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Rumors started flying this morning that the Phillies might be nearing a contract extension with Chase Utley. Is this a wise move for the organization? What combination of years-and-dollars would you be comfortable with the Phillies offering Utley?
Jon Nisula: A Chase Utley extension would make sense from Ruben Amaro Jr.’s perspective, but I don’t think it would be right for the club. From Amaro’s point of view, re-signing Utley would mean keeping around the biggest fan favorite and one of the better 2B’s in the league for a few more years. It would do a lot for the PR of the club. But this team needs to rebuild to get back to being perennial contenders, and if trading Utley right now could mean a chance at bringing in the next Jimmy Rollins, that’s the move that’s best for the club.
Pat Gallen: I think it is a wise move, especially knowing that Ruben Amaro will never be a full seller. As our guy Ryan Dinger pointed out on twitter, Utley, if he qualified, would be 5th in baseball...
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The Philadelphia Phillies have signed Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year contract worth $48 million.
Gonzalez, 26, had numerous teams show interest in him since he was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball.
Final details on Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez deal: six years, $48M guaranteed, with a vesting option for a seventh year at $11M.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan...
On this day nine years ago, Phillies Nation was born.
I was living in Washington, DC (then a baseball wasteland) and had no quality Phillies news readily available. I decided to take it upon myself to start something I would enjoy reading. Thankfully, nine years later Phillies Nation is still my go-to source for news and analysis on the Phils.
Here is our first post:
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...
In a stunning turn of events, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed coveted Cuban pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a six-year deal worth upwards of 50 million dollars, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.
Here is Passan with the details:
Cuban RHP Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Philadelphia Phillies have agreed on six-year deal worth more than $50M, club source tells...
In their 4th consecutive loss on Wednesday night, I do believe the Phillies finally rolled over and died. They did not just lose 4 games, they were slaughtered in the ugliest and most painful manner possible.
Every problem this team has had this season was glaring in last night’s 3-11 drubbing, courtesy of the Cardinals. It was a proverbial highlight reel of all that is wrong with...
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 ESPN.com 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...
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...
Carlos Zambrano's attempt at a Major League comeback has come to a close - at least with the Philadelphia Phillies. The team has released the veteran pitcher from his minor league deal. Zambrano has not pitched in the Majors since mid-2012.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com says Zambrano was released after a solid minor league performance but a shoulder injury that caused concerns...
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...
According to Todd Zolecki of Phillies.com Cliff Lee has been scratched for Saturday night's start with a stiff neck. Raul Valdes will get a start. Fun times.
Michael Martinez is in, and Domonic Brown is out. That, my friends, is the formula for winning. Mix in John Lannan and this Phillies bullpen, and the team is guaranteed success. Tonight's scenario was set up exactly like this, as Philly looked to avenge last night's 4-1 loss to the...
Philadelphia Phillies (49-51) at St. Louis Cardinals (60-37)
John Lannan (2-3, 3.76) vs. Jake Westbrook (6-4, 2.88)
Time: 8:15 PM EST, Busch Stadium
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
TV: PHL 17
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Bad news for the Phillies as Domonic Brown is out of the lineup with concussion-like symptoms. According to Todd Zolecki, Brown is being tested...
Last night's game was a lot of fun. Looks like we will have more of that. The Phillies placed outfielder Domonic Brown on the disabled list, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Gelb. Brown is headed to the newer seven-day disabled list for concussions. Steve Susdorf will get his first opportunity...
People can say what they want about Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn.
Too slow. Too emotional. Too many pitches. And sometimes they’ve been right.
But the fact remains that only one National League pitcher his teammate Adam Wainwright has more than the 12 victories credited to Lynn. And Wainwright has just one more.
“Hopefully I can catch him” said Lynn.
After an inauspicious...