The vast majority of trade talk around the Phillies has centered on pitcher Cole Hamels. Truth is though that there are a number of other candidates to be wearing a different uniform before the calendar flips to August.
Jim Thome said his back is feeling much better after rehabbing in Clearwater since going on the DL May 2nd. Thome will be limited to serving as a DH for the Phillies, but even that might help. Meanwhile, the Phillies have another bad back and a hand and wrist injury to deal with.
Usually when the Phillies give an update on injuries, fans hold their breath. But today was different as some good news trickled out of Clearwater for three injured Phillies.
The Phillies have been without Placido Polanco and likely won't have him back in the lineup until at least early next week. If it's up to Polanco, he may have to miss even more time as he undergoes surgery.
August 13, 2011
After two games with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and a major new addition to the Phillies roster, third baseman Placido Polanco can't wait to get back into the Phillies lineup.
The Phillies are going to have to find a way to deal with the loss of Chase Utley, who will had surgery to repair damage to an injured right thumb.
The Eagles bring back Jeremiah Trotter. The 76'ers bring back Allen Iverson. So, the Phillies go back to the future with Placido Polanco. With a three-year, $18 million deal in hand, Polanco will also be shifting back to third base.
December 3, 2009
Next season, the Detroit Tigers will face a difficult dilemma with their roster, mulling over the possibility of trading a veteran hitter who provides perhaps the most consistent bat in the lineup.
November 21, 2008