Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

Hindsight is and always will be 20/20 for the viewer. A look back at four of the biggest trades Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro has made will raise two opinions: 1) Amaro pulled some seriously big names from Cleveland, Toronto and Houston; 2) Amaro also depleted the Phillies farm system so much that it ranks … Continue reading Singleton, d’Arnaud, Gose Among Amaro’s Mistakes

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Phillies Place Halladay On DL

The Phillies have placed starting pitching Roy Halladay on DL this afternoon according to Todd Zolecki. It’s a Grade 1/2 strain in the lat muscle (on the back under the shoulder). Halladay hopes to be back in 6-8 weeks. Pitching coach Rich Dubee said he thought Halladay had an issue since spring training. Dubee said … Continue reading Phillies Place Halladay On DL

Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

There is one name in all of baseball that is feared when it’s uttered: Dr. James Andrews. Phillies injured starting pitcher Vance Worley visited Dr. Andrews Monday afternoon, seeking a second opinion on his elbow. UPDATE (via Todd Zolecki): Worley back from 2nd opinion. Said same diagnosis as Phillies doctors. No Tommy John. Will have to … Continue reading Phillies Could Possibly Worry About Worley

Game 40: Boston Tea Party

PHILADELPHIA — Interleague play is here! It’s a weekend series in Philly between the Phillies and Red Sox. A year ago when the two teams met up, it was dubbed a World Series preview. A year later, the two teams fell up short in the post season (Boston missed the playoffs on the last day) … Continue reading Game 40: Boston Tea Party

The Rotation: Splitting the lefties is worth considering again

Cole Hamels certainly is not the fourth best pitcher on the Phillies, but the Phillies rotation may just reflect that heading into a highly anticipated 2012 season. After reading Jim Salisbury’s post on CSN’s website, splitting the lefties may just be a great direction to take this rotation. By splitting the lefties, it would most … Continue reading The Rotation: Splitting the lefties is worth considering again

Worley looks to avoid sophomore slump

With all the talk about the four aces coming into the 2011 season, Vance Worley wasn’t expected to contribute much. In fact, Worley wasn’t even expected to make the big league club. However, key injuries to guys like Roy Oswalt and Joe Blanton allowed Worley to make his way onto the major league roster in … Continue reading Worley looks to avoid sophomore slump

Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

Roy Oswalt will not be starting the season with a team, and this in turn may be a really good thing. Just like Roger Clemens did in 2006 and 2007, Oswalt will start the season unsigned and offer up his services to a Major League club at the midseason point, according to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. … Continue reading Oswalt to remain FA until midseason

The Curious Case of Kyle Kendrick

Lets talk starting pitching. Everyone loves it, everyone needs it. For the Phillies, they have an overabundance of it. From established veterans like Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels to and up and coming star in Vance Worley. That fills the first four spots in the rotation, and assuming Roy Oswalt isn’t coming back, … Continue reading The Curious Case of Kyle Kendrick

Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Roy Oswalt’s next destination is still up in the air, especially with his price tag plummeting. Fox Sports’ Jon Morosi thinks the Phillies, Reds and Red Sox are all still in the hunt to land the right-hander, who’s talks with the Cardinals and Rangers has seemingly hit a snag. With Oswalt’s price being a little too … Continue reading Still a chance Oswalt returns to Philadelphia

Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

In a move to get compensation for possibly losing three crucial free agents this off season, the Phillies offered arbitration to closer Ryan Madson, short stop Jimmy Rollins and left fielder Raul Ibanez. All three have until December 7 to accept or decline the arbitration. If they accept, they will sign a one-year deal with … Continue reading Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez