Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Charlie Manuel wanted a centerfielder who can catch and cover ground, naming Michael Bourn as his first example. Ruben Amaro got his manager the next best thing, and at a much cheaper price than the supposed $18 million a year Bourn wants. The Phillies acquired 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange … Continue reading Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Game 104: New Faces

WASHINGTON — If you’re looking at tonight’s lineup for the Phillies in Washington, there will be a handful of unfamiliar names. Kevin Frandsen has been hitting well in his short time up with the Phillies while Erik Kratz is in tonight’s lineup to spell Carlos Ruiz. Then there is the outfield. Domonic Brown is making … Continue reading Game 104: New Faces

Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5

Matt Holliday‚Äôs presence in the Cards line up indirectly gave them the spark they needed. With him hitting in the five spot, David Freese got bumped down a few spots. This spread out the Cardinals fire power and he provided them with four RBIs and another day of baseball. A two-run double in the 4th … Continue reading Cardinals Freese Phils; force Game 5