Found September 06, 2013 on
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The Phillies have a multitude of roster-related problems to solve this offseason, as Ian Riccaboni pointed out, but the catching situation is perhaps the most interesting. Carlos Ruiz is set to become a free agent, and while his early struggles rendered his return less likely, his .330/.375/.536 line since August 1 makes him an attractive option. While prospects Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle have disappointed, Cameron Rupp earned a September call-up, Gabriel Lino posted decent context-neutral numbers in Low-A as a 20-year old, and the Phils are very high on second-round pick Andrew Knapp.
It’s possible that Rupp or Knapp seizes the catching reins as soon as 2015 but that still leaves next year as a question mark. While the Phillies have been major players in free agency in recent years, the upcoming catching crop is fairly thin, and is loaded with career backups. Trades for starting catchers are also fairly rare as it’s a tough position to develop and maintain.
All things conside...
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The Phillies currently have 46 players on their 40-man roster. This in itself is not strange – with the advent of the 60-day disabled list (DL), teams can carry up to 25 active players and 15 players in the minors as reserve, with any player who is anticipated to miss 60 days or more not counting against the final 40.
The Phillies currently have six players on their 40-man who...
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick just had yet another pedestrian performance tonight against the Braves. As the Phillies rebuild for 2014, should Kyle Kendrick be part of their plans or should they move on from the enigmatic right hander?
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Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan attended Friday night's Philadelphia Phillies game and gave a live interview during the fifth inning to talk about her reign. However, Hagan's interview appeared to be overshadowed by a young Atlanta Braves fan in the lower left corner of the camera shot who made faces and danced around throughout the entire interview. The cameraman tried...
Cody Asche hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and Cliff Lee outdueled fellow left-hander Mike Minor as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1 on Friday night.
After surrendering a homer to Andrelton Simmons leading off the third inning, Lee (12-6) didn't allow a hit through eight innings. He finished with 10 strikeouts without a walk, giving up just two...
Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown has been diagnosed with tendinitis after suffering an Achilles tendon injury. Because of this, he will be shut down indefinitely but it most likely will be at least a week before he gets reevaluated. Brown initially said that he would not be back “for a while”.
I would not be surprised if the Phillies just shut him down for the rest...
This was one of the more obvious moves. Despite all of Twitter and even the Phillies own broadcasters constantly remarking that Ethan Martin is better suited for the bullpen, the Phillies finally made such a move: Ethan Martin to bullpen. Cloyd to take his spot. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September...
Cliff Lee was brilliant tonight. (Photo: AP)
For a long time, it seemed like the Phillies were going to lose tonight, and then, just like that, they didn’t.
A quick swing of Cody Asche’s bat, and a great effort from Cliff Lee, and the Phils found themselves a 2-1 victory over the first place Braves.
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- For a long time, it looked bleak tonight. Not much happened...
Achillies heels have been the Phillies' Achillies heel the last couple seasons. After Ryan Howard's tear at the last out of the 2011 playoffs, Domonic Brown has his own issues. Brown's season could be in doubt now after tendonitis has been diagnosed in Brown's Achillies heel. Yesterday, Todd Zolecki reported:...
Roy Halladay is just impossible to figure out right now. He came off the disabled list nearly two weeks ago, pitched great, then got hit around in his last start this past weekend. Tonight’s start was somewhere in between, as Halladay allowed just one run to the Nationals over six innings, but Washington was able to get to the Phillies’ bullpen in the end and pull out a 3-2 victory...
The first inning was plenty cause for concern for Phillies fans. Roy Halladay, off a tough start in Chicago, was incredibly wild to start. In the first inning alone, Halladay allowed a hit and three walks. Yet, thanks to a sacrifice fly and a ground ball double play, Halladay escaped...
Photo Credit: Andrew Gillen After the pitching matchup we saw dominate last night, tonight's game looked to have a bit more scoring. Kyle Kendrick has been highly inconsistent in his last dozen starts, with most of them being of the disappointing variety. Alex Wood, having a competitive season from all...
Atlanta Braves (85-54) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (63-77)
Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.09) vs Mike Minor (13-5, 3.08)
Time: 7:05 ET, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast SportsNet
Weather: 72, clear
Media: Twitter and Facebook
With 84 wins, the Atlanta Braves have the best record in baseball. First place is safe for the Braves, as they have a significant 14-game lead over the Washington...
Photo Credit: Andrew Gillen With the minor league-esque lineup the Phillies have been putting out lately, it's no suprise that many of the games are low-scoring pitchers duels. Then, when a matchup of Cliff Lee vs. Mike Minor comes along, a 150-minute game is completely possible. A Chris Johnson single...
The Phillies are coming off of a 1-2 series loss to the Nationals this past week. After losing Wednesday night's game 3-2, the Phillies got an off day before beginning this weekend's series with the first place Braves. Cliff Lee (11-6, 3.09 ERA) will take on the Braves as they...
As Labor Day passes by and fans turn their attention to football, non-competitive often takes a back seat. With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting 21.5 games out of first place, this sort of situation is not one that Phillie fans have been accustomed too these last five years. Nonetheless, they followed up a series loss against […]