Philadelphia Phillies: Michael Young Trade Must Happen Soon

Michael Young

Michael Young was a stop-gap option for the Philadelphia Phillies this season. As the divide between realistic playoff possibilities and the July 31 trade deadline becomes more apparent by the day, it’s a very safe bet that this 14-year veteran will […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Carlos Ruiz To Ride The ‘Chooch-Chooch’ Train?

Carlos Ruiz

If the Philadelphia Phillies continue to float around the .500 line in July, general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. will have many difficult decisions to make. One of them will be trading Carlos Ruiz. Yes, that last statement didn’t offer a […]

Philadelphia Phillies: The Inevitable End Has Almost Arrived

Jonathan Papelbon - Howard Smith - June 13, 2013

Philadelphia Phillies: Latest Trade Creates Flexibility

Charlie Manuel

The Philadelphia Phillies‘ acquisition of Cleveland Indians‘ veteran infielder John McDonald isn’t earth-shaking. But, it does set up an interesting roster decision that will be made by June 28. Who will general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. remove from his 25-man […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley Trade Seems Inevitable This Summer

Chase Utley

Chase Utley became one of the main baseball men during the Philadelphia Phillies‘ second ‘Golden Era’. But, good days do come to an end at some point. The same is true for great days as well. Larry Bowa knew that […]

Philadelphia Phillies Will Defy Baseball gods if Cliff Lee is Dealt

Cliff Lee

Baseball is one of the denominations within the North American sports’ religion. A variety of souls within that zeitgeist are screaming that Cliff Lee might be dealt by Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. Would this front office pastor […]

MLB Injuries: Philadelphia Phillies Reeling From Mike Adams’ Loss

Mike Adams

The Philadelphia Phillies‘ pitching staff already ranks twenty-fifth in the major leagues with a 4.26 ERA. The underperformance and now loss of eighth inning-man Mike Adams to another injury upsets whatever remaining bullpen dreams the organization was clinging to. General […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Ruben Amaro Knows What Should Be Done

Ruben Amaro

The Philadelphia Phillies are stuck in traffic on the Schuylkill Expressway and as all locals know, they aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. is driving this red Rolls-Royce limousine, so he knows exactly what must be […]

Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley’s Influence Can’t Be Measured

Chase Utley

Sabermetrics don’t measure everything and everyone’s ‘gut feel‘ isn’t strong enough to predict the future of anything with complete accuracy. That statement sets the tone as the Philadelphia Phillies welcome Chase Utley back tonight for their home game against the […]

Philadelphia Phillies’ Fans’ Opinions Formed Through Observation

Ruben Amaro Jr.

Ruben Amaro, Jr. should trade Jonathan Papelpon to the Boston Red Sox because they need a closer and that’s where he came from. That team has so much money that they would probably take Ryan Howard in the deal as […]

Philadelphia Phillies: 6 Players Who Have Trade Value

Jonathan Papelbon - Howard Smith - May 29

Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley’s Final Swings To Be Seen?

Chase Utley

Chase Utley was generating decent offensive numbers before a strained right oblique caused him to be placed on the Philadelphia Phillies‘ disabled list in the latter part of May. Because this is the final guaranteed year of his contract, hardcore fans […]