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

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Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Candidates for the outfield have been dropping off the Phillies radar like flies the past week. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves, Angel Pagan went back to the Giants and Shane Victorino landed in Boston. And with the price tags for Josh Hamilton (likely going back to Texas) and Michael Bourn being too high, the … Continue reading Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Phillies CF Options Get Thinner As Angel Pagan Signs With Giants

The San Francisco Giants have inked free agent Angel Pagan to a four-year deal, according to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal. Pagan is the second legitimate center fielder the Phillies were interested in that signed with a different team. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves last week. Rosenthal reported on Friday that the Phillies and Giants were … Continue reading Phillies CF Options Get Thinner As Angel Pagan Signs With Giants

Phillies In the Running for B.J. Upton

The Phillies are one of three teams that will most likely land free agent outfielder B.J. Upton. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Phillies and Atlanta Braves are the top two candidates to land Upton, with a mystery team also involved. The mystery team could be either Cincinnati or Washington. The Braves are said … Continue reading Phillies In the Running for B.J. Upton

Phillies GM Amaro Discusses Ideal Center Fielder

The Phillies are in need of a new center fielder, and general manager Ruben Amaro is going to target the free agent market for one. Shane Victorino was traded to the Dodgers at the deadline and John Mayberry Jr isn’t viewed as an everyday center fielder. That leaves Amaro looking for a fresh face, and … Continue reading Phillies GM Amaro Discusses Ideal Center Fielder

Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Braves 8, Phillies 7 WP – Peter Moylan (1-0, 0.00) LP – Jonathan Papelbon (3-6, 3.02) ATLANTA — Words still can’t describe what happened to the Phillies Sunday evening. In a season filled with lows and late-inning collapses, the lowest point hit Sunday. The Phillies bullpen coughed up a four-run lead in the 9th inning, … Continue reading Phillis Epically Collapse In 9th

Sell Out Streak Ends For Phillies in 6-1 Loss to Braves

Braves 6, Phillies 1 WP – Ben Sheets (4-1, 1.41) LP – Vance Worley (6-7, 3.83) PHILADELPHIA — After 257 sell outs, the Phillies impressive streak comes to end. In a season mired by injuries, losing and a mini fire sale, the final piece to an unsuccessful season was inserted into the puzzle. With that … Continue reading Sell Out Streak Ends For Phillies in 6-1 Loss to Braves

Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

PHI: 45-54, 5th in NL East; ATL: 54-44, 2nd in NL East When: July 27-29 Where: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (11-4, 3.23) vs Ben Sheets (2-0, 0.00) Saturday: Joe Blanton (8-8, 4.70) vs Mike Minor (5-7, 5.49) Sunday: Roy Halladay (4-5, 4.32) vs Tim Hudson (9-4, 3.71) Broadcast Info Friday, 7:35, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Atlanta Braves

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 37-47, 5th in NL East; ATL: 43-39, 3rd in NL East When: July 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) vs Tim Hudson (6-4, 3.87) Saturday: Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70) Sunday: Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008

The phrase “what have you done for me lately” has become somewhat of an anthem for Philadelphia fans. And rightfully so it may seem, the sense of nostalgia and gratitude come to mind when referencing some of Philadelphia’s most notable athletes. A little over three years ago, though recent, hardly counts under “lately” but in … Continue reading The Perfect Season: Lidge will always be defined by 2008