Blue Jays Claim Herndon Off Waivers

Right-handed reliever David Herndon was claimed off waivers Tuesday afternoon by the Toronto Blue Jays. Herndon was the fourth Phillies to be claimed or outrighted off the 40-man roster. He is also the second to be scooped up by the Blue Jays with the other being Tyson Brummett.

Roster Moves: RP Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays; Orr, Lerud Outrighted

The Phillies shook up their roster a bit today, making some room on their 40-man roster. Starting with pitching, reliever Tyson Brummett was put on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. Brummett, 28, made his Major League debut in September, allowing a pair of hits and striking out two in his only appearance … Continue reading Roster Moves: RP Brummett Claimed By Blue Jays; Orr, Lerud Outrighted

Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Perhaps it was the clashing of personalities with manager Larry Bowa. Or maybe it was the comment made by front office member Dallas Green. Or maybe it was the desire to win that ended it all in Philadelphia. Whatever the reason was, Scott Rolen wanted out in 2002. For the next decade, Philadelphia fans would … Continue reading Misunderstood: Scott Rolen Left a Lasting Impression On Philadelphia

Series Preview: at Toronto Blue Jays

PHI: 31-34, 5th in NL East;┬áTOR: 31-32, 5th in AL East When: June 15-17 Where: Rogers Centre (Toronto, ON, Canada) Probable Pitchers Friday: Vance Worley (3-2, 3.00) vs Drew Hutchison (5-3, 4.66) Saturday: Cliff Lee (0-3, 3.18) vs Ricky Romero (7-1, 4.15) Sunday: Kyle Kendrick (2-6, 5.08) vs Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 3.87) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: at Toronto Blue Jays

Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

John Mayberry Jr was in a terrible slump heading into the final weekend of Grapefruit League play. That’s why a big weight was lifted off his shoulders in the 7th inning when he snapped a 19-at-bat hitless streak in the Phillies 8-5 loss. It was his only hit in his three at-bats, lifing his spring … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5

Season Preview: AL East

Expectations: Better than the Yankees Key Addition: 1B Carlos Pena (signed from Chicago Cubs) Key Loss: OF/DH Johnny Damon (free agent) Projected Record: 103-59 Summary: The odds on favorite to win the division, the Rays have it all: great young hitting, great young pitching, solid veteran presence. With guys like Evan Longoria, BJ Upton, and … Continue reading Season Preview: AL East

Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

The Phillies managed 12 hits, but could only plate two in their 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Lou Montanez continued his torrid spring, going 3-for-4 with a double and run scored. Shane Victorino had the only other extra base hit, a triple in the 1st inning. Cole Hamels was hit around in the start, … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

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

Bautista Bombs Phils

Twice Jose Bautista gave the Blue Jays a late-game go ahead home run and twice the Blue Jays pitching squandered the blasts during this series. But this time, Bautista gave the Blue Jays a lead with a long fly and the rest of the offense decided to tack runs on and help secure a lead … Continue reading Bautista Bombs Phils

Fireworks for the Halladay

The ovation lasted through out his warm up. It even carried to the first pitch strike Roy Halladay threw to lead off hitter Aaron Hill. But at that moment, it was strictly business for Doc. Though the outing wasn’t pretty, it was what the Toronto fans remembered most about Halladay: grit and an unwavering attitude … Continue reading Fireworks for the Halladay