The move remakes half the Phillies infield for 2019 (for now) as Segura will take over at shortstop and Rhys Hoskins will move back to first base. Righty Nicasio and lefty Pazos will join a suddenly crowded bullpen, with both relievers expected to see action in later innings next season. Their presence alone immediately makes the Phillies bullpen better.
You can find great, in depth analysis of this trade elsewhere but I'm particularly interested in the baseball cards of the new Phillies trio. Segura started appearing in Bowman products in 2010 with the Angels, and his first Topps flagship card appeared in 2013 when he was with the Brewers. It appears as if he's in just about every major 2018 baseball card release.
Nicasio, who earned a 2017 Chachi card for his 2-game appearance with the Phillies that season, hasn't appeared on a mainstream baseball card since his 2015 Topps Update appearance with the Dodgers. Finally, the only Pazos baseball cards out there are in the 2016 Topps, 2016 Topps Heritage and 2017 Topps Update sets.
Crawford Complete Chachi Checklist
2017 Chachi #60
2018 Chachi #6
2018 Chachi Phillies Phestival #7
2019 Chachi Departures #1
Santana Complete Chachi Checklist
2018 Chachi New Additions #4
2018 Chachi #2
2018 Chachi Friendly Encounters #5
2018 Chachi Phillies Phestival #3
2019 Chachi Departures #2
Moving On - 2018-2019 Offseason
- Trevor Plouffe - inf (10/4/18) - Elected free agency.
- Jose Bautista - of (10/29/18) - Elected free agency.
- Asdrubal Cabrera - inf (10/29/18) - Elected free agency.
- Aaron Loup - lhp (10/29/18) - Elected free agency.
- Wilson Ramos - c (10/29/18) - Elected free agency.
- Pedro Beato - rhp (11/2/18) - Elected free agency.
- Jesmuel Valentin - inf (11/2/18) - Elected free agency.
- Pedro Florimon - inf/of (11/3/18) - Outrighted off 40-man roster and elected free agency.
- Luis Avilan - lhp (11/30/18) - Non-tendered, becoming a free agent.
- Justin Bour - 1b (11/30/18) - Non-tendered, becoming a free agent.
- Carlos Santana - 1b and J.P. Crawford - ss (12/3/18) - Traded to the Seattle Mariners for James Pazos, Juan Nicasio and Jean Segura.
New Arrivals - 2018-2019 Offseason
- James Pazos - lhp, Juan Nicasio - rhp and Jean Segura - ss (12/3/18) - Acquired from the Seattle Mariners for J.P. Crawford and Carlos Santana.