Found July 27, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Philadelphia's assistant general manager says the Phillies haven't necessarily decided if they'll be buyers or sellers heading into next week's trade deadline. Scott Proefrock spoke to reporters before Saturday night's game at Detroit. The Phillies are hoping to snap a season-worst six-game losing streak, and they entered the night trailing first-place Atlanta by 9 1/2 games in the NL East. With the trade deadline approaching, the Phillies are struggling to stay in playoff contention, and they have a few veterans contenders might want - such as closer Jonathan Papelbon and left-hander Cliff Lee. Lee was scratched from Saturday night's start because of a stiff neck.

Phillies Rumors: Philly getting offers for Cliff Lee

The Philadelphia Phillies, who figure to be buyers, are getting hits on arguably their best pitcher. Teams are making offers for pitcher Cliff Lee, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. The teams interested in Lee are unknown. It isn't likely that a deal happens. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is not giving up hope on the season and plans on getting talent, rather than selling...

Cliff Lee is on the market, but price is said to be enormous

Cliff Lee's name is "definitely out" there in trade talks and the free-falling Phillies appear to at least be considering trading one of their aces. However the price tag on the veteran lefthander is exteremely high leading some to speculate that ulatimately the Phillies may still still hold onto him. "He's telling people it'll take you three or four...

Lee scratched with stiff neck

Philadelphia left-hander Cliff Lee has been scratched from Saturday night's start at Detroit because of a stiff neck. Lee will be replaced by left-hander Raul Valdes, who has gone 1-0 with a 7.59 ERA in 11 relief appearances this year. Lee is 10-4 with a 3.05 ERA. Detroit's Max Scherzer puts his 14-1 record on the line Saturday. The Phillies are already without right...

Phillies receiving multiple offers for Cliff Lee

Multiple teams are making a late run at the Philadelphia Phillies with offers for pitcher Cliff Lee as Wednesday's trade deadline nears baseball sources told Friday. Although Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. declined to address the extent of other teams' interest in Lee he said he's keeping an open mind on Lee and numerous other Philadelphia players...

Achy Lee clouds Phils' deadline plans

Remember how we said the Philadelphia Phillies' games against St. Louis and Detroit this week should determine their approach to the trade deadline? Well, the Phillies are 0-4 on the road trip. They have lost six straight overall. They are nine games out in the National League East, 10 back in the second wild card. Logic says the Phillies should reboot an aging roster by trading...

Phillies' GM willing to listen on Cliff Lee

Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. on Friday opened the door to trading All-Star left-hander Cliff Lee. Amaro said he owed it to the organization to entertain offers for Lee. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick citing baseball sources reported that teams are making a late push for the 2008 American League Cy Young Award winner as the Wednesday nonwaiver deadline approaches...

Next Injured: Cliff Lee

According to Todd Zolecki of Cliff Lee has been scratched for Saturday night's start with a stiff neck. Raul Valdes will get a start. Fun times.

Papelbon: Phillies need changes from top, down

Jonathan Papelbon had only a couple minutes to talk Sunday morning at Comerica Park but he said plenty expressing the need for changes in the organization if things do not improve on the field. Papelbon signed a four-year $50 million contract in November 2011 but he has known mostly losing at this point in Philadelphia. The Phillies returned home after a 12-4 loss to the Tigers...

Phillies Demolished By Tigers, 10-0

As many could have predicted when the news that Cliff Lee wouldn't be starting tonight broke, the Phillies lost what was easily one of the least competitive game in MLB this season, falling 10-0 to the Detroit Tigers. Raul Valdes, starting in place of the injured Lee, was in trouble...

Papelbon likely going no where

After an eight game losing streak the Philadelphia Phillies have decided to sell and sell hard. One guy who has been talked about a lot is closer Jonathan Papelbon, especially with teams like the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox in need of closers. One of them, the Tigers, satisfied their need with a trade for Jose Veras so that takes one team out of the market. Unfortunately...

Papelbon: “I definitely didn’t come here for this”

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America The Philadelphia Phillies may be waiving the white flag on the 2013 season but that does not mean that management is ready to disband the team in any way. Cliff Lee is not for trade and the Phillies are working to re-sign 34-year-old Chase Utley to a new contract. With the Philies losing eight in a row following Sunday’s meltdown...

Papelbon: 'I didn't come here for this'

Jonathan Papelbon's patience in Philadelphia might be wearing thin.

Jonathan Papelbon rips Phillies

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is ready to pack his bags and leave Philadelphia if they don’t turn things around. “I definitely didn’t come here for this,” Papelbon told Papelbon signed a a four-year, $50 million contract in November 2011.  He was asked what he thought about 

Phillies are buyers after all, reports say Phillies win bidding war for Cuban Miguel Alfredo ...

With the Phillies seeing a losing streak hit six games to sink the club five games under .500 and having them fall farther back in the NL East and wild card standings, the general consensus is the Phillies should start to recognize themselves as sellers with the trade deadline coming up in just a few more days. But as we have learned, the Phillies are indeed buyers it would seem...

Phillies Outbid Red Sox For Cuban Pitcher

So much for unlimited Red Sox resources. Boston was outbid by the Phillies for the services of Cuban defector Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. Several sources had pinned the Red Sox as the favorite, but apparently, John Henry had some other priorities as Philly outbid the Liverpool soccer magnate by $20 million (reportedly $60 million for six years versus $40 million for six years). Now...
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