Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Free-agent reliever and former Phillies Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary & Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, who was a perfect 41-for-41 in the regular season and another 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the Phillies 2008 World Series championship season, will hang the cleats up after 11 seasons in the … Continue reading Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Nats Reportedly DFA Lidge

According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times, the Washington Nationals have designated right-handed reliever Brad Lidge for assignment. Comack added that nothing has been made official from the team yet but Lidge wasn’t included in today’s lineup card. UPDATE: It’s official. Lidge, 35, is struggling in 2012. In 11 games he’s 0-1 with a … Continue reading Nats Reportedly DFA Lidge

Lidge on Nats: “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

Davey Johnson must be sharing his “cough medicine” with the rest of his team now. Former Phillies closer, and 2008 World Series hero, said that the 2012 Washington Nationals are the most talented team he’s been on. “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on some great teams,” Lidge said. … Continue reading Lidge on Nats: “Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on”

The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

The phrase “what have you done for me lately” has become somewhat of an anthem for Philadelphia fans. And rightfully so it may seem, the sense of nostalgia and gratitude come to mind when referencing some of Philadelphia’s most notable athletes. A little over three years ago, though recent, hardly counts under “lately” but in … Continue reading The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

Arbitration is one of the most frustrating parts of the off season. And the Phillies and right fielder Hunter Pence are both finding this out the hard way. According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, both parties are $2.8 million off their amounts for arbitration. Pence filed for $11.8 million while the Phillies put … Continue reading Phils, Pence in a tug-of-war; Lidge close to signing with Nats

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

Madson, Phils still discussing four-year deal

UPDATE — The report that Phillies and closer Ryan Madson have agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal was premature, according to Ken Rosenthal. President David Montgomery has yet to approve the deal and the Phillies are still considering their other options, which include Boston free agent Jonathan Papelbon. Nov. 8 — The Phillies and … Continue reading Madson, Phils still discussing four-year deal

Phils decline options for Lidge, Oswalt

“(The) Phillies, as expected, decline options on Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge,” according to Matt Gelb on Twitter. Oswalt was expected to make $16 million in 2012 if the Phils took up his option. They had a $2 million buyout on his contract. Lidge’s option was worth $12.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout. Both … Continue reading Phils decline options for Lidge, Oswalt

Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

The Phillies put their right-handed outfielder into tonight’s line up in hopes to solve Jaime Garcia. Except, that right-handed outfield wasn’t John Mayberry Jr., who was 0-for-3 through the first seven innings. Instead, it was little used Ben Francisco that came through in a big way against the Cardinals soft-throwing lefty. Prior to the 7th, … Continue reading Francisco’s heroics put Cardinals on brink of elimination

Kendrick looks good in spot start

It had been 21 games since Kyle Kendrick took the mound as the starting pitcher. The right-hander didn’t look as such, pitching almost Cliff Lee-like in his start. But that Lee guy will be pitching tonight in about two hours. Kendrick led the Phils to a 3-1 victory in the first half of the double-header. … Continue reading Kendrick looks good in spot start