Grading The Trade Deadline

By Chris Bengel Ruben Amaro Jr. will always be scrutinized for every move that he makes for the rest of his career.  Once again he silenced the critics for the time being.  Amaro acquired an ace starting pitcher for the third time the span of a year. Amaro pulled off another blockbuster with the acquisition … Continue reading Grading The Trade Deadline

Phils Close to Landing Oswalt

First Cliff Lee at the deadline. Then Roy Halladay in the offseason as the Phils sent Lee packing. Now we’re back at the deadline and Roy Oswalt’s name is floating around. The Phillies and Houston Astros have agreed on a deal that will send Oswalt and $8 million to the Phils in exchange for J.A. … Continue reading Phils Close to Landing Oswalt

Phils Win Wild Wet One

It sure as hell wasn’t an easy ninth inning, especially with Brad Lidge on the mound for the final frame. But despite loading the bases, Lidge nailed the door shut to give the Phillies their fourth straight win, a 4-3 victory over the Rockies on a rain-soaked afternoon. The win was also the Phils’ seventh … Continue reading Phils Win Wild Wet One

Series Preview: Rockies

Phillies (49-46, 2nd in NL East) vs. Colorado Rockies (51-44, 3rd in NL Central) Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA). Discussion: Liberty Bell Sports. Probable Pitchers Friday: Roy Halladay (10-8, 2.40) vs. Aaron Cook (4-5, 4.56) Saturday: Kyle Kendrick (5-4, 4.82) vs. Ubaldo Jimenez (15-1, 2.38) Sunday: J.A. Happ* (1-0, 0.00) vs. Jeff Francis* (3-3, … Continue reading Series Preview: Rockies

Pair of Bad News Follows Win

So what do you guys want to hear first? The bad or the bad? Well the first bad news comes from the trainers office. Jamie Moyer’s arm is all sorts of messed up. The 47-year-old was diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and a strained flexor pronator muscle. Basically it sounds like it’s more … Continue reading Pair of Bad News Follows Win

Kendrick Sent Down

The Phillies optioned starter Kyle Kendrick to Lehigh Valley today.  Kendrick was 5-4 with a 4.82 ERA in 20 games this season.  In addition, the Phillies recalled right-hander Andrew Carpenter from Lehigh Valley.  Carpenter is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA this season.  Carpenter has one career start for the Phillies and has a 9.45 ERA. Kendrick’s … Continue reading Kendrick Sent Down

Not Werth the Money

By John Russo Yes you read the headline right: Jayson Werth is not worth the Jayson Bay-like money he could be receiving in the off season. That isn’t saying he won’t get it and I’m willing to bet he won’t be on a team that isn’t willing to give him that money. Now before you … Continue reading Not Werth the Money

Pen Gets Boost with Durbin Return

The bull pen woes have been sickening. With the Phillies playing tight games throughout the series against Cincy, fans bit their nails and cried for mommy when one of the four starters were lifted. But with Chad Durbin’s return, the held breath can be let out slowly. Though the pen woes will still linger until … Continue reading Pen Gets Boost with Durbin Return

Phillies Mid-Season Report Card

The Phillies struggled for most of the first half but still find themselves 4.5 out of first with plenty of time to make noise in their own division. Only a handful of players are deserving of good grades as they consistently performed to their expectations or higher. Some others have disappointed in their seasons, whether … Continue reading Phillies Mid-Season Report Card

Listen to the Buffalo Soldier

By John Russo Behind the Hawaiian gimicks, the brand new pay check, and the Bob Marley music is a player who has lost some swagger. He knows it and the fans know it. After another frustrating loss to the division rival Atlanta Braves, Shane Victorino voiced his opinion on a few things. But what has … Continue reading Listen to the Buffalo Soldier