Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

Hunter Pence-sylvania

by Todd Zolecki on mlb.com Hunter Pence had heard the speculation he could be traded to Philadelphia, so he approached Roy Halladay earlier this month at the All-Star Game in Phoenix and asked him about everything Philly. Halladay happily obliged. “I didn’t think of it as a sales pitch at the time, but I think [...]

Oswalt Leaves Phils

By Matt Snyder Phillies starting pitcher Roy Oswalt has left his team due to personal reasons, it was revealed early Wednesday afternoon. Amidst questions and speculation, the Phillies public relations department released a statement to let everyone know why Oswalt left. It reads as follows: “There has been a tremendous amount of tornado activity near [...]

Philadelphia Phillies Extend Ruben Amaro Jr.

By Ben Nicholson-Smith at mlbtraderumors.com Now that they’ve locked their manager up, the Phillies have moved on to the front office.  The Phillies and GM Ruben Amaro Jr. have finalized a contract extension, according to Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  (Twitter link) The Phillies promoted Amaro to GM after Pat Gillick retired following the [...]

Cliff Lee Reaches Deal With Phillies

Cliff Lee has reached a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, pending a physical, according to multiple sources.  Just hours ago it was reported that the Phillies had become serious suitors in the Lee sweepstakes after weeks of speculation focused on whether Lee would join the Yankees or remain with the Rangers.  Many sources had reported [...]

Phillies Trade For Roy Oswalt: Oswalt still must approve

The Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros have reached an agreement with the Houston Astros. The deal for Oswalt is believed to be in exchange for three players including J.A. Happ, minor league right hander Vance Worley, and another (currently unknown) minor leaguer. None of these details have yet been confirmed. Happ, who just returned to [...]

Phillies: Interest In Upton, Oswalt Holds Up Trade

According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of mlbtraderumors.com, Roy Oswalt is using his no trade clause to attempt to leverage the Phillies into picking up his $16 million option for 2012. The Phils have balked and this is why a trade has not yet been consumated between the Phillies and Astros. In addition, Smith says that the [...]

A Few More Names To Add To Phils Trade Watch

Christmas in July officially came yesterday for all Americans, and especially Major League Baseball teams seeking an upgrade over their current roster. Some moves will be nondescript, but can prove to be fruitful down the stretch. Such moves as acquiring Joe Blanton or Matt Stairs can prove to be very valuable down the stretch run [...]

Phillies: Untouchable?

by Michael DeLuca Bill Conlin of the Philadelphia Daily News made a strong argument in his Friday article for Phillies GM Ruben Amaro to declare Reading prospect Michael Taylor off limits in trade talks. Says Conlin, “Just build a moat around Michael Taylor. Put him off-limits. Declare him a future Philly landmark. Buy him a [...]

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