• Andy Phillips Returns To New York

    Posted by on June 26th, 2008 · Comments (5)

    But, it’s not with the Yankees. Via MLB.com -

    The [Mets] claimed former Yankee Andy Phillips off waivers from the Reds on Wednesday. Phillips will join the Mets on Friday for their two-site doubleheader against the Yankees.

    But his stay may be short-lived. The Mets have identified him as “an inventory” player, and their plans for him, according to a person familiar with the club’s thinking, may not include many games after the return of Ryan Church. And Church’s assignment to the disabled list might end before Phillips puts his legs and arms into a Mets uniform.

    Andy Phillips just may be one of the nicest guys in baseball. And, he knows the drill of playing in New York. Wouldn’t it be a kick in the pants if he sticks with the Mets and provides some of the clubhouse chemistry that they are reportedly lacking? On a smaller scale, how about if Phillips plays tomorrow and does something against Dan Giese and/or Sidney Ponson and wins a game for the Mets (against the Yanks)?

    I’d be happy for Phillips if he does well for the Mets. But, if it costs the Yankees some wins, that would be a bummer.

    Comments on Andy Phillips Returns To New York

    1. MJ
      June 26th, 2008 | 11:22 am

      Wouldn’t it be a kick in the pants if he sticks with the Mets and provides some of the clubhouse chemistry that they are reportedly lacking?
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      He was here for a while and didn’t add any chemistry to the Yankee clubhouse. Wasn’t that what everyone bitched about? That the Yanks had no chemistry?

      Not arguing with you Steve, just pointing out that the Yanks have been accused of having no team chemistry in the past, even though Phillips was on the team. The Mets can only save themselves by pitching and hitting better. No amount of chemistry will change the fact that Oliver Perez, Aaron Heilman, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, and the clowns who play LF/RF aren’t pulling their weight.

    2. Raf
      June 26th, 2008 | 12:55 pm

      Wasn’t that what everyone bitched about? That the Yanks had no chemistry?
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      Well, Bonds is still available :)

    3. June 26th, 2008 | 3:52 pm

      MJ – IIRC, didn’t the Yankees take off once Giambi went down and Phillips was recalled from the minors and started to play?

    4. butchie22
      June 26th, 2008 | 4:12 pm

      Steve you are so right about that. I thought the Yanks made a mistake in not bringing Andy back cause he was so well liked and can play all the infield positions. If Omar actually keeps Phillips, it would be a positive for the Mets. I was actually surprised that after the Yanks gave Phillips a lesser contract that Omar didn’t give AP a chance. I’m glad that he did, it can only help.

    5. MJ
      June 26th, 2008 | 5:03 pm

      MJ – IIRC, didn’t the Yankees take off once Giambi went down and Phillips was recalled from the minors and started to play?
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      Are you being serious? Go check your beloved RSAA/RCAA stats from the day Giambi went down. For a guy who always argues stats, I can’t believe you’re going to tell me Andy Phillips and his mysterious intangibles made the Yanks click.

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