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Prospect Drew Anderson Skips Triple-A, Joins Phillies
When the Phillies traded reliever Joaquin Benoit to the Pittsburgh Pirates, it opened up not only a spot on the Phillies 25-man roster, but also the 40-man roster.   That meant the Phillies could add a player to the 40-man roster to bring him up to the big leagues, if he was not already on…
Phillies Mailbag: Shortstop, August Deals, Hoskins
Welcome to a post-trade deadline edition of the Phillies mailbag!  Each week we take your questions and then discuss them on the Sports Bash with Mike GIll, Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m.  Have a question?  Send it any time to @FrankKlose
Freddy Galvis has been on fire lately.  I...
Phillies Trade Joaquin Benoit to the Pittsburgh Pirates
In the Phillies 7-6 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday afternoon, the Phillies did not use relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit, his usual choice for the eighth inning.   After the game, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said, "You'll find out soon", when asked why the…
Phillies Use Financial Strength in Hellickson, Kendrick Deals
The Phillies made a pair of moves Friday night, shipping pitcher Jeremy Hellickson to the Baltimore Orioles and Howie Kendrick to the Washington Nationals.   In both trades, the Phillies used their financial strength to not only trade the players for prospects but to ac…
Phillies Promote Relief Prospect Therrien to Replace Neshek
With former Phillies reliever Pat Neshek now a member of the Colorado Rockies and three new prospects in the Phillies system, the Phillies have a void both on the 40-man roster and on the 25-man active roster.  The Phillies already have one starting pitcher as a member of the bullpen …
Do the Phillies Wait Too Long to Promote Prospects?
This morning, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Marcus Hayes penned a column that praised Phillies general manager Matt Klentak for ignoring fans calls to promote prospects.   In the piece, Hayes argues that there is no reason to rush any player in the Phillies system...
Phillies trade Pat Neshek to Rockies for three prospects
By Brandon Apter, SportsTalkPhilly.com Editor 
With the trade deadline five days away, the Philadelphia Phillies made their first deal. On Wednesday, after the 9-0 rout of the Astros at Citizens Bank Park, the Phils announced they had acquired three prospects from the Colorado Rockies for Nation…
Phillies Trade Deadline Mailbag: Joseph, Hellickson, Neshek
We are back once again with the 97.3 ESPN Phillies mailbag.  The mailbag is full of trade deadline questions as we are less than a week away from the July 31 deadline.  Send your questions anytime to @FrankKlose on Twitter and we will answer them on the Sports Bash with Mike Gill each Tues…
The Under-the-Radar Phillies Trade Candidate
I was wrong.  Very wrong.  The Phillies were approaching what seemed to be a real roster crunch as Spring Training was ending and the club had to find room for bench players Brock Stassi and Daniel Nava.  Time and time again, I though the Phillies would simply rele…

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