Posts Tagged ‘Phillies Trades’

Breaking News: Ben Revere Traded to Toronto

August 1st, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Breaking News: Ben Revere Traded to Toronto | Filed in Baseball, General, Phillies

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The 2015 Trade Deadline has come and gone! Many believed that the Phillies would remain quiet on Deadline Day following the early week trades of Jonathan Papelbon, but they did just the opposite. It was announced on Friday afternoon, that the team has moved their last “tradeable” asset, in outfielder Ben Revere. In return, the Phillies will receive minor-league pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Alberto Tirado.

Revere, 27, was acquired by the Phillies during the 2012 offseason. The team sent young hurlers Trevor May and Vance Worley to the Minnesota Twins, as part of the trade. In his three campaigns in Philadelphia, Revere has hit .303 with 3 HRs, 71 RBIs, and 95 SBs. Ben garnered a lot of criticism in his time with the Phillies, for “lacking the proper defense” that is usually associated with a center fielder. He does lack the typical “cannon arm”, but makes up for it in spades with his speed. He will likely serve as Toronto’s primary left fielder, and “second leadoff hitter”, which usually indicates a player batting ninth in the lineup.

In return, the Phillies will receive two minor-league arms. Jimmy Cordero, 22, has the potential to become a major league starter, but currently lacks the consistency to do so. In four minor league seasons, Cordero’s consistency and command issues have kept him from getting past the AA level. Scouts believe that if he can nail down those issues, as well as work on his slider, he’s got a good chance to make a major league rotation.


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Breaking: Cole Hamels traded to Texas Rangers

July 30th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking: Cole Hamels traded to Texas Rangers | Filed in General, MLB, Phillies

Cole Hamels has been traded to the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. This day has been talked about for close to a year now, and the rumors have finally become reality. The Rangers were believed to be the favorites for Hamels all week long, and it seems that they never really were going to lose out on Hamels after all.

According to unofficial reports, the Phillies will be getting back catching prospect Jorge Alfaro, who is highly regarded as one of, if not the top catching prospects in baseball. Along with Alfaro, it is being reported that the Phillies will be receiving outfielder Nick Williams, and RHPs, Jake Thompson, Jack Eickhoff and Alec Asher. The Phillies will also acquire pitcher Matt Harrison from Texas.

Williams is the Rangers 5th ranked prospect according to, and is ranked 64th in’s top 100 prospect rankings. Jake Thompson is listed as the 4th ranked prospect on the Rangers and is ranked 60th overall on’s top 100 prospect list. Eickhoff is the Rangers 17th ranked prospect, and Asher is the Rangers 29th ranked prospect according to

Headed back to the Rangers along with Hamels, will be reliever Jake Diekman and cash.


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The Phillies’ five-for-one trade for Von Hayes in 1982, was it a good or bad one?

May 18th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | 1 Comment | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies, Sports


Many Philadelphia fans, sports analysts, and writers, that were around over 30 years ago, remember the “five-for-one” trade involving future-Phillie Von Hayes. Hayes was originally drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the seventh round of the 1979 MLB amateur draft as an infielder. He split his time primarily, throughout his career, playing the infield and outfield; within numerous positions there, as well as a designated hitter.

Hayes spent a total of nine years with Philadelphia, hitting .272/.363/.427/.789 with 124 home-runs, 568 RBIs, and 202 stolen bases. He made the 1989 NL All-Star team at center field; the lone All-Star-Game appearance in his 12-year career; going 1/1 in his only at-bat, off of another former-Phillie in Dan Plesac, with an RBI off the bench.

Now, after giving you ample background on Hayes’ career, let’s evaluate the trade itself, and whether or not it was a good or bad one in hindsight.

First off, I’ll start by giving you the details. The trade involved Hayes of Cleveland for Jay Baller, Julio Franco, Manny Trillo, George Vukovich, and Jerry Willard. It occurred on December 9th of 1982, and was orchestrated on the Phillies’ end of things by the late-great Phillies’ GM Paul Owens. It also occurred (a day short of being exactly) 10 months prior to the ’83-Phillies winning the NL pennant and losing in the ’83 World Series to Baltimore.

Hayes, in his only-two post-season series, went just 0/5 in limited action during the ’83 playoffs for Philadelphia vs. the Dodgers and Orioles. He served the team mostly in a pinch-hitting or defensive-replacement role.


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