July 28, 2001 |
The Phillies, trying to shore up their bullpen for the Eastern Division pennant race, acquired veteran relievers Turk Wendell and Dennis Cook last night in a deal that sent minor-league pitchers Bruce Chen and Adam Walker to the New York Mets. In addition, the Phils acquired outfielder/infielder Felipe Crespo by trading reliever Wayne Gomes and cash to the San Francisco Giants. In the deal with the Mets, the Phils traded away two promising young pitchers and acquired a pair of veterans who helped New York win the National League championship last year.
December 18, 2012 |
TWO WEEKS AGO, Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies brass arrived at the winter meetings with a formidable task at hand: After 2 months of inactivity and with 2 months before the start of spring training, management had to address the glaring holes on the roster. Panic began to set in with fans when the same brass prepared to leave Nashville with those same glaring holes unfilled. But in a 10-day span since he walked out of the doors of the Opryland Hotel, Amaro quickly and diligently has taken care of business.
April 20, 2008 |
We bet he likes Butterscotch Krimpets Think the Phillies regret not re-signing free-agent righthander Kyle Lohse? They should. Lohse, who signed with the Cardinals for a case of Tastykakes - which is what a one-year, $4.25 million deal seems like in today's inflated market - is 2-0 with a 1.48 ERA in four starts. If you're scoring at home, you could have a pretty good rotation of ex-Phils: Justin Germano, San Diego: 1.35 ERA. Gavin Floyd, White Sox: 1.40 ERA. Randy Wolf, San Diego: 1.42 ERA. Lohse, St. Louis, 1.48 ERA. Kevin Millwood, Texas, 2.42 ERA. Oh, and you could have Seattle's Carlos Silva - 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA - in reserve.
August 30, 2008 |
Pat Gillick said he wasn't too concerned. He said the bullpen's blowing five leads in the eighth inning in the last two weeks has been blown out of proportion. "Sometimes you run into a bump in the road," he said before the Phillies' 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field yesterday. "I don't think it's anything to be alarmed about. If you want to say it's something you're looking at to improve, yeah, you're looking to improve it. But as far as being alarmed? These guys have done it. " Still, the Phillies are looking for bullpen help before tomorrow's waiver trade deadline.
April 8, 2005 |
Sean Doolittle, the Shawnee High graduate who was The Inquirer's South Jersey baseball player of the year during his junior and senior seasons, is off to a strong start at the University of Virginia. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound freshman lefthander was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in his first eight appearances, including one start. In 17 1/3 innings, Doolittle had allowed just 11 hits while striking out 25 and walking five; opponents were hitting .186 against him. Doolittle, who also plays first base, was hitting .301 with a team-high six home runs in 28 games.
December 10, 2009 |
The Milwaukee Brewers landed a pair of free-agent pitchers yesterday, reaching agreements with starter Randy Wolf and reliever LaTroy Hawkins, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. Wolf's deal is worth $29.75 million over 3 years and includes a $10 million option for 2013, one of the people said. Hawkins will get $7.5 million over two seasons, the other person said. Both agreements are subject to completion of final details, the sources said.
January 15, 2009
Excerpt from a post by David Murphy on the Daily News Phillies blog, High Cheese, at go.philly.com/highcheese: THE PHILLIES got a taste of Derek Lowe in the playoffs last season. Now, they will get to see plenty more of him this season as the Atlanta Braves finalized a 4-year, $60 million agreement with the veteran righthander. It is now apparent why the Phillies never seemed to be serious players for Lowe, despite their interest in bringing the sinker-baller to the friendly confines of Citizens Bank Park.
March 17, 2007 |
Does anybody want a job? The Phillies played their 16th Grapefruit League game yesterday, a 12-9 loss to the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium, and so far manager Charlie Manuel hasn't seen anybody step forward to claim one of the available jobs in the bullpen. So far, he has seen nothing that makes him feel confident about handing the ball from a starter to a reliever come April 2. "I'm concerned about it," Manuel said, "but we talked about that in the winter.
July 8, 2004 |
Larry Bowa reclined in his office chair yesterday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, where a visitor asked him what it will take to win the National League East with four teams so close to first place. "The team that pitches the best and stays healthy," he responded without missing a beat. Could be trouble for the Phillies then. "We still have a whole half to go," Bowa replied. He said that before the New York Mets crushed the Phillies last night, 10-1, in a game delayed 1 hour, 34 minutes because of rain.