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Jayson Werth on Ruben Amaro Jr., Phillies Fans, and Super Nerds

Kevin Kinkead - August 8, 2018

Jayson Werth was in town this past weekend for the honoring of the 2008 Phillies World Series team.

He spent some time speaking to 94 WIP’s Howard Eskin on the eponymous “Howard Eskin Podcast,” explaining that he called every team except the Mets looking for a job this spring before he ended up in the Mariners’ minor league system and ultimately decided to call it a career after suffering a summer hamstring injury.

Werth says he spoke with Gabe Kapler via Facetime and had a “great conversation” about the Phillies, but admitted that there really wasn’t any room for him:

“They were pretty full in the outfield and pretty full in Triple A. They wanted to see what their guys could do. They really liked that Altherr guy. It just wasn’t a fit at that time and that’s where every (team was). They had these kids that were pretty young, all of these super nerds in the front office who don’t know anything about baseball, but they like to project numbers and project players. Old players are out and new players are in. But baseball is baseball, in my mind. If you can play, you can play.”

Werth went on to call Phillies fans “the best in sports,” which should clear up any lingering questions of two-way fake hostility from his Washington days.

There’s a lot of good stuff in here, including some opinions on Ruben Amaro, Jr. It’s candid and honest and worth a listen after the jump:

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Jayson Werth Probably Deserves a Spot on the Phillies Wall of Fame

Kevin Kinkead - June 29, 2018

Kyle did a bus trip to Nationals Park back in 2012, a game where ex-Phillie Jayson Werth happened to break his wrist in front of that group of traveling fans.

That spawned this famous quote, which came in the form of an email to the Washington Post after surgery:

Werth said Phillies fans in right field at Nationals Park taunted him as he walked off the field Sunday night. And he will remember them during his rehab.

“After walking off the field feeling nauseous knowing my wrist was broke and hearing Philly fans yelling ‘You deserve it,’ and, ‘That’s what you get,’ I am motivated to get back quickly and see to it personally those people never walk down Broad Street in celebration again,” Werth wrote.

Kyle says it didn’t happen like that, explaining that Phillies fans were “applauding as he slogged off the field.” That doesn’t mean the group didn’t jeer Werth prior to the injury, but that’s different than ragging a guy who goes down with a serious injury.

I wasn’t there, so I don’t know, but Werth’s post-Philadelphia relationship with this fan base was strained from the start after he signed a $126 million dollar deal to leave the club back in 2010. He was mostly booed and sometimes cheered when he came back to town, sometimes making a snide comment or having a dumb encounter here or there. Whatever.

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Jayson Werth is Retiring

Kevin Kinkead - June 27, 2018

That’s the word from Jon Heyman at Fancred Sports, who spoke with the former Phillie by phone.

From the story:

When the great former Phillies and Nats star Jayson Werth walked off the field in Nashville, Tenn. a couple weeks ago, he knew that was it. He knew he’d never play baseball as a professional again.

He had done everything he could, and he knew that would be his last moment as a pro. At 39, after 22 professional seasons, with a recurrence of a hamstring issues playing for Seattle’s Triple-A Tacoma team and no obvious path back to the big leagues. He had played his last game.

Werth didn’t use the word retirement when we spoke by phone Wednesday afternoon, but he made it clear where he stands.

“I’m done … whatever you want to call it,” he said.

He was a World Series champion, a guy who put up more than 400 hits and 80 home runs in four seasons at Citizens Bank Park. Werth lead the Phils in the 2008 series with 8 hits and knocked in 3 runs while batting .444 during the five game triumph. He followed up that performance with a 14 hit, 13 RBI performance in the 2009 playoffs, as the Phils ultimately lost to some crappy team from the Bronx.

That’s how I remember Werth, a member of that wonderful Phillies generation, a guy who did stuff like this:

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Jayson Werth, Liar, Piles On

Jim Adair - September 17, 2015

Jayson Werth and his Washington Nationals have had the Phillies’ number lately. Really, all teams have, but Werth never passes up an opportunity to shit-talk the team that propped him up enough to cash in way over his value. Of the state of the team lately, Werth said:

“It’s definitely different now, a lot more empty seats. I didn’t know the seats were blue. It’s kind of sad, really. I feel bad for Ryan [Howard] and [Carlos Ruiz].”

Okay, I’ll admit, it is a bit sad. And I do feel bad for Howard and Chooch, but you knew those seats were blue, dude. Maybe I’m being nit-picky here – I definitely am, and I know he was joking – but this is definitely a “kick them when they’re down” situation. He had at least one plate appearance, as a Phillie, at Citizens Bank Park, in 268 games. I looked it up. It would be fair to assume in that case that he took home batting practice (and warmed up) in a nearly-empty park 268 times, surrounded by obviously blue seats. Get the hell out of here, Jayson, you know what color those seats are.

Jesus Christ, the Phillies are so bad they got me mad at someone making a seat color joke. Make this season end.

Jimmy Rollins was the 5th Best Offensive Player on His Own Team from 2007-2011

Kyle - June 24, 2015


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There were six Phillies position players who were key parts of the overwhelming majority of their 5-year NL East dominance from 2007-2011. For this story, Carlos Ruiz was taken out as his offensive numbers were so far below the other five.

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Jayson Werth is Apparently Signing Autographs in Jail

Jim Adair - February 3, 2015

And trading them for ... things.

And trading them for… things.

One user over at r/Nationals was serving some time in jail. For what? No idea. But on the last day of his stay, he claimed he saw Jayson Werth and told the bearded one he was at Game 4 of the NLDS in 2012. As photographic proof, he showed what he claimed to be an autograph from Werth on his inmate handbook. Busted Coverage compared the signature to a known Werth autograph… and it looks similar.

Also, as additional evidence, signing autographs in jail is about the Jayson Werth-iest thing you can do.

Jayson Goes to Jail

Kyle Scott - January 29, 2015

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Werth’s car, 2010


We told you last month about Jayson Werth getting sentenced to 10 days in jail after being convicted of reckless driving when he was going 105 in a 55. Well, he is indeed serving time. Five days.

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And thus he becomes the first member of the WFC to do jail time. If you were setting odds for this sort of thing… you probably would’ve had Jayson Werth at the top of the list.

Maybe while he’s in the slammer he can plot how he’s going to prevent us from ever walking down Broad in celebration again.

I’m sorry– my thoughts are all over the place here. I can’t even wrap my head around the this and the potential for right field signs. It might be the highlight of the 2015 season.


Kyle Scott - December 5, 2014

Werth leaving CBP, circa 2010

Werth leaving CBP, circa 2010

Jayson Werth – former WFC, current Nationals outfielder, known dickbag – was sentenced to 10 days in jail stemming from a reckless driving charge back in August. From

Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has been found guilty by a judge for reckless driving and has been sentenced to 10 days in jail with 170 days suspended, according to Julie Carey of NBC Washington.

Werth was pulled over in Fairfax County in Virginia in July for going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone and faced a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. The incident occurred around 9:40 a.m. on a Sunday morning.

Carey reports that Werth will likely serve five of the 10 days of his jail sentence. His sentence also includes a six-month suspension of his driver’s license

This is it. Mark it down. It’s the first major news of a 2008 WFC-er being a danger to himself or society in general. If the 93 Phils have taught us anything, it’s that our once-favorite baseball players become lunatics, scoundrels, thieves or creationists. Thus begins the 2008 squad’s fall from grace. Next we’re going to learn that Chooch operates a Panamanian drug cartel in the offseason, that Pedro Feliz was picked up for Pee-wee Herman-ing in a Camden movie theater, that Geoff Jenkins killed six people, or that Pat Burrelled your girl… he totally Burrelled your girl.

Werth’s attorney tells the Washington Post that he won’t appeal the conviction.