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Phillies Notes: Amaro, Pierre, Halladay, Galvis

Roy is really bustin' out his uh ... two-seamer here, huh?
Roy is really bustin' out his uh ... two-seamer here, huh?

Here is your daily look around the divisions and teams in baseball, starting with the Philadelphia Phillies.

  • Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer talks about the trades that the Philadelphia Phillies have made to acquire Hunter Pence and Roy Halladay, and how GM Ruben Amaro Jr knows that they can end up potentially painful.
  • Manny Navarro from the Miami Herald writes about Juan Pierre, and how the Phillies were the only team to offer him a contract. He signed a minor league deal with the Phils in January.
  • Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer says that Phillies ace pitcher Roy Halladay is not a fan of the MLB extended playoffs that will come into effect this season. It says that he does not like the wild card or lower seed team hosting the first two games of a DS series.
  • Matt Gelb from the Inquirer writes about how Freddy Galvis looks to play in a utility role since Philly resigned Rollins.