Friday, December 18, 2009

2010 Chachi Ex-Phillies #X11 Clay Condrey

Almost lost in the shuffle as a result of the Trade of the Decade, The Phillies Room is still sad to bid farewell to relief pitcher Everyday Clay Condrey, who was non-tendered prior to the midnight deadline last Saturday. Essentially, this means the team declined to offer Clay a 2010 contract, making him a free agent. The Phillies still have the ability to re-sign Clay, so this Ex-Phillies card could be a little premature. Clay had been within the Phillies organization since 2004 and he’ll always be remembered for the steady middle-inning relief he provided during the team’s 2008 Championship run.

Dad's Favorite New Phil: Outfielder/first baseman Ross Gload signed a 2-year deal with the Phillies on Tuesday, seemingly finalizing the Phillies bench for 2010. Gload, who turns 34 in April, spent last season with the Marlins where he hit .261 in 125 games, with 6 homers and 30 RBI.

Non-Roster Invitees: The Phillies recently announced they had invited seven minor-league free agents to Spring Training. The seven invitees, with their 2009 organization in parenthesis: outfielder Chris Duffy (Brewers), catcher Paul Hoover (Phillies), infielder Cody Ransom (Yankees), first baseman Andy Tracy (Phillies), infielder Wilson Valdez (Mets), lefty pitcher Bill White (out of baseball in 2009, last pitched with the Rangers organization in 2008), and outfielder DeWayne Wise (White Sox). Cody Ransom is an interesting name. He was the opening day third baseman for the Yankees, as Alex Rodriguez was recovering from hip surgery at the time.

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