Immediate Impact

Since becoming the General Manager of the Philadelphia Phillies back in November of 2008, Ruben Amaro Jr. has proven one thing; his only concern is on the immediate future. Trades for Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, and Roy Oswalt have taxed the Phillies’ farm system, sacrificing the team’s long term future for immediate success. Last Friday’s … Continue reading Immediate Impact

Phils Land Pence

After months of talk about adding a right-handed bat, the Phillies have finally added the piece that will put them over the top. Reports are saying that the Phillies have landed Houston Astros outfielder Hunter Pence. In exchange for Pence, the team will be sending pitching prospect Jarred Cosart and first baseman Jonathan Singleton and … Continue reading Phils Land Pence

Phillies Take Opener in Spectacular Fashion

For seven innings, the Philadelphia Phillies showed no life. Brett Myers had his former team baffled with an efficient 85-pitch game, allowing only one earned run. In typical Phillies fashion, they made some late-inning noise. Roy Halladay looked as if he was in post-season for through the first few innings. His pitches were pin-point and … Continue reading Phillies Take Opener in Spectacular Fashion

Series Preview: Astros

Phillies (2-1) at Houston Astros (0-3) When: April 9-11 Where: Minute Maid Park Probable Pitchers Fri: J.A. Happ vs. Bud Norris Sat: Jamie Moyer vs. Felipe Paulino Sun: Roy Halladay (1-0; 1.29) vs. Roy Oswalt (0-1, 4.50) Hot (last series): Ryan Howard – .400 (6-for-15), 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 6 RBI Not (last series): Raul Ibanez – .091 (1-for-11), 3 … Continue reading Series Preview: Astros