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Germantown's Biddle is Baseball America's best Phillies' Prospect. Photo: Jay Floyd
Matt Forman of Baseball America posted their list of Top 10 Phillies Prospects this morning. With last year’s number one, Trevor May, traded, there was a guaranteed to be a new number one. And with the Phillies trading Joe Blanton, Hunter Pence, Jim Thome, and Shane Victorino midseason, there was bound to be new faces that filled out the top 10. The theme of this year’s Phillies list was turnover. Not the kind the Eagles routinely commit but rather just three players from the year before stayed on the list while seven changed, either because of trade, call-up, or decreased prospect expectations.
The New Number One
Left-handed starter Jesse Biddle continued his ascension through the Phillies ranks last season. The Phillies 2010 first round pick pitched a career-high 142.2 innings, notched over a strikeout per inning while walking just under 3.4/9 IP with a 3.22 ERA in 26 starts for H...
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Achieving their top priority, the Philadelphia Phillies will make Cliff Lee their happiest pitcher for 2013. But who will be more relieved than the manager?
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The Phillies have long held an interest in Cody Ross and have amped up their efforts to sign him in the wake of Josh Hamilton‘s deal with the Angels. We discussed Ross’s numbers last week and found that he is really little more than a marginal upgrade over the inexpensive John Mayberry and Nate Schierholtz platoon the Phillies could have used.
Ross has some value but the...
When first learning about Chase Utley’s knee injury, most Phillies fans didn’t seem overly concerned. As days turned into weeks, more questions came up. Why isn’t he playing? What’s wrong with his knees? Why aren’t they saying anything? When is he going to come back?
There was no more shrugging off the injury. Phillies fans knew something was wrong with...
The Phillies have maintained interest in acquiring a right-handed, power-hitting outfield bat and Jon Heyman says that Vernon Wells is among their top targets. Heyman notes Cody Ross also remains on the Phillies’ radar.
Analysis: Wells has been an absolute trainwreck for the Angles since they acquired him at the start of the 2011 season. His lines of .218/.248/.412 and .230/.279...
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Aumont didn’t figure into the Phillies’ plans before the start of the 2012 season. The centerpiece of the 2009 Cliff Lee trade needed another year of seasoning in the minor leagues before the Phillies would seriously consider bringing him up.
Once the Phillies held their...
Kyle Kendrick is generally underrated in the realm of back-end starters, but the Phillies still came into the offseason seeking rotation depth behind Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and Cole Hamels. That need grew even greater two weeks ago when the team used Vance Worley to acquire Ben Revere. With veteran back-end arms aplenty on the free agent market, Philadelphia managed to find a bargain...
Free-agent John Lannan officially signed a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced Tuesday. The deal includes another $2.5M in bonuses, according to CBSSports.com. "Clearly we have a familiarity with John and his past performance and success in this division helps us add depth to our rotation," Phillies general manager Ruben...
Pitcher John Lannan and the Philadelphia Phillies have finalized a $2.5 million, one-year contract.
The 28-year-old lefty was 4-1 with a 4.13 ERA in six starts for the NL East-champion Washington Nationals this year. He also made 24 starts for Triple-A Syracuse, going 9-11 with a 4.30 ERA.
Lannan's deal includes performance incentives. He gets $200,000 each for 150, 160, 170...
While all the attention has been on the Major League roster this winters, there has been plenty of action within the minors this winter. Baseball America is out with their new rankings, and they are very interesting: This year's list: 1. Jesse Biddle, lhp 2. Roman Quinn, ss 3. Tommy...
It’s another edition of the (usually) weekly off-season league rundown. Check it out, as we take a tour around the globe for a look at Phillies talents participating in various autumn and winter league action.
Antonio Bastardo (pictured, right) made his DR League season debut on Saturday, throwing a scoreless frame and allowing no baserunners for...
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed left-handed starting
pitcher John Lannan to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.5 million,
as reported by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia.
Sources: Phillies have agreement with LHP John Lannan, pending a physical. Busy weekend for Phils, who also have agreement w RHP Mike Adams
— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) December 15...
The Philadelphia Phillies are intensifying their pursuit of
free agent outfielder Cody Ross, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Sources: #Phillies intensifying pursuit of Cody Ross. Other teams also being more aggressive. #Mariners among those that have shown interest
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2012
The Seattle Mariners are among the other...
The Philadelphia Phillies agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent left-handed pitcher John Lannan. Lannan is guaranteed $2.5 million and could earn up to another $2.5 million in incentives, according to CBSSports.com. Lannan, 28, became a free agent after the Washington Nationals decided not to tender him a contract offer. In six starts with the…
The Philadelphia Phillies have reached a two-year, $12
million agreement with free agent right-handed reliever Mike Adams, as reported
by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Source: Adams in agreement with #Phillies on two-year, $12M deal with vesting option. Pending physical.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2012
Adams new contract with the Phillies includes...