Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

It was made official Sunday morning that the Phillies acquired 3B Michael Young and cash from the Texas Rangers for reliever Josh Lindblom and prospect Lisalverto Bonilla. It was a good fit for both teams, with the Phillies needing a third baseman and Young wanting to continue to compete as he waived his no trade … Continue reading Evaluating the Michael Young Trade

Manuel Evaluates Future; Will Wait At End of 2013

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies made news the past day with all their shuffling of the coaching staff. And though he’s on for 2013, Charlie Manuel has become a hot topic. With Ryne Sandberg waiting in the wings to be a Major League manager soon, and preferably in Philadelphia, Manuel talked about his plans after 2013 … Continue reading Manuel Evaluates Future; Will Wait At End of 2013

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

Game 21: Supporting Joe

The last outing for Joe Blanton wasn’t a glamorous one. The Phillies right-hander was whacked around in a 6-1 loss to the Padres,¬†giving up six runs, three earned, on seven hits. Blanton (1-3, 4.34) will look to bounce back in his fourth start of the season against the Cubs. Not only is Blanton looking to … Continue reading Game 21: Supporting Joe

Manuel: “It’s been a while since we’ve played this bad”

Charlie Manuel has obviously got to be frustrated with his offense’s performance. It isn’t a worried expression from Manuel or his team said Jimmy Rollins but pure frustration. The Phillies dropped their Sunday afternoon game to the Padres, 6-1, which was the 10th time in their first 16 games they failed to score more than … Continue reading Manuel: “It’s been a while since we’ve played this bad”

Phils re-introduce Jim Thome

At 3:30 ET, the Phils re-introduced former slugger Jim Thome to their team. In the presser, he talked about how quick the Phils called him, playing under Charlie Manuel once again, playing first and pinch hitting. Dressed in a dapper suit, Thome had a smile on his face throughout most of the press conference. The … Continue reading Phils re-introduce Jim Thome