Philadelphia Sports News and Rumors

Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee to Arizona Diamondbacks?

By Chris Cwik | With the trade deadline just a few hours away, the Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to acquire an ace pitcher. The Diamondbacks may have discussed a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies involving Cliff Lee and Justin Upton, according to’s Ken Rosenthal. Felix Hernandez could also be on the D-Backs’ radar. [...]

Phillies Passed on Brandon Morrow

Anybody remember when the Phillies passed on taking Brandon Morrow as part of the Cliff Lee deal with Seattle a few years back? I groaned about it then and wonder if anybody else would like to groan with me now. He is arguably the best pitcher in Major League Baseball through the first month and [...]

Phils Offer New Twist On Why They Didn’t Keep Lee

Many have argued that the Philadelphia Phillies should have traded for Roy Halladay and kept Cliff Lee rather than trade him to the Seattle Mariners.  The argument to be made is that the Phillies would have received two first round draft picks if Lee were to leave after the 2010 season since he would be [...]

Media Expressing Dissapointment In Phils Haul

Now that the details are emerging regarding the three team blockbuster between the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, and Seattle Mariners, many are beginning to express disappointment in the haul the Phillies will be receiving in return for Cliff Lee, Kyle Drabek, and Michael Taylor. I have to say I agree with them. My first [...]

Phillies Get Their Man is reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies have landed Roy Halladay as part of a three team trade with the Toronto Blue Jays andSeattle Mariners.  ESPN’s Jayson Stark has reported that Halladay is already in Philadelphia negotiating a contract extension and that such an extension would be required to finalize the deal.  Halladay has reportedly told [...]

Mets Get Another Closer

By Mike Gill (From ESPN.COM) The New York Mets overhauled their much-maligned bullpen with two big moves Wednesday, obtaining J.J. Putz from Seattle as part of a three-team, 12-player trade that gives them a setup man for new closer Francisco Rodriguez. Hours after completing a $37 million, three-year contract with Rodriguez, New York dealt seven [...]

Amaro Jr. Makes First Move as GM

By Mike Gill (From Phillies Press Release) Ruben Amaro, Jr., Phillies senior vice president & general manager, made several appointments and promotions in the club’s Baseball Operations department. Benny Looper has been hired as assistant general manager, player personnel. In his role, Looper will oversee the scouting and player development areas. Looper, 60, had spent [...]

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