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A year ago, the Philadelphia Phillies wasted little time raiding the free agent market. In the first 17 days of free agency, the Phillies signed future Hall of Famer Jim Thome to solidify their bench and inked All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to the richest contract in baseball history for a relief pitcher. It remains to be seen if the Phillies act as fast this winter, but it might not be a terrible idea with multiple holes to fill and a top-heavy free agent class. After finishing in third place and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2006, the Phillies are expected to be a active as ever in an attempt to restore a championship-caliber roster before spring training. Despite a disappointing season, the Phils are confident they can return to prominence on the strength of a starting pitching staff that includes two former Cy Young Award winners (Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee) and a former World Series MVP (Cole Hamels). The health and production of Chase Utley and former M...
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The Phillies have a few glaring holes heading into the 2013 season, the most important of which is centerfield. After trading Shane Victorino this summer, the team permanently installed John Mayberry up the middle, and the experiment didn’t work out. Mayberry proved that he was a platoon player in a corner outfield spot, not a regular centerfielder. Unfortunately, he was the...
Having just won his fourth Gold Glove award, this player review could not come at a better time for Jimmy Rollins, a man who could use a few positives in his corner. That’s because 2012 was one of the more contentious between Rollins and the fans. Rollins once again drew criticism when he became the focal point for a city-wide debate on if and when it’s ever appropriate for a...
The Philadelphia Phillies are viewed as the early favorite
to sign center fielder B.J. Upton, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Baseball officials still see
the Nationals as the favorites for Michael Bourn, while the Phillies are seen
as an early favorite for Upton.
After trading away starters Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino
this summer, the Phillies...
Kevin Frandsen had a career year for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2012. The 30 year old journeyman hit .338 in 55 games after taking over at third base for the oft injured Polacido Polanco. It was an impressive season, but not enough to think that he can be a solution at the hot corner for a playoff contending team.
Many fans are high on Frandsen and talk on many sports talk radio...
I was very tempted to make this a joke review. I wouldn’t have written an intro or offered any insight and would have instead simply left a bolded “Grade F… no explanation needed.” Qualls was the most maligned Phillies player this season and was out the door by the end of June. He blew a number of games in a limited amount of time and his entrances became associated with...
The Philadelphia Phillies have spent the week putting their 2013 plans into place.
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies picked up the $5 million 2013 option on Carlos Ruiz and declined options on utility man Ty Wigginton and reliever Jose Contreras. Contreras was owed $2.5 million and Wigginton was due $4 million. Each played received a $500,000 buyout. The Phillies...
Rosters for the Arizona Fall League’s All-Star type showcase were announced on Wednesday with two Phillies prospects among the talents involved. Third baseman Cody Asche (pictured) and catcher Tommy Joseph will represent their Javelinas club in the seventh annual Rising Stars Game, which will be televised on MLB Network this coming Saturday, November 3rd at 8 PM eastern time...
For the first time in his career, Carlos Ruiz made the National League All Star team.
Ruiz did not receive enough fan votes to start, although he deserved to. The 33-year-old batted .350 with 13 home runs and a .995 OPS during the first half of the season.
Ruiz headed to Kansas City for the All Star Game as a reserve, but he did receive some playing time. He caught knuckle-baller...
The Phils have earlier this week (Monday) announced that they have accepted Carlos Ruiz’s $5 million dollar option for 2013, so he’ll be staying with the ballclub for at least another season. Carlos, who played in 114 games, thanks in part to being on the DL twice during the season, had a .325 batting average (121 for 372) with a .935 OPS, as he had 32 doubles and 16 home runs...
Phils’ shortstop Jimmy Rollins have just won his fourth Gold Glove Award. Jimmy, who have won previous gold gloves in 2007-09, with his win is now ranked third in franchise history with the most gold gloves won by a Phil, trailing only Mike Schmidt (10) and Garry Maddos (8).
During the season, Rollins, who continued to be an outstanding defensive player, only batted .250, with...
Last October, we collected fan photos of Phillies jack o’lanterns, costumes and other spooky Halloween stuff. This year, anyone who sends in a photo will be eligible to win a free Phillies hat (people who sent in a photo last year are eligible, too)! Check them out below and upload your own. A winner will be randomly selected at midnight this Friday, November 2nd.
Brooke Sorenson Nix - Baseball's Hottest Wife 2012
In a landslide not seen since the Nixon-McGovern election in 1972, Brooke Sorenson, wife of Philadelphia Phillies’ Laynce Nix, is the 2012 Baseball’s Hottest Wife.
It was Brooke Sorenson Nix’s first year of eligibility in the contest and she certainly made the best of it. Sorenson Nix received 25.7% of the vote in the...
Ideas for third base for the 2013 Philadelphia Phillies are scarce but one could be intriguing could be a trade for Tigers Jhonny Peralta. He has not played third since 2010 but has been solid at the position in the five seasons he has played at the hot corner. He is in the last year of his contract and could be a nice stop gap until Cody Asche is ready to emerge on the big league...
Last night Jimmy Rollins was awarded his 4th Gold Glove of his career. Jimmy is always considered among the top fielding shortstops in baseball. Rollins played the third most games at shortstop in the National League and was second in fewest errors committed, only to Ruben Tejada who only played 112 games. Rollins also had…
(Photo: Gainesville Times)
From the Phillies:
Dave Brundage has been hired as the manager for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies’ triple-A affiliate, Joe Jordan, Director, Player Development announced today.
For the last six years (2007-12), Brundage, 48, has managed at the triple-A level for the Atlanta Braves (Richmond and Gwinnett), where he led the team to the International...