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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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Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. will head to MLB’s GM meetings with a lot of work to do. The holes on his team have been well chronicled and after a very disappointing 81-81 season to forget, it is RAJ’s job to try to fill those holes and get the Phillies back on the winning side of the ledger.
Amaro told CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury that the Phillies have engaged in a significant...
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).
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Kyle Kendrick was expected to be a valuable, versatile, reliable arm that could pitch in a variety of roles for the Phillies. The righthander was coming off of one of his best seasons as a pro, during which he posted an 8-6 record with a 3.22 ERA pitching as a starter and out of [...](Read more...)
Upton to the Phillies doesn't seem possible. (AP)
The Arizona Diamonbacks are once again shopping young, power-hitting outfielder Justin Upton in another effort to rebuild. There is a clear need for a game-changer in the Phillies outfield as questions still surround Domonic Brown, Darin Ruf, and John Mayberry Jr. The Phillies will be in the market searching for another option...
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...
At the current GM Meetings, Ruben Amaro seems to be communicating with quite a few people/teams. Ruben stated that his three needs (CF, 3rd base, late reliever), has been in several trade conversations. Amaro has looked at free agency, but have been heavily involved in trade talks.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Phillies have been looking at third baseman Kevin Youkilis...
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.
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According to a report from CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are in communications with free agent B.J. Upton's agent, Larry Reynolds.
Upton is the ideal outfielder for the Phillies. The 28 year old, right handed hitter can play the field well, hit for power, and bring home runs, which is exactly what the Phillies' lineup needs in 2013. Without hitters like Hunter...
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...
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...
The Phillies need outfielders. They have some in-house candidates (John Mayberry, Domonic Brown, and Darin Ruf), but outside help is needed. Free agents like BJ Upton, Angel Pagan, and Michael Bourn are all being floated as ideas, but they'll come at quite a hefty price tag and each have their own pitfalls.For example- "There are a lot of reasons to like Upton, but it...
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.