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

Prospect Report: Jesse Biddle

Position: Starting pitcher Age: 21 Prospect Level: Top prospect¬†(2nd according to BaseballAmerica.com) Team:¬†Clearwater (Single-A+) 2012 Minor League Stats: 26 starts, 10-6, 3.22 ERA, 142.2 IP, 151 K. Season in Review: Local product and former first round pick Jesse Biddle began his first season at Class A Clearwater with lofty expectations. Biddle had a very good … Continue reading Prospect Report: Jesse Biddle

Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 13-10 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 2-4 this past week and lost two of three games against Buffalo and Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Dave Bush and Raul Valdes picked up wins in those respective games. Catcher Erik Kratz hit his first two home runs of … Continue reading Down On the Pharm: A month into the season

News: 6/9/10

HAPP REHABS — J.A. Happ finally got on the mound against hitting that meant a darn on Tuesday. He pitched three innings of re-hab for High-A Clearwater, allowing only two runs and fanning one. Happ hasn’t pitched in the majors since April 15 when he injured his forearm on his throwing arm. Not much else … Continue reading News: 6/9/10

Homers Hurt Hamels

Cole Hamels had a no-hitter going into the seventh but that was ended abruptly. San Diego’s Adrian Gonzalez and Scott Hairston hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning en route to a 3-1 victory over the Phillies, splitting the four-game series. Hamels pitched eight innings, allowing only two runs on three hits and two … Continue reading Homers Hurt Hamels