Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:31:44 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies could have $20 million in payroll room to spend this offseason, which could net them a major signing or a few mid-level to minor players. The amount could go higher if SP A.J. Burnett declines his $12.75 million option and players like RP Antonio Bastardo and OF Domonic Brown are dealt.
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 07:36:25 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown and RP Antonio Bastardo may be placed on the trade block this offseason.
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.