Ruben Amaro Jr. has never been afraid to make a bold move, but spending money "intelligently" was a priority in this thin free-agent market.
The Phillies could still use bullpen help, but they watched on Thursday as elite lefty Scott Downs came off the board on a one-year deal.
1yHunter Pence and the Phillies were swept out of Miami by the Marlins after suffering a 5-2 defeat on Sunday afternoon.
1yA day after being traded, Jim Thome made his debut with the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday as the team's designated hitter.
1yRoy Halladay believes he could be ready to rejoin the Phillies' starting pitching rotation shortly after the all-star break.
1yThe Nationals and the Braves play the rubber match of their three-game series, and the Mets go for a four-game sweep of the Dodgers.
1yChase Utley will sit out the Phillies' series finale against the Miami Marlins. Mike Fontenot gets the start at second base.
1yThe Phillies will try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins behind Joe Blanton on Sunday afternoon.
1yRyan Howard had another productive game with the Lakewood BlueClaws but will now make the jump to play for Triple A Lehigh Valley on Sunday.
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THE GOOD PHIGHT
For the first time since 1995, no Phillie had 60 or more walks.