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Gregory L. Vince
Somewhere near Philadelphia
"A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." - Humphrey Bogart
Interests: Sports, music, classic cinema, books, newspapers, and most recently Words With Friends.
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Embed from Getty Images After playing for Cuba in this year's Caribbean Series, Brothers Yulieski and Lourdes Gurriel defected from their homeland likely seeking deals with MLB clubs. As Reuters in Havana pointed out for The Guardian, MLB has been trying to hammer out a deal with Cuba regarding the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images In today's blast from the recent past, per the Chicago Cubs' transactions, they have signed pitcher Jonathan Pettibone to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Pettibone was once hyped up in the Phillies' farm system as one of the collective that fans... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reports that the Phillies have claimed left handed reliever Bobby LaFromboise off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The 29 year old southpaw has logged a few innings in the majors starting in 2013 with Seattle and the last... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Philliedelphia
Embed from Getty Images Baseball Prospectus' list of top Phillies prospects was released this morning as the publication updates their list of the top prospects in each system. Surprising nobody, J.P. Crawford takes the number one slot as one of the most promising prospects in the game. "The glove and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Philliedelphia
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Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies signed pitcher Erenesto Frieri to a minor league deal worth $850K in the majors. Upon the departure of closer Ken Giles, the Phillies are in need of a closer and Frieri could be a possibility. Frieri posted great numbers including a consistently fantastic strikeouts... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports that the Phillies have avoided arbitration with infielder Andres Blanco and new outfielder Peter Bourjos. Blanco agreed to a one year contract worth $1.45 million. He thrived last season in his first full season with the big league club hitting .292/.360/.502 on top of his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Per Baseball America 's minor league transactions page, the Phillies have re-signed pitcher Chris Leroux. Leroux can most recently be seen pitching a few hours ago for Canada in the WBSC Premier12, throwing seven innings of run one ball against the Netherlands. Lots of familiar names... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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The Arizona Fall League held their annual Fall Stars Game last night, which gives baseball fans a nice quick dose of post World Series baseball and a look at various prospects in the game in All Star fashion. Representing the Phillies in this contest were Andrew Knapp and Edubray Ramos.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe tweets that according to sources, Matt Klentak will be named Phillies GM. Klentak has recently served as interim GM for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the summer after Jerry Dipoto resigned. The Angels have since hired Billy Eppler. Klentak has built a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Per Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have decided that Aaron Nola will be shut down for the season. It was a nice note to end it on for last season's first round pick. Despite an extra inning loss, Nola pitched five shut out innings yesterday, striking out five and allowing no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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With the Mets' magic number at three to clinch the NL East, the Phillies can officially spoil it for the Nationals this weekend. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (57-96)Washington Nationals (78-74) RHP Jerad Eickhoff RHP Jordan Zimmermann (1-3, 3.16 ERA) (13-8, 3.49 ERA) Jerad Eickhoff gets the ball to open... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (57-95)Miami Marlins (65-87) RHP Alec Asher RHP Jarred Cosart (0-4, 9.78 ERA) (2-4, 4.43 ERA) Alec Asher is in search of a lot of things positive in his young major league career so far. First win, first quality start, and trim the ERA down some.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Zach Links of MLBTR reports that the Phillies claimed Rockies southpaw Ken Roberts off waivers. In the same report, Roberts was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Roberts has not had the greatest season for Triple-A Albuquerque which is known as a hitters atmosphere with a 5.12... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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MLB.com Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki reports that pitcher Elvis Araujo has been placed on the 15-Day DL with a left groin strain which he suffered during last night's extra inning contest. Up until now, Araujo has enjoyed a successful first season in the majors. In 40 games (34.2 innings),... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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I suppose fan sections have come and gone over the years for various Phillies teams. Blame it on the success I suppose but once the sell out streak started, the fan sections pretty much died. However none had the lasting effect like the Wolf Pack did during Randy Wolf's eight... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Phillies: 4, Marlins: 2 WP: (Elvis Araujo 2-1, 3.24ERA) LP: (A.J. Ramos 1-4, 2.85 ERA) S: Giles (9, 1.66 ERA) Miami, FL - It was a pitcher duel in Miami tonight as Harang and Nicolino pitched deep and effectively but the bat woke up late for Philly. It was Aaron... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Chase Utley is no more in red pinstripes but the show goes on as the Phillies head down to Miami for a four game series with their fellow basement dwellers. Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (47-73)Miami Marlins (49-71) RHP Jerome Williams LHP Brad Hand (4-8, 5.47 ERA) (2-3, 4.74) Jerome... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (46-71)Milwaukee Brewers (50-68) RHP Aaron Harang RHP Taylor Jungmann (5-13, 4.52 ERA) (6-4,2.42 ERA) Aaron Harang gets a shot at redemption this afternoon as the Phillies try to avoid yet another sweep at the hands of the Brewers. For the most part, Harang has been... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Phillies acquired infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Texas for cash considerations. Upon release from the Atlanta Braves this spring, Pastornicky has played for the Ranger's organization and split time between Double-A and Triple-A posting a .281/.322/.366 this season. Pastrornicky will report to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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After last night's late night win, Adam Morgan looks to get back on track in the comfortable confines of Petco Park Starting Pitching Matchup: Philadelphia Phillies (43-67)San Diego Padres (52-58) LHP Adam Morgan RHP Tyson Ross (2-3, 4.46 ERA) (8-8, 3.37 ERA) Adam Morgan takes the ball this evening at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Todd Zolecki reports that after this afternoon's game, Delier Hinojosa and Jordan Danks were both optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Replacing them are Chase Utley who will be activated from the 15-Day DL and pitcher Adam Loewen. Meghan Montemurro tweeted that Pete Mackanin will most likely have Utley starting at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Dodgers: 10, Phillies: 8 WP: Zack Greinke (11-2, 1.71 ERA) LP: David Buchanan (2-6, 7.23) S: Kenley Jansen (21, 2.86) Philadelphia, PA - It's not every day where you can tag Zack Greinke after being down 3-0 in the first inning. Unfortunately, there was much more to follow. David Buchanan... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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In what has been a competitive series for the Phillies despite last night's loss, David Buchanan looks to steal one from Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in this afternoon's rubber match. Starting Pitching Matchup: Los Angeles Dodgers (61-46)Philadelphia Phillies (42-66) RHP Zack Greinke RHP David Buchanan (10-2, 1.41 ERA) (2-5,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com WP: Jeanmar Gomez (1-2, 2.19 ERA) LP: Alex Wood (7-7, 3.65) S: Ken Giles (3) Philadelphia, PA - Jimmy Rollins made his long awaited return to Citizens Bank Park and once again found himself in one of the game's most dramatic moments. Jerome Williams looked comfortable... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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WP: David Buchanan (2-5, 6.44 ERA) LP: Williams Perez (4-1, 4.14 ERA) Philadelphia, PA - In a busy day where Cole Hamels said goodbye to the city he's called home during his baseball career and where Pat Burrell was put on the Wall of Fame, the Phillies bats showed up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Philliedelphia