How the 2008 Phillies were built

Originally Published: October 18, 2008
ESPN.com

POSITION PLAYERS
PITCHERS

Eric Bruntlett, INF
Age: 30
Date acquired: Nov. 7, 2007
How acquired: Traded by Houston with Brad Lidge for Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn and Mike Costanzo.
Phillies debut: April 3, 2008

Joe Blanton, RHP
Age: 27
Date acquired: July 31, 2008
How acquired: Traded by Oakland for Adrian Cardenas, Josh Outman and Matthew Spencer
Phillies debut: Aug. 2, 2008

Pat Burrell, LF
Age: 32
Date acquired: June 1998
How acquired: Drafted in the first round
(No. 1 overall)
Phillies debut: May 24, 2000

Clay Condrey, RHP
Age: 32
Date acquired: Oct. 29, 2005
How acquired: Signed as a free agent
Phillies debut: April 26, 2006

Chris Coste, C
Age: 35
Date acquired: Nov. 15, 2005
How acquired: Signed as a free agent
Phillies debut: May 26, 2006

Chad Durbin, RHP
Age: 30
Date acquired: Dec. 20, 2007
How acquired: Signed as a free agent
Phillies debut: March 31, 2008

Greg Dobbs, 3B
Age: 30
Date acquired: Jan. 15, 2007
How acquired: Selected off waivers
from Seattle
Phillies debut: April 2, 2007

Scott Eyre, LHP
Age: 36
Date acquired: Aug. 7, 2006
How acquired: Traded by Chicago Cubs
for Brian Schlitter
Phillies debut: Aug. 10, 2008

Pedro Feliz, 3B
Age: 33
Date acquired: Jan. 31, 2008
How acquired: Signed as a free agent --
two years, $8.5 million
Phillies debut: March 31, 2008

Cole Hamels, LHP
Age: 24
Date acquired: June 2002
How acquired: Drafted in the first round (No. 17 overall)
Phillies debut: May 12, 2006

Ryan Howard, 1B
Age: 28
Date acquired: June 2001
How acquired: Drafted in the fifth round
Phillies debut: Sept. 1, 2004

J.A. Happ, LHP
Age: 25
Date acquired: June 2004
How acquired: Drafted in the third round
Phillies debut: June 30, 2007

Geoff Jenkins, RF
Age: 34
Date acquired: Dec. 20, 2007
How acquired: Signed as a free agent --
two years, $13 million
Phillies debut: March 31, 2008

Brad Lidge, RHP
Age: 31
Date acquired: Nov. 7, 2007
How acquired: Traded by Houston with Eric Bruntlett for Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn and Mike Costanzo.
Phillies debut: April 6, 2008

Jimmy Rollins, SS
Age: 29
Date acquired: June 1996
How acquired: Drafted in the second round
Phillies debut: Sept. 17, 2000

Ryan Madson, RHP
Age: 28
Date acquired: June 1998
How acquired: Drafted in the ninth round
Phillies debut: Sept. 27, 2003

Carlos Ruiz, C
Age: 29
Date acquired: Dec. 4, 1998
How acquired: Signed as a non-drafted
free agent from Panama
Phillies debut: May 6, 2006

Jamie Moyer, LHP
Age: 45
Date acquired: Aug. 19, 2006
How acquired: Traded by Seattle for Andrew Barb and Andy Baldwin
Phillies debut: Aug. 22, 2006

Matt Stairs,1B/OF
Age: 40
Date acquired: Aug. 30, 2008
How acquired: Traded by Toronto for
Fabio Castro
Phillies debut: Sept. 1, 2008

Brett Myers, RHP
Age: 28
Date acquired: June 1999
How acquired: Drafted in the first round (No. 12 pick overall)
Phillies debut: July 24, 2002

So Taguchi, OF
Age: 39
Date acquired: Dec. 23, 2007
How acquired: Signed as a free agent
Phillies debut: March 31, 2008

J.C. Romero, LHP
Age: 32
Date acquired: June 22, 2007
How acquired: Signed as a free agent
Phillies debut: June 29, 2007

Chase Utley, 2B
Age: 29
Date acquired: June 2000
How acquired: Drafted in the first round
(No. 15 overall).
Phillies debut: April 4, 2003




Shane Victorino, CF
Age: 27
Date acquired: Dec. 13, 2004
How acquired: Drafted in Rule 5 draft
from LA Dodgers
Phillies debut: Sept. 3, 2005




Jayson Werth, RF
Age: 29
Date acquired: Dec. 19, 2006
How acquired: Signed as a free agent
Phillies debut: April 4, 2007