Wednesday, November 25, 2009

2008 Chachi #17 Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer was hospitalized again tonight due to "recurring symptoms from his groin surgery in September." Here's hoping Jamie is out of the hospital and feeling better soon.

NL MVP: Albert Pujols won the 2009 award, but the Phillies had four players in the top 20 in this year's MVP voting. Ryan Howard (3rd), Chase Utley (8th), Jayson Werth (17th) and Shane Victorino (18th) all received votes. The last time the Phils had four players in the top 20 of the MVP voting was 2005 - Pat Burell (7th), Jimmy Rollins (10th), Chase Utley (13th) and Bobby Abreu (14th).

The New Bruntlett: Juan Castro, who played with the Dodgers last year, has agreed to a contract with the Phils to serve as the team's back-up infielder in 2010, pending a physical. The 15-year veteran hit .277 in 57 games in 2009. In Game 2 of the NLCS, Juan pinch-ran for Jim Thome in the 8th inning. Unlike his predecessor, Juan Castro does not sport an impressive beard.

Minor Matters: The Phils signed outfielder DeWayne Wise, formerly with the White Sox, and infielder Wilson Valdez, formerly with the Mets, to minor league contracts today with invitations to Spring Training. Wise is best known for his leaping catch to preserve Mark Buehrle’s perfect game in July.

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