NL East Notes: Galvis, Halladay, Harper

The Phillies announced that they placed infielder Freddy Galvis on the 15-day disabled list and recalled utility player Michael Martinez from Triple-A. Here are some links from the NL East…

  • Roy Halladay intends to win a World Series in Philadelphia, but Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports doesn't consider the Phillies a championship caliber team given their age and declining performances. Halladay said he aims to retire as a Phillie — a more attainable goal in Morosi's view. Because of Halladay's DL stint, he's on track for free agency following the 2013 season unless he completes 225 innings next year and 415 innings total over 2012-13.
  • Bryce Harper's historically hot start has caught his teammates' attention, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes. The 19-year-old outfielder is on track to finish the season with a historically high OPS for someone so young. Harper, who knows fellow top prospect Mike Trout personally, says he'd enjoy playing with Trout — as long as it's with the Nationals. “I don’t want to leave here, I can tell you that,” Harper said.
  • The Nationals announced that they recalled Tyler Moore from Triple-A and placed Carlos Maldonado on the 15-day disabled list.

26 Responses to NL East Notes: Galvis, Halladay, Harper Leave a Reply

  1. Rhymes with Cryin' Bud 3 years ago

    I’m glad Harper doesn’t want to leave Washington after, what, 5 minutes?

  2. Thurman8er 3 years ago

    Guess what, Brycie-Boy…Trout doesn’t want to leave Anaheim either.

    • Rangersfan32 3 years ago

      Tomorrows headline: Mike Trout traded to the Washington Nationals for a bag of brand new baseballs. The move clears up space on the field for stud outfielder Vernon Wells.

    • Philip Marlowe 3 years ago

      Man, could you imagine the two of them in the same lineup though a few years from now when they’re both a little more seasoned? That’s a serious five-tool outfield.

  3. Harper is the favorite for Rookie of the Year but Wade Miley could steal his thunder.

  4. on track to finish the season with a historically high OPS for someone so young.”  There’s a whole lot of baseball to be played before the end of the season.

    But, of course its Bryce Harper…the media’s favorite.

    • Jason_F 3 years ago

      The media report on what people want to hear and read about.  Are you suggesting that they ignore a 19 year old more than holding his own at the major league level?  If that’s not baseball newsworthy, then I don’t know what is…

  5. blh2010 3 years ago

    yeah Harper and Pujols said he never wanted to leave STL…….baseball heaven I believe he called it, we know how that turned out, if Harper keeps hitting the way he’s been going in 5-10 yrs he will price himself out of Washington

    • HobokenMetsFan 3 years ago

      dont the nats have one of the richest owners in all of baseball? I dont see that happening (unfortuantely) for the Nationals organization.

  6. hoagiebuchanan 3 years ago

    If Galvis still logs 1000 innings, what are the chances of the rookie winning a gold glove? The kid is magic with the glove.

    • Did Ichiro win a gold glove his rookie year?

      • Jason_F 3 years ago

        Yes, to go along with his MVP, ROY, Silver Slugger and All Star selection.  That’s hard to top…

    • Dylan 3 years ago

      Slim cuz Gold Gloves are offensive awards now a days.

    • Jason_F 3 years ago

      Gloves don’t win you rookie of the year. Especially when you have the worst wOBA of any qualified rookie in all of MLB.

      Edit: Oops….read that wrong.

    • Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

      Slim to none he wins a gold glove… which is a shame. It’s a popularity contest and Freddy’s not popular enough.

      • roomwithamoose 3 years ago

        wouldn’t it be just awesome if people who earned it, actually get the gold glove. I would rather have brett Gardner get the 2 he deserved than Jeter get any of his. In a perfect world it would be based on merit, not popularity…

      • hoagiebuchanan 3 years ago

         That truly is a shame. By golly did you see that over the shoulder catch he made last night? You won’t see an infielder make a better play in the grass! ROY!! GG!! *Calms inner-homer*

      • Snoochies8 3 years ago

        It’s also because he doesn’t quite hit well enough to win a gold glove

  7. ima_robot_beepbeepbeep 3 years ago

    Retire a Blue Jay Doc. Its the only way.

  8. Jason_F 3 years ago

    A little sensitive, aren’t we?  Can you honestly say that you can’t believe MLBTR is linking to a writer editorializing on how good or bad a team is?  Don’t the writers get paid to do precisely that? Morosi’s piece is only reacting to exactly what Halladay said.  It is no secret that the Phillies were in full win-now mode over the past several years, future payroll be damned. Their downfall just seems to be approaching faster than they thought it would.  Of course, things could change, but you can’t deny that it’s not looking good at the moment.

  9. Phillies_Aces35 3 years ago

    I don’t know why you’re getting worked up about it… generally speaking, a team missing it’s Ace and 3-4 hitters isn’t going to be a favorite and nor is there going to be positive stories about it.

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