Teams are reticent to give up prospects, especially pitching prospects, and history has shown that rental players generally cost too much, especially blue chip rentals like Carlos Beltran.
The Mets’ lineup will likely have a much different look when they return home from their upcoming 10-game road trip on August 1. At the center of trade talk all around New York — and baseball — is Carlos Beltran.
Trading Carlos Beltran is seemingly the next move for Sandy Alderson, but he might have an interesting decision to make. Chances are the Phillies will come calling.
For all the talk we’ve heard about the pitching depth the Yankees have in the minor leagues, how is it that they needed to pull a 32-year old rookie out of the Phillies minor league system to take Thursday’s start against the Rangers?
Steve opened his Friday night schmooze by talking about the Mets loss to the Phillies.
Veteran second baseman Luis Castillo, signed by the Phillies to a Minor League contract on Monday after the Mets released him last week, was expected to to arrive to camp Monday, but he never showed.
Much like everyone simply assumed Cliff Lee would dominate the Yankees in Game two, everyone thinks that A.J. Burnett is a lock to get rocked in Game 4.
The Philadelphia Phillies are the NL East champions for the fourth consecutive year — and Roy Halladay is heading to the playoffs for the first time. Fittingly, the right-hander helped seal the deal.
Joe Blanton threw seven strong innings, Carlos Ruiz hit a tie-breaking RBI single and the NL East-leading Philadelphia Phillies won their 11th straight game, 3-2 over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Carlos Beltran is out of the New York Mets’ lineup with tendinitis in his left knee caused by overcompensating during rehabilitation from surgery on his right knee.
Roy Halladay earned his 18th victory, the most by a Philadelphia pitcher in 27 years, and helped himself with a two-run single that sent the Phillies past the New York Mets 8-4 Friday night for their fourth win in a row.
From the very first knuckleball that R.A. Dickey floated toward the plate, he could tell this would be trouble — for the Philadelphia Phillies, that is.
Raul Ibanez sparked a five-run third inning with a three-run homer, and the Philadelphia Phillies pounded out a dozen hits to support Roy Halladay in a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Johan Santana allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings and Jeff Francoeur supplied the game’s only run with a homer to lead the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
The Philadelphia Phillies used one big inning to beat the New York Mets in this series opener. Johan Santana knows all too well about the Phillies’ ability to put runs on the board in a hurry.