Maikel Franco

Franco, Gonzalez among September call-ups for Phils

The question is finally answered. Yes, Maikel Franco will be joining the Phillies for the month of September. Franco joins Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and four other members of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to form the contingent of players recalled for spots on the expanded roster. Right-hander Mike Adams will also rejoin the club after a stint on the DL. Continue reading

Aaron Altherr

Call me maybe? Some potential names for Phillies September call-ups

Most minor leaguers will tell you that they don’t think about whether or not they’ll get a September call-up, because it’s out of their hands. That tells you something; most minor leaguers lie. Let’s face it, it’s a privilege to get the call – especially if it’s your first – and it brings with it great perks, not the least of which is a sizable pay increase. So, here’s who may have some extra money in their bank accounts and extra pride come September 1st. Continue reading

Jonathan Papelbon

Why the Tigers and Phillies should be talking

There’s less than a week left for teams to be able to acquire players and have them eligible for post-season play. The Phillies have long been past the point of worrying about that, but the Detroit Tigers are a team that needs to not only be looking at who will be on their post-season roster, but considering who can help assure them of a spot in post-season play. The variables between the two teams make them perfect trade partners. Continue reading

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