Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:36:18 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo was not dealt at the trade deadline but could be this winter. The Phillies must tender Bastardo a contract through arbitration, and they will do that. But Bastardo, who is making $2 million in 2014, could earn a raise that puts him between $3 million and $4 million next season.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:30:05 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo believes a trade would be good for his career, because he would like to be used in more important situations. "For my career, it could be way better to be somewhere else," Bastardo said. "If there was a team interested in me, I could be a part of a team and ... help more. Be more in the game, stuff like that. Help them, and it could help me in my career. I'm moving forward not to be a mop-up guy in the game. I just like to be in the [biggest] spot that I can get."
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:02:40 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies placed RP Antonio Bastardo, SP A.J. Burnett, SP Roberto Hernandez, 1B Ryan Howard and SP Kyle Kendrick on revocable waivers over the weekend. Teams can pull back players if claimed on revocable waivers and players can be dealt without penalty if they pass through waivers. No information was available on whether any of these players were claimed. Players put on waivers Monday, Aug. 4, included OF Marlon Byrd, CL Jonathan Papelbon, SS Jimmy Rollins, 2B Chase Utley, SP Cole Hamels, and C Carlos Ruiz. Waivers last 48 hours.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:52:38 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd and RP Antonio Bastardo are the subject of the club's conversations with a few teams.
Fantasy Tip: Byrd is the more pertinent fantasy option in this case and could suffer or improve depending on any change in location. Still, the power growth he experienced last year has successfully continued in 2014, so the "fluke" card isn't a lock. He could be an expensive FAAB crossover piece if he goes to the American League.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:17:08 -0700
The Detroit Tigers are showing an interest in Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo, according to sources. They are keeping tabs on all relievers, including Bastardo's teammate, RP Jonathan Papelbon.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:09:42 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd and RP Antonio Bastardo have drawn interest from the Cincinnati Reds.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:50:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are looking for a lefthanded reliever and another closer candidate for the bullpen. The Angels are thought to have interest in San Diego Padres RPs Huston Street and Joaquin Benoit, Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo and CL Jonathan Papelbon, and Oakland Athletics CL Jim Johnson.
Tue, 13 May 2014 18:10:40 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon said Sunday, May 11, that he was too sore to pitch against the New York Mets. His replacement, RP Antonio Bastardo, blew a three-run lead and the team suffered a tough loss. His day off was controversial, but he has no regrets. "I've pitched through soreness before. This was different. It was basically a soreness where I wasn't comfortable throwing. I felt like I could create more injury. Instead of missing 30 or 40 or 50 games, I decided it would be best for my team and my career to may sit one out," Papelbon said Tuesday, May 13.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:19:57 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies RPs Jonathan Papelbon and B.J. Rosenberg are unavailable to pitch Monday, April 14.
Fantasy Tip: If a save situation arises, expect the nod to go to Antonio Bastardo, assuming he's available.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:10:55 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder, hernia) is feeling good after shoulder surgery and thinks he can be ready for Opening Day March 31. "But at the same time I'm going to try not to set opening day as my final date. I don't want to be ready Opening Day then all of a sudden I'm back on the disabled list in July or August or even sooner," Adams said. He also had hernia surgery after the 2013 season, but he said his shoulder was the main concern. He's currently throwing long toss at 100 feet and will resume bullpens in mid-February. Adams thinks he'll need around 10 spring outings in order to be ready. The Phillies may choose to go the cautious route and hold him back for a few weeks in the regular season. RPs Antonio Bastardo and Jake Diekman can also work the eighth inning.