Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

It was made official Sunday morning that the Phillies acquired 3B Michael Young and cash from the Texas Rangers for reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla. It was a good fit for both teams, with the Phillies needing a third baseman and Young wanting to continue to compete as he waived his no trade … Continue reading Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

Shane Victorino Signs With Boston; Justin Uptin Rumors Squashed

Despite not being high up on Ruben Amaro’s list of center field candidates, Shane Victorino is off the board. According to numerous reports, Victorino has agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won’t announce the deal until Victorino passes a physical. Victorino was traded to the Dodgers … Continue reading Shane Victorino Signs With Boston; Justin Uptin Rumors Squashed

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 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

IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

ALLENTOWN, PA — The Phillies weren’t the only team in their organization that did a little bit of shuffling at the trade deadline. With the addition of some prospects, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Phillies moved some guys around to make room for the return the Phillies got for Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino. … Continue reading IronPigs, R-Phils Shuffle Includes Sanches, Valle

Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers

UPDATE —¬†Shane Victorino has officially been traded to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher Ethan Martin. ORIGINAL — Shane Victorino’s tenure as a Phillie may officially end by 4 PM today. The Los Angeles Dodgers are working on a deal with the Phillies that will send Victorino to Hollywood. In Jayson … Continue reading Phillies Trade Victorino to Dodgers

Phillies Call Up Domonic Brown

With Shane Victorino on his way to Los Angeles, the Phillies have called up outfielder Domonic Brown from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Brown was scratched from today’s noon lineup and is currently on his way to Washington D.C. to meet up with the team. In 60 games with the IronPigs, Brown was hitting .286 with 13 … Continue reading Phillies Call Up Domonic Brown

Murphy: D’Backs Interested In Lee; Upton Could Be In Deal

Another possible suitor for Cliff Lee has surface, at it comes from the desert. The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly interested in Cliff Lee according to David Murphy of the¬†Daily News. If the Diamondbacks want Lee, expect 24 year-old outfielder Justin Upton to be the centerpiece of that deal, especially with Shane Victorino likely out the … Continue reading Murphy: D’Backs Interested In Lee; Upton Could Be In Deal

Braves Sweep Phillies With 6-2 Win

Braves 6, Phillies 2 WP – Tim Hudson (10-4, 3.68) LP – Roy Halladay (4-6, 4.33) ATLANTA — The lack of consistency in the second half is killing the Phillies. The Phils followed up a four-game winning streak, and sweep of the Brewers, by getting swept by division foe Atlanta Braves. Again the offense couldn’t … Continue reading Braves Sweep Phillies With 6-2 Win

8th Inning Rally Gives Phils 7-6 Win Over Brewers

Phillies 7, Brewers 6 WP – Michael Schwimer (1-1, 4.01) LP – Kameron Loe (4-4, 4.04) SV – Jonathan Papelbon (22) PHILADELPHIA — There is a bit of swagger left in the Phillies tank and it showed again. Looking like a completely different team, the Phillies showed no lead is safe. They scored six runs … Continue reading 8th Inning Rally Gives Phils 7-6 Win Over Brewers