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edabbs44
06-23-2006, 03:19 PM
Phillies claimed RHP Rick White off waivers from the Reds.

Ed Wade must be back in the Phillies' front office. White had a 6.26 ERA in 27 1/3 innings for Cincinnati before being designated for assignment last week. The Reds are now off the hook for the approx. $325,000 remaining on his contract, so they have to be pleased.

KronoRed
06-23-2006, 03:34 PM
Good work Wade

Heath
06-23-2006, 03:39 PM
Good work Wade

So much for you and Rick heading down to the Florence Golden Corral, Krono.

:D

KronoRed
06-23-2006, 03:51 PM
Golden Corral..UGH

Red in Chicago
06-23-2006, 03:54 PM
how long before mercker, hammond and/or weathers are given the hook, in hopes that someone will pick them up?

edabbs44
06-23-2006, 04:13 PM
how long before mercker, hammond and/or weathers are given the hook, in hopes that someone will pick them up?
Not soon enough.

VR
06-23-2006, 04:14 PM
I think it sadly speaks to the absolute lack of talent available out there for bullpen help. Krivsky gets a free pass on the bullpen this year as far as I'm concerned.

smith288
06-23-2006, 04:33 PM
I agree.

But watch White post a 1.08 ERA here on out and averaging 1+k/inning.

Gallen5862
06-23-2006, 05:21 PM
$325,000 could be a good amount to use to sign some more of our draft picks. One other possible use is for waiver claims or the dfa fund to get rid of more of our bad players.

Jpup
06-26-2006, 08:41 AM
Detroit is hoping that the Phillies will part with Abreu come July. Gillick says he's not ready to unload hitting "right now." He would instantly make Detroit a better club. Detroit wants a LH bat that can play the outfield. I have another in mind if Abreu doesn't work out. I just don't think Jr. would approve a deal to the motor city. The Tigers have some good young arms.

OTOH, I can't figure out why the Phillies haven't won more games. They looked good on paper before the season.

Guacarock
06-26-2006, 10:38 AM
how long before mercker, hammond and/or weathers are given the hook, in hopes that someone will pick them up?


Mercker's stats are stabilizing. He's posted a 4.26 ERA for the month of June. Opponents are only hitting .217 against him for the month.

OTOH, Hammond has again descended into the tank. He has a 6.75 ERA for the month, and more alarming, 10.13 ERA over his last seven games. Opponents are hitting a robust .308 against him.

Finally, the wheels have fallen off for Weathers. His ERA is 11.88 for the month of June, 27.00 over his last seven games! Opponents are raking him for a .400 batting average, and an incredible 4.50 WHIP over his last seven games.

What this all suggests to me?

Mercker had a rough spell at the start of the season, surrounding his injury, but is now OK, if not A-OK, at least B-OK.

Hammond is probably your prime candidate to go the way of White and receive his pink slip.

Weathers should be placed on the DL. He's not doing the team or himself any favors right now. He needs to get his shoulder tendonitis healed.