Figgins a Philly?

11 12 2008


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 »


Writing Checks His Rear End Can’t Cash

28 08 2008

by John Ryan

There once was a boy who’s father drove a cab in New York City just to support his family.  The boy was Pedro.  Pedro Alvarez;  gifted baseball player and former millionaire.  Former because his agent, Scott Boras, decided six million dollars wasn’t good enough.  Alvarez, who agreed to his contract at the eleventh hour and fifty-ninth minute with Pittsburgh’s brass, reneged when Boras convinced the player that six million wasn’t enough.  Why wasn’t it enough? It wasn’t enough because someone in the draft got 6.3 million, and so is life as a Boras client.  Read the rest of this entry »

Greg Maddux Shakes Off The Phils

30 07 2008

According to Scott Miller from, 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.