-league deal a couple days ago. 2009 Stats: None. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2008 with Kansas City. Intangibles: It’s only a minor league contract. I really only did this because it’s Duckworth and he had one of the most famous … Continue reading MNG: Brandon Duckworth

MNG: Juan Castro

Player: Juan Castro Number: 7 Position: SS Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: signed a one-year deal with a 2011 in early December. 2009 Stats: (w/ LA Dodgers) – 57 games, 112 AB, 18 runs, 31 hits, 1 HR, 9 RBI, .277 Avg., .311 OBP Intangibles: The Phillies signed Castro as a replacement for Eric Bruntlett. The 37-year … Continue reading MNG: Juan Castro