Right on the heels of the Mets signing Chris Coste, too... let the conspiracy theories of sign stealing and catcher espionage begin!
Schneider is a career .251/.292/.335 hitter, but has hit at least .417/.528/.837 against the Phillies in his career (don't bother looking it up, it's just a guesstimate). He's agreed to back up Carlos Ruiz because he grew up a Phillies fan, and as a left-handed hitter, he should provide a nice complement to Chooch. No word on money yet, but he'll obviously be taking a substantial pay cut from the $4.9 million he made last year.
[EDIT from David S. Cohen: And our own dajafi nailed this one a few weeks ago. Now if only he could tell us the lottery numbers this coming week . . . . ]