Peavy in, Brand out?

22 05 2009
Peavy to the Phils?

Peavy to the Phils?

By Mike Gill

Rumors are starting to circulate around town that the Phillies could be interested in getting Jake Peavy from the Padres, while the Sixers might be ready to send Elton Brand packing to the Chicago Bulls.

There are a couple of things to determine here, first on the Peavy front.

1. Peavy does not want to pitch in Philadelphia, from what I know, he is not willing to come to Philly.
2. Are the Phillies willing to move young pitchers like Carlos Carrasco, JA Happ, Kyle Drabeck or Joe Savery? Read the rest of this entry »





Figgins a Philly?

11 12 2008

figgins

by Michael DeLuca

In the ever changing world that is the Winter Meetings, where news can literally be updated from minute to minute, is it possible that the end game in the Jake Peavy trade drama could be a three way deal involving the Padres, Angels, and the Phillies, with Chone Figgins heading to the City of Brotherly Love?  The latest word out of Vegas has the Angels as the new frontrunner in the Peavy sweepstakes.  Assuming that a third team would still be required to return a starting pitcher to the Padres, the Phils could have a legit shot at landing the Angel’s uber utility player with either Read the rest of this entry »





2008 MLB All-Suck Team

7 09 2008

by Kevin Collins

Adam Eaton is an anchor in the All-Suck Team's rotation

Adam Eaton is an anchor in the All-Suck Team's rotation

With the season winding down and some players already starting to pack it in, I’ve decided to come up with an anti-All*Star team.  This team is comprised of a player at each position, who has just absolutely sucked this year.  They may not be the worst at their position, but they should be so much better.  These players have all started more games at their position for their respective teams than any other member of their team.  Because I compiled the team this way, So Taguchi didn’t quite make the cut.  But I think I may bring him on as the bat boy.  So let’s get to the team.  I warn you, some of the stats you are about to see are pretty shocking.  It is not for the faint of heart baseball fan.

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Greg Maddux Shakes Off The Phils

30 07 2008

According to Scott Miller from CBSsports.com, Greg Maddux has informed the San Diego Padres that he would not be willing to accept a trade to the Philadelphia Phillies.  According to Miller, no trade specifics had been discussed other than Philadelphia inquiring about the the 42 year old Maddux’s availability.  Maddux has a full no-trade clause in his contract and has made no secret of the fact that he prefers the West Coast. 

As a Phillies fan, I just don’t get it.  Maddux has a 4.29 ERA while playing home games in the most pitcher friendly park in baseball.  The last season he maintained an ERA under 4.00 was 2003 and even then it was 3.96. 

Playoff contenders are gearing up prior to the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.  The Brewers have acquired C.C. Sabathia, the Cubs Rich Harden, and the A’s Mark Teixera.  If the Phillies truly have aspirations of competing in the postseason it’s time to quit tinkering and make a real move for an ace.