Rookies, post season roster and contracts discussed today

A lot was discussed this past hour about the post season roster and beyond. This includes the fate of the Phillies September call-ups, the size of the post season roster and a few off season moves. Relivers Joe Savery and Justin De Fratus will go to Clearwater when playoffs begin to keep throwing just in … Continue reading Rookies, post season roster and contracts discussed today


On a night the Braves lose, Phils fail to clinch

The Phillies magic number has dropped to one game, but it was not by way of victory. The Mets did their job, beating the Atlanta Braves, but the Phils failed to beat St. Louis and clinch the division. With their magic number now at one for the division and two for homefield, the Phils lost … Continue reading On a night the Braves lose, Phils fail to clinch

Houston is a problem for Phils once again

I don’t know what it is about the Phillies playing Houston but it sure ain’t pretty. Cole Hamels fell victim to the Astros’ black magic as the Phils lost 5-1 Tuesday night. He was less than good, not including the fact that home plate umpire Joe Reynolds was awful, and that was the story of … Continue reading Houston is a problem for Phils once again

Pregame notes 8.20.11

CUST, HEILMAN RELEASED — Through the course of the season, the Phils added pitcher Aaron Heilman and hitter Jack Cust to their minor league roster. Well as of today, both players were released. Cust’s stint with the Phils organization lasted about two weeks. On a side note, Matt Gelb re-hashed a nice little piece written … Continue reading Pregame notes 8.20.11

Pregame Notes 7/25/11

PHILS SCOUTING BELTRAN — Carlos Beltran is one of a handful of right-handed hitting outfielders on the Phillies radar as we head into the final week of the trade deadline. Though Hunter Pence is the player the Phils prefer, it’s now doubtful that Houston would want to move the 28-year-old All-Star. Instead, it seems the … Continue reading Pregame Notes 7/25/11

Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Half of Team to Beat made a trip to Allentown to catch some AAA action on May 16. The Lehigh Valley IronPigs took on the Norfolk Tide of the Orioles system at Coca Cola Park. To the disappointment of us, Domonic Brown was not playing as he’s still nursing an injured thumb and recently demoted … Continue reading Down on the Farm: Pigs Edition

Down On The Pharm

TTB staffer Chris Bengel went to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs¬†game last night and will offer a few insights on the Phillies’ AAA affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The IronPigs faced the Pawtucket Red Sox last night and came away with an 8-2 victory. The interesting part about the game was that the Red Sox starting … Continue reading Down On The Pharm