Found October 25, 2011 on
We all have good memories of the days Jamie Moyer spent in a Phillies uniform.
He won 56 games and a World Series ring in his four-plus years with the club and generated plenty of publicity for the fact that he was winning those games at an age that normally finds men in uniform as part of the coaching staff rather than as an active player. When he blew out his elbow in July of 2010 and wound up needing Tommy John Surgery, it felt pretty safe to assume that he'd fashioned his final memory on a big league mound.
Well, you know what they say about assuming. Moyer told Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com that he has designs on pitching during the 2012 season. Moyer thinks his arm is sound enough that he could go out on a minor league rehab assignment right now and says that there are no signs that he's pushing himself too hard.
"All I can do is offer a chance to come evaluate me," Moyer said. "Some clubs will say, ‘He’s 49 years old,’ but some will say, 'Let’s gi...
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By Kirsten Swanson
Imagine never hearing the beginning notes of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir when Chase Utley makes his way to the plate or never hearing Harry Kalas call a homerun. Imagine never being able to stand up and sing “Take me out to the Ballgame” during the seventh inning stretch.
While these are things that most of us don’t think twice about, they are things that someone...
The Phillies made their first significant moves of their offseason today, declining club options on starting pitcher Roy Oswalt and reliever Brad Lidge.
Oswalt was due to make $16 million, and Lidge was set to take in $12.5 million. The Phillies will instead pay the two former Astros buyouts of $2 million and $1.5 million respectively. [...]
The Phillies have declined the 2012 options for pitchers Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge.
Ruben Amaro, Jr. is making a pretty big mistake right now.
Don't worry, he hasn't offered Jimmy Rollins a 10-year ironclad contract and he isn't offering to trade Cliff Lee for Adam Eaton. The Phillies general manager's mistake is choosing to do something else with his idle hours instead of watching the World Series.
In a radio interview Monday (brought to our...
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Longevity – 5
Bender pitched 14 seasons in Philadelphia, 12 for the A’s and 2 for the Phillies. His 2,837.2 IP over that time frame is bested city-wide only by Eddie Plank, Steve Carlton and Robin Roberts.
Peak – 3
Bender was really, really good for a really, really long time, but...