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Archive: July, 2010

A look at the Kendrick situation, including his arbitration status

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 4:21 PM
(Updated below) Take a set of numbers. Add them together to determine their sum. Then, divide that sum by the number of digits in the set. Voila. You just learned how to calculate an average. High schoolers can do it. Middle schoolers can do it. Even sports writers and New Yorkers can do it, provided... Read more

Amaro hints trade possible by weekend

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 1:33 PM
Righthander Kyle Kendrick was optioned to Triple A Lehigh Valley today by the Phillies and righthander Andrew Carpenter was recalled from the Iron Pigs, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Amaro said that Carpenter is heading for the bullpen and hinted that a trade for a pitcher is possible... Read more

Scuttlebutt as trade deadline looms

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 7:11 AM
Phillies special assistant Charley Kerfeld was spotted in Baltimore scouting the Blue Jays-Orioles series over the weekend and followed Toronto to Kansas City for their series against the Royals. Jays pitchers he could be looking at include lefthander Scott Downs and righthanders Kevin Gregg and Jason... Read more

Amaro on Happ: "He's going to help us this year."

Friday, July 16, 2010, 2:46 PM
The Phillies have made no secret that they are looking to upgrade their rotation. The problem they face in doing so is two-fold: First, Roy Oswalt is the only top-shelf starter who is definitely available. Second, the Phillies will not part ways with Domonic Brown, their only major-league ready blue-chip... Read more

Notes from Chicago: Durbin activated and more...

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 4:37 PM
Wrigley Field is old and inconvenient and smells a lot like a college dormitory. But when the sun is shining and the breeze is trickling left to right and Lake Michigan is blue in the background, it's a perfect place to watch a baseball game. And that is exactly how we will open the second half of... Read more

Sam Donnellon chats Phillies

Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 2:40 AM
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Pitching Rotation for After All-Star Break

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 2:05 PM
Here are the Phillies' probable pitchers for the four-game series against the Cubs that begins on Thursday (they are off Monday through Wednesday for the All-Star Break): Thursday, July 15 (8:05 p.m.): LHP Jamie Moyer vs. TBA Friday, July 16 (2:20 p.m.): RHP Joe Blanton vs. TBA Saturday, July 17... Read more

Polanco nearing start of rehab assignment

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 11:47 AM
While most of his teammates will spend the next few days resting and relaxing, Placido Polanco will head to Clearwater, Fla., where he will continue working his way back from a sore elbow that has sidelined him since June 25. Polanco wouldn't rule out the possibility of his returning to the line-up... Read more

Updates on Werth, Lee, Ruiz

Friday, July 9, 2010, 7:15 PM
Looks like all of those reports about Cliff Lee heading to the Yankees were premature. Does the Rangers' acquisition of the veteran lefthander make the situation any more palatable to Phillies fans who never wanted to see him leave Philadelphia in the first place? It is hard to imagine the Yankees... Read more

Lee looks set to join Yanks

Friday, July 9, 2010, 11:52 AM
Several media outlets have reported that the Phillies turned down an offer from the Yankees for Cliff Lee over the offseason. Now, it looks like the Bombers will get their man anyway. The Mariners and Yankees are on the verge of a deal that would see the erstwhile Phillies ace join forces with the... Read more
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