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

Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 0 WP – Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02) LP – Joe Saunders (6-7, 3.57) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (24) PHILADELPHIA — Bad news soured an already bad season for the Phillies earlier today when they learned All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz would be out until the middle of September with plantar fasciitis. 32-year-old Erik … Continue reading Kratz Steps Up In Ruiz’s Absence; Phillies Win

Series Preview: vs Arizona Diamondbacks

PHI: 47-58, 5th in NL East;¬†ARI: 54-51, 3rd in NL Central When: August 3-5 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.45) vs Ian Kennedy (9-8, 4.20) Saturday: Roy Halladay (4-6, 4.33) vs Joe Saunders (5-7, 3.62) Sunday: Cliff Lee (2-6, 3.73) vs Trevor Cahill (9-9, 3.75) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Arizona Diamondbacks

Pregame notes 4/27

A few things before the Phils 3:40 showdown in Arizona. Cole Hamels (2-1, 2.92) will take on Joe Saunders (0-2, 4.98). OSWALT LEAVES — [Update] In a tweet from Matt Gelb: “Phillies say Roy Oswalt has left the team because of significant storms in Mississippi. Team is “hopeful” he will return for next start.” [Original] … Continue reading Pregame notes 4/27