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  1. Dontrelle Willis joins the Angels on a Minor League deal

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Dontrelle Willis Reuters

    MLB.com’s Alden Gonzalez with the news: D-Train coming to Anaheim? #Angels have agreed to terms on a Minor League deal with Dontrelle Willis, who will report to Triple-A Salt Lake. — Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) August 4, 2013 Willis last pitched in the Majors in 2011 with the Reds, posting a 5.00 ERA in 73.2 innings…

  2. Carlos Zambrano signs with the Long Island Ducks

    May 8, 2013, 11:32 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins v St Louis Cardinals

    Beware, Gatorade coolers of the Atlantic League: In case you missed it, Carlos Zambrano has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. #Cubs — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) May 8, 2013   Zambrano joins quite a famous assemblage of toasted talent on the Ducks roster, as Dontrelle Willis and Vlad Guerrero are already…

  3. Why does Dontrelle Willis keep getting jobs?

    Mar 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies' Willis and Qualls wait to throw in the bullpen during workouts at the team's spring training complex in Clearwater

    This is not a deep thought or anything, but I really do want to know what it is about Dontrelle Willis that makes teams keep signing him.  The Orioles are the latest. He’s had two really good seasons. One of them was nine years ago, the other seven. He had one more useful season for…

  4. Orioles sign Dontrelle Willis to minor league contract

    Mar 20, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

    Dontrelle Willis Reuters

    The Phillies released Dontrelle Willis last Friday after he allowed five runs on five hits and four walks over 2 2/3 innings this spring, but it didn’t take him long to find a new home. As first reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, Willis has latched on with the Orioles on a minor league deal.…

  5. The Rockies plan to discuss whether to sign Dontrelle Willis

    Mar 17, 2012, 1:51 PM EDT

    Dontrelle Willis Reuters

    Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports that the Rockies will discuss today whether to sign Dontrelle Willis, who was released by the Phillies yesterday after allowing five runs on five hits and four walks over 2 2/3 innings this spring while dealing with arm fatigue. “It’s tough at this point in camp, but we…

  6. End of the line for D-Train? Phillies release Dontrelle Willis

    Mar 16, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies' Willis and Qualls wait to throw in the bullpen during workouts at the team's spring training complex in Clearwater

    Last week after an ugly appearance Dontrelle Willis described his performance as “horse[bleep]” and it turns out the Phillies apparently agreed, releasing the veteran left-hander today. Willis signed a one-year, $850,000 deal in December and was expected to serve as a situational southpaw out of the bullpen after shutting down lefty bats in 2011, but…

  7. Dontrelle Willis is hurting and “horse(bleep)”

    Mar 7, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies' Willis and Qualls wait to throw in the bullpen during workouts at the team's spring training complex in Clearwater

    Dontrelle Willis struggled today in his second appearance of spring training, allowing four runs, and afterward told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer: “I was horse[bleep].” Willis also indicated that he was pitching through some arm fatigue–which isn’t a great sign so early in camp–and Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that he’ll be “checked out”…

  8. Running down the rosters: Philadelphia Phillies

    Feb 27, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay

    The Phillies still look like the class of the NL, but while their win totals have increased five years running, it hasn’t resulted in playoff success the last couple of years. Rotation Roy Halladay – R Cliff Lee – L Cole Hamels – L Vance Worley – R Joe Blanton – R Bullpen Jonathan Papelbon…

  9. You ain’t got to lie, Jerry, you ain’t got to lie

    Dec 29, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT

    Jerry DiPoto

    I interviewed two general managers at the Winter Meetings: Ned Colletti and Ruben Amaro.  It was kinda neat. They’re important people and talking to them made me feel sort of important. It was for TV, and I’m sort of liking this TV stuff.  And of course talking to guys like that — and the assistants…

  10. Comment of the Day: my Jack Morris bias is revealed

    Dec 23, 2011, 9:43 AM EDT

    Jack Morris

    A reader took issue with my “I wouldn’t vote for Jack Morris” comment in the Vinny Castilla post: Your B.S. about Morris not deserving the hall because he gave up so many runs during his wins & that his most wins in the 80’s is an over inflated stat during a meaningless time period is…

  11. Dontrelle Willis thinks the Phillies will re-sign Jimmy Rollins

    Dec 16, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins 2

    Dontrelle Willis and the Phillies made their one-year contract official yesterday, and in meeting with the local media Willis indicated that he expects his friend Jimmy Rollins to return to Philadelphia. “[Rollins] was probably more excited about the deal than I was,” Willis told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s pretty surreal to come…

  12. Dontrelle Willis signs one-year contract with Phillies

    Dec 15, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v Cincinnati Reds

    UPDATE: Willis passed his physical exam, so the deal is now official. ========== Last month Dontrelle Willis was said to be drawing a decent amount of interest as a free agent and sure enough it sounds like he’s managed to get a big-league deal for guaranteed money. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Willis is…

  13. Rays acquire reliever Burke Badenhop from Marlins

    Dec 12, 2011, 6:47 PM EDT

    Burke Badenhop

    Now this is more like what we’re used to seeing from the Marlins: cutting corners by giving away a perfectly useful arbitration-eligible player. The Rays on Monday picked up right-hander Burke Badenhop from Miami for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. It’s a nice get for Tamps Bay. Badenhop’s ERA has climbed slightly, going from 3.75…

  14. My imaginary Hall of Fame ballot

    Dec 1, 2011, 8:42 AM EDT

    Tim Raines

    The Hall of Fame ballot came out yesterday. One does not get to vote unless one has been a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America for a decade. I am not a BBWAA member, of course, so my voting will have to be imaginary. That’s OK, though, I do a lot of pretend…

  15. Dontrelle Willis’ latest comeback attempt will be with the Reds

    Nov 22, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Dontrelle Willis hasn’t been healthy and effective since 2006, but Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the 29-year-old left-hander will make his latest comeback attempt with the Reds after agreeing to a minor-league contract today. Willis was let go by the Tigers, Diamondbacks, and Giants last season while posting a 5.62 ERA with more walks…

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