Sherrill, Reyes, Feliciano All on Phillies Wish List – Phillies Nation

Sherrill, Reyes, Feliciano All on Phillies Wish List

-It appears Dennys Reyes could be close to joining the Phillies. Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports said as much in a tweet a little while ago. The big lefty (he weighs in at 250) has spent the last two seasons in St. Louis and is a 13 year veteran. He’ll certainly fill a void left when the Phillies allowed J.C. Romero to walk after last season.

-Also on the Phillies list is lefty George Sherrill. The Phils were named front-runners for his services, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. It is possible the Phillies go after two cheaper options for the bullpen, especially after they were done in by the barrage of left-handed pitchers thrown their way by the Giants in the NLCS.

-Last but not least as far as lefty pitchers goes is Pedro Feliciano. The 34-year old has spent his entire career with the Mets and over the last three seasons has led the major leagues in appearances. Feliciano is a workhorse, but will cost much more than Reyes and Sherrill, plus it’s highly unlikely the Phillies grab all three.

Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel tweeted that the Phillies have interest in utility man Delwyn Young who hit .236/.286/.414 in 207 plate appearances for the Pirates in 2010. Young, 28, can play second base, third base, and the outfield, which would allow the Phillies much needed flexibility should be a choice for the major league roster.

More coming…

UPDATE, 4:44 pm: It might be time to cross Jesse Crain off the list as a possible right-hander out of the Phillies pen. I talked about him in our PN Writer’s Roundtable a while back, saying he could be a nice candidate to take over for Chad Durbin should they part ways for good. Well, not so fast. Scott Miller of says Crain is looking for “Joaquin Benoit-money” or something in the $5 million-per-year range. Too rich. Nothing to see here.



  1. Groty

    December 7, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Lets Homerize Delwyn Young’s incredible skills.

    1..2..3.. GO!


    December 7, 2010 at 5:46 pm



    December 7, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Phillies released Jesus Sanchez and Yohan Flande to clear space on 40.


    December 7, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Charlie Manuel talks Domonic Brown and more at the Winter Meetings:


    December 7, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Dennys Reyes seems likely to sign with the Phillies, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  6. karen

    December 7, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I don’t want to seem miserable but why can’t we get something a bit more exciting? Sick of the old washed up crap….sorry just miserable and not feeling too positive about 2011

  7. Andrew

    December 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Because we have like 150MM already locked up. There’s not too much to go around. If we had money to get Lee, etc. then we’d spend it. The fact is, though, RAJ is trying to get the best players he can with the budget we have — which gives us players like Sherrill, Reyes and (possibly) Feliciano.

  8. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Let’s see…

    In the last few seasons the Phillies have traded for or signed Brad Lidge, Roy Halladay, Placido Polanco, Raul Ibanez, Roy Oswalt, Pedro Feliz….

    All big names that helped either win a division, pennant or world championship.

    Lesser names that were traded for or signed include Scott Eyre, Jose Contreras, JC Romero…

    Again, all who contributed to the Phillies recent success.

    So explain how these guys are or were “washed up crap”???

    This isn’t the Phillies regime of the mid to late 90’s

  9. George

    December 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Cheer up, Karen. The phils have had pretty good success with old washed up crap. Moyer was dirt cheap to trade for, Romero and Eyre had both been released, and no one except the Phils would even take a chance on Jayson Werth. Contreras, too, was considered by many to be over the hill. Wilson Valdez must not have been in demand either, because he came on a minor league deal.

  10. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    MLB network has live coverage from the meetings from 3-midnight.
    Already had the old man on.

    The old man is gonna stick to the same old. anyone suprised.
    He is still high on Brown. Makes me laugh how the people here think hes gonna do another year in the minors.

    Karen the Phillies make the playoffs by osmosis. Will take drastic injuries to not make it. It all comes down to what they do in the playoffs. So adding some key relievers is crusial. The old man mentioned the pen first also. I dont see Lidge staying closer forever. At some point maybe Madson can do it or they need to sign a few arms and see who sticks.

    In order for the phillies to become players again for the Carl Crawfords of the world they would have to move one of the sacred cows.
    0 RBI being untradeable and making 25 million a year which is more than Pujos and Cabrera and way more than Dunn and A Gonzalez doesnt help in making moves either.

  11. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Dont see how Lee goes anywhere but the yankees.
    They can simply pay more.

    Interesting that Beltran is being offered around with the Mets paying some of the contract and no takers thus far.

    I will be sad to see him leave the Mets if he goes.

  12. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Grienke is available apparently.
    That would be the biggest move of the off season for any team. Bigger than A Gonzlaez or Lee. If I am the Yankees id love to have him over a 32 year old Lee signed till hes 40.
    Lukily the Mets are no longer players in any of this. Because they should be the team in our division wed worry about getting Lee or Greinke.

  13. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks, George… I didn’t even mention guys like Moyer, Blanton, Werth, Victorino (as a Rule 5), Herndon (jury’s still out, but another Rule 5), Kyle Lohse…

    I trust Ruben and the Phillies to make the necessary moves for success…they DO have a pretty nice track record.


    The Phillies making the “playoffs by osmosis”

    HAHAHAHAHA… that’s a good one. And I’m not even going to respond to it because it’s so asanine and stupid.

  14. George

    December 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Howard makes more than Pujols and Gonzalez right now, but wait until those contracts are renegatiated before you start complaining too much. Adrian will likely equal Howard, and Pujols will certainly get more.

    Howard so far has had one bad year in which he only managed to hit more than thirty homers and drive in more than 100. Give it a rest. Maybe he didn’t have any NLCS RBIs, but that wasn’t entirely his fault given the miserable bats ahead of him. And why don’t YOU go out and try to hit homers with a sprained ankle. Most people aren’t even wanting to walk, even after six weeks or more.

  15. Ted Bell

    December 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Heyman just reported that Cliff Lee has TWO seven year/$140 million offers on the table right now.

    I’m Ted Bell.

  16. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    And how could I forget Wilson Valdez!!! One of my favorite Phillies!!!

  17. George

    December 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    By the way, Texiera makes $23 million. He’s never even been close to Howard production-wise.

  18. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    To further the discussion on Pujols, it was reported this morning on MLBTR that Pujols is looking for an A-Rod type of contract, which was 10/275MM at age 32. Pujols is 31.

    So Howard’s deal WILL be a bargain at some point. And I am certain that he WILL rebound from this injury-season to have a lot of future success.

  19. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Wow chuck.
    do you inderstand anyting about the sport?
    Your so wrapped up in a player that you are SURE HE WILL be back.
    Fans need to get over thier love affairs for certain players. It serves no purpose.
    He will never be a bargain unless he starts playing gold golve SS.
    You genius.

    And yes smarty Jones teams liek the Phillies and Yankees are in the playoffs next year. Would take about 4 more retrded deals like the one for 0 RBI to end that. But I am sure you would defend the bragains.

    The Phils make the playoffs because of talent. and they would make it with Aubrey Huff or Pat Burrell at first. And then theyd have money to actually sign someone.

  20. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I thought Chuck and George ( bozo and bingo the clowns) werent responding to me?

    Howards deal WILL be a bargain at some point.


    And your all serious and your little heart means it so much
    It matters to you LOL
    Oh I love the clowns. I dont know why I still inform you. But I will continue. I like trying to educate even the uneducatable.

  21. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    @ Ted I am guessing the Yankees and some other team like the Angels or Rangers. Somehow the Yankees overpay for players they are really the only ones bidding on. No one else would pay Jeter even 10 million a year. thats the price they pay for being the yankees. And there is always some other mystery team driving the price up.

  22. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Do I understand anything about the sport?? Is that a rhetorical question?

    I have played the sport, coached the sport, watched the sport, researched the sport. A lot. For a lot of years (and something tells me that I have a few years on you, Andrew).

    So, yeah, I guess I am new to the sport and know nothing at all about it.

    I am not “SURE” of anything, except that we are born, we have to pay taxes, and we die at some point. Oh, and yeah…that you are an annoying d*ck that never has anything positive to contribute to this blog. Those things I am “SURE” of.

    As for Ryan Howard, I feel fairly certain (not “SURE”) that he will bounce back from his God-awful .276/31/108 season to have lots of success and help the Phillies win more pennants.

  23. psujoe

    December 7, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Vernon Wells was a bad deal 23, 21, 21, 21.
    Texeriera was a bad deal 22.5 to hit 30-35 hrs in that tiny park.
    Zito was a bad deal.

    Howard’s only getting $20 million per the next two years which is below market value. Seriously Werth only making $2 million less is a joke.

  24. therookie300

    December 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    The zero RBI thing is sounding worse than a broken record anymore. Get the F over it. I’m just glad you don’t run the Phils.

  25. psujoe

    December 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Chuck, Howard had a Texeriera type season and made $2.5 less. Bargain.

  26. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    God help us all if Andrew from Waldorf ran the Phillies.

  27. Geoff

    December 7, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Looks like we are signing Dennys Reyes…oh, ok. And maybe Delwyn Young…utility I guess…so anyway…wonder if one of those offers for Lee was from us. I wouldnt put it past Ruben to do that then turn around and trade one of the sacred cows…

  28. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I sort of wondered the same thing, Geoff. But it’s not like the Phillies to offer 7 years….especially to a pitcher. I can’t see it…

  29. Geoff

    December 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Yeah that would be bizaare, but RAJ is a strange GM. Very impulsive when he wants a player. He will just go for it all out.

  30. psujoe

    December 7, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Rangers and ?

    Yanks are about to make a huge 6 year offer according to mtr


    December 7, 2010 at 8:30 pm



    December 7, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Source who talked to Phillies brass says Francoeur still on back burner. Another source says could do something big, but it’s million-to-1

  33. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    At least its the good Reyes this time.

    Every time I bring up 0 RBI its a big storm. So for all you supporters I ill refer to the second baseman as 1 RBI form here on out.

    Believe me I want nothing more than them all to do well.

    Hes over paid and its times like now when you are trying to sign players and make deals where that comes into play.

    Please no Franceour. Not for free.

  34. Dan

    December 7, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I heard a reporter say that the bullpen is important for a team’s success. It is not exciting, but its essential, kind of like the offensive line on a football team.

  35. Lefty

    December 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I hope we get Sherrill and Feliciano.

    Not too excited about Dennys
    (unless we’re talkin grand slam breakfast)
    Looks like the Cardinals fans are hoping we take him. But you never know with relievers, they’re so up and down.

  36. Chuck

    December 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Andrew, you could make the argument that they are ALL overpaid. Just stop already. No one on here wants to hear it anymore. Your act is beyond old.

    And if Charlie Manuel can fix Francoeur’s swing, like it was said that he could do, then why not explore him as a possibility?

    Can you PLEASE try to be more positive??

  37. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Yes Chuck.
    I am in general positive. Like saying they are a lock for the playoffs.
    I am also a realist. The age of this team is a huge scare factor.
    some of you guys are way too touchy. I had many arguements about the Lee trade. I supported it then and it turned out to be OK. I was telling people about the Werth writing on the wall a year ago. People dont liek to hear it and lash out at me. Sometimes I lash back.
    But I come here for fun. I hold no hard feelings or grudges to anyone.
    May the firstbaseman win MVP next year. But more than that may the Phillies win the world series. They have the roster to win it. They had it last year the best phillies roster EVER. Until the offense failed in the playoffs. Now it had failed for a good portion of the year so it isnt that suprising. And if it fails this year is it suprsing?
    I am a fan of winning and nto individual players. I come at it with a certain mentality that I know most of you dont get.

    And Chuck they are all paid about what they deserve. Even the firstbaseman. The owners used to make all the money now the players get thier fair share. Its actually appropriate what they all make in general. Certain players are over paid only in comparision that the over paying makes it impossible to pay that same money to another player. Not that that money is going to any certain player.

    Ive enjoyed another trip to the Nation.
    Take care all

  38. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Franceour is too old to fix.
    I suppose at a rock bottom price maybe.
    But i am liking Brown, Shane, Ben and whoever else in the outfield.
    The outfield isnt a problem IMO

  39. Jeff of Nova

    December 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    What about kicking the tires on Zack Greneke?

    I know we really do not need a fourth stud in the rotation, but he is young, would definitely benefit from our lineup and our experienced group. Plus he will cost prospects, but he is proven, and is young. Why let a team like Toronto pick him up?

    On the Position player front I think the following should be looked at:

    Outfield options
    1. Ordonez 2 year deal would work
    2. Rivera is not a bad option
    3. Nothing else seems to excite me too much Diaz would not be a bad option

    I like Delwyn Young for the bench would help out Valdez and fill Dobbs role.

    Pen Options
    1. Reyes
    2. Sherrill
    3. both

    I will be happy with all the above, but I am telling you trading some prospects to KC for a proven stud sit in our awesome rotation makes Blanton the best Number 5 starter in the game.

  40. Andrew from waldorf

    December 7, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Grienke? Hed be the biggest deal of the year but youd have to move one of the big 3 to even begin discussing it.
    Love to have him

  41. Jeff of Nova

    December 7, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    You never know Andrew if there is a prospect or 2 they love no need to dump anyone,

    I mean KC is looking for prospects not old veterens. I heard KC is interested in Drabek from Toronto in a deal.

  42. Lefty

    December 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Lou Pinella is hilarious. Telling great stories about his days arguing with umps. Thought his pitcher was getting squeezed so he asks the ump
    “Where was that pitch at?”
    Ump- Didn’t you go to college?
    “Yes what’s that got to do with it? Where was that pitch at?
    Ump- You should know not to end a sentence with a prepostion.
    “Okay, Where was that pitch at you f’n piece of chit”

  43. Lefty

    December 7, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    KC might like RIzzotti.

  44. Jeff of Nova

    December 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “On Monday, we heard that Zack Greinke would be willing to waive his no-trade clause in any deal, and that the Royals covet Kyle Drabek and Travis Snider in a potential deal with Toronto. Here are today’s Greinke rumors:

    •You can count the Nationals out of the Greinke sweepstakes, according to’s Bill Ladson. The Royals felt the Nationals weren’t a good match.
    •The Dodgers have discussed Greinke with the Royals, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times (Twitter link).
    •The Nationals inquired on Greinke, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports. It doesn’t seem like the sides will reach a deal, however. The Blue Jays and Rangers remain involved in talks with Kansas City.
    •It sounds like teams are upping their offers for Greinke, tweets Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse.
    •The Royals’ rival officials expect them to gradually reduce their sky-high asking price until they get a yes, reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.
    •Jon Heyman of SI tweets that the Royals are now saying they wouldn’t trade Greinke within the division “in a perfect world.” As Heyman points out, that sounds like a softened version of the stance the Royals seemed to have taken last week.”

    This is from MLB Rumors

    My question is why not kick the tires?

  45. Lefty

    December 7, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Maybe we have, but haven’t let it leak?
    Maybe Ruben doesn’t think he can sign him for 2012 and after.
    If the Nationals were involved the Royals were probably asking for Harper and they won’t deal him.

    I like the idea, let’s take it out for a test ride too.

  46. betasigmashag

    December 7, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I like the idea of Young taking over for Dobbs, and for some reason I like Sherrill for the second lefty in the pen. And I tell you what if KC would take some prospects even if it is 3 or4 for Greinke that would work for me also. Don’t the Phillies have a couple of young 1st basemen that will be stuck behind one RBI(that is just a joke for the idiot Andrew) and decent pitching prospects in the minors right now, I mean if KC would consider that how would you not try. That would be one of the best rotation ever if they all stayed healthy and also it would give the Phillies a young Righty to follow Hamels when Doc is gone in 4 years.
    I do not think anyone that has been mentioned for RH bat in the outfield to be any better then Ben Fran so why even bother, I have said it before and believe it, I mean who thought Jayson would be as good as he is now, Ben Fran full time RF would hit 20 HRs 80 RBIs and bat .270 or I should say could in this line up. And I also believe Raul will have a better year, because I really think the first half he was still recouping from injury. A little more platooning him this year might help, even if it is with Ben and Young.

  47. George

    December 7, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Great story, Lefty. Glad you shared it.

    More on subject: The Royals want Drabek in a Grienke deal because he’s pretty much major league ready. They also want too many others; they won’t settle for just two prospects they’re in love with. The only pitchers the Phils have available who are actually maybe ML ready would be Worley and Kendrick. Any other prospects wanted by KC would probably include Brown.

    There’s just no way this trade happens.

    Also, I like the Delwyn Young idea, even if he’s just a back up. He can play infield as well as outfield, and the Phils need that versatility, particularly if they have to use two roster spots for a right field platoon.

    Sherrill, I think, would be better than Reyes. At least he has a really good first name.

  48. Lefty

    December 7, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    George. you don’t like the grand slam breakfast? 🙂

    I like Sherrill and Feliciano. Only concern is that Sherrill thinks he’s more than a Loogy. IMO he’s not. Feliciano and Bastardo can go full innings. I’m not sold on Reyes either, Cardinals fans hate him.

    We might have enough to give KC. Rizzotti’s a hell of a ballplayer,with Kendrick and Worley.

  49. Lefty

    December 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Wow, Delwyn Young was a good hitter in AAA.

  50. Geoff

    December 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Itd be more like – Brown, Rizzotti, Worley, Cosart.

  51. Andrew from waldorf

    December 8, 2010 at 1:46 am

    I am saying you dont need Cole and both Roys and Grienke.
    If you get Greinke you have to turn one of the big 3 into prospects and or players.
    Personaly if I am starting a team I take Grienke over any of the big 3. But the Phillies arent starting a team they are trying to win the world series next year. So each of the big 3 is probably as valuable as Grienke is in 2011.

  52. Chuck

    December 8, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Well, we won’t have Roy O after this year anyway. And having all 4 plus Blanton as number 5 for a year would be S ** I ** C ** K.


    I just don’t see it happening with what would have to be given up.


    Sherrill doesn’t believe he’s a LOOGY??? Again, like I said yesterday…..SHOW HIM THOSE NUMBERS. I about sh*t my pants when I saw the incredible comparison to him facing righties and lefties.


    Lefty, I saw that Piniella interview. Good stuff. The game was better because of Lou and will miss him. Hopefully, he shows up as a TV analyst somewhere. I’ll watch everytime.

    Also, Charlie’s interview was good too. Said he was gonna call Jayson and ask him for some of the monety.


    Andrew From Waldorf… I was also on board with the Lee trade. Defended it until I got killed on here. Still do defend it. And I also saw the writing on the wall a year ago as far as Jayson was concerned. I held out hope that he would re-sign, but I think always knew he wouldn’t.

    Sooooo….shocker!!!! We actually agree on something!!

  53. NJ

    December 8, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Grienke, Upton or any of those sort of guys isn’t a fit for the Phils at this point, the Phils have put a lot into keeping players developing in the pipeline and we’re just not a fit as we’d have to give so much up from the farm to supplement the lack of ready major leaguers less veteran teams are willing to give up.

    I like Delmon Young a lot but he’s never shown the ability to stick as a major leaguer.

    On a random I wonder what Chad Durbin’s camp has been floating to potential suitors…

  54. jeff of Nova

    December 8, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I just like to dream a little:) Would be nice, I mean everything is speculation till the contract is signed… I mean really who would have thought Werth would get that money from the Nats?

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