Mathieson Leads Pack Sent to Minors

Scott Mathieson, along with 13 other players, was sent to the minors. Mathieson hoped to have a chance at making the bull pen for Opening Day. The others sent down were pitchers Phillippe Aumont, Yohan Flande, Drew Naylor, J.C. Ramirez, Jesus Sanchez, Joe Savery and Bill White; catchers Tuffy Gosewisch, Kevin Nelson and John Suomi; shortstop Freddy Galvis; outfielders Quintin … Continue reading Mathieson Leads Pack Sent to Minors


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?

Jays Beat Phils

The Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of some pitchers who won’t make the Phillies big league roster en route to a 14-9 win in eight innings today. The big story in this game for the Phillies was Cole Hamels’ first Spring Training start. Hamels went two innings, allowing a run on one hit, one walk and striking … Continue reading Jays Beat Phils

Manuel Misses Lee; Loses Weight

Uncle Chollie misses Cliff Lee already and wishes the Phillies would have held onto him to team up with Roy Halladay. In a perfect world, we wish it was possible. “Halladay is the best pitcher in baseball right now. Lee is a tad behind him. Of course it would’ve been nice to have both of them,” Manuel said Tuesday. … Continue reading Manuel Misses Lee; Loses Weight

MNG: Tyson Gillies

Player: Tyson Gillies Number: — Position: OF Bats/Throws: L/R Acquired: Acquired along with Phillippe Aumont and Jose Ramirez for Cliff Lee from Seattle. 2009 Stats: None. Intangibles: He’s an incredibly gifted athlete with great speed and hustle. His scouting reports say that he lacks power, something that doesn’t worry the Phillies at all. This video … Continue reading MNG: Tyson Gillies

MNG: Phillippe Aumont

Player: Phillippe Aumont Number: — Position: P Bats/Throws: R/R Acquired: acquired along with Tyson Gillies and Juan Ramirez in a trade for Cliff Lee on Dec. 16, 2009. 2009 Stats: none Intangibles: He’s a prospect and has so much potential. I talked a lot about him in the post about the Phillies wanting to turn … Continue reading MNG: Phillippe Aumont

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