Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

The Phillies made a trade today, sending utility infielder – and one time reliever – Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Jeremy Horst, according to Matt Gelb. Horst, 26, had an ERA of 2.93 in 12 games of relief for the Reds last season. Those were the first 12 games of Horst’s career … Continue reading Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

Phils, Hamels avoid arbitration

The Phillies have reached an agreement with left-hander Cole Hamels on a one-year contract worth $15 million. Hamels is coming off his best year in the majors as he went 14-9 with a 2.79 ERA and 194 strikeouts. He finished fifth in the Cy Young vote. He is set to become a free agent after this season … Continue reading Phils, Hamels avoid arbitration

Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

The Phillies tendered their four arbitration eligible players at midnight on Tuesday. Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Kyle Kendrick and Wilson Valdez will all have contracts for the 2012 season because all four are arbitration eligible. Many believe that Hamels will have a nice fat contract extension before the start of next season. Pence could find … Continue reading Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

The beautiful thing about sports is that you’re never going to know what to expect. As a player, coach or fan, the game is built on mostly skill. But factored into that equation is a thing called luck. Like it or not, the luck factors into the bizarre and the bizarre factors into the shock … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

Series Preview: at Houston Astros

PHI: 94-49, 1st in NL East; HOU: 49-97, 1st in NL Central When: September 12-14 Where: Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX) Probable Pitchers Monday: Roy Oswalt (7-8, 3.72) vs Brett Myers (4-13, 4.66) Tuesday: Cole Hamels (14-7, 2.60) vs J.A. Happ (5-15, 5.77) Wednesday: Roy Halladay (17-5, 2.44) vs Bud Norris (6-9, 3.78) Broadcast Info … Continue reading Series Preview: at Houston Astros

6 in 6th leads Phils to win

By the way the hometown Milwaukee crowd was cheering in the early parts of the game, you would think the Packers were scoring their touch downs at Miller Park and not Lambeau Field. There was a six-spot put up on the board at Miller Park, but it did not come by way of the home … Continue reading 6 in 6th leads Phils to win

Hamels looks sharp after settling in

Cole Hamels was throwing fire in Cincy this past Monday. Though that wasn’t the case tonight against the Marlins, he still looked sharp in the final four innings of his second start coming off a shoulder injury. Unfortunately for the rest of the pitching, their nights didn’t go as well. The Marlins jumped all over … Continue reading Hamels looks sharp after settling in