Cutting Prospects: Phillies Send Mayberry to Minors, Flyers Lose Rights to Swedish Goalie
Oh hey, which positions are the Phillies and Flyers in dire need of? Powerful right-handed hitters and goaltenders, respectively. Both, in very different circumstances, were sent packing today.
The Phillies sent John Mayberry Jr. back to AAA to make room for Shane Victorino. This isn't shocking, but Mayberry is a very good fielder and provides right-handed power off the bench. The Phillies elected to hold on to Jose Ray Ass Light, Michael Martinez. This is pretty much the last – realistic – move you guys wanted to see in our Facebook poll.
Meanwhile, in Flyerland, Paul Holmgren confirmed that the Flyers lost the rights to Joacim Eriksson, a top Swedish goaltending prospect. Right, because they have such an abundance of capable net-minders…