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Acquiring Lefty Specialist Will Be A Top Priority For Mets

  After struggling to find an effective left handed specialist in 2015, acquiring one this offseason will be one of the Mets’ top priorities. While the Mets have limited options on their current roster, Anthony DiComo of explains that there are several possibility on the free agent market. One option is reuniting with Jerry Blevins, who appeared in just seven games this...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Antonio Bastardo, LHP

Antonio BastardoPosition: Relief PitcherBats: Right — Throws: LeftBorn: September 21st, 1985 (Age 30) The Mets need a lefty in the bullpen, that much is certain. Sure they have other needs as well, but with top left-handed sluggers like Freddie Freeman and Bryce Harper in our division, being able to get dangerous hitters like them out is absolutely imperative. The two highest...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates trade Joely Rodriguez for Antonio Bastardo

The final detail of the Pirates trade with the Phillies for Antonio Bastardo is in place, as we now know that the return to Philadelphia will be Joely Rodriguez. It sort of seems like this deal came together quickly, but Bastardo’s name was mentioned in relation to the Pirates at the trade deadline, so the Pirates’ interest in here goes beyond this year’s winter meetings. Bastardo...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees In On Bastardo and Byrd

According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Yankees have interest in both left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo and right fielder Marlon Byrd. Bastardo, 28, has struggled at seemingly just the wrong time for the Phillies,  seeing his ERA jump by nearly a point and a half since June 28 with opponents getting on base at a .390 clip since that date. Bastardo appeared to be headed toward...
Via Phillies Nation
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Antonio Bastardo Garnering Trade Interest

Jim Salisbury of CSN.Com is reporting that Phillies left hander Antonio Bastardo is drawing the most trade interest at this current time. Teams that are linked to Bastardo are the Royals, Tigers, Pirates, and Blue Jays. The Reds had some interest earlier this month as well. Bastardo is signed for $2 million dollars this year, and is under team control next season. The lefty specialist...
Via Phillies Nation
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Antonio Bastardo most frequently heard in trade talks

The lefty reliever might be a hot ticket item before this year's trade deadline and the Philadelphia Phillies might have the pitcher a team is looking for in Antonio Bastardo. Bastardo is having a pretty good year and might help a team make a push into the playoffs.#451163396 / gettyimages.comAccording to a tweet from Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia, Bastardo is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bastardo Hottest Phils Name in Rumors

According to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, lefty set-up man Antonio Bastardo is the name he hears the most popping up in trade rumors. A scoreless eighth for Antonio Bastardo. He’s the Phillie that I’ve heard most trade buzz about. Friendly contract — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 10, 2014 Bastardo, 28, makes $2 million this year and has one more year of team control...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Can the bullpen be fixed?

Following the 2011 season the Philadelphia Phillies looked to be set at the bullpen.  Antonio Bastardo and Michael Stutes both had breakout years and the team brought in Johnathan Papelbon, making him the highest paid reliever in history.  That was not the case though as the bullpen has been one of the biggest holes on the team the last two years.  Whether it is Chad Qualls or...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Avoid Arbitration with Antonio Bastardo

Lost in the excitement of the Bobby Abreu signing today was the Phillies coming to terms with left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo on a $2 million, one-year contract. Bastardo, 27, is the Phillies all-time leader in K/9 IP and ranks eleventh in that stat among relievers from 2011 through 2013. Despite missing the final 50 games of the 2013 season with a PED suspension, Bastardo...
Via Phillies Nation
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies, LHP Antonio Bastardo agree to contract

The Philadelphia Phillies and left-hander Antonio Bastardo have agreed to a $2 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration. Bastardo was 3-2 with a 2.32 ERA and two saves in 48 relief appearances last year before he was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball in the Biogenesis drug case. Bastardo had asked for $2.5 million in arbitration, while the Phillies offered $1,675...
Via AP on Fox
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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