Thursday, December 10, 2015

Phillies Continue to Shuffle Roster

2016 Chachi New Additions #6
2016 Chachi Departures #5
The Phillies Magical Mystery Rebuilding Tour continued yesterday and based on reports flying around last night, more changes are in the works.  The annual Rule 5 draft gets underway this morning at 10 a.m., with Rays outfielder Tyler Goeddel rumored to be heading to the Phillies.

As of press-time for this post*, closer Ken Giles was most likely on his way to the Astros for four players, including three pitching prospects.

The one definite addition as of last night is relief pitcher David Hernandez.  Hernandez, who returned from Tommy John surgery in 2015, has appeared in parts of six seasons with the Orioles and Diamondbacks.  He went 1-5 with a 4.28 ERA in Arizona last season over 33 2/3 innings.  Hernandez began appearing in Bowman products in 2008 and he's been baseball card-less since his 2013 appearance in the Topps set.

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In other former Phillies news, outfielder Brian Bogusevic has signed with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Pacific League.  Bogusevic appeared in 22 games in September for the Phillies and he appeared in both Lehigh Valley IronPigs team sets.  I haven't made an official count yet, but the 2015 Phillies team is bound to have a ton of players with no actual Phillies baseball cards.

Moving On - 2015-2016 Offseason
  • Chase d'Arnaud - inf (10/9/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster, elected free agency and signed as a minor league free agent the Atlanta Braves, 11/24/15.
  • Justin De Fratus - rhp (10/9/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster, elected free agency and signed with the Seattle Mariners, 12/2/15.
  • Erik Kratz - c (10/9/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Sean O'Sullivan - rhp (10/9/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Kevin Correia - rhp (10/10/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Adam Loewen - lhp (10/10/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster, elected free agency and signed as a minor league free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks, 11/7/15.
  • Dustin McGowan - rhp (10/10/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Seth Rosin - rhp (10/10/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Brian Bogusevic (10/26/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster, elected free agency and signed with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Pacific League, 12/9/15.
  • Domonic Brown (10/26/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Chad Billingsley - rhp (11/2/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Jeff Francoeur - of (11/2/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Aaron Harang - rhp (11/2/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Jerome Williams - rhp (11/2/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Cliff Lee - lhp (11/2/15) - Team option declined and elected free agency.
  • Jordan Danks - of (11/6/15) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
  • Ethan Martin - rhp (11/6/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Jonathan Pettibone - rhp (11/6/15) - Elected free agency.
  • Nefi Ogando - rhp (12/2/15) - Claimed off waivers by the Miami Marlins.
New Additions - 2015-2016 Offseason
  • Dan Otero - rhp (11/3/15) - Claimed off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.
  • Jeremy Hellickson - rhp (11/14/15) - Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks for Sam McWilliams.
  • A.J. Achter - rhp (11/20/15) - Claimed off waivers from the Minnesota Twins.
  • Michael Mariot - rhp (11/30/15) - Claimed off waivers from the Kansas City Royals.
  • Peter Bourjos - of (12/2/15) - Claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • David Hernandez - rhp (12/9/15) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
*Press time for The Phillies Room is around 10 p.m. (or earlier) during the offseason.  Depends on whether or not there's a good Christmas movie on.

2 comments:

shlabotnikreport said...

I liked David Hernandez when he was with the Orioles, he seems like a good guy.

Gotta love a card design that allows one to use "Buffaloes" as a team name.

Jim said...

It's cards like this that make me shy away from using the 1978 Topps design.