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Archive: July, 2011

What will it take to land Carlos Beltran? An approximation. . .

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 3:08 PM
There are a number of factors that complicate any projection of the type of package it will take to land Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran, who is far and away the biggest name and most accomplished hitter that is known to be available on this summer's trade market. 1) Lack of supply, abundance of demand Right... Read more

Lidge gets closer

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:04 PM
Brad Lidge made what might be his final rehab appearance today, pitching a scoreless eighth inning for Lakewood in a South Atlantic League game. Lidge, who has not pitched all season for the Phillies, retired the three batters he faced with two groundouts and a strikeout. He threw 10 pitches, seven... Read more

Fox Sports: Phillies among most aggressive in pursuit of Beltran

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 6:32 PM
Some more pre-trade-deadline fodder: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, who usually has a pretty good handle on all things Phillies, is reporting that the Phils and Red Sox have been two of the most aggressive suitors for Mets' right fielder Carlos Beltran. Beltran will be owed about $6 million as of the... Read more

Orr optioned, Halladay "absolutely" will make next start

Monday, July 18, 2011, 11:43 PM
Not sure how the weather is in the rest of the country, but here in Chicago it feels like somebody turned on the sink and the shower and then shut the bathroom door. Humidity does not do the conditions justice. You could throw some peas and ham into the air and make soup. Roy Halladay was never himself... Read more

Manuel weighs in on need for reliever, need for bat

Monday, July 18, 2011, 5:58 PM
With 13 days remaining until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and his front office are scouring the majors for two primary needs: a big-armed reliever who can provide depth to the back of an injury-ravaged bullpen, and a right-handed bat who would provide some... Read more

Rollins in the lineup vs. Mets

Sunday, July 17, 2011, 10:53 AM
Jimmy Rollins is in the lineup and leading off in today's game against the Mets. Rollins was pulled from yesterday's game, and had been suffering from tightness in the back of his right leg earlier in the game. Manager Charlie Manuel, however, said those developments were unrelated and Rollins said... Read more

Victorino, Lidge continue rehab efforts

Sunday, July 17, 2011, 9:32 AM
UPDATE: Shane Victorino's day got off to a fun beginning. He hit a long fly to leftfield in the first and began his home run trot. He was rounding third when he realized that it had been called foul. He returned to home plate and walked. He moved to third on a single and scored during a pickoff rundown... Read more

Polanco to DL; Madson activated

Friday, July 15, 2011, 10:55 AM
Third baseman Placido Polanco has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with lower back inflammation, retroactive to July 5, the Phillies announced. To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, the club activated righthander Ryan Madson from the disabled list. Polanco, 35, is hitting .274 with four home... Read more

Chooch graces cover of SI

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 4:17 PM
Carlos Ruiz gets the cover treatment on Sports Illustrated this week, appearing on a regional edition. Subscribers and newsstands in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia and southern New Jersey will get the Ruiz cover. The rest of the country will get the Derek Jeter cover. The... Read more

Lee says he wants to pitch in All-Star Game

Monday, July 11, 2011, 5:35 PM
PHOENIX -- The Phillies had made it clear they would have been just as happy if Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee didn’t pitch in the All-Star Game. After all, they rank first and second in the National League in innings pitched. NL manager Bruce Bochy, who named Halladay to start, said he never got... Read more
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