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

Phillies Sign RHP Zach Miner

According to Fox’s Jon Morosi, the Phillies have signed right-hander Zach Miner to a Minor League contract, including an invitation to Spring Training. Miner, 30, hasn’t played in the Majors since the 2009 season. He had Tommy John surgery in 2010 and has pitched in the Tigers farm system ever since. In 157 Major League … Continue reading Phillies Sign RHP Zach Miner

Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young

UPDATE — The Phillies have acquired 3B Michael Young from the Texas Rangers. The Phillies sent RHP Josh Lindblom and Minor League pitcher¬†Lisalverto¬†Bonilla to Texas for Young. Texas is expected to pay a sizable chunk of the $16 million owed to Young, who is 36. In 74 games with the Dodgers and Phillies, Lindblom posted … Continue reading Phillies Trade Lindblom, Bonilla for Michael Young

Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Charlie Manuel wanted a centerfielder who can catch and cover ground, naming Michael Bourn as his first example. Ruben Amaro got his manager the next best thing, and at a much cheaper price than the supposed $18 million a year Bourn wants. The Phillies acquired 24-year-old centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange … Continue reading Evaluating the Ben Revere Trade

Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

UPDATE – According to MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins. In the deal, the Phillies will be sending starting pitcher Vance Worley and top pitching prospect Trevor May to the Twins. Revere will now be the Phillies starting centerfielder. Worley went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in … Continue reading Phillies Acquire OF Ben Revere From Twins; Trade Vance Worley, Trevor May

Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections

In the 1st round (15th overall) in the Rule 5 Draft, the Phillies selected outfielder Ender Inciarte from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Inciarte was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Diamondbacks in 2008. The former Diamondbacks prospect hit .293 for the South Bend Silver Hawks (Class A). Inciarte hit one home run and 30 … Continue reading Phillies Make a Pair of Rule 5 Selections

Phillies in serious talks for Michael Young

UPDATE — According Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Phillies are moving closer to a deal for Michael Young. Heyman indicates that the Texas Rangers would need to pay $10 million of the $16 million that is owed to Young. It sounds as though Young is heavily considering waiving his no-trade clause. Plus, the Rangers want … Continue reading Phillies in serious talks for Michael Young