Awww Schlit: Brian’s gone

Burnett's importance to the 2011 Yankees
The RAB Radio Show: February 15, 2011

Via Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have claimed reliever Brian Schlitter off waivers from the Yankees, who designated him for assignment yesterday to make room on the 40-roster for Andruw Jones. Schlitter, who was originally claimed off waivers from the Cubs last month, was actually in camp this morning and was scheduled to throw a bullpen session at some point today. Not sure if that happened, but Phillies camp isn’t far away from Tampa at all.

So I guess Schlitter is this year’s Shane Lindsay. Barely had time to get to know the guy.

Burnett's importance to the 2011 Yankees
The RAB Radio Show: February 15, 2011
  • Ross in Jersey

    Ok, really Mike, how long were you waiting to use this headline?

  • Peter R

    (starts slow clap for the title)

  • FIPster Doofus

    The Yankees’ 2011 season is already in the Schlitter.

    • Lucas Apostoleris

      My laughter, which began after seeing the title of this post, escalated after reading this comment.

  • BTG

    Another opportunity down the schlitter. Too-bad, because I was looking forward to see his schlit-finger pitch.

    • Peter R

      Dont push this s schlit to far man….it might get schlitty very very quickly.

  • BTG

    Perhaps a better headline for this post would have been “Schlitt Doesn’t Happen” (last one, I promise)

  • mike_h

    Rothchild will probably be pissed

  • first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21

    Looks like the Schlitt has hit the Phans.

    • Yank the Frank

      Actually it’s hit the Phils.

  • Jerome S.


  • The Oberamtmann

    Mike: do you think letting him go is worth Corona?

    • Mike Axisa

      I’d rather have Schlitter, but neither guy is anything special. Schlitter’s just slightly more usable at the big league level.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I read this on @The_Schlitter_Twitter.