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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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Events will dictate the number from 1 to 4 each for November and December. January to mid-February will be every other week, and it will be weekly after that until the year ...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Last year when Jimmy Rollins signed his new contract with the Phillies I commented on it by saying, ""If Jimmy is able to start another 4-5 years and finishes around: .270/.750, 1500 R, 2600 H, 525 DBL, 120 TRPL, 225 HR, 1000 RBI, 500 SB, then I think he's HoF material."Corey then countered with an entire post outlining that J-Roll will merely go down in history...
MOUND OF TROUBLE
Former Phillies batting practice pitcher Ali Modami, who was fired from the job last October, is suing the team and GM Ruben Amaro Jr. for defamation.
Ruf was amazing in '12. (AP)
Babe Ruf. Ruf Ryder. So many nicknames in so little time.
Darin Ruf slugged his way onto the scene about midway through the 2012 season with the Reading Phillies; it wasn’t as though Ruf was some highly-touted prospect everyone knew about. Really, he was an afterthought at 26 years old; a guy who was just kind of there. That all changed.
Freddy Galvis had perhaps the most interesting 2012 season of any Phillies player. He lived up to the hype defensively, lived down to his offensive reputation, essentially broke his back while batting and was suspended for having trace amounts of a performance-enhancing drug in his system. When on the field, he was about what everyone expected, and was relied upon as a regular...
Reading, also known as Baseballtown, will no longer call its team the Phillies
As you read here first last week, the Phillies’ Double-A club in Reading, PA will undergo a full rebranding, which will include a full name change, the team confirmed on Sunday.
The Reading franchise will announce the new nickname, logos and uniforms at an event to be held at FirstEnergy Stadium on...
Some noteworthy bits of news popped up today, topped by the revelation that the Phillies’ Double-A club in Reading, which recently announced an upcoming name change, will reportedly be known as the Fightin’s. Rumors circulated online, early Tuesday, and a post by Chris Creamer of SportsLogos.net confirmed that the Reading team registered some telling domain names, which included...
Ryan Howard never really got back into the swing of things when he returned from his achilles injury this season. The power-hitting first baseman played in just 71 games in 2012. He struggled and admitted to being out of shape. Now, though, Howard is shedding the pounds and getting closer to his playing weight.
According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Howard has been working...
A former Phillie (well not really a Phillie, just a batting practice pitcher) is suing the organization he once worked for as well as suing GM Ruben Amaro Jr.
Ali Modami, who worked for the Phillies as the team's batting practice pitcher from 2007 through 2011, is suing the team and Ruben Amaro for allegedly defaming him and ruining his job prospects for future opportunity...
Courtesy Uncle Bob's Ballparks
The other day Greg passed on a release from the Reading Phillies in which they discussed plans to change the team's name. After a few days of mixed reactions from the fanbase, it appears that the team's name is coming out. Last night on the Reading Eagle's website, Mike Drago identified the "Reading Fightins" as the likely...
Photo: AP/Jeff Roberson
Kyle Kendrick certainly had an interesting season. The 28-year-old spent the first half of the season alternating between the rotation and the bullpen. Before his impressive run from August 14-September 10 (when his ERA was just 1.49), there was one start where Kendrick proved that he belonged in the rotation.
Entering May 26, the Phillies were a game...
It’s time for another edition of our off-season league updates. Each week, we’ll take a tour around the globe for a look at Phillies talents participating in various autumn and winter action.
Arizona Fall League (all Phillies talent plays for Peoria)-
Catching prospect Tommy Joseph (pictured left) is batting .152 with a double and an RBI in 10 games. The 21-year-old participated...
It's been announced today that the Phillies' Double-A affiliate, the Reading Phillies are undergoing an overhaul to their brand. On Saturday, November 17 the successful minor league franchise will have a new name, logo, and uniform.
The Phillies have been in Reading since 1967 which is one of the longest a team and a minor league affiliate have stuck together. Many times...
Could Madson return to Philly? (PHOTO: NJ.com)
-Cody Ross is expected to ask for a three-year, $25 million deal as he becomes a free agent. The Phillies are thought to be interested in the 31-year-old corner outfielder, who hit 22 home runs with the Red Sox, but splits much better against lefties than righties. I’ve been a big proponent of Ross to the Phillies, as he would provide...
In a survey conducted by ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, 4.5% of twenty-two baseball people believe that the Phillies will attempt to and successfully acquire free-agent outfielder Josh Hamilton.
If you don't feel like doing the math, 4.5% of twenty-two equals one. Crasnick conducted his survey to twenty-two general managers, assistant GMs, advisers, scouting directors and talent...