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 tender their four arbitration-eligible players

The Phillies tendered their four arbitration eligible players at midnight on Tuesday. Cole Hamels, Hunter Pence, Kyle Kendrick and Wilson Valdez will all have contracts for the 2012 season because all four are arbitration eligible. Many believe that Hamels will have a nice fat contract extension before the start of next season. Pence could find … Continue reading Phils tender their four arbitration-eligible players

2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

The beautiful thing about sports is that you’re never going to know what to expect. As a player, coach or fan, the game is built on mostly skill. But factored into that equation is a thing called luck. Like it or not, the luck factors into the bizarre and the bizarre factors into the shock … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #1 Baez, Valdez unlikely relief heroes for Phils

Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

PHI: 83-46, 1st in NL East; CIN: 67-66, 3rd in NL Central When: August 29-September 1 Where: Great American Ballpark (Cincy, OH) Probable Pitchers Monday: Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.62) vs Homer Bailey (7-5, 4.44) Tuesday: Roy Halladay (15-5, 2.56) vs Bronson Arroyo (8-10, 5.02) Wednesday: Cliff Lee (14-7, 2.71) vs Dontrelle Willis (0-3, 4.10) Thursday: … Continue reading Series Preview: at Cincinnati Reds

Roy-Freshing: Oswalt K’s season-high 9 in win

Ryan Zimmerman punched the Phillies’ gut with a walk-off grand slam Friday night, but in typical Phillies fashion, they bounced back and took down the Nationals on, what I guess you could call ‘the road.’ It took until the fourth inning for a team to tally a run tonight’s game at Nationals Park, when Wilson … Continue reading Roy-Freshing: Oswalt K’s season-high 9 in win

You will never see this again

Last year I told my father that I would never witness anything like we just did again. That conversation came on the drive home from the Phils 16-inning loss to the Houston Astros last August. Ryan Howard almost killed an ump, Roy Oswalt played left field and Raul Ibanez played first. Boy was I wrong. … Continue reading You will never see this again

He Val-does it all!

The game went 19 innings. Wilson Valdez and Danys Baez look like heroes. Write a script better than this one. I dare you. In a game that seemed as though it would never end, Raul Ibanez sent Phillies fans home happy. With the bases loaded with one out in the 19th inning, Ibanez connected on … Continue reading He Val-does it all!