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

Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Candidates for the outfield have been dropping off the Phillies radar like flies the past week. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves, Angel Pagan went back to the Giants and Shane Victorino landed in Boston. And with the price tags for Josh Hamilton (likely going back to Texas) and Michael Bourn being too high, the … Continue reading Murphy: Manuel Discusses Possible Outfield Options; Names Ichiro, Ludwick, Ross

Rosenthal: Phillies Reportedly Interested In Ibanez

The New York Yankees could possibly lose designated hitter/outfielder Raul Ibanez in free agency. The Phillies are¬†apparently¬†one of the few teams interested in picking up Ibanez, according to Ken Rosenthal. Along with the Phillies, the Mariners and Rangers are interested in Ibanez. The Phillies are the only National League club on that list, which is … Continue reading Rosenthal: Phillies Reportedly Interested In Ibanez

Phillies CF Options Get Thinner As Angel Pagan Signs With Giants

The San Francisco Giants have inked free agent Angel Pagan to a four-year deal, according to Fox’s Ken Rosenthal. Pagan is the second legitimate center fielder the Phillies were interested in that signed with a different team. B.J. Upton signed with the Braves last week. Rosenthal reported on Friday that the Phillies and Giants were … Continue reading Phillies CF Options Get Thinner As Angel Pagan Signs With Giants

Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Free-agent reliever and former Phillies Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary & Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, who was a perfect 41-for-41 in the regular season and another 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the Phillies 2008 World Series championship season, will hang the cleats up after 11 seasons in the … Continue reading Phillies 2008 World Series Hero Brad Lidge Plans to Retire

Rosenthal: Phillies, Giants Going After Pagan

The Phillies pursuit of B.J. Upton failed when he signed a five-year, $75.25 million deal with the Atlanta Braves. But the Phillies pursuit of a starting centerfielder is far from over. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports that the Phillies are interested in free agent Angle Pagan, having offered him a four-year deal. The Phillies … Continue reading Rosenthal: Phillies, Giants Going After Pagan