Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

  The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with left-handed starter John Lannan. Lannan is a “low-risk, high-reward” move for Ruben Amaro, who said that was the type of player he was pursuing for his fifth starter. Kyle Kendrick will most likely be the fourth starter in the rotation now. Lannan, 28, … Continue reading Phillies Sign Ex-Nat John Lannan

Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Free-agent reliever and former Phillies Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary & Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, who was a perfect 41-for-41 in the regular season and another 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the Phillies 2008 World Series championship season, will hang the cleats up after 11 seasons in the … Continue reading Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Phillies In the Running for B.J. Upton

The Phillies are one of three teams that will most likely land free agent outfielder B.J. Upton. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Phillies and Atlanta Braves are the top two candidates to land Upton, with a mystery team also involved. The mystery team could be either Cincinnati or Washington. The Braves are said … Continue reading Phillies In the Running for B.J. Upton

Werth Has Kind Words For Manuel

WASHINGTON — Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth irritated Phillies fans last week when he faked a throw into the stands to a couple of children, claiming he was concerned with the drunk fans behind them. Today, Bob Brookover of the¬†Philadelphia Inquirer wrote a piece that should enlighten Phillies fans on Werth’s real emotions on the … Continue reading Werth Has Kind Words For Manuel

Phillies End Season at .500 With 5-1 Loss to Nationals

Nationals 5, Phillies 1 WP – Edwin Jackson (10-11, 4.03) LP – Cliff Lee (6-9, 3.16) SV – Michael Gonzalez (1) WASHINGTON — The Phillies 2012 season ended in fitting fashion: in Washington to the NL East champs with a loss. Cliff Lee went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and seven strikeouts. … Continue reading Phillies End Season at .500 With 5-1 Loss to Nationals

Ruf Homers Twice In Loss

Nationals 4, Phillies 2 WP – Zach Duke (1-0, 1.32) LP – Josh Lindblom (3-5, 3.55) SV – Drew Storen (4) WASHINGTON — In last three games against the Washington Nationals, the Phillies have scored only seven runs. All seven of those runs came from prospect Darin Ruf. Ruf hit a pair of solo home … Continue reading Ruf Homers Twice In Loss

Like It Ruf: AA Prospect’s Two-Run Triple in 2nd Leads Phillies Past Nats

Phillies 2, Nationals 0 WP – Kyle Kendrick ( LP – John Lannan ( SV – Phillippe Aumont (2) WASHINGTON — “That’s the first time I ever won and got beat.” Those were the words Charlie Manuel used to describe the Phillies 2-0 win over the Nationals Monday night. Despite Philadelphia’s win, the Braves’ 2-1 … Continue reading Like It Ruf: AA Prospect’s Two-Run Triple in 2nd Leads Phillies Past Nats