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The Phillies are reportedly quietly in the mix for Hamilton. Photo: AP
A lot of news from the the national beat writers within the last 24 hours. Per MLB Trade Rumors, Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Phillies are among those interested in Josh Hamilton. The Texas Rangers reportedly capped their max offer at three years and a longer pact is certainly to be desired by the 2010 AL MVP. Hamilton, who earlier this week was named a finalist for the 2012 AL MVP, had a career high 43 home runs for the Rangers but struck out a career high 25.5% of the time had a relative bounce-back year from an injury-marked 2011. Still no signs as to what Hamilton would desire per year or how many years he is looking for, but Rosenthal noted that two industry sources that the Phillies are quietly lurking in the background. That sentence gives me flashbacks to the Winter of 2010.
Rosenthal reported earlier today that Kevin Youkilis is drawing interest from the Phils, White Sox, and Dodgers. The White ...
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The free-agent plans addressed by the Philadelphia Phillies may help Jonathan Papelbon first. That stated, some options have picked up by the involved organizations and others have been declined, including two from former Phils. Who has been become unavailable and who can now be had?
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Darin Ruf went south for winter ball in Venezuela, which started last month on the 11th and runs to almost Thanksgiving. How has he done so far?
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I love the Phillies because I grew up following the team. My late father was a Phillies’ fan and he was very excited when they were finally having a great season in 1950. He listened to the radio (and later TV) broadcasts of every game that took place when he wasn’t at work. I started rooting along as well, even though I was very young in 1950 (I was in the second grade).
Rosenberg achieved his dream of reaching the Majors in 2012 and ended it with a very strong September. Photo: AP
With little fanfare, B.J. Rosenberg quietly became a Phillie on June 9, replacing Raul Valdes early on a Saturday morning. Charlie Manuel wasted no time using Rosenberg and put him in a tie game in the 11th. Rosenberg retired the first three Orioles he faced, earning...
The Philadelphia Phillies need a stop gap at third base until prospect Cody Asche is ready to take over as the Phillies full time third baseman. Kevin Youkilis is the perfect solution for the Phillies and can be acquired for a reasonable price.
The consensus among MLB scouts is that 22 year old Cody Asche will be major league ready for 2014. In the meantime, the Phillies need a player...
On today's show, TMoney discusses whether or not former Tampa Bay Rays outfielder BJ Upton is on the priority list for the Philadelphia Phillies. He also delves into all the areas that the Phillies should continue consider priorities.
Forget the names Vick and Reid. As an Eagles fan for this week, TMoney makes a plea to keep your faith!
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"Is that Ruben Amaro holding a blank check?" (Photo courtesy of Wikipedia commons)
After a 2012 season marked by injuries and disappointing pitching, this free agency period is the most important for Ruben Amaro Jr. since he took over as general manager in 2009. With the window of opportunity to win another World Series closing rapidly, Amaro must certainly be...
In honor of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 1993 Phillies and their National League championship season, we review the free agent signings made by the Phillies leading up to the 1993 season. Here is a look back at the 1992 hot stove and the players signed in free agency by Philadelphia.
Lee Thomas joined the Phillies in 1988 to take on the role of general manager. His success...
Interleague play has been around since 1997, and while there are very real problems related to scheduling inequities, it isn’t going anywhere. It’s only getting more firmly entrenched in the game, with year-round interleague action on tap for the upcoming season. In fact, the Reds will open the 2013 season against the Angels, marking the first-ever interleague opener.
The Boston Red Sox signed veteran catcher David Ross to a
two-year contract, leading some to speculate that the team’s starting backstop Jarrod
Saltalamacchia could be traded this offseason. However, Ken Rosenthal of FOX
Sports reports the Red Sox had been shopping Saltalamacchia “for weeks” prior
to the signing of Ross.
For those wondering about #RedSox’s intentions...
After a week of constant rumors surrounding the Sox, it looks like the team has made their first splash in the free agent pool. As Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported Saturday morning, the Red Sox have agreed to terms on a 2-year, $6.2 million contract with catcher David Ross, pending a physical. Ross confirmed the [...]
The Boston Red Sox have signed catcher David Ross to a two-year, $6.2mm deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
The deal could also allow the Red Sox to trade Jarrod Saltalamacchia or Ryan Lavarnway as Ross is slated to be more than a backup but not a starter.
Ross who was a backup catcher in Atlanta was thrusted into a larger on the field role as Brian McCann seemed to be injured...