Found June 17, 2014 on Phillies Nation:
Fortune Magazine in collaboration with Sports Illustrated have just released the 2014 Fortunate 50. According to David Roberts description of the criteria, the list ranks U.S. citizens who play or participate in a U.S.-based league or sport. The monetary accumulations for each athlete are taken from reports of pre-tax salary, endorsement deals and bonuses. The 2014 list is topped by boxer Floyd Mayweather who earned $105,000,000 last year. He was also ranked number one on the Fortunate 50 list last year. The highest earning baseball player, Zach Greinke, ranks 15th,  earning $24,000,000 as a part of his monster deal signed in 2012. Three Phillies made the Fortunate 50 list, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. Howard is ranked 17th overall with $26,100,000 in total earnings. His 25 million dollar salary is supplemented by 1.1 million in endorsements from Subway and Scholastic publishing, where he is set to co-author a children’s book series with his wife. Cliff Lee lands 23rd ove...

Ryan Howard reacts to fans who say he listens to Nickelback

A group of Atlanta Braves fans held a sign at Turner Field on Tuesday night during their team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies that read,” Ryan Howard listens to Nickelback.” For some, that is the ultimate insult. For Ryan Howard, it simply creates confusion over how a group of girls knew what he has on […]

The Subtle Dominance of Cole Hamels

Last night, Cole Hamels was the victim of a few dinks and dunks in the ninth inning that cost him the win. Hamels, no longer on the mound, watched his teammate Jonathan Papelbon surrender a series of unusually consistent balls that found holes to knot the game up at 1-1. Despite the fact the Phillies eventually would win, the hard luck blown save would cost Hamels his third win of...

Phillies Rumors: Cliff Lee trade will have to wait til August

Nick Cafardo has an update on Phillies ace Cliff Lee, and, well, it's succinct.By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsCafardo informs us that, "It doesn’t appear Lee will have enough time to show he’s healthy by the July 31st trading deadline as he’s still just playing catch, and would then need minor league rehab starts before returning."While obviously Cliff...

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee throws bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies entered Tuesday night's game against the Atlanta Braves with a record of 30-38, five and a half games behind the Braves in the National League East. The Phillies have a chance to close the gap further tonight and tomorrow. Currently 24th in runs scored and 19th in team ERA, the Phillies will need improved performance and good health to have a chance...

Ryan Howard may or may not listen to Nickelback

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard on allegations by a Braves fan that he listens to Nickelback: “Damn, that’s outrageous. I didn’t know that. Is it bad to listen to Nickelback?” After getting told that yes, it probably wasn’t a good thing to be accused of being a Nickelback listener: “I mean, I’m not afraid to say that I diversify my musical portfolio. I didn’t know...

Cliff Lee throws off mound, eyes July return

Cliff Lee says he has made excellent strides in his recovery from an elbow strain over the last few days. The left-hander was able throw from a bullpen mound Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list and he was pleased with the results. “It feels real good,” said Lee, who threw 20 fastballs. “I was letting it go pretty hard, pretty much max effort.” Lee...

Jimmy Rollins open to trade if Phillies ‘blow everything up’

Philadelphia Phillies‘ all-time hits leader, Jimmy Rollins is open to being traded to continue his career elsewhere, reports Rollins told reporters that he would consider waiving his no-trade rights if the Phillies “blow everything up.” “It really depends if everything is blown up,” Rollins told reporters. “Then you take that into consideration. If they blow...

Howard, Kendrick Lead Phillies to Win Over Braves

Kyle Kendrick allowed two runs over seven innings and Ryan Howard struck early with a first inning homer as the Phillies beat the Braves, 5-2. The Phillies are 4.5 games behind the Braves and Nationals (as of this writing) in the NL East. -Ryan Howard hit his 13th homer of the season in the first inning to put the Phillies up quickly. He also walked twice. Howard is on pace for 31...

Phillies Beat the Braves in 13 Innings

A matchup that was pegged to be a pitchers duel on paper lived up to the hype Monday night as the Phillies beat the Braves 6-1 in 13 innings. The Phillies got things going offensively in the top of the second inning as Ryan Howard launched his 12th HR to dead center field to give the Phillies the 1-0 lead. After that both starting pitchers went tit-for-tat as Cole Hamel, and Braves...

Hamels Looks to Continue His June Success Against First Place Braves

#450457554 / The Phillies (29-38) look to move forward as they send southpaw Cole Hamels against the first place Braves (36-32) in Atlanta. Yesterday was a tough pill to swallow, as the Phillies dropped their first series to the Cubs since 2001, being shutout for the ninth time this...

Gameday 68: Phillies at Braves

Philadelphia Phillies (29-38) at Atlanta Braves (36-32) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Cole Hamels (2-3, 3.07) vs. ATL: Julio Teheran (6-4, 2.41) Time: 7:10 at Turner Field TV: CSN Weather: Cloudy, 84 Media: Twitter and Facebook After losing a series to one of the worst teams in the National League, the Phillies head to Atlanta to take on the first-place Braves.  Luckily, the Phillies...

Does Ryan Howard listen to Nickelback?

Phillies first baseman addresses an important allegation.

Phillies Take A Win In Atlanta After Marathon Game

Cole Hamels took to the mound last night hoping to erase the abysmal loss Sunday afternoon against the Cubs, where they managed just 3 hits. He was facing the N.L. East-leading Braves in Atlanta. Hamels was extremely sharp. Unfortunately for him, the Phillies’ bats were nowhere to be found while […] The post Phillies Take A Win In Atlanta After Marathon Game appeared first on Eagles Pulse.

Phils beat Braves in 13, improbably still in NL East race

Hard to believe that the Phillies could go 10 straight innings without scoring a run and still come out with a victory Monday night, but that’s the way it was at Turner Field. Ryan Howard homered in the second inning and drove in his team’s second run of the game in the top of the 13th inning. Howard’s RBI in the 13th -- on a ground ball through first baseman Freddie Freeman’s...

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