In 2003, Brian Sabean did what many considered unthinkable, and unforgivable. Signing Michael Tucker. It wasn't just that he did it, but when he did it that astounded and angered fans. Now, 3 years later, Sabean is doing the opposite to prove that what many have said about him for years simply isn't true.
November 29, 2006
Ramon Martinez and Michael Tucker weren't exactly blockbuster additions. Martinez came to the Phillies along with Ugueth Urbina for Placido Polanco on June 8th and Tucker was added from San Francisco on August 27th. Looking back though, both have helped the Phillies to win games by bolstering a somewhat weak bench.
September 23, 2005
The Phillies believe that Michael Tucker will add some pop to their bench. With that in mind, they sacrificed minor league pitcher Kelvin Pichardo to bring Tucker to Philly. Was it the right move, or did the Phillies shoot themselves in the foot?
While the deadline for non-waiver deals came and went without the Phillies making a move, the deadline to add players who will be eligible for a post-season roster is still a couple days away and the Phillies pulled the trigger. Veteran outfielder Michael Tucker was acquired from the San Francisco Giants for minor league pitcher Kelvin Pichardo.
Giants fans have been in an uproar over losing the Giants #1 draft pick when the Giants signed Michael Tucker hours before they could have signed him and lost no pick. This Giants fanatic decided to examine in more detail what the real deal is.
February 23, 2004