Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

The Phillies couldn’t have asked for a more masterful outing from their Ace of Aces. Roy Halladay gave up two singles in the first inning, the only two hits he would allow all game as his beautiful Opening Day outing allowed the Phillies offense to get away with scoring only one run all day. The … Continue reading Doc Blanks Bucs on Opening Day

Ex-Phillie Madson to have Tommy John

Tommy John for Madson. Ligament was torn off the bone. #reds — John Fay (@johnfayman) March 24, 2012 If there was any doubt in the Phillies’ minds for opting to sign closer Jonathan Papelbon over Ryan Madson, they have been cleared. Madson, who signed a one-year $8.5 million deal with the Reds after the Phillies … Continue reading Ex-Phillie Madson to have Tommy John

Papelbon: Philly fans more knowledgeable than Boston fans

Well if this isn’t gonna make the Phillies/Red Sox series in May any more interesting then I don’t know what will: “The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball,” Jonathan Papelbon said in an interview with 94WIP’s Angelo Cataldi and … Continue reading Papelbon: Philly fans more knowledgeable than Boston fans

Phils looking at Wood as late-inning reliever

The Phillies are looking to bolster the back-end of their bull pen. By doing so, they are looking in the direction of former All-Star and Cy Young-candidate Kerry Wood. As reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnik, the 34-year-old Wood is on the Phillies radar. With Jonathan Papelbon as the Phils closer and the health status of … Continue reading Phils looking at Wood as late-inning reliever

Could Madson end up back in Philadelphia?

When Ruben Amaro offered arbitration to Ryan Madson last month, he did not think Madson would still be jobless by the winter meetings. Well that’s the case now and it could wind up hurting the Phillies. Amaro offered arbitration because he knew he would get a nice compensation from whatever team signed him. High draft … Continue reading Could Madson end up back in Philadelphia?

Papelbon inks four-year deal with Phils

It looked as though the Phillies were going to resign closer Ryan Madson but the deal seemed to fall apart. Instead they plucked former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon off the free-agent market. The deal is believed to be worth $50 million over four years. It also includes a vesting option for a fifth year. … Continue reading Papelbon inks four-year deal with Phils