Wednesday, November 28, 2012

3 HomeSiders put on Phillies roster

The Phillies added 4 minor leaguers, 3 former BlueClaws, to their 40-man roster last week.  Zack Collier, Jonathan Pettibone and Trevor May were put on the list, along with pitcher Ethan Martin.  With the suspension of Carlos Ruiz for the first 25 games of the year, the Phillies now have 37 active players on the list.  17 of them are former Claws.

Jarred Cosart and Jonathan Villar were added to the Astros list.  Houston, in the AL West now, still has 3 openings and I expect Jonathan Singleton will get 1 of them.

The team with the most HomeSiders outside of the Phillies is Toronto.  If healthy, Jay Happ and Kyle Drabek could both be in the rotation, and as of now, it seems Travis d'Arnaud will be given a chance to fight for a major league job.  In a suddenly very crowded Toronto outfield, the addition of Melky Cabrera to an already strong tandem of Rajai Davis and Jose Bautista,  it would seem Anthony Gose would have a tough time getting to play.  But these things have a way of working themselves out, so I am not counting Anthony out of it just yet!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Tuffy ties knot!

Congratualtions to Tuffy Gosewisch, who was married this weekend!!  Tuffy will be headed to camp this spring with the Diamondbacks.

The Blue Jay have resigned Bobby Korecky, and given him an invitation to major league camp.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Bourn free!

Michael Bourn has elected to become a free agent and is on the market and available for the bidding to begin.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Carrasco activated

Today the Cleveland Indians activated Carlos Carrasco from the 60-day DL, and the Houston Astros sent Sergio Escalona outright to Oklahoma City.

Cosart to start AFL Rising Stars game

Jarred Cosart has been named to start the Rising Star All Star Game in the AFL Saturday night on MLBN.  Cosart and Astros teammate Jonathan Singleton will play for the "East", while Phillies prospects Cody Asche and Tommy Joseph will suit up for the "West" squad.

The game begins at 8:00, so set your DVR!