A Dream Come True For Savery

The road wasn’t easy for pitcher Joe Savery. In fact, the same time last year Savery wasn’t even referred to as a pitcher. But that doesn’t matter now to Savery. He summed it up with one word yesterday shortly after finding out that he did make the team: “Unbelievable.” The story is in fact unbelievable. … Continue reading A Dream Come True For Savery

Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

The Phillies made a trade today, sending utility infielder – and one time reliever – Wilson Valdez to the Cincinnati Reds for left-hander Jeremy Horst, according to Matt Gelb. Horst, 26, had an ERA of 2.93 in 12 games of relief for the Reds last season. Those were the first 12 games of Horst’s career … Continue reading Phils trade Valdez to Reds; get reliever Horst

Phils add depth with Pineiro signing

In a move to add competition for the fifth starter, the Phils signed veteran right-hander Joel Pineiro to a minor league contract and an invitation to Spring Training. It was first reported by Jayson Stark of ESPN. Pineiro, 33, pitched the last two years with the Los Angeles Angels. Last season, he was 7-7 with … Continue reading Phils add depth with Pineiro signing

Phillies send Francisco to Toronto

The Phillies recent moves in the outfield squashed Ben Francisco further and further down the totem poll. With it still understood the Phillies aren’t done signing position players, the Phillies have traded Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Frank Gailey. Gailey was born in Philadelphia and drafted by the Blue Jays … Continue reading Phillies send Francisco to Toronto

Phils trade Zagurski to D’Backs

The Phillies have sent their left-handed AAA All-Star reliever Mike Zagurski to the Arizona Diamondbacks for a player to be named later. In three seasons with the Phillies (2007, 2010-11), Zagurski was 1-0 with a 6.82 ERA in 37 appearances. He was never a consistent main stay in the Phils bull pen. Zagurski, 28, was … Continue reading Phils trade Zagurski to D’Backs

Doc to start All-Star Game

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said there was no better pitcher than Roy Halladay to start for his NL squad in this year’s Mid Summer Classic. That is why Bochy decided Doc will give the NL All Stars two innings of work in tomorrow night’s game in Arizona as his starting pitcher. Halladay was Charlie Manuel’s … Continue reading Doc to start All-Star Game

Faceoff: Clutch Starters

Question: In Game 7 of the World Series, who would you want taking the hill (Non-Phillies)? This go-around, writers Chris Bengel and Christian HetrickĀ go at it in Team to Beat’s third installment of “Faceoff.” Hetrick is 1-0 this year and Bengel is taking his first stab at the face off. Christian: Tim Lincecum Okay time … Continue reading Faceoff: Clutch Starters