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It looks like Marlon Byrd will be back in the National League East -- and with his original team.
The outfielder, who revived his career with the Mets and Pirates in 2013, is on the verge of signing a two-year deal with the Phillies, pending a physical, according to multiple reports. The deal will pay Byrd $16 million in total, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. That amount would be...Read more »
Almost every free agent has the question attached to them: “Which version of Player X is their new team getting?” With Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, that discussion is even more difficult than usual.
The good: Ruiz, affectionately nicknamed "chooch", played in 107 games every season from 2007-2012 and had an on-base percentage of .355 or better each season from 2009-2012.
But,...Read more »
Just days after logging his 1,000th career managerial win, and 780th for the Phillies, Charlie Manuel is out as Philadelphia’s skipper -- fired to be precise. He's been replaced by Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg.
Sometimes derisively dismissed as a “hayseed” for his “folksy” manner of speech and leadership – both by rival cities and inside Philadelphia – Manuel was no fool.
Manuel has a...Read more »
The non-waiver trade deadline is Wednesday at 4 p.m. which leaves teams looking to fortify their problem areas plenty of time to do some last-minute shopping. Here are the top five trade pieces on the market so far:
Cliff Lee, LHP, Phillies
Lee, 34, is displaying his typical excellent control during a typically excellent season. The All-Star is 10-4 with a 3.05 ERA in 144.2 innings and...Read more »