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Blown Lead Results in Tie for Phils

Cliff Lee pitched a solid four innings, as the Phillies played to a 7-7 tie Sunday. He gave up five hits and one run, but was on point all day. Joe Savery relieved him, and gave up one run in two innings. Jeremy Horst and Brian Sanches pitched the 7th and 8th, giving up just one run combined.With the score 7-3 heading into the 9th, Frank Gailey came on to finish the game, only he...
Via Phillies Nation
April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Ben Francisco reunited with Phillies

The Phillies traded Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays on Dec. 12 for Minor League left-hander Frank Gailey. They essentially made the move because they had no spot for Francisco at his salary. He made $1.175 million last season, and as the Phillies move closer and closer to the $178 million luxury tax threshold, it made little sense to keep him with Shane Victorino in center field...
Via Philly Sports Live
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Broad Street Radio Episode 12: Frank Gailey Interview, Flyers Talk

Frank Gailey, newly accquired pitcher for the Phillies, will join us live on Broad Street Radio to talk about coming back to Philadelphia (his hometown). We will also discuss the terrible news about Claude Giroux, the latest from the Jerry Sandusky hearing, and the upcoming Winter Classic. Click here to listen to today's show.
Via Buzz On Broad
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Morning Buzz: Traveling Fans Edition

Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles It's now been two days since the Eagles beat the Dolphins, and I still find it beyond cool how Dolphins Eagles fans were in Miami. Watching the game on television, it was clear as day that the Eagles fans were louder. Up to this point, the season has been a disaster. It doesn't matter. This city and these fans stand behind the franchises...
Via Buzz On Broad
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Farewell Benny Fran

Ben Francisco has been traded to the North Pole. Okay, not really, just Toronto. The Blue Jays sent a 26 year old left-handed reliever to the Phillies in exchange. Francisco batted .259/.732 in 3 seasons in Philly. If you recall, he was the "throw-in" on the Cliff Lee/Indians trade. Interesting note- his closest comparison according to Baseball-Reference is Wes Chamberlain...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Farewell Benny Fran

Ben Francisco has been traded to the North Pole. Okay, not really, just Toronto. The Blue Jays sent a 26 year old left-handed reliever to the Phillies in exchange. Francisco batted .259/.732 in 3 seasons in Philly. If you recall, he was the "throw-in" on the Cliff Lee/Indians trade. Interesting note- his closest comparison according to Baseball-Reference is Wes Chamberlain...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

News briefs: Phillies trade OF Ben Francisco to Blue Jays

Monday's MLB news briefs: The Philadelphia Phillies traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league left-hander Frank Gailey.
Via CBSSports.com
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Bye, Bye Benny

With a plethora of outfielders now in the Phillies system after a few signings, Ben Francisco has been traded Toronto for Minor League relief pitcher Frank Gailey. Gailey, 26, is from Philly and has a record of 23-15 with a 2.45 ERA in 175 appearances in the minors. Francisco had a promising spring training before the 2011 season, but his hot streak ran cold quickly. While Francisco...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

The Phils have just announced that they have traded Ben Francisco to the Blue Jays for a minor league relief pitcher.

Earlier today, the Phils have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league reliever Frank Gailey. Francisco, who was part of the deal with the Indians that originally brought Cliff Lee to the Phils in late July 2009, appeared in 225 games for the Phils from 2009-2011, mainly as their fourth outfielder, although for the first couple of months of 2011...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays acquire Ben Francisco from Phillies

The Toronto Blue Jays have announced in a press release that they acquired outfielder Ben Francisco from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for left-handed pitcher Frank Gailey.  To make room on their roster, the Blue Jays designated right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez for assignment. The 30-year-old Francisco hit .244 with six home runs and drove in 34 runs over 100 games with...
Via PRO Rumors
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Acquire LF Ben Francisco, Could There Be Another Trade on the Horizon?

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Monday the club has acquired outfielder Ben Francisco from the Philadelphia Phillies, in exchange for minor league lefty-reliever Frank Gailey...Read the full article on Bleacher Report...
Via Bleacher Report
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Francisco to Blue Jays

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Frank Gailey. The teams announced the deal Monday. The 30-year-old Francisco hit .244 with six home runs and 34 RBI in 100 games for the Phillies this past season. Over parts of five major league seasons with Cleveland and Philadelphia, he's batted .260 with 45 home runs and...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays acquire OF Francisco from Phillies

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Ben Francisco from the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday for lefthander Frank Gailey. Francisco batted .244 with six homers and 34 RBIs in 100 games with the NL East champion Phillies last season. The 30-year-old Francisco came to Philadelphia in part of the original deal involving the Cleveland Indians which sent Cliff Lee to the City of...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Ben Fran To Blue Jays

The Ben Francisco Treat will be making his home in the Great White North as the Phillies announced today that the 30 year old was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left -handed relief pitcher, Frank Gailey.  Gailey, a Philadelphia Native, spent his time with the Blue Jays in the minor league system where he posted a career record of 23-15 and an ERA of 2.45 in 175...
Via The Phillies Blunt
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies trade OF Ben Francisco to Toronto

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league pitcher Frank Gailey. The teams announced the deal Monday. The 30-year-old Francisco hit .244 with six home runs and 34 RBIs in 100 games for the Phillies this past season. Over parts of five major league seasons with Cleveland and Philadelphia, he's batted .260 with 45 home runs and...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays get Francisco from Phillies

The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Ben Francisco from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for left-handed pitcher Frank Gailey.
Via Miami Herald
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trade with Phillies for Francisco

The Blue Jays acquired outfielder Ben Francisco from the Phillies on Monday, in a trade that sent pitcher Frank Gailey to Philadelphia.
Via mlb.com
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Ben Francisco Traded To Toronto For Minor Leaguer Frank Gailey

According to CSN’s Jim Salisbury and MLB's Todd Zolecki, the Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays. In return, the Blue Jays will send over minor-league relief pitcher Frank Gailey. In two and half seasons with the Phillies, Francisco hit for a .259 batting average, with 17 home runs and 75 runs batted in three seasons. Francisco came over...
Via Buzz On Broad
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Francisco to Blue Jays for reliever

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Frank Gailey.
Via ESPN
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Francisco to Blue Jays for Gailey

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Frank Gailey.
Via SI.com
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies trade OF Ben Francisco to Blue Jays

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Frank Gailey. Francisco spent parts of three seasons with the Phillies, hitting .259 with 17 home runs and 75 RBIs in 225 games. He hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer to lead the Phillies past St. Louis in Game 3 of the 2011 NL division series. The Cardinals won the series in five...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phils deal Francisco for Minor League reliever

The Phillies traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for Minor League relief pitcher Frank Gailey.
Via mlb.com
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Francisco to Blue Jays for Local Product

Ben Fran is off to Toronto.Ben Fran is no more. The Phillies have dealt him north of the border. Here is the announcement from the Phillies:Outfielder Ben Francisco was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for left-hander Frank Gailey, the Phillies announced today.Gailey, a 26-year-old native of Philadelphia, split last season between single-A Dunedin and double-A New Hampshire...
Via Phillies Nation
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Phillies deal OF Francisco to Blue Jays (AP)

The Philadelphia Phillies have traded outfielder Ben Francisco to the Toronto Blue Jays for left-hander Frank Gailey. Francisco spent parts of three seasons with the Phillies, hitting .259 with 17 home runs and 75 RBIs in 225 games. He hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer to lead the Phillies past St. Louis in Game 3 of the 2011 NL division series.
Via Yahoo! Sports
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

The Ben Francisco Era Begins

The Jays have announced that they acquired Ben Francisco from the Phillies for minor league LOOGY Frank Gailey.  This trade has quite a few questions surrounding it. Why acquire him?  Yes the Jays have two left handed hitters vying for the left field slot, but Francisco has negative splits.  In 2011 he had a tOPS+ of 109 vs a right handed pitcher and 88 against a left handed pitcher...
Via Batter's Box
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss
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