Nats look to Lidge for veteran leadership

Although Brad Lidge has closed for the vast majority of his major league career, he'll step into a setup role with the Washington Nationals in 2012. The Nats are hoping the 35-year-old veteran can help provide leadership to a promising young bullpen.
January 30, 2012

Phillies News Round-Up

The Phillies have started their off-season maneuvering by declining the options on Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge. Neither move was really unexpected. Plus, there is other news to catch-up on surrounding the Phillies.
October 27, 2011

Fixing The Phillies: Part One

Despite reaching the playoffs for the fifth straight season, there is a lot of work to do on the Phillies roster during the offseason. All good work starts with acknowledging what has to be done and that's where we start in Fixing The Phillies.
October 9, 2011

Jose, Can You Save?

Charlie Manuel admitted that he wanted to "stay away from" Brad Lidge in Monday night's win over Colorado. It turns out that Lidge was again battling stiffness in his elbow and was unavailable. There are some closer options potential available to the Phillies should Lidge break down and one of them could be Jose Contreras.
May 11, 2010

Blanton and Lidge Keep Moving Closer

In a perfect world, the Phillies would be able to have Joe Blanton start a game and then hand it off to Brad Lidge. Their perfect world was in Reading Friday night when Blanton and Lidge continued their rehab assignments with Double-A Reading.
April 23, 2010