Doyle reunited with… Pat Gillick? Really?

DMZ · November 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm · Filed Under General baseball 

From the MLB transaction wire:

Acquired OF Chris Snelling from Tampa Bay in exchange for cash considerations.

I wonder if he’s just going to tell his agent “When it’s time to report for spring training, call me and tell me what flight I need to catch and what complex to show up at, because I have better things to do than follow my own transactions at this point.”


24 Responses to “Doyle reunited with… Pat Gillick? Really?”

  1. Tom on November 20th, 2007 4:16 pm

    Goodness gracious, 5 teams in 2 years now for our boy Doyle. He is racking up those frequent flyer miles, that’s for sure.

    In all seriousness though, it’s just such a shame his legs and knees have betrayed him the way they have.

  2. Greg08 on November 20th, 2007 4:21 pm

    Seems to me that Gillick is liking the players from his time with the M’s.

  3. Jeff Nye on November 20th, 2007 4:26 pm


    We’re pulling for you.

  4. thefin190 on November 20th, 2007 4:35 pm

    And to think he never even doned a Rays jersey during his “stay” there. O well, some team will be lucky to have him if he ever recovers.

  5. Evan on November 20th, 2007 4:53 pm

    Doyle > Dobby the Bench Elf

  6. gwangung on November 20th, 2007 4:54 pm

    Ummm….how’s the turf in Philly these days?

  7. msb on November 20th, 2007 5:03 pm

    they have grass now 🙂

  8. natebracy on November 20th, 2007 5:03 pm

    Jeez, he’s going to surpass Mike Morgan soon.

  9. Red Apple on November 20th, 2007 5:17 pm

    Kentucky bluegrass, no less. Hope they were careful with the sprinkler heads. Stay healthy, Doyle!

  10. Mike Snow on November 20th, 2007 5:19 pm

    So, root for them not to re-sign Rowand?

  11. msb on November 20th, 2007 5:30 pm

    so, is Podsednik next?

  12. Dave Clapper on November 20th, 2007 5:50 pm

    I may’ve gotten an [OT] tagged on me in the comments on the last post, but it resulted in a new post (or at least let me delude myself into believing you wouldn’t’ve known otherwise).

    Go, Doyle!

  13. Jeff Nye on November 20th, 2007 5:53 pm

    I may’ve gotten an [OT] tagged on me in the comments on the last post, but it resulted in a new post (or at least let me delude myself into believing you wouldn’t’ve known otherwise).

    From the comment guidelines:

    On and off-topic comments
    If you want to see a link or something discussed posted, email us.

    Please, please, don’t just post it in the first thread you come across. This is rude and annoying. It will, almost always, get deleted and make someone mad.

    If you’re considering starting a comment with “I know this is off-topic, but–” please, just email the link or topic to us. Don’t hijack a thread.

  14. bermanator on November 20th, 2007 5:55 pm

    On the positive side, I think this move finally makes his legal name “much-traveled” Chris Snelling, as opposed to “oft-injured Chris Snelling.”

  15. terry on November 20th, 2007 5:57 pm

    While Doyle never wore a Rays uni, didn’t they have two versions during his short time as a Ray?

    If he manages to go into the HOF as a Ray, I wonder which uni they would use….

  16. Dave Clapper on November 20th, 2007 6:00 pm

    13: I feel properly chastised, thanks.

    But still… it’s DOYLE.

  17. Librocrat on November 20th, 2007 6:06 pm

    One you’ve been traded more times than you’ve been injured, you know you’re a winner. The “Rays” better have received a lot of cash.

  18. Thom Jimsen on November 20th, 2007 6:49 pm

    I guess I don’t see much opportunity for him in Philadelphia. I hope Gillick isn’t just using him as a spring-training fluffer and Triple-A filler.

  19. Jonathan on November 21st, 2007 7:01 am

    Y’know if there was ever a player who epitomized the blue-collar aesthetic that the Phillies have admired for so long, it would be Doyle. Remember the all-ugly World Series team in ’93? John Kruk, Dave Hollins (who spent some time as an M, no?), Curt Schilling, et al. I’m not saying these are guys to emulate, but they manage to come off as working class millionaires. Philly likes that, and hopefully they’ll like Doyle.

  20. ConorGlassey on November 21st, 2007 7:56 am

    Jonathan – Yes, you’re right. The Mariners traded David Ortiz for 28 games of Dave Hollins in 1996.

  21. Bremerton guy on November 21st, 2007 10:45 am

    So since TB changed its name from the “Devil Rays” to “Rays” while he was on their roster does that give him credit for two teams?

  22. eric on November 21st, 2007 12:59 pm

    He always kind of reminds me on Lenny Dykstra, Philly fans shoudl love him

  23. joser on November 21st, 2007 1:41 pm

    “Welcome aboard Oft-Traded Airlines. This is your Captain, Rickey Henderson, and this is Rickey’s co-pilot, Kenny Lofton. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight. There may be a little turbulence, especially after we pick up Milton Bradley, but Rickey can handle that. Rickey hopes you didn’t pack more than a carry-on, because we have a lot of connections to make and your luggage may not arrive. Personally speaking, Rickey just lives out a plastic bag from Rite Aide and whatever comes free in the hotel rooms. Rickey is a light packer. That’s just how Rickey is. You can’t steal 1406 bases when you’re loaded down with stuff.”

  24. Jim Thomsen on November 21st, 2007 2:49 pm

    #23: That plane would crash because Ray King would push the craft above its maximum weight-stress capacity.

    The only question is who would eat who to stay alive.

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