Ryan Howard will make $25 million to play for the Phillies next season. The idea of a part-time player making that much money is a difficult one to swallow, especially if you’re the person who decided to pay that player $25 million.
In his first game since the Phillies decided to bring him back as manager next year, Philadelphia lost 4-3 to New York as the Mets completed a three-game sweep.
After surrendering a homer to Andrelton Simmons leading off the third inning, Lee (12-6) didn’t allow a hit through eight innings. He finished with 10 strikeouts without a walk, giving up just two hits.
Cliff Lee struggled to get through five innings as the Phillies lost 4-3 to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
The Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 8-5 Saturday night.
The Red Sox want Cliff Lee. The Phillies want to help the Red Sox fulfill their wish for Lee. The problem may be that the Phillies want more than the Red Sox will give.
A report says the Phillies are talking to teams about trading Clff Lee.
Detroit scored five runs in the 1st and three in the 2nd off Raul Valdes, who started because Cliff Lee was out.
Lee will be replaced by left-hander Raul Valdes, who has gone 1-0 with a 7.59 ERA in 11 relief appearances this year.
Matt Harvey struck out 10 in seven overpowering innings, and David Wright and Juan Lagares each hit a home run upheld by video review to lead the New York Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Jimmy Rollins hit a leadoff homer, and Chase Utley had a two-run shot in the ninth for the Phillies. They put the potential tying run on second with two outs before Bobby Parnell retired Darin Ruf on a game-ending liner to second.
The coverage of the All Star Baseball Game never fails to remind me of Johnny Callison.
94WIP poll shows that Cliff Lee is more popular than Cole Hamels.
Chris addresses Attorney General Eric Holder’s response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, the possibility that Veterans Stadium may have caused cancer in former Phillies, and Keith Olbermann’s return to ESPN. He also talks to Congressman Pat Meehan and Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Mariano Rivera reported for work an inning early, and walked off to a fitting tribute.