Daily Archives: August 24, 2010

Phillies Sign Nate Robertson to a Minor League Deal

The Phillies have signed LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract and have assigned him to AAA Lehigh Valley.  Robertson, a veteran of nine major league season pitched for the Marlins this year, going 6-8 with a 5.47 ERA in 19 starts before being released by the Marlins.  Following his time with the Marlins, he was picked up by the Cardinals organization and was 2-1 with a 9.45 ERA in AAA Memphis before his release. 

Robertson is expected to make his debut Thursday when he starts for Lehigh Valley against Scranton.  Robertson was a 5th round pick of the Marlins in the 1999 draft and had his best major league season in 2006 when he went 13-13 with a 3.84 ERA in 32 starts while accruing 208.2 innings for the Tigers.

Jon Musser Interview

(this is James) Big thanks to jkearse for another interview!

One of the three draft day deadline signings for the Phillies, Jon Musser stands tall at 6’5 weighing 205 pounds. The young right hander is currently 18 years old and won’t turn 19 until December. ‘Muss’ was a 21 round draft pick of the Phillies and can hit 90s on the radar gun along with a good curveball and solid changeup. Because of these pitches, he was projected as a seventh to tenth round pick but slipped due to injury concerns. Jon appears now to be completely healthy and has been improving every year. The Phillies have grabbed a few over-slot pitchers that have been really effective in Brody Colvin and Jarred Cosart. Hopefully, Jon Musser and Kevin Walter can add to this list of success. Thanks to Muss for his time.

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August 24th Discussion

Get your box scores right here.

GCL Phillies cancelled
Williamsport postponed
Lakewood postponed
Clearwater cancelled
Reading won 6-4.
Lehigh Valley won 7-0

* The weather sucks
* I’m on the Harold Garcia bandwagon
* Justin De Fratus has been awesome at Reading. Every time he pitches well, I feel pretty great, as I started that bandwagon waaaaay back when. I think he is in the majors next year, and the Phillies damn well better protect him this winter.
* Overbeck with an .881 OPS in 58 August AB, which is something, but not much (small sample size, obv)