Saturday, December 22, 2012

2013 Chachi Transactions #12 Mike Adams

Slowly but surely, it's all coming together.  Hoping to address one the team's biggest weaknesses in 2012, the Phillies on Thursday officially announced the signing of right-hander Mike Adams.  He received a two-year, $12 million contract with a vesting option for the 2015 season.  Adams assumes the 8th inning set-up role that numerous pitchers tried out for last season.  Led by the likes of Chad Qualls and Antonio Bastardo, the Phillies blew 13 leads in the 8th inning during the 2012 season.  Adams will join former Rangers teammate Michael Young on the 2013 Phillies squad.

Showing that every once in a while, relief pitchers get some cardboard recognition, Adams had cards in last year's Topps, Gypsy Queen and Heritage sets.  Per the Phillies official website, Adams will wear #16.

Moving On
Jason Pridie (10/6/12) - Filed for free agency (Signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, 11/6/12)
Tyson Brummett (10/18/12) - Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays
David Herndon (10/23/12) - Claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays (Signed a split contract with the New York Yankees, 11/20/12)
Juan Pierre (10/29/12) - Filed for free agency (Signed with the Miami Marlins, 11/17/12)
Brian Schneider (10/29/12) - Filed for free agency
Jose Contreras (10/29/12) - Team option declined
Placido Polanco (10/29/12) - Team option declined (Signed with the Miami Marlins, 12/20/12)
Ty Wigginton (10/29/12) - Team option declined (Signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, 12/14/12)
Nate Schierholtz (11/30/12) - Non-tendered
Vance Worley (12/6/12) - Traded to the Minnesota Twins with Trevor May for Ben Revere
Josh Lindblom (12/8/12) - Traded to the Texas Rangers with Lisalverto Bonilla for Michael Young and cash

New Additions
Ender Inciarte (12/6/12) - Selected in the Rule 5 draft from the Arizona Diamondbacks
Ben Revere (12/6/12) - Acquired from the Minnesota Twins for Vance Worley and Trevor May
Michael Young (12/8/12) - Acquired from the Texas Rangers with cash for Josh Lindblom and Lisalverto Bonilla
Mauricio Robles (12/14/12) - Claimed off waivers from the Seattle Mariners
John Lannan (12/18/12) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Washington Nationals.
Mike Adams (12/20/12) - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Texas Rangers.

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