Phils Acquire Sweeney From Seattle

The Phillies made a waiver wire move today, acquiring Mike Sweeney from the Mariners in exchange for cash and a player to be named later. The move came a day after the Phillies had placed Ryan Howard on the 15-day DL with a sprained left ankle. The right-handed first baseman was batting .263 with six … Continue reading Phils Acquire Sweeney From Seattle

A Legend Retires

He had the sweetest swing. He had the backwards cap. He had the video games and Nike cleats. Ken Griffey, Jr. was every kid’s role model, including mine. Today, one of baseball’s finest hung up the spikes after 22 spectacular seasons. Junior was a gift to the game. He played baseball the right way, the … Continue reading A Legend Retires

5 Teams to Watch in the AL

Yankees – They’re the 2009 World Series champions and still kept intact the solid nucleus that got them there. They traded top prospects to land centerfielder Curtis Granderson, a much better defensive asset than Johnny Damon. They also traded Melky Cabrera to the Braves for Javier Vazquez to bolster the starting rotation. With guys like … Continue reading 5 Teams to Watch in the AL


As some of you saw last week, Sports Illustrated, a once great magazine whose letting-go of Rick Reilly still puzzles me, layed another egg. In Tim Marchman’s rating, they said Ruben Amaro, Jr. was the 19th best GM in all of major league baseball. 19th? NINETEENTH? You have got to be kidding me! Before I completely rip … Continue reading 19th?

Phillies Sign OF Guzman

The Phillies signed veteran OF Freddy Guzman to a minor league contract. His contract doesn’t include an invitation to Spring Training though so he is guarenteed to start in the minors. Guzman spent the 2009 season with the Triple-A affiliates of the Orioles, Mariners, Red Sox and Yankees. He did get 10 games of action with … Continue reading Phillies Sign OF Guzman

Phils to Turn Aumont Into Starter

Highly-touted pitching prospect Phillippe Aumont, who was acquired in the Cliff Lee deal from Seattle, is going to be transformed from a reliever prospect to a starting prostpect in 2010 Jim Salisbury reported today. Aumont is a 21 year-old righty who towers at 6’7″ and has a fastball that hits around 97. He was one … Continue reading Phils to Turn Aumont Into Starter

Phillies sign Baez

  Danys Baez is a physical away from being a Phillie, according to Todd Zolecki. And according to Dave Murphy, it’s a two-year, $5.25 million deal. Like I said in the other post, this is a good move for the Phillies, who were in need of a veteran reliever. He was 4-6 last year with … Continue reading Phillies sign Baez

PRC: Raul Ibanez

Player: Raul Ibanez Number: 29 Position: LF Bats/Throws: L/R Consistency: Ibanez had a tremendous start that earned him a starting spot in the all star game. Before the break he batted .309 with 22 homers and 60 RBI’s. His numbers dropped off dramatically after he got injured in June, batting .232 with 12 homers and … Continue reading PRC: Raul Ibanez

Phillies Get Halladay in 3-Way Deal

12/16/09 3:10 pm – It’s official!: According to sources, the Phillies will hold a news conference at 5 p.m. to officially announce that they have acquired pitcher Roy Halladay from the Toronto Blue Jays and extended his contract through the 2013 season. 2:52 pm – Zolecki: Phillies officially announce that Cliff Lee has been traded … Continue reading Phillies Get Halladay in 3-Way Deal

Introducing the Phillies Draft Picks

The Phillies took two outfielders in this year’s draft. With the 75th pick in the MLB draft, the Phillies took switch-hitting power hitter Kelly Dugan. The 6’3″ 18-year old out of California has decent speed on the bases and a decent arm in the field but features some pop from both sides of the plate. … Continue reading Introducing the Phillies Draft Picks