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Archive: July, 2008

Feliz Update

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 1:46 PM
I know you're looking for a trade update, but so far there is none to report. But there is an update on Pedro Feliz, who is on the 15-day DL with lower back inflammation. Feliz had a MRI on his back yesterday and was examined by team physician Michael Ciccotti. Back specialist Todd Albert at the Rothman... Read more

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 10:57 AM
Hey, anybody know when the trade deadline is? Oh, it's today? At 4 o'clock? Thanks, I hadn't heard that. Jim Salisbury takes a look at what's on the table for the Phillies, and what's not on the table. Not on the table: Manny Ramirez. On the table: a lefthanded reliever. Keep an eye on San Francisco's... Read more

Phils Were Close to a Starter, Had A Shot at Manny

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 8:58 PM
The Phillies had about an hour left before today's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline and thought they were close to a deal. Lefthanded reliever? Righthanded bat? Nope. They felt they came closest in a failed three-team trade that would have landed them a No. 4-type starter that apparently would have... Read more

Can't Make A Deal

Thursday, July 31, 2008, 6:15 PM
The Phillies couldn't make a deal before today's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, although they were close to acquiring a No. 4 or 5 starter in a three-team trade that fell through with about an hour to go. They didn't get the lefthanded relief pitcher they badly wanted. The didn't get the righthanded... Read more

That's a Relief

Wednesday, July 30, 2008, 9:52 AM
Whew. The Phillies badly needed Brett Myers to pitch well last night against the Nationals at Nationals Park. Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday that Myers is "going to have to perform well. We're trying to win our division, so we're going to try to put the best starters out there we can to win. We're... Read more

The Trade Deadline Approaches

Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 8:18 AM
Pat Gillick thinks the Phillies have a chance to make another trade before Thursday's 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. He used the words "cautiously optimistic." Can you really be cautiously optimistic? Isn't that an oxymoron? I mean, if you're cautious about your optimism, how optimistic... Read more

Say Mahay?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 3:04 PM
Could Kansas City Royals lefthander Ron Mahay be headed to the Phillies? Maybe, but I spoke with a Phillies source earlier today and he said they are not close to a deal with the Royals. In fact, he said there is no proposal on the table. That could change with the Phillies looking for a lefthanded... Read more

Eaton Optioned to Minors

Monday, July 28, 2008, 11:02 AM
First, Brett Myers. Now, Adam Eaton. The Phillies just announced this morning that Eaton has been optioned to the minor leagues. Eaton had the right to refuse the option, but accepted it. It's uncertain where he will pitch because the Phillies haven't worked out his schedule, but that should come... Read more

The Slide Piece

Sunday, July 27, 2008, 12:27 PM
Brad Lidge has one of the best sliders in baseball today. Jim Salisbury takes a look at how Lidge throws it, and why it's so effective: Lidge's "out pitch" slider breaks so unusually that some folks don't know what it is. Jamie Moyer said it looks like an "accelerated curveball."... Read more

They Met, They Talked, They Lost

Saturday, July 26, 2008, 10:55 AM
Charlie Manuel had the Phillies' clubhouse cleared at about 4 p.m. yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. He wanted to meet with his underachieving team, which is 13-21 since June 13. That's the third-worst record in baseball in that span. Only the San Diego Padres (9-26) and Washington Nationals (11-23)... Read more
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