Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Mike Sweeney

August 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Fan News

Yesterday I wrote that it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Philadelphia Phillies go out and acquire a first baseman if they thought Ryan Howard would be out longer than 15 days. I thought they would go out and get a player like Mike Lowell, Adam LaRoche, or Casey Kotchman.

Well, the Phillies didn’t acquire any of those guys or Kotchman, but they acquired Kotchman’s teammate. The Phillies acquired 1B/DH Mike Sweeney from the Seattle Mariners yesterday for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Sweeney had a .267/.327/.425 hitting line with the Mariners with seven HR’s. Sweeney is far removed from his offensive glory days with the Kansas City Royals, but should be a decent option every now and then for Charlie Manuel’s club over the next 15 days.

Whether you think Sweeney is going to help the Phillies or not, what this move represents is the Phillies doing whatever it takes to win. If they need something, they go out and get it.

Unlike the New York Mets, if the Phillies have a need, they do whatever it takes to fill it.

They have moved into the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox category of World Series or bust every year.


NOTE: The reason Sweeney could be traded was because he passed through waivers.

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Article Source: Bleacher Report - Philadelphia Phillies

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