Phillies Talking To Jeremy Accardo

The Phillies are trolling for bullpen depth and talking to reliever Jeremy Accardo about a minor league deal, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  Accardo became a free agent in October about being outrighted by the Orioles.

Accardo, 30, posted a 5.73 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, and 37.4% groundball rate in 37 2/3 innings for the Orioles this year.  The Arizona resident was designated for assignment in June and accepted a Triple-A assignment, but was re-added to the 40-man in September.

So far, the Phillies have signed Dave Bush, Scott Elarton, Pat Misch, David Purcey, Brian Sanches, Raul Valdes, Tuffy Gosewisch, Steve Lerud, Kevin Frandsen, Hector Luna, Pete Orr, Lou Montanez, and Scott Podsednik to minor league deals.

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  1. hgr900 4 years ago

    Lou Montanez likes up to the A-rod hype this year

  2. johnsmith4 4 years ago

    Phillies must have someone from JP Ricciardi’s old Blue Jays Management/Scouting team.  The same team who drafted Jeremy Accardo, Dave Bush, David Purcey, and Frank Gailey.

    I suspect Blue Jays and Phillies do another trade in the future where Phillies want to move a bench player in his Arb years for a Ricciardi era prospect a year away from going onto the 40-man roster.

    • HummBaby 4 years ago

      The Giants actually drafted Accardo. And I was thinking that maybe the Phillies had someone from the Giants organization as they’re taking on S.F.’s former projects in Misch, Frandsen, Accardo, etc. 

      Edit: I always remember Accardo as an S.F. prospect. Googling his draft situation comes up with 2 results, one says he was drafted by the Giants, the other says he was signed by the Giants as a non-drafted free agent out of college. Either way, he came up with the Giants not the Blue Jays.

      • Blue Jays (amazingly) acquired him in exchange for Shea “This Is A Sinking Ship” Hillenbrand.

      • Bonds2425 4 years ago

        I was a bat boy for the grizzlies(giants AAA team) when I was in h.s., played catch with him a few times. Change up was pretty darn good.

  3. nm344 4 years ago

    This guy would have 0 chance of seeing the bigs.  Phillies are quite loaded in young relievers in AAA.

    • johnsmith4 4 years ago

      But, if the prospect is not already on your 40-man roster, you don’t want to activate him just to fill-in for an injury because you start eating into his three option assignment years once the regular player returns from the disabled list.

      • Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

        The Phillies relief prospects are all already on the 40 man roster, at least the noteworthy ones.

  4. Phillies Talking To Jeremy Accardo!
    What could they be possible talking about?

    Joe Jordan is this your idea?
    The Oriole faithful miss you Joe! Don’t let anyone tell you differently!

    PS How is this news? =P

  5. richmond20657 4 years ago

    Even Baltimore is smart enough to let him go.

    • myname_989 4 years ago

      The difference is that the Phillies see him as depth and the Orioles see him as a legitimate MLB reliever.

      • Ben Graver 4 years ago

        The Phillies kept rolling Danys Báez out there though.

        • JPH_GSG 4 years ago

          Hey Baez is the best reliever the Phillies ever used past the 15th inning. Don’t even try to deny that. Okay maybe he’s second best behind Wilson Valdez.

        • myname_989 4 years ago

          And the Orioles think that Kevin Gregg is a legitimate closer. Apples and oranges my friend.

  6. pirates20 4 years ago

    Man… The phills have some solid minor league non-roster invitee’s. I’m not even being slightly sarcastic. I see more than a couple of those guys possibly breaking camp with the big club this season. And I’m sure many of them would make decent insurance policies if they’re cut loose.

    On another note, how did they manage to sign brian sanches to just a minor league deal? I’d say that’s a pretty favorable, high-reward low-risk type signing that most teams would be reeling over.

    • FillyPhan 4 years ago

      Because the Phillies are good at jumping on guys before others. He was one of the first signing of the offseason and its simply because the Phillies took a bold approach and locked him up before anyone even thought of him. Most players like him have to wait until right before spring training to settle for one team or another, Phillies went out and said we want you and we want you to know we aren’t going to wait to see what your value is.

  7. FillyPhan 4 years ago

    Just adding depth, clearly won’t make it to the show.

  8. deere5800 4 years ago

    But he once saved over 30 games in a season!!! He’s awesome

  9. Phillies_Aces35 4 years ago

    Would be a good depth signing. It would have to take a lot for him to see any mlb innings though. Schwimer, DeFratus, Savery, Diekman, Aumont, etc are all on the 40 man already.

  10. he used to be pretty decent, but he has lost 2-3mph on his fastball and has bad control to boot. i dont see much left in him.

  11. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    I know his cousin.

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