Found November 08, 2012 on Buzz On Broad:
At the current GM Meetings, Ruben Amaro seems to be communicating with quite a few people/teams.  Ruben stated that his three needs (CF, 3rd base, late reliever), has been in several trade conversations. Amaro has looked at free agency, but have been heavily involved in trade talks. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Phillies have been looking at third baseman Kevin Youkilis, along with a few other teams.  The Phillies have also signed Kevin Frandsen, also according to Heyman. Frandsen, played in 55 games as a Phillie this past season, with a batting average of .338, 2 home runs and 14 RBI's inn those 55 games.   Details on contract to come.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

MLB Opinion: Why Youkilis is the Perfect Fit in Philly

The Philadelphia Phillies need a stop gap at third base until prospect Cody Asche is ready to take over as the Phillies full time third baseman. Kevin Youkilis is the perfect solution for the Phillies and can be acquired for a reasonable price. The consensus among MLB scouts is that 22 year old Cody Asche will be major league ready for 2014. In the meantime, the Phillies need a player...

Can Ruben Amaro Jr. put the Phillies back together again?

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. will head to MLB’s GM meetings with a lot of work to do. The holes on his team have been well chronicled and after a very disappointing 81-81 season to forget, it is RAJ’s job to try to fill those holes and get the Phillies back on the winning side of the ledger. Amaro told CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury that the Phillies have engaged in a significant...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: A Ruf October

Darin Ruf went south for winter ball in Venezuela, which started last month on the 11th and runs to almost Thanksgiving.  How has he done so far? TAL’S HANDY CAPS   WELCOME, NEWCOMERS: Note:  My articles are designed to represent a baseball-man’s thinking, the view from the dugout and the GM’s box.  Most fans do not consider the budget, prospects on the radar, the stick...

Why I Love the Phillies – Robert

I love the Phillies because I grew up following the team. My late father was a Phillies’ fan and he was very excited when they were finally having a great season in 1950. He listened to the radio (and later TV) broadcasts of every game that took place when he wasn’t at work. I started rooting along as well, even though I was very young in 1950 (I was in the second grade). Then...

Upton Available; Odds Against Phillies

Upton to the Phillies doesn't seem possible. (AP) The Arizona Diamonbacks are once again shopping young, power-hitting outfielder Justin Upton in another effort to rebuild. There is a clear need for a game-changer in the Phillies outfield as questions still surround Domonic Brown, Darin Ruf, and John Mayberry Jr. The Phillies will be in the market searching for another option...

Analyzing The Phillies: Kyle Kendrick

Categories: BREAKING NEWS News PhilliesTags: Kyle KendrickPhillies2012 Expectations Kyle Kendrick was expected to be a valuable, versatile, reliable arm that could pitch in a variety of roles for the Phillies. The righthander was coming off of one of his best seasons as a pro, during which he posted an 8-6 record with a 3.22 ERA pitching as a starter and out of [...](Read more...)

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Is Getting Sued

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr has been named in a lawsuit. Armed with just a street law degree, I found it interesting that Phillies fans could file a class action lawsuit against Amaro just because of the Ryan Howard extension and the Jonathan Papelbon contract. As it turns out, the lawsuit has little to do with Amaro's incompetence with a checkbook.Former batting...

Former Phillies Coach is Suing the Team

Former Philadelphia Phillies batting practice pitcher Ali Modami is suing the Philadelphia Phillies and has Ruben Amaro Jr named as a defendant on the suit. A copy of the suit is below but basically Modami alleges that Amaro told both Dodgers GM Ned Colletti and Nationals GM Mike Rizzo that Modami was fired from the Phillies for stealing and selling memorability. Dodgers first base...

Is BJ Upton a priority for the Philadelphia Phillies?

On today's show, TMoney discusses whether or not former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder BJ Upton is on the priority list for the Philadelphia Phillies.  He also delves into all the areas that the Phillies should continue consider priorities. Forget the names Vick and Reid.  As an Eagles fan for this week, TMoney makes a plea to keep your faith! To Listen, Just Push Play! ...

Hot Stove Flashback: Free agent signings of the 1993 Phillies

In honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 1993 Phillies and their National League championship season, we review the free agent signings made by the Phillies leading up to the 1993 season. Here is a look back at the 1992 hot stove and the players signed in free agency by Philadelphia. Lee Thomas joined the Phillies in 1988 to take on the role of general manager. His success...

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. in Talks with B.J. Upton's Agent

According to a report from CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are in communications with free agent B.J. Upton's agent, Larry Reynolds. Upton is the ideal outfielder for the Phillies. The 28 year old, right handed hitter can play the field well, hit for power, and bring home runs, which is exactly what the Phillies' lineup needs in 2013. Without hitters like Hunter...

Trade Idea- David DeJesus

The Phillies need outfielders.  They have some in-house candidates (John Mayberry, Domonic Brown, and Darin Ruf), but outside help is needed.  Free agents like BJ Upton, Angel Pagan, and Michael Bourn are all being floated as ideas, but they'll come at quite a hefty price tag and each have their own pitfalls.For example- "There are a lot of reasons to like Upton, but it...

The National League Designated Hitter

Interleague play has been around since 1997, and while there are very real problems related to scheduling inequities, it isn’t going anywhere. It’s only getting more firmly entrenched in the game, with year-round interleague action on tap for the upcoming season. In fact, the Reds will open the 2013 season against the Angels, marking the first-ever interleague opener. The American...

Dustin Pedroia Says He Regrets Phrasing of Bobby Valentine Criticism But Is Glad He Defended Kevin Youkilis

Dustin Pedroia is unquestionably one of the leaders of the current Red Sox, with his views and words setting a tone for the team. That’s why it was such a mess last spring when Pedroia got caught in the middle of comments made by new manager Bobby Valentine about veteran Kevin Youkilis. Valentine seemed to suggest that Youkilis was not playing hard anymore, and Pedroia quickly...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.