In the course of a few weeks, the Phillies discarded both Major League ready players acquired in July in the big Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence trades. Nate Schierholtz, acquired for Pence from the Giants, was non-tendered over a week ago. Although it's not official yet, it appears as if he'll sign with the Cubs. On Saturday, Josh Lindblom, acquired for Victorino from the Dogers, was shipped to Texas in the Michael Young deal. The Phillies netted four prospects in both trades (catcher Tommy Joseph, pitcher Seth Rosin, pitcher Ethan Martin and infielder Stefan Jerrin) and only time will tell if the Phils were winners in the deals.
Reading Phillies #3
Lisalverto Bonilla was the Phillies selection for the 2012 All-Star Futures Game, although he didn't play having suffered a freak thumb injury in his hotel room the night before the game. Bonilla has been in the organization since 2009 and he split last season between Clearwater and Double-A Reading, going 3-2 with a 1.55 ERA in 31 games. His first name is listed as "Lisalberto" on the two minor league cards of his I have in my collection.
Nate Schierholtz (11/30/12) - Non-tendered
Vance Worley (12/6/12) - Traded to the Minnesota Twins with Trevor May for Ben Revere
Josh Lindblom (12/8/12) - Traded to the Texas Rangers with Lisalverto Bonilla for Michael Young and cash
Ender Inciarte (12/6/12) - Selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Arizona Diamondbacks
Ben Revere (12/6/12) - Acquired from the Minnesota Twins for Vance Worley and Trevor May
Michael Young (12/8/12) - Acquired from the Texas Rangers with cash for Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla