Castilllo in Philly Experiment: Over

Filed Under (Phi player news) by mrose on 30-03-2011

Tagged Under : Luis Castillo, Philadelphia Phillies, Todd Zolecki

The Phillies have released Luis Castillo.
Todd Zolecki


That was quick

Phillies Trade News: Cliff Lee traded to the Phillies

Filed Under (Phi player news, Phi Trade Rumors) by mrose on 29-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Ben Francisco, Carlos Carrasco, Cliff Lee, Florida Marlins, Jason Donald, Jason Knapp, Lou Marson, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals

According to Ken Rosenthal and others, the Phillies have traded Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco, Jason Donald and Lou Marson to the Indians in exchange for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco.

The medical records are being reviewed, but all signs point to a completed trade

More on this as it comes available but check out Phillies Phandom for more!

Weigh in on your opinion and thoughts on this trade in the comment section!

NL East News: Halladay not being moved..

Filed Under (Mets Player News, NLEC News, Phi player news) by mrose on 21-07-2009

Tagged Under : Erika Gilbert, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays

In a tweet from Erika Gilbert , Blue Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi is quoted as saying “I think at this point its probably unlikely that we’ll trade Doc.  We’ve got to be motivated to move him, so we haven’t been highly motivated yet”

Will this slow down the rumor mill? Probably not, and we will probably never know if the Mets “declined” offer was real or what may be going on, but I for one never thought he would be traded in season anyway.

Lets see what happens on this rollercoaster.

Phillies Player News: Condrey back, Walker DFA’d

Filed Under (Phi injury news, Phi player news) by mrose on 17-07-2009

Tagged Under : Clay Condrey, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Todd Zolecki, Tyler Walker

According to Todd Zolecki’s twitter feed, the Phillies have activated Relief pitcher Clay Condrey from the DL and designated Tyler Walker for assignment.

Tyler Walker was 1-0 in 9 games this year pitching 11 innings to a 1.64 ERA, my guess is someone picks him up.

Condrey was 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 games this year (34 IP) before being injured.

Check Phillies Phandom for more Phillies news.

Breaking Phillies News: Phillies sign Pedro Martinez

Filed Under (Phi player news) by mrose on 14-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Pedro Martinez, Philadelphia Phillies, Todd Zolecki, Washington Nationals

Petey to Philly

Petey to Philly

According to Todd Zolecki’s twitter the Philadelphia Phillies have signed Pedro Martinez for 1M and a possible 1.5M Additional in incentives.   An official announcement is on its way tomorrow. I will update with more information as it becomes available.

Pedro went 5-6  with a 5.61 ERA in 20 games started for the Mets last year while battling injuries and is 214-99 with a 2.91 ERA in his hall of fame career.

NL East News: Pedro, Halladay and All-Star Starters

Filed Under (Braves Player News, Marlins Player News, Mets Player News, Nats Player News, NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 13-07-2009

Tagged Under : Albert Pujols, Charlie Manuel, Chase Utley, David Wright, Florida Marlins, Hanley Ramirez, national league east, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Roy Halladay, Ruben Amaro Jr. Jayson Werth, Ryan Braun, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Tim Lincecum, Todd Zolecki, Yadier Molina

The biggest news of the day appears to be that according to many reports, including Todd Zolecki’s Twitter, that former Met Pedro Martinez is on his way to Philadelphia.  His latest news says that the physical may not be completed until tomorrow, but a deal is expected by Wednesday.

Zolecki also speaks to different Philly players who send a message to management that they want Halladay.

1st time All-Star Jayson Werth said “”I understand all that, We won last year and we pretty much have the same team this year. If you were ever going to sell the farm I think now would be the time. But that’s just me speaking who has a short window of a career. Ruben (Amaro Jr.) and those guys are going to be there for a long time. It’s a lot to leverage, I know. But I think we’re definitely in a situation where if we did go for it, it could pay off.”

Zolecki includes quotes from Charlie Manuel and Ryan Howard as well in his article.

Finally, the starting lineup is announced and it includes five NL East position players, not bad for what most(including their own fans) label as a terrible division.  It also includes Shane Victorino who Charlie Manuel chose to start for the injured Carlos Beltran in Center field.  The lineup is as follows:

Hanley Ramirez SS

Chase Utley 2B

Albert Pujols 1B

Ryan Braun RF

Raul Ibanez LF

David Wright 3B

Shane Victorino CF

Yadier Molina C

Tim Lincecum P

Two NL East Players in final vote

Filed Under (Nats Player News, NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 05-07-2009

Tagged Under : Christian Guzman, Philadelphia Phillies, Shane Victorino, Washington Nationals

Two NL East Players have been entered into the All-Star game final vote contest. This will decide who takes the last spot on the National League All-Star team in St. Louis.

The players are the Philadelphia Phillies’ Shane Victorino and the Washington Nationals’ Christian Guzman.

You can vote by going to

Phillies Player News: Eyre Back, Escalona down

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 05-07-2009

Tagged Under : Philadelphia Phillies, Scott Eyre, Segio Escalona

The Phillies have activated Scott Eyre off the 15 day DL and sent Sergio Escalona back to AAA Lehigh.

NL East gets 5 starters and 11 total in 2009 All-Star Game

Filed Under (Braves Player News, Marlins Player News, Mets Player News, Nats Player News, NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 05-07-2009

Tagged Under : Atlanta Braves, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, Chase Utley, Florida Marlins, Francisco Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez, Johan Santana, Josh Johnson, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Raul Ibanez, Ryan Howard, Ryan Zimmerman, Washington Nationals

The Rosters for the 2009 All-Star in St. Louis have been announced, and the National League East has 11 total representatives including 5 positional starters and the Mets leading the way with four representatives.  The players that are listed are below:

Philadelphia Logo Starters

Chase Utley 2B

Raul Ibanez OF


Ryan Howard 1B

Marlins Logo Starters

Hanley Ramirez


Josh Johnson RHP

Mets Logo Starters

David Wright 3B

Carlos Beltran OF


Johan Santana LHP

Francisco Rodriguez RHP

Braves Logo Reserves

Brian McCann C

Nats Logo Reserves

Ryan Zimmerman 3B

Phillies Player News: Taschner DFA’d

Filed Under (NL East Chatter, Phi player news) by mrose on 03-07-2009

Tagged Under : Jack Taschner, Philadelphia Phillies, Phillies Phandom, Rodrigo Lopez

According to Todd Zolecki’s twitter feed, the Phillies have designated LHP Jack Taschner for assignment to add Rodrigo Lopez to the roster.  Taschner was 1-1 with a 5.20 ERA in 21 relief appearances for the Phils this year.  Stop by Phillies Phandom for even more Phillies news.