First up is a quartet of players who joined the ranks of ex-Phillies this past offseason. Zach Miner and Mauricio Robles were short-timers with the Phillies last season with Miner appearing in 16 games (three as a starter) and going 0-2 with a 4.40 ERA and Robles making it into just three games and pitching 4 2/3 innings.
Miner signed a minor league deal with the Mariners in the offseason, and unbeknownst to me Robles signed with the White Sox organization in November. Had I known about the Robles signing, he would have been featured sooner in the Chachi Transaction insert set, but as it is he's most likely the last card in the set.
Joe Savery was the club's #1 pick back in 2007 and he first appeared with the Phillies in 2011. In parts of three seasons, Savery went 3-2 in 41 games with a 4.15 ERA. I first posted about Savery and his long and winding journey to the Majors in this post after he had made his Phillies debut.
Sadly, Phillies Room favorite Kevin Frandsen is now a member of the rival Nationals. Presumably the odd man out this past spring, Frandsen landed himself a guaranteed contract with the Nationals, where he'll undoubtedly and repeatedly punish the Phillies throughout this season.
Kevin Munson was the team's offseason Rule V draft pick, and he made it part-way through the spring before being sent back to the Diamondbacks. And veteran infielder Ronny Cedeno was attempting to latch on as bench player with the club, but (thankfully) the Phillies decided to stick with their younger guys and Cedeno was released. He's since come back to the organization and is playing with the IronPigs.
UPDATE, 6/7/14 - In an unprecedented event, Cedeno will actually have a card in this year's regular Chachi base set. Following Cedeno's departure at the end of spring training, he was quickly brought back into the fold by the organization and he had his contract selected from the IronPigs in early June. I will update the official checklist to show this once "Almost" card as an actual "Chachi" card.
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