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

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Game 145: Playing Time For Ruf?

HOUSTON — Nearly a week has passed and the Phillies have yet to turn Double-A outfield prospect Darin Ruf loose on Major League hitting. The fans on Twitter have been growing a bit restless at this notion, and deservedly so. But they also have to remember that Ruf, despite being 26, has never faced hitting above the … Continue reading Game 145: Playing Time For Ruf?

Game 129: Lineup Sees More Frandsen; Brown Returns

FRANDSEN OPENING EYES — Despite Placido Polanco being healthy, Kevin Frandsen is still getting the lion’s share of the starts at third base. Frandsen will get the call at third base once again on Tuesday night against the New York Mets. It is his ninth start in the past 11 games. Frandsen has given Charlie Manuel … Continue reading Game 129: Lineup Sees More Frandsen; Brown Returns

Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

PHI: 37-47, 5th in NL East; ATL: 43-39, 3rd in NL East When: July 6-8 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35) vs Tim Hudson (6-4, 3.87) Saturday: Joe Blanton (7-7, 4.85) vs Tommy Hanson (9-5, 3.70) Sunday: Vance Worley (4-5, 3.46) vs Jair Jurrjens (2-2, 5.19) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Atlanta Braves

Ryan Howard Will Be Activated Friday

Excited to be back in Philly tomorrow. — Ryan Howard (@ryanhoward) July 6, 2012   PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies will be getting back their star slugger. Ryan Howard tweeted that he will be back in Philadelphia tomorrow. General manager Ruben Amaro said Howard will likely start against the Braves Friday night. It will be the … Continue reading Ryan Howard Will Be Activated Friday