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Ethan Martin, brought to Philadelphia in the Shane Victorino-to-LA trade last summer, will make his major league debut on Friday against the Atlanta Braves. Martin was named the #3 prospect in the Phillies organization prior to the 2013 season by our minor league expert, Jay Floyd.
Martin, 24, has had a solid year at Lehigh Valley going 11-5 with a 4.12 ERA in 21 starts. In 115 2/3 innings, Martin has given up 94 hits while striking out 107 and walking 67. The scouting report on Martin is that he’s a hard thrower at 6-2, 195. However, I’ve read/heard his fastball lacks a little movement, although his slider is pretty far along.
This could also mean Cliff Lee is not ready to start as he’s been dealing with a stiff neck. Lee’s ailment is not considered serious.
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Jonathan Papelbon is not endearing himself to the city of Philadelphia this week. In his first appearance since basically suggesting the Phillies blow up their entire roster, Papelbon allowed four hits and two runs to blow a 1-0 lead in the ninth, spoiling a sterling outing by starter Cole Hamels and saddling the Phillies with their 10th loss in 11 games. The home crowd, never one...
After last night's disgusting loss to the San Francisco Giants, the Phillies are now a season-worst 8 games under .500 as they head into the weekend. Thirteen and a half games out of first in the division, the Phillies have continued to fail at keeping it together in close ball...
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says that the Yankees offered a decent deal for Michael Young, but Ruben Amaro shot it down.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Phillies GM Ruben Amaro spoke on the phone around 3 p.m. ET Wednesday, an hour before the trade deadline, at which time Amaro confirmed what the Yankees had been reading in the media: Michael Young was willing to waive...
Pat and Corey cover the 2013 Phillies trade deadline that never was – and even discuss the merits of moving the deadline back a couple of weeks in August. They also offer thoughts on who might still be traded in August or the off-season. One guy who will not be traded, is the newly acquired Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez who the guys will introduce you to as well. We have some exclusive...
10) Just couldn't imagine life without Michael Young, since the first few months have been so magical
9) Jonathan Papelbon is just so cuddly, and clearly wants to be here so much
8) Shockingly, the rest of baseball doesn't seem to value the talent on a going nowhere team to the same extent that the team does
7) Sure they can get the same haul during...
Although uncertain, Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee could miss his start on Friday, August 2, against the Atlanta Braves. MLB.com's Stephen Pianovich reports that Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr., has not yet decided if Lee will pitch on Friday due to Lee's stiff neck.
Lee missed his last scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers on July 26 with the neck...
A sore neck resulted in Cliff Lee getting scratched from his
last scheduled start. Initially it looked like the ace would only have to miss
one appearance as a result of the injury, but as today approached there was
talk that Lee would need more time to recover from his neck ailment. That
proved the case yesterday, as the Phillies decided to push Lee’s start back to
Now that Jake Peavy and Matt Garza have found new homes, Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee is far-and-away the top starting pitcher remaining on the trade market. However, it sounds like Lee may not be going anywhere, as Jim Bowden of ESPN reports that the southpaw is not going to be traded today.
Cliff Lee is not getting traded today according to #source
Wikipedia Commons The Phillies bullpen just could not take any more of J.C. Ramirez. The team designated Ramirez for assignment for the second time in his Philllies career since being acquired for Cliff Lee in December 2009. Ramirez was 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA. Ramirez got off to a nice...
The Philadelphia Phillies have one day to decide their future. Michael Young, Chase Utley, Jonathan Papelbon, Cliff Lee and Carlos Ruiz are veterans, leaders, gold glovers, silver sluggers, clutch performers, world champions and cy youngers. But now, they are trade bait. This final day could bring a new era into Phillies baseball, or it could [...]
Philadelphia Phillies (50-57) vs San Francisco Giants (47-59)
Cole Hamels (4-13, 4.09) vs Matt Cain (6-6, 4.79 ERA)
Time: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 79, storms possible
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies still have a chance to win their three game series with the Giants on Thursday in a rubber match that features two very good but underperforming...
Philadelphia Phillies (50-56) vs San Francisco Giants (46-59)
Kyle Kendrick (9-7, 3.96 ERA) vs Chad Gaudin (4-2, 2.77 ERA)
TIME: 7:05 Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 86, sunny
Media: Twitter and Facebook
The Phillies ended their eight game losing streak on Tuesday with a 7-3 win over the Giants, and tonight they will have a crack at winning their first...
Brian Cashman failed to bring in a bat at the trade deadline yesterday, but it wasn’t due to lack of effort. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. just wasn’t having any of it, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
According to Heyman, Cashman and Amaro spoke on the phone around 3 pm yesterday – an hour before the deadline. Cashman offered to send a prospect AND pay the remaining $5...
^ This is what failure looks like. Cole Hamels pitched eight great innings, but it was not enough as the San Fransisco Giants rallied for two runs in the ninth to stun the Phillies Thursday night in Philly's 2-1 loss. Hamels (4-13) and opposing starter Matt Cain (7-6) both came...
Today at 4 PM is the trade deadline. The rumors are swirling. Post will be updated periodically.
- Cody Asche was called up yesterday, in what people thought could be a precursor to a Michael Young trade.
- One “source” says Cliff Lee will not be traded.
- Michael Young is now said to be willing to waive his NTC to go to Boston.