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Phillies plan to extend protective netting at Citizens Bank Park

The Phillies are putting fan safety near the top of their priority list. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the organization is vying to become the first team to install extended protective netting at their ballpark, but are currently waiting for MLB to finalize their regulations regarding the netting. Once baseball does come a conclusion, the Phillies will commence their...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Will MLB change playoff format because of NL Central?

With a little more than a month remaining in the regular season, the teams with the three best records in the National League reside in the NL Central. That understandably has some fans of the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates --€“ the two teams on pace to meet in the winner-take-all Wild Card Game --€“ upset. And what about the St. Louis Cardinals? Their reward for potentially...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network apparently slaps temporary logo on wall behind Ken Rosenthal

Trade deadline is always a frenetic, tiring time for those who cover baseball and the networks devoted to the sport. Ken Rosenthal probably hasn’t gotten much sleep during the past week (maybe past two or three weeks) trying to work his sources for hot scoops on potential moves being made. MLB Network was also showing a little bit of fatigue on Friday as the clock approached the...
Via Awful Announcing
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros acquire Carlos Gomez from Brewers

This might actually be safe to report. After all the drama surrounding a potential Carlos Gomez trade from the Milwaukee Brewers to the New York Mets on Wednesday evening, it appears that Milwaukee has finally found a landing spot for the two-time All-Star outfielder. According to CBS Sports insider Jon Heyman, Gomez has been traded along with starter Mike Fiers to the Houston Astros...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenthal: Dodgers Trying to Load Up On Pitching

Well, this is fun. #Braves lefty Alex Wood would go to #Dodgers if three-team deal with #Marlins is completed, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2015 #Braves reliever Jim Johnson also would go to #Dodgers, sources tell me and @jonmorosi. Morse and compensation pick would go to #Braves. — Ken […]
Via Fangraphs
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies agree to send Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is over. The Philadelphia Phillies finally pulled the trigger on trading their closer, agree to deal him within the NL East to the Washington Nationals for AA pitcher Nick Pivetta. Interestingly enough, as part of the agreement, Papelbon will be Washington’s closer in 2015 and his option for 2016 will become guaranteed. Source: the Phillies will...
Via The Outside Corner
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

What if Boston traded Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval?

On Friday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports wrote an article titled “Red Sox need to dump Sandoval, Ramirez, like, now.” He states, in essence, that the Red Sox need to dump Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, like, now. He states that they’re bad fits for Boston and that the Red Sox should have known that […]
Via Fangraphs
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs, Jays interested in Jonathan Papelbon

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is reporting the Philadelphia Phillies are prepared to trade Jonathan Papelbon and are willing to eat a significant amount of his contract to do so. He says the Phillies are talking to the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chicago Cubs, but no deal is close yet. Rosenthal also notes that former Boston Red Sox GM Theo Epstein is familiar with Papelbon, and...
Via The Outside Corner
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Padres aggressively pursued Cole Hamels

The San Diego Padres’ pursuit of James Shields apparently coincided with a quest to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.     The Padres made an “aggressive offer” for Hamels before reportedly signing Shields to a four-year, $75 million contract, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal. However, a source told Rosenthal last month that the Padres might “not have...
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Max Scherzer signs seven-year deal with Nationals

The Washington Nationals have pulled off the most shocking move of baseball’s offseason – they’ve signed the top free agent on the market, Max Scherzer, to a seven-year contract. While the terms of the deal are currently unknown, Scherzer will reportedly be making more than $180 million over the seven years. Former teammate Justin Verlander got $180 million over seven years...
Via The Outside Corner
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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