Phillies Fire Sale Watch 2012 [UPDATE]
While you were down the shore, at the pool, enjoying some R &R or, like some of us, reflooring your parents’ kitchen out in the ‘burbs this weekend, the Phils were busy getting trounced by the Braves down in Atlanta. Chipper Jones and company effectively ended the 2012 season for the Phillies (and maybe this era of good baseball in Philadelphia). The good guys had more errors (5) than runs (4), during the series. Now, as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches, we turn our attention to Ruben Amaro’s inevitable fire sale. Let the Domonic Brown era begin? Here’s a running list of who’s been dealt and who will be in Washington to help Philly get swept by the Nats.
UPDATE: So, now that the deadline has come and gone, “fire sale” turned out to mean trading two starting outfielders. Cliff Lee, Joe Blanton, Juan Pierre and Ty Wigginton were all mentioned in rumors, but remain in red pinstripes for now. Tonight’s starting lineup is now Rollins, Pierre (LF), Utley, Howard, Ruiz, Nix (RF), Mayberry (CF), Frandsen (3B), and Lee.
UPDATE: Domonic Brown was called up following the trade of Shane Victorino. Charlie Manuel originally had him in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Nats, but didn’t think that Brown will make it in time. Catcher Brian Schneider was reactivated off the DL.
Roy Halladay – Still a Phillie.
Cliff Lee – Still a Phillie.
Cole Hamels – Have you seen that contract? Still a Phillie.
Vance Worley – Still a Phillie.
Joe Blanton – Still a Phillie. But, if money was the issue holding up the deal with the O’s, Blanton could still be dealt next month, provided he clears waivers.
Carlos Ruiz – Still a Phillie.
Ryan Howard – Still a Phillie.
Chase Utley – Always a Phillie.
Placido Polanco – Hurt, but still a Phillie.
Jimmy Rollins – Still a Phillie.
Juan Pierre – Still a Phillie.
John Mayberry – Still trying to be a Phillie.
Shane Victorino –
Still a Phillie. Now a Los Angeles Dodger.
Hunter Pence –
Still a Phillie for now, but might be a Giant soon (?). Now a San Francisco Giant.
Ty Wigginton – Still a Phillie.
Laynce Nix – Still a Phillie.
Mike Fontenot – Still a Phillie.
Erik Kratz – Still a Phillie.
Kevin Frandsen – Still a Phillie (until Polanco is fixed).
Kyle Kendrick – Still a Phillie.
Michael Schwimer – Still a Phillie.
Joe Savery – Still a Phillie.
Antonio Bastardo – Still a Phillie.
Jeremy Horst – Still a Phillie.
Jake Diekman – Still a Phillie.
Jonathan Papelbon – Still a Phillie.