Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hellickson Traded to Orioles for Kim and Cleavinger

2016 Topps Now #468
After what seemed like dozens of "final starts with the Phillies" between last season and this season, Jeremy Hellickson was finally dealt.  A short while after announcing the Howie Kendrick deal with the Nationals, the Phillies confirmed late on Friday night they had traded Hellickson (and cash) to the Orioles for outfielder Hyun Soo Kim, left-handed pitcher Garrett Cleavinger and future international bonus money.

In 52 starts with the Phillies over the past two seasons, Hellickson went 18-15 with a 4.09 ERA and was most likely the team's most reliable starting pitcher during this basement dwelling era.  He was the Phillies opening day starter in 2016 and 2017.  By my tally, he's appeared on 13 different Phillies baseball cards, the most recent of which being his Topps Gypsy Queen card.  Perhaps his best start with the Phillies came on September 17th of last season when he pitched a complete game shutout against the Marlins and earned a Topps Now card for his performance.  Hellickson joins an Orioles team that's currently below .500 (48-54) and 6 1/2 games behind in the Wild Card standings.

2016 Topps Heritage #721
2017 Choice
Bowie Baysox
Outfielder Hyun Soo Kim will join the Phillies active roster, taking the place of the departed Howie Kendrick.  Kim was hitting .232 this season with the Orioles in 56 games.  In 95 games last season, he hit .302 with 6 home runs and 22 RBIs.  His most readily available baseball cards can be found in 2016 Topps Heritage, 2016 Topps Update and the 2017 Topps Orioles team set.  He's also appeared on a few relic cards within 2017 Donruss and he has a number of baseball cards in Korean sets between 2009 and 2015.

Pitcher Garrett Cleavinger is 2-4 with a 6.28 ERA this season with the Double-A Bowie Baysox.  His baseball cards can be found within recent Orioles' minor league team sets as well as within the 2015 Panini Contenders set.

Jeremy Hellickson Complete Chachi Checklist
2016 Chachi New Additions #2
2016 Chachi #9
2016 Chachi #68 ERA Leaders - with Jerad Eickhoff
2016 Chachi #69 Pitching Leaders - with Jerad Eickhoff and Vince Velasquez
2016 Chachi #70 Strikeout Leaders - with Jerad Eickhoff and Vince Velasquez
2016 Chachi Photo Day #27
2017 Chachi #9
2017 Chachi Archives #17

Departed During the 2017 Season
  • Tyler Goeddel - of (4/5/17) - Claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Dalier Hinojosa - rhp (5/16/17) - Released.
  • Mario Hollands - lhp (5/23/17) - Released.
  • Taylor Featherston - inf (6/9/17) - Traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash.
  • Joely Rodriguez - lhp (6/13/17) - Traded to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later or cash.
  • Jeanmar Gomez - rhp (6/20/17) - Designated for assignment, released on 6/25/17 and signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers' organization, 7/15/17.
  • Michael Saunders - of (6/20/17) - Designated for assignment, released on 6/25/17 and signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays' organization, 6/28/17.
  • Pat Neshek - rhp (7/26/17) - Traded to the Colorado Rockies for Jose Gomez, Alejandro Requena and J.D. Hammer.
  • Howie Kendrick - lf-2b (7/28/17) - Traded with cash to the Washington Nationals for McKenzie Mills and future considerations.
  • Jeremy Hellickson - rhp (7/28/17) - Traded with cash to the Baltimore Orioles for Hyun Soo Kim, Garrett Cleavinger and future considerations.
Arrived During the 2017 Season
  • Ty Kelly - inf (4/22/17) - Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays for cash.
  • Casey Fien - rhp (5/9/17) - Purchased from the Seattle Mariners.
  • Hyun Soo Kim - of (7/28/17) - Acquired with Garrett Cleavinger and future considerations from the Baltimore Orioles for Jeremy Hellickson and cash.


Anonymous said...

I like Kim, I think he can be a good player if given the chance to play consistently.

This makes 5 active Phillies I would count as "players I like": Kim, Nola, Joseph, Ty Kelly and to a lesser extent Odubel Herrera. If they keep those guys and call up Roman Quinn, I'm going to be in trouble.

Jim said...

On Kelly . . . He has never not signed an autograph for Doug before a game, and he's been gracious doing it. Sure he's hitting just .186, but he's a Phillies player my son (and I) won't soon forget.