Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Phillies met with free agent outfielder B.J. Upton earlier this week. Upton seemed to enjoy his stop in Philly, he tweeted that he is "really blown away by the love other cities are showing me right now...
Nick Swisher has declined the Yankees' one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer and Josh Hamilton has declined a one-year, $13.3 million qualifying offer from the Rangers. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com was told by agents and rival executives that the Phillies are one of the teams that could be a fit for Josh Hamilton...
Flaws. Holes. Limits.
That's what the Phillies have at third base and in the outfield.
That's what they need to contend next year.
That's right. Flaws. Holes. Limits.
Quit the hopes for signings and trades and splashes. None are expected before the first bout of general manager's meetings ends Friday -- reports are Ruben Amaro has only feelers, no offers or specifics or anything, really -- but non
The Phillies have signed Kevin Frandsen, avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Frandsen hit .338 with two homers over 55 games for the Phillies this season and will likely be a utility infielder for them in 2013...
The Phillies will decline Ty Wigginton's $4 million option this offseason.
The Phillies have a lot of younger, cheaper options around that make Wigginton and his $4 million price tag expendable. With Ryan Howard back playing first base everyday, coupled with the emergence of Kevin Frandsen as either the third basemen or top utility player, plus Darin Ruf as the back-up to Howard, Wigginton is not