Sheff to NY; Phils Bullpen Set

The Phillies were said to have interest in Gary Sheffield, who a right handed hitter. Sheffield was released by the Detroit Tigers, however, the New York Mets signed him for $400,000.

Sheffield wants playing time, something he'll get more of with the Mets than the Phillies. If he were to be a Phillie, he'd only serve as a pinch hitter, but in New York, he may see more action on the field. It is also questionable how Sheffield's attitude will be.

Phillies Note: The Phillies announced Jack Taschner and J.A Happ, both lefties, will each start the year in the Phillies bullpen.

The 25 man roster needs one more hitter, most likely a right handed bat, as obvious with the release of Geoff Jenkins. The job could go to Miguel Cairo, unless the Phillies find help elsewhere.

3 comments:

IRONPIGPEN said...

Good report with respect to status of Happ and Taschner

Happ deserved to stay up as much as I know he can dominate for IronPigs

That's the thing about the minors - our good players graduate.

But we are supposed to have new ones following, too!

Donald and Marson (Mayberry too) will be something new for us in Lehigh Valley, a pile of legitimate prospects :)

Shay Roddy said...

Cairo WILL be the 25th man (barring a last minute trade)

Jay Ballz said...

I am not a fan of the 3 lefties idea.

Mosebach or Koplove would have gotten the job done. I feel like Happ should stick with a starting role at Lehigh.

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