Friday, April 05, 2013

Phils back in town, open CBP at 4:05 PM





Cliff Lee pitched like it was October 2009 last night against the Atlanta Braves, he had that swagger and no team could have beaten him and the Phillies last night. The Phils only posted 2 runs but it was enough to avoid the sweep and fly home to Philly with 1 win out of the first three games.

There was a power drought from this lineup again, and when Domonic Brown weakly tapped out with the bases loaded, I wondered where his Spring Training mojo went to. Is that mojo gone for good, and is this the Domonic Brown we remember at the major league level?

The Phillies opponents for their first home game of the year is the Kansas City Royals, they've undergone some major changes in the past few years and in Spring Training '13, they  looked like they found some magic leading the Cactus League with a 25-7 record, and going 14-2 at home for Spring Training.

The Phillies haven't played the Royals since 2007 previously, but the Royals open up the Phils home debut tonight and the rest of the weekend.

Here's the Kansas City Royals were acquired and their contract status:

Age Acquired Contract Status
Ervin Santana 30 Traded 5 yrs/$42M (09-13)
Alex Gordon 29 Amateur Draft 4 yrs/$37.5M (12-15) & 16 team option
Billy Butler 27 Amateur Draft 4 yrs/$30M (11-14) & 15 team option
James Shields 31 Traded 6 yrs/$26.25M (08-13) & 14 team option
Jeremy Guthrie 34 Free Agency 3 yrs/$25M (13-15)
Jeff Francoeur 29 Free Agency 3 yrs/$16M (11-13)
Alcides Escobar 26 Traded 4 yrs/$10.5M (12-15) & 16-17 team option
Wade Davis 27 Traded 4 yrs/$10.1M (11-14) & 15-17 team option
Bruce Chen 36 Free Agency 2 yrs/$9M (12-13)
Salvador Perez 23 Amateur Free Agent 5 yrs/$7M (12-16) & 17-19 team option
Luke Hochevar 29 Amateur Draft 1 yr/$4.56M (13)
Aaron Crow 26 Amateur Draft 1 yr/$1.28M (13)
Miguel Tejada 39 Free Agency 1 yr/$1.1M (13)
Chris Getz 29 Traded 1 yr/$1.05M (13)
George Kottaras 30 Waivers 1 yr/$1M (13)
J.C. Gutierrez 29 Free Agency 1 yr/$750k (13)
Greg Holland 27 Amateur Draft 1 yr/$540k (13)
Tim Collins 23 Traded 1 yr/$535k (13)
Luis Mendoza 29 Traded 1 yr/$532k (13)
Eric Hosmer 23 Amateur Draft 1 yr/$528k (13)
Mike Moustakas 24 Amateur Draft 1 yr/$525k (13)
Elliot Johnson 29 Traded 1 yr/$521k (13)
Kelvin Herrera 23 Amateur Free Agent 1 yr/$508k (13)
Jarrod Dyson 28 Amateur Draft 1 yr/$506k (13)
Lorenzo Cain 27 Traded 1 yr/$503k (13)
Ervin Santana Ervin Santana traded to/from Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Noel Arguelles
Donnie Joseph
Justin Marks
Joakim Soria Joakim Soria buyout
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options)
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts)
Contract Options Players with any type of option
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds)
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..)
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised)
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players)
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other)
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other)
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/5/2013.


The Phils start off the 131st home stand tonight, it's always a special day at the ballpark for Opening Day. 

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