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Philadelphia Phillies prospect Darin Ruf joins FOX Sports/ Field Reporter Inna Lazarev to discuss his experience at the Arizona Fall League.

Phillies trade for bench bat Ty Wiggington

If the Phillies do nothing else this offseason, they at least will have a much improved bench.  According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, the Phillies have acquired Ty Wiggington from the Rockies for cash and a player to be named later.  The trade comes with basically no risk, especially considering that the Rockies will also pay half of Wiggington's 4 million dollar salary...

Updated 2011 Phillies Payroll and Roster Projections

The Papelbon deal takes up $11 million for the Phillies in 2012.Here is a revised look at the Phillies 2012 roster and payroll projections following the  Jonathan Papelbon and Brian Schneider signings, and the Ty Wigginton trade. The numbers of the arbitration players and young players are subject to change. They are merely educated guesses.(There has been no talk about bringing...

Papelbon a "Junk Baller"?

From a post I did on More Hardball back in 2008...Being a former college athlete I'm sorta okay with that whole butt slap thing, but grabbing another dude's junk is out of line and borderline (ahem...over-the-top) gay.Yep, that's Jonathan Papelbon in the picture grabbing the crotch of Manny Ramirez. Does this make Papelbon (aka- Cinco Ocho) a "junk baller"?

Phillies Look-A-Like: Hunter Pence Sings for Coldplay in the Offseason

Patrons at Bogey's agree that Phillies' Right Fielder Hunter Pence has the look of an early 1900's ballplayer. . . Maybe there's a resemblance there-- but we have found his true identity. . .  In the off-season he sings for Coldplay under the stage name Chris Martin. . . Still not sure? Yup, there's no question!    Follow Connie...

Baseball Look-A-Like: Jonathan Papelbon was in Saving Private Ryan

Jonathan Papelbon, the Closer... ...was the Medic in "Saving Private Ryan"                        Follow Connie Mack on Facebook Listen to Connie Mack on the "My Two Cents Show" on <a href="" target="_blank" title="Listen to Connie Mack on the "My Two Cents Show"...

Tip: Boras May Have Fabricated Madson Contract

Last week, we got a tip that Rosenhaus may have been pitting (to no ones surprise) two teammates on the Eagles against each other in order to sign one of them. Now we learned he may not be the only agent in the city up to no good. Buzz on Broad has learned that baseball super agent Scott Boras may have fabricated the reported 4-year, $44 million dollar deal that was reportedly on...

Victorino honored with special day in Hawaii

Shane Victorino has always had the nickname, and now he has a holiday to go with it. Victorino, the aptly-named "Flyin' Hawaiian" on Philadelphia's roster, learned Monday that Hawaii governor Neil Abercrombie has recognized his achievements by enacting Shane Victorino Day.

Phillies Get Ty Wigginton in Deal with Rockies

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired utility infielder Ty Wigginton for a player to be named later or cash from the Colorado Rockies. The 34 year old plays third base, second base, and first base. Wigginton hit .242 with 15 homeruns in 130 games for the Rockies in 2011. He is a career .265 hitter with 158 homeruns. Wigginton will give the Phillies some flexibility in the infield...

Phillies Acquire Ty Wigginton

The Philadelphia Phillies took another step toward finalizing their 2012 team on Sunday afternoon when they traded with the Colorado Rockies for right-handed utiltyman Ty Wigginton. Wigginton, 34, has played for six different teams over the course of his 10 year career, and has spent time at just about every position -- with a concentration at third base, first base, and left field...

Phillies acquire ex-Met Ty Wiggington from the Rockies

#bbpBox_138407919917076481 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_138407919917076481 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }#Phillies acquire Ty Wigginton from Rockies for player to be named or cash.about 3 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@jonmorosiJon Morosi Ty Wiggington, as you probably know, mainly plays third base, first base, and second base. But, he can also...

For Phils and others, sports hernias a mystery

After the 2011 season, Hunter Pence and Placido Polanco both had surgery to correct a sports hernia. Preventing a future sports hernia seems to be more difficult than preventing lat or groin or hamstring strains.
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