By Matt Brigidi Special to TTB Editor of TCL Flyers According to a report by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee on waivers and expect him to clear on Friday afternoon making him trade eligible. Due to the salary commitments owed to Lee over the next few seasons … Continue reading Cliff Lee Placed On Waivers By Philadelphia Phillies, According To Report
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
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
Five Phillies were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game but only two were available to play. NL Starting pitcher Roy Halladay and Phils starter Cliff Lee pitched the first four innings for the NL, who beat the American League for the second straight year thanks to pitching, 5-1. Halladay was perfect … Continue reading Doc is masterful in ASG outing
With one swing of the bat, Jose Bautista sent his 27th baseball into the seats on Sunday. With one swing of the bat, Bautista gave his Blue Jays a 5-4 lead over the Phillies in the bottom of the eighth inning. And with one swing of the bat, Bautista instantly put one thought in my … Continue reading It’s not you Bautista, it’s me.
Phillies fans at the ball park and on the couch stayed up through the rain delay and through extra innings, hoping for another memorable extra-inning game. But a rare throwing error by Placido Polanco allowed Tyler Colvin to score in the 11th to give the Cubs a 4-3 win. Fans have named every fifth day, … Continue reading Rare Polly blunder, Madson BS costs Phils the game
The LA Times reported this morning that nine MLB teams, including the Phillies, are in violation of MLB’s debt service rules. While other teams on the list (Mets, Dodgers, Orioles, Rangers, Nationals, Marlins and Tigers) are not surprising, seeing the Cubs and Phillies on the list is quite a shocker. Perhaps even more shocking is … Continue reading The Phillies are in debt. No, I’m not kidding.
Chase Utley, your return tomorrow could not come at a better time. Once again the Phillies offense failed to give their starter the run support he needed, as they wasted a great outing by Roy Oswalt, and were shutout by the Rangers 2-0. The abysmal offense left six runners on base and were just 1-6 with runners with scoring position. … Continue reading Phillies get shutout by Harrison 2-0
The Phillies, who have gone eight straight games without scoring more than three runs, are about to get some much needed reinforcements. Second basemen Chase Utley will be in the clubhouse for today’s game against the Texas Rangers, and is expected to make his season debut on Monday against the Cincinnati Reds after missing the beginning of the season … Continue reading Utley expected to return to lineup Monday
Same song, different verse. For the sixth straight time, the Phillies failed to give Cliff Lee the run support he needed as they fell to the Cardinals 3-1. Cliff Lee is now winless in his sixth straight start, and the Phillies have now lost a season high three straight games. The feeble Phillies lineup, that … Continue reading Phillies fail to score for Cliff Lee. Again.