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The Red Sox could use a little depth on the corners of their infield, and Phillies infielder Michael Young would seem to make sense for them as well as other teams across baseball. So naturally, the Sox reportedly have interest in the veteran.
However, it appears that the Red Sox’ interest in Young is nothing more than just that at this point in the process. With three weeks remaining before the trade deadline, The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports the Sox still have interest in Young, but the two teams haven’t taken any talks to the next level yet.
This isn’t the first time Young’s name has been connected to the Sox. The New York Post reported in late June that Boston wanted “badly” to acquire Young, but a WEEI.com report indicated that the two teams hadn’t spoken about a potential deal for Young.
The 36-year-old is having a decent year for a Phillies team that is struggling. Young is hitting .288 with a .755 OPS to go along with six home runs and 24 RBIs in his first season with...
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Michael Young contributing to awful Phillies defense
by Scott Butler 7/7/13
The headline for last night’s blowout loss on phillies.com was “Kendrick gets knocked around by Braves.” Kendrick’s line supports that claim, as KK allowed 6 runs in 5 innings. But the more appropriate headline might be “Kendrick struggles and defense lets him down.”
The box score shows only...
On Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies placed Ryan Howard on the 15 day disabled list with left knee inflammation and Darin Ruf was called up to take his place on the roster. But could this latest injury be the beginning of Howard’s career declining right before our eyes.
Ryan Howard was drafted in the fifth round of 2001 first year player draft out of Southwest Missouri State...
Enough, for now, about the possibility of the Philadelphia Phillies trading Jonathan Papelbon.
They need to add a reliever, not subtract one.
The Phillies are in the midst of a mini-surge, even without one-time National League MVP Ryan Howard. They have won five of six to close within 7.5 games of first place in the NL East, and 5.5 of the second wild-card spot.
The Phillies are...
The Red Sox had quite the game Tuesday night, and it’s no coincidence that David Ortiz had a big game, too.
The Boston designated hitter was once again the power behind the Sox’ attack, going 4-for-5 with a homer run as Boston racked up 16 hits and five home runs on its way to its 11-8 win over the Mariners.
On top of the win, the night also marked several special occasions for...
Cole Hamels takes the hill tonight against the Nats. (Photo: AP)
It’s easy to get excited when the Phillies play like this. They take a series from the Pirates in Pittsburgh, a series from the Braves at home, and then their No. 5 starter goes out last night and dominates the team directly above them in the standings. To top it off, all of this comes against the backdrop of...
PhilliesTags: Darin RufPhilliesRyan HowardIf the Phillies make a run to get back in the post-season race, they’re going to have to do it without the services of Ryan Howard.
The team announced earlier today that an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in the first baseman’s knee; it will require surgery and keep Howard out of action until the end [...](Read more...)
Right-hander Luis Garcia has been called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley by the Philadelphia Phillies to replace struggling righty Phillippe Aumont.
Garcia had a 1.67 ERA and 11 saves in 31 appearances at three levels of the minors this season. The 26-year-old Garcia was 0-1 with a 1.37 ERA and seven saves at Single-A Clearwater. He was 2-1 with a 2.45 ERA and one save at Double...
Recently, Phillies Nation TV headed out to the Class A South Atlantic League All-Star events in Lakewood, NJ to attend the Celebrity Hitting Challenge that was held at FirstEnergy Park. The “Clawstar Spectacular”, as it was called, featured the likes of former players Matt Stairs and Dwight Gooden along with comedian Artie Lange, who were all featured in interviews on a recent...
The Red Sox broke out and in a big way on Tuesday night, as many of their fans on the East Coast slept the night away.
Boston bounced back after dropping the first game in Seattle to pound the Mariners 11-8 in the second game of the series, a game that started after 10 p.m. in the East and ended up lasting 3 hours and 44 minutes.
Part of the reason the game took so long, of course...
As the West Coast road trip continues into Seattle, the Red Sox will begin the series without star centerfielder and All-Star snub Jacoby Ellsbury.
Ellsbury will get the night off and Daniel Nava will take over to captain the outfield in Monday’s game against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners. Nava –coming off a four-hit performance Saturday against the Angels– will...
The beginning of the game was rough to watch and then the game continued to drag on, so most of Red Sox Nation missed the end of the game, but if you were one of the few that stayed up to watch the whole game you saw an offensive explosion by both teams. They combined for 19 runs and 29 hits. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Dustin Pedroia...
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With the July 31 trade deadline sneaking up, Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is still looking into making some moves. Cherington has scouts out searching for relief pitchers, right-handed hitters, and possibly a starting pitcher, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
As of now, relief is top priority. The Sox are still looking into...
Two tough losses in Anaheim have put the Boston Red Sox (54-36) in a 1-2 hole to start the West Coast road trip. Typically, a series against the Seattle Mariners (39-49) is a relief for the Sox. But for a team struggling at the plate facing one of the game’s best pitchers (if not the best), tonight is not anticipated to be a strong night.
"I feel like I just beat my head against the door for three hours." (Ian Desmond, via Washington Post, 7/9/2013)
Phillies 3, Nationals 2: John Lannan gets more revenge on the Nats (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 4 K). Why can't we get a #5 starter like that?
Hey, Dan Haren wasn't too bad in return from DL stint.
Jayson Werth's game-tying HR off Jonathan...