Phils part ways with Mathieson

The Phillies have released relief pitcher Scott Mathieson Tuesday afternoon, the team reported. Mathieson was released to pursue an opportunity to play in Asia according to the team. The move puts the Phillies at 39 players on the 40-man roster. It leaves room for them to lock up one more player before the Rule 5 … Continue reading Phils part ways with Mathieson

Phils contacted Wagner early in off season

Just a little off season fluff to pass the time while the real news awaits your eyes. Apparently, before the Phillies even made plays for their former closer Ryan Madson or newly signed Jonathan Papelbon, they made a call to former closer Billy Wagner. Wagner, 40, told the Phillies: “I do not have an itch. … Continue reading Phils contacted Wagner early in off season

Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

In a move to get compensation for possibly losing three crucial free agents this off season, the Phillies offered arbitration to closer Ryan Madson, short stop Jimmy Rollins and left fielder Raul Ibanez. All three have until December 7 to accept or decline the arbitration. If they accept, they will sign a one-year deal with … Continue reading Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

Tallying the TTB preseason predictions

If you guys remember, back in April, a majority of the TTB staff submitted their preseason predictions for the season. The predictions consisted of division winners, Wild Cards, LCS and World series winners, and MVP, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year winners for each league. With the latter five being … Continue reading Tallying the TTB preseason predictions

Winter Classic jerseys revealed

The Checking Line confirmed the leaked jerseys a couple weeks ago. Today, they were made official at 11:30 ET. The jerseys are in fact very classy, including an already popular accessory: the laces at the neck. The jerseys will go on sale at the Wells Fargo Center at 1 PM. More pictures after the jump:

Phillies trade for Wigginton

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com just tweeted that the Colorado Rockies announced they traded Ty Wigginton to Phillies for a player to be named later or cash. This is an incredible move for the Phillies, who had their sights set on Michael Cuddyer. Wigginton is a very similar player and would come at a much cheaper … Continue reading Phillies trade for Wigginton

Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James

Today is the deadline for teams to complete their 40-man roster before the Rule-5 Draft next month. A player eligible for the Rule-5 Draft are players signed at 19 or older with four years of minor-league service time and players signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor-league time. So in order to … Continue reading Phils fill out 40-man roster; leave off James