Trade Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee to Arizona Diamondbacks?

31 07 2012

By Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

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 FoxSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal. Felix Hernandez could also be on the D-Backs’ radar. It’s unclear whether either player is available, however. The Mariners front office has been adamant about keeping Hernandez, and Arizona Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick recently said there was a good chance Upton will remain with the team through the deadline. CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman checked with Seattle Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, who said he hasn’t changed his mind about trading Hernandez.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies willingness to trade Cliff Lee, and the Red Sox willingness to deal Josh Beckett shows how much each team wants to restructure their finances, according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman. Sherman also notes that the New York Yankees are unlikely to make a big move. Read the rest of this entry »
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Fantasy Baseball: Paul Goldschmidt

16 06 2012

by Michael DeLuca

Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona DiamondbacksPaul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks has turned it on lately and is still available in 30% of fantasy Leagues.  Pick him up while he’s hot.  Over the last 30 days, Goldschmidt is batting .377 with 6 home-runs and 2 stolen bases, ranking him #1 among all first basemen for the time period.





Phils to Add a Right-Handed Bat and Arm?

20 07 2009

By Mike Gill

Willingham

Willingham

It looks like the Phillies and the Nationals could become trade partners and it could allow the Phillies to add that right-handed bat that they have been looking for.  Today on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey, Chuck Hixson from Phillybaseballnews.com said that the Nats have scouted the Phillies minor league games for seven straight nights.

The bat the Phillies the could be interested in…Josh Willinghman.

Willingham is heating up and is having a decent season for the last-place Nats, hitting .284 with 12 home runs.  That production would be just what the Phillies need coming off the bench.

Click here to listen to Chuck Hixson on 97.3 ESPN FM in South Jersey

In other news, according to Ed Price of the MLB Fanhouse, the Phillies sent a scout to see Arizona right-handed closer Chad Qualls throw over the weekend. 

Makes you wonder if the Phils are happy with the Romero, Madsen, Lidge tri-fecta at the back end of the bullpen.





Not So Fast Brandon

21 08 2008

by Ethan Greenberg

The baseball season is winding down and talk is brewing on who should win the CY Young, MVP, Manager of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, all that good stuff. You look at the NL Cy Young and you figure it’s gotta be Brandon Webb- a guy who started the year with win after win and has been very solid all year despite the Diamondbacks inconsistency. Webb probably only needs 2 pitches to get by because of his powerful sinker, but he throws in a few others just to fool hitters a little more. Could you imagine if the D-backs were good all year? Webb could have 21 wins by now and with that many it would rule out anyone else from Cy Young candidacy. But as it turns out, your team performance somewhat affects individual achievement awards. Read the rest of this entry »





Atrocious Attire

12 08 2008

by Kevin Collins

Last time we took a gander at the best dressed teams in sports.  Today, we are taking the opposite route.  These are the uniforms that must have been designed by Todd Pinkston when he had the sun in his eyes.  I don’t know what these teams could have possibly been thinking when they thought up some of these threads.  I really want to meet the men and women who OK’ed these uniforms at the team meetings and actually thought they were good ideas.

Sure teams want to get as many unique uniforms out there as possible.  Why? – so fans like you and me will go out and purchase these authentic, or replica jerseys to show our support for our favorite team.  In reality, its all about turning a profit.  If a  franchise can throw out a new uniform every three years, whether it be sharp or hideous, they will give it the okay, in hopes of fans buying more and more merchandise, thickening the teams’ executives’ already padded pockets.  Let’s begin.

Let me warn you.  The images you are about to see are not for the faint of heart.  If graphic images scare you, then look away and stop reading this entry.  Some of these uniforms are so awful, I can not actually rank which are worse than the others.  So instead of a top ten, I have just singled out the most awful, leaving the others unranked.  Here we go…
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Dunn Traded To D-Backs

11 08 2008

by Michael DeLuca

On July 31st, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, the Los Angeles Dodgers acquired Manny Ramirez as part of a three way trade with the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.  Ramirez has been on fire since joining his new squad and the Dodgers are just 1.5 games back of the Diamondbacks in the National League West standings.  Today, Arizona struck back, adding power slugging outfielder Adam Dunn in exchange for Dallas Buck and two minor league players to be named later.  The trade was first reported by Sports 620 KTAR’s John Gambadoro.  Dunn, is tied with three others for the major league lead in home-runs with 32 and is expected to start in right field for the first place Diamondbacks.  Prior to the deadline, there were rumblings that Dunn may be traded to the Red Sox or Rays, but neither came to fruition.