Found November 26, 2011 on We Should Be GM's:
This 80's superstar dud had a .303 batting average in 3 seasons with the Phillies Triple-A affiliate in Portland, Oregon. Having near ready minor league talent the entire way across the country doesn't make sense, so it remains a head-scratcher as to why the Phils ever did it. Of course much of the 80's and 90's were one big fubar in Phillies history. Anyway, see if you can name this Phillie...

Grading Ruben Amaro’s Moves; Part One

What grade does Ruben get on the Oswalt trade? Check below. (PHOTO: AP)After taking over for Pat Gillick following the 2008 World Championship season, Ruben Amaro Jr. hasn’t been lacking in the big-moves department. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Hunter Pence – all his doing. The Ryan Howard extension was his, as well. The Roy Oswalt trade had a big impact on the Phillies.Overall,...

Black Friday Sale from Phillies Nation!

In addition to what we believe is some of the best Phillies coverage on the planet, we’d also like to extend to you some sales from our store, and from our partner, Philavania.We’re teaming up to give you some great deals. Check them out below and don’t worry about going out to the malls on a crazy day like today: $5 OFF Phillies PrintsChoose from four designs by local artist...

Glanville: Rollins must know cost of leaving Philadelphia

Free agent Jimmy Rollins must know what's at stake if he takes another team's offer

Food For Thought: The $50 Million Closer

I’ve had some time to think about this mind-blowing, record-setting closer deal that the Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon to.  Now don’t get me wrong, I completely understand why they bailed on Madson’s alleged 4-yr, $44 million deal in favor of this 4-yr, $50 million with a vesting 5th year option for Papelbon.  Just look at the track records.  Papelbon has been closing...

Phils Offer Ibanez Arbitration - What If He Accepts?

The Phillies offered some veteran free agents salary arbitration this week including reliever Ryan Madson and shortstop Jimmy Rollins. No surprises there. But the third player offered a potential one-year deal should he accept raised some eyebrows with Phillies fans. Raul Ibanez?!?!? That’s right, the 39-year-old outfielder who has battled injuries and inconsistency in his...

East Notes: Valentine, Red Sox, Nationals, Phillies

Here's a look at a few items out of the AL and NL East.. It would be interesting to see if Bobby Valentine's style would be any different after not managing in the Major Leagues since 2002, writes Ian Browne of   The 61-year-old Valentine is a finalist for the Red Sox's managerial opening along with Gene Lamont. The new collective bargaining agreement...

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