Jake Thompson dealt by Phillies to Milwaukee Brewers

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'aXtj8SabTANzALlM-lzL5w',sig:'5sMm5IsedsRN2_zMIe-qScHD-eq3Qu_kWWM5WkLJlaY=',w:'594px',h:'441px',items:'858741362',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsJake Thompson dealt from Phillies to Milwaukee BrewersThe Philadelphia Phillies “traded” pitcher Jake Thompson to the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. In exchange the Phillies received…cash. Not an intriguing prospect named “Cash”, just plain cash, as in money.In effect, the Phillies sold Thompson to a National League Wildcard playoff rival. There is … Continue reading Jake Thompson dealt by Phillies to Milwaukee Brewers

Finally emerging as an everyday starter, Nick Williams catches fire with Phillies

Williams finally breaking out as an everyday playerFormer Phillies 2008 World Series hero Cole Hamels was traded last night for the second time in three years. The now 34-year-old lefty went from the Texas Rangers to the Chicago Cubs for a couple of lightly regarded prospects in what was more of a salary dump by Texas than anything … Continue reading Finally emerging as an everyday starter, Nick Williams catches fire with Phillies

Nick Williams promoted to big leagues by Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are promoting outfield prospect Nick Williams for his first big league opportunity this weekend.The promotion for Williams comes as a direct response to left fielder Howie Kendrick being placed on the Disabled List. The hamstring injury disables the nearly 34-year old for a second time already this season. Kendrick previously was out of the lineup from mid-April … Continue reading Nick Williams promoted to big leagues by Phillies

Jerad Eickhoff should be a long term workhorse in Phillies rotation

The surprising Eickhoff looks like a long term mid-rotation starterAt the 2015 MLB trade deadline, the Philadelphia Phillies shipped their ace starting pitcher Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers.It was a crucial deal for the Phillies rebuilding program, coming as the team was dismantling the 2008 world champions and moving on from a core that had captured … Continue reading Jerad Eickhoff should be a long term workhorse in Phillies rotation

Phillies 2017: Rotation Depth a Strength, But There’s No Ace

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially begun the six-week spring training process down in Clearwater, Florida. One of the likely areas of strength for this year’s version of the Fightin’ Phils would appear to be the starting pitching rotation.A pair of veteran arms on short-term deals, a bulldog surprise, and a handful of talented youngsters give the club … Continue reading Phillies 2017: Rotation Depth a Strength, But There’s No Ace