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
UPDATE – According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins. In the deal, the Phillies will be sending starting pitcher Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May to the Twins. Revere will now be the Phillies starting centerfielder. Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in … Continue reading Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May
Position: Starting pitcher Age: 21 Prospect Level: Top prospect (2nd according to BaseballAmerica.com) Team: Clearwater (Single-A+) 2012 Minor League Stats: 26 starts, 10-6, 3.22 ERA, 142.2 IP, 151 K. Season in Review: Local product and former first round pick Jesse Biddle began his first season at Class A Clearwater with lofty expectations. Biddle had a very good … Continue reading Prospect Report: Jesse Biddle
Lehigh Valley IronPigs (AAA) Record: 13-10 (3rd in North Division) How the Team is Doing: Lehigh Valley went 2-4 this past week and lost two of three games against Buffalo and Scranton-Wilkes Barre. Dave Bush and Raul Valdes picked up wins in those respective games. Catcher Erik Kratz hit his first two home runs of … Continue reading Down On the Pharm: A month into the season
The Astros have a gem left on their league-worst team in Hunter Pence. Much like last year with Roy Oswalt, the Phils are looking to take Pence off the hands of Ed Wade and Astros. Pence is hitting above .300 for the first time in his career and is on pace for another 20-25 homer … Continue reading Hunter Pence Watch
Brian McCollum is an administrator at TTB as well as running his own Phillies blog, “Holly KK! It’s the Phils.” Featured today is a post and some PhotoShop skills by McCollum on his blog that he is sharing with TTB. This limited edition print features 3 Phillies prospects that could be future Phils in the … Continue reading BMac: Phillies Prospects Poster: Get Yours Today!
Seeing as last week’s inaugural Tweet-off went well, I asked five more Phillies fans five new questions and got some great responses. Here they are: Who will be the Phillies MVP off the bench this year and why? @LONG_DRIVE: I think Dobbs. I think he’ll return to where he was at in ’08 and give … Continue reading Friday Tweet-Off