In a move that, for some reason, seems to be making people really angry, the Blue Jays have acquired Triple-A catcher Paul Phillips from Milwaukee in exchange for cash. Or so says Brewers Media Relations director Mike Vassallo…
#Brewers catcher Paul Phillips has been traded to Toronto for cash. Phillips had been at Triple-A Nashville.
— Mike Vassallo (@MikeVassallo13) May 24, 2012
I think our old friend the Tao probably hits the nail on the head…
Jays acquisition of Paul Phillips might mean that Yan Gomes is sticking around the big leagues for a while longer.
— Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) May 24, 2012
So… there’s that. If Gomes isn’t heading back down to be d’Arnaud’s backup anytime soon, they needed someone there who’ll be able to catch if d’Arnaud gets hurt or gets called up to fill in for an injured Arencibia. The only other catcher on the Vegas roster is Luis Hurtado, who appears to be some kind of a roving emergency catcher for the Jays, having played just one game for Vegas this year, and twelve last year, split between Vancouver, Lansing, Dunedin and Vegas. The fuck?