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As the Phils continue trying to resign Jimmy Rollins to a new contract, although presently disrupted by the Angels’ signing of Albert Pujols to a ten-year deal, the Phils announced their signing of Laynce Nix to a two-year deal. Nix, formerly of the Nationals, a nine-year vet, is a corner... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2011 at
Earlier today the Phils had announced that they have invited eight players in their minor league system to try out with the main team during spring training, 2012. Four of the eight players are pitchers, two are infielders, one is an outfielder and one is a catcher. Among the four... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at
The Phils have announced that they had just concluded a trade with the Colorado Rockies, getting Ty Wigginton for either a player to be named later or cash. Wigginton, who has played first base, third base, left and right field in his career, will most likely be the team’s main... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2011 at
The Phils have announced that they are adding four players from their minor-league system to their 40-man roster to protect them from next month’s Rule 5 draft. The four minor leaguers are right-handed pitcher Phillippe Aumont, left-handed pitcher Jake Diekman, catcher Sebastian Valle and outfielder Tyson Gillies. Aumont and Gillies... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2011 at
The Phils have just announced that they have resigned catcher Brian Schneider to a one-year deal. Schneider, who had appeared in 41 games in 2011, batted a low .176 batting average, with 4 doubles, 2 home runs and 9 RBIs. With that out of the way, the Phils now have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at
Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels ended up in 2nd, 3rd and 5th place, respectively, in the voting for the 2011 National League Cy Young Award, which was won by Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers, as most people had expected. Roy Halladay, the ace of the Phils pitching staff,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at
Major League Baseball had just announced who was voted the NL and AL Rookies of the Year for 2011, and the Phils’ Vance Worley had ended up in third place among NL Rookies. Worley, who pitched in 25 games for the Phils, 21 of which was as a starter, for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2011 at
According to reports yesterday, the Phils have signed former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year contract worth $50 million dollars, with a possible vetting for a fifth season that could lead to a total of $60 million, all pending on him passing a physical. If this is true,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at
Jim Thome, who had played first base for the Phils from 2003-2005, before being traded to the White Sox after the 2005 season, allowing Ryan Howard to become the everyday first baseman, will return to the Phils as he signed a one-year contract worth $1.25 million dollars, to become mainly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2011 at
Last night, Major League Baseball announced that Placido Polanco has won his third Rawlings Gold Glove Award, this time as a third baseman. His previous Gold Gloves were won as a second baseman of the Detroit Tigers in 2007 and 2009. With his win, he becomes the second man to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2011 at
The Phils have just announced that they have declined on accepting the option year of both reliever and former closer Brad Lidge and starter Roy Oswalt. Lidge, who had been with the Phils since 2008, in 2011 went 0-2 with a 1.40 ERA in 25 appearances for the team, after... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at
…that all of their coaches will be back for the 2012 season. This means that pitching coach Rich Dubee, hitting coach Greg Gross, bench coach Pete Mackanin, bullpen coach Mick Billmeyer, first base coach Sam Perlozzo and third base coach Juan Samuel have all signed contracts for 2012. I will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at
But I’m still getting over the Phils getting kicked out of the playoffs so early in the run. Hopefully I’ll have something to report either tomorrow or Wednesday. Anyway, congrats to both the Cards and the Rangers for getting to the World Series. I hope the Rangers win it all.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at
The Phils are knocked out of the playoff, as they are three-hit by Cards’ ace Chris Carpenter, losing a 1-0 pitchers’ duel. The Cards took a 1-0 lead in the first as, with a runner on third, and with nobody out, Skip Schumaker hits an RBI double, knocking in Rafael... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2011 at
The Phils once again allow an early lead to slip away as they lose to the Cards, 5-3, forcing a game 7 in Philadelphia. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with one man on, and with nobody out, Chase Utley hits an RBI triple, scoring Jimmy Rollins,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2011 at
The Phils retake the lead in the divisional series as they ride Ben Francisco’s pinch hit three-run home run, before hanging on to defeat the Cards, 3-2. The first six innings of the game featured a pitchers’ duel between Cards’ starter Jaime Garcia, who kept the Phils off-balance, while giving... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2011 at
An early four-run lead is squandered by Cliff Lee, before the Phils lose to the Cards, 5-4, evening the divisional series at 1-1 as the two teams head for St. Louis. The Phils jumped to an early lead in the first as, with the bases loaded, via a double by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at
After trailing early, the Phils’ offense roar for eleven runs in support of the team’s ace, Roy Halladay, as they rout the Cards, 11-6. The Cards took a quick 3-0 lead as, with two men on, and with one man out, Lance Berkman hits the first pitch he saw into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2011 at
The Philadelphia Phillies have finally announced their roster for the 2011 NL Divisional Series with the St. Louis Cardinals. Starting Eight: Carlos Ruiz - C Ryan Howard – 1B Chase Utley - 2B Jimmy Rollins – SS Placido Polanco – 3B Raul Ibanez – LF Shane Victorino – CF Hunter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2011 at
Should we really be surprised? I don't want to hear any more talk of the Phils getting this joke as their replacement for Jimmy.
The Phils set a pair of new franchise records in wins as they end the Braves chances of getting into the post-season, as they win in thirteen innings, 4-3. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with one man on, and with two men out, Ryan Howard hits... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at
The Philadelphia Phillies finally tied the club’s mark in wins in a season last night, as the offense romped over the falling Atlanta Braves by a final score of 7-1. With one man out in the first inning, Chase Utley hit his eleventh home run of the year to put... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2011 at
The Philadelphia Phillies won their 100th game of the season last night, marking only the third time in the franchise’s history they have exceeded 100 wins. The Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves by a final score of 4-2. The Atlanta Braves took the lead in the first inning when Chipper... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at
The Philadelphia Phillies losing streak ended at eight games as the offense exploded to score nine runs in the first four innings, as they defeat the Mets, 9-4. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hit a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at
After taking a quick lead, the Phils had a five-run meltdown by the bullpen in the third, as the Phils lose their eighth straight game, 6-3. The Phils took the lead in the second as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Wilson Valdez hits an RBI single,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at