Pierre Clears Trade Waivers; Could Be Dealt By Midnight

With the trade waiver deadline ending tonight at midnight the Phillies could have one more move left in them this season. With a month left on his contract, outfielder Juan Pierre has cleared trade waivers and could be dealt before midnight to a contending team. Pierre, 35, is hitting .300 with 32 stolen bases and … Continue reading Pierre Clears Trade Waivers; Could Be Dealt By Midnight

Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

The Phillies have acquired RHP Ryan O’Sullivan from Dodgers as the player to be named later in the Joe Blanton trade from last week. O’Sullivan, 21, was a 4th round pick in 2011 and is in the Single-A. He will likely head to Clearwater. In 29 games with the Great Lakes Loons and Rancho Cucamonga … Continue reading Phillies Acquire O’Sullivan As PTBNL From Dodgers

Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel told the media today that the front office is seeking bullpen help from outside the organization. The Phils bullpen has been atrocious, everyone knows this. Even pen aces Jonathan Papelbon and Antonio Bastardo are going through a rough patch. But the main problem is a lack of depth leading up to Papelbon. … Continue reading Phils Looking to Bolster Pen

Phillies send Francisco to Toronto

The Phillies recent moves in the outfield squashed Ben Francisco further and further down the totem poll. With it still understood the Phillies aren’t done signing position players, the Phillies have traded Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Frank Gailey. Gailey was born in Philadelphia and drafted by the Blue Jays … Continue reading Phillies send Francisco to Toronto

Phillies trade for Wigginton

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com just tweeted that the Colorado Rockies announced they traded Ty Wigginton to Phillies for a player to be named later or cash. This is an incredible move for the Phillies, who had their sights set on Michael Cuddyer. Wigginton is a very similar player and would come at a much cheaper … Continue reading Phillies trade for Wigginton

RUMOR: Indians contact Phils about Victorino

“(The) Philadelphia Phillies (are) reportedly listening to offers for CF Shane Victorino, attempts to clear money for a big move.” – Rich Smith of All Sports Intel, a Twitter account for rumors. Granted this isn’t a serious source, it’s still something to think about. If the Phils do in fact intend to clear money for … Continue reading RUMOR: Indians contact Phils about Victorino

Phils trade Zagurski to D’Backs

The Phillies have sent their left-handed AAA All-Star reliever Mike Zagurski to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later. In three seasons with the Phillies (2007, 2010-11), Zagurski was 1-0 with a 6.82 ERA in 37 appearances. He was never a consistent main stay in the Phils bull pen. Zagurski, 28, was … Continue reading Phils trade Zagurski to D’Backs

Immediate Impact

Since becoming the General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies back in November of 2008, Ruben Amaro Jr. has proven one thing; his only concern is on the immediate future. Trades for Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and Roy Oswalt have taxed the Phillies’ farm system, sacrificing the team’s long term future for immediate success. Last Friday’s … Continue reading Immediate Impact

Phils Land Pence

After months of talk about adding a right-handed bat, the Phillies have finally added the piece that will put them over the top. Reports are saying that the Phillies have landed Houston Astros outfielder Hunter Pence. In exchange for Pence, the team will be sending pitching prospect Jarred Cosart and first baseman Jonathan Singleton and … Continue reading Phils Land Pence

Escalona traded for young infielder

The Phillies only had 10 days to decide Sergio Escalona’s fate. They had to either waive him, release him or trade him. The Phillies elected for the third option, sending him to Houston (or the Phillies AAA ball club) for second baseman Albert Cartwright. Cartwright, 23, hit a combined .294 with 30 doubles, 14 triples, … Continue reading Escalona traded for young infielder