Mets: Rainout could be for the best

NEW YORK – The Mets watched the flames and smoke billowing from a Manhattan high-rise, heard the rumors that a member of their fraternity was involved, and crossed their fingers that it wasn't so.
October 11, 2006

Phils Send Abreu, Lidle to Yankees

The Phillies had originally hoped for more in terms of the prospects that they wound up getting for Bobby Abreu, but they were able to move all of his contract. Sending Abreu and pitcher Cory Lidle to the Yankees gives the Phillies financial flexibility.
July 30, 2006

What We're Hearing, Volume 3

The deadline looms ever closer and the Phillies have been taking and making a lot of phone calls. The focus on deals now though is shifting as some of the hot names from before aren't as hot now and other names are emerging on the trade front.
July 27, 2006

The Phillies Big Three

Baseball GMs worth their salt cling to the premise that pitching wins championships. That may be a cliché but its a cliché for a reason. Since the dawn of baseball time, the name of the game has been the same: assemble three aces and collect your postseason hardware.
June 24, 2006

How To Solve The Rotation Situation

The Phillies appear to have six pitchers who could handle spots in the five-man starting rotation. Odds are that one of them will wind up in the minors or the bullpen, but could there be other solutions?
March 29, 2006

Player Projection: Cory Lidle

Cory Lidle will hold down the number three spot in the Phillies' rotation this season. The right-hander puts up steady numbers, but doesn't seem to get much attention. The Phillies may need him to step things up in 2006.
March 29, 2006

First Three Rotation Spots Seem Strong

Jon Lieber, Brett Myers and Cory Lidle give the Phillies a decent top part of the rotation. The three are poised to do their part in making the Phillies rotation as strong as it can be. In fact, Cory Lidle believes there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Plus, we've got updates on Gavin Floyd and Scott Mathieson.
March 11, 2006