|2014 Chachi Transactions #2|
Cloyd arrived in Philadelphia last season after a very successful campaign with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. He went 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA in six starts last season, but struggled mightily in his follow-up act this season with the Phils. In 13 games (11 starts) this year, Cloyd went 2-7 with a 6.56 ERA. Cloyd made his Phillies baseball card debut in 2013 with cards in the Bowman, Pinnacle, Topps and Topps Heritage sets.
Raul Valdes also played two seasons with the Phils, appearing in 44 games including two emergency starts. The lefty leaves Philly having gone 4-3 with a 5.32 in 66 innings. Surprisingly enough, he only walked 13 in those 66 innings to 72 strikeouts. Valdes' only two Phillies cards can be found in their team issued postcard sets.
|2014 Chachi Transactions #1|
The departure of these two now ex-Phillies gave me an early start on the 2014 Chachi Transactions insert set. (Found only in rack packs of 2014 Chachi cards sold at Target.) Unlike last year's Chachi Transactions set, I'm not utilizing the O-Pee-Chee-ish "now with" legend on the front of each card. Rather, I'm just going to change the team name and color of the card to match up with how the original 1988 Topps cards looked. I'll need to get creative if any Phillies join the Marlins, Rockies, Rays or Diamondbacks this offseason.
Raul Valdes (10/2/13) - Claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros.
Tyler Cloyd (10/2/13) - Claimed off waivers by the Cleveland Indians.