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At this point in the season and with the particular circumstances present, the question has to be asked, that of “does Jonathan Papelbon want out of Philadelphia?’ One can also presuppose the notion that Philadelphia might want Papelbon out of Philadelphia.Whichever way you may wish to look at the issue at hand, one thing for sure is that Papelbon’s time in Philadelphia may be running out and another team may be the ideal suitor to pick up his time clock; however, before we make any brash assumptions, let’s look further into the recent clamor that has surrounded Philadelphia and Papelbon, and the potential solutions that may unfold with the ensuing trade deadline in July.The recent debacle concerning Papelbon has its roots in Wednesday’s game between the Phillies and the Washington Nationals, a game in which the Nationals walked off with a victory in the 11th inning on a grand slam by Ian Desmond.Papelbon was brought into the ninth with a 2-1 lead with the objective of cementing a t...
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While the Philadelphia Phillies struggle to achieve even a winning record, speculation persists that Cliff Lee and Jonathan Papelbon will be available before next month’s non-waiver trade deadline.
That’s not necessarily the case.
“Absolutely not, because these are guys I’d be better off having on my club than not,” Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told The Associated...
Charlie Manuel was not a happy camper last night. And who would be.
He talks about not knowing what else he can do with his lineup at this point, and even gets into it with a veteran reporter.
Philadelphia Phillies' second baseman Chase Utley played in his first rehab game last night since injuring his right oblique during batting practice on May 20.
As reported by Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com,
"Utley, a five-time All-Star, went 0-for-4, but put some good swings on the ball and looked comfortable in the field. Since the injury, Utley has repeatedly said...
It's clear that middling teams playing in larger markets tend to be more hesitant to truly blow things up and turn their attention to the future (the Houston Astros being an outlier). According to Peter Gammons, this will seemingly have an impact on whether or not the Philadelphia Phillies trade starting pitcher Cliff Lee and closer Jonathan Papelbon this summer, something...
Earlier this week, a Boston-based baseball writer speculated in his column that the Phillies believe that St. Louis might be interested in Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Mind you, there was no real substance behind his assertion, but it made the usual rumor-mill rounds all the same. This move would make no sense for the Cardinals, and here are five reasons why:
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed relief pitcher Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list. Relief pitcher J.C. Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and infielder Michael Martinez was designated for reassignment.
As reported by Mike Wisniewski at CSNPhilly.com,
"This will be the second stint on the DL this season for Adams, who was
previously out of...
The first things some fans want to bring up in regards to Cole Hamels 2013 season is how similar Hamels’ run is to that of Cliff Lee in 2012. I will agree that Hamels deserves a couple more wins than he has, but Lee in 2012 outperformed Hamels to this point by a mile.
Lee finished 2012 with a 6-9 record and a 3.16 ERA with 207 Ks in 217 IP. No question Lee has pitched better...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have activated second baseman Chase Utley from the disabled list prior to Friday night’s game against the New York Mets.
Utley had been sidelined with what the Phillies termed a mild sprain in his right oblique. In two rehab games Utley went hitless but did not experience any issues with his oblique.
Phillies bats woke up this afternoon and gave Pettibone a 6 run lead before leaving with a hurt back. Ryan Howard hit two homers and Michael Young hit one. The bullpen nearly gave that lead up when they allowed 4 runs in the 7th inning. Jon Pettibone pitched 6 innings,...
Despite an 0 for 9 performance in two nights in a rehab assignment at AA Reading, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley may be returning to Philadelphia. After just two games, Utley feels he is ready and could play tonight when the Phillies take on the New York Mets at Citizens...
Cole Hamels took the mound for the Phillies tonight. Cole went 6 innings, had 7 hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Bullpen did well (they did not implode… small steps), but the bats were dead. The Phillies only scored three runs in one inning. Chase Utley made his...
Eric Young was a thorn in Cole Hamels’s side all night. (Photo: AP)
For the second straight start, Cole Hamels was spotted a lead. And for the second straight start, he couldn’t hold it. This time, it was in a 4-3 loss to the hated Mets. Hamels continues to muddle through a very bizarre 2013. He’s gotten decent run support in his last few outings, but he just can’t seem to...
The Phillies were unable to defeat a minor-league team last night and opened up this three-game series with the Mets with a 4-3 loss. Cole Hamels was given a three-run lead, but he was unable to keep it as he allowed four earned runs through six innings. Due to the...