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Utley thanks Philadelphia in heartfelt Daily News ad

Chase Utley made his appreciation for Philadelphia pretty clear in his farewell press conference following the news that he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. “The hardest part is leaving the city of Philadelphia. They’ve been so good to me and so supportive of me over the years. I can’t thank them enough for it, but I’ll try,” Utley said. Utley kept his promise, as...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley thanks fans in Philadelphia newspaper ad

Chase Utley, one of the most beloved, celebrated and admired Philadelphia Phillies players in some time, returned the love to the fans who passionately cheered for him during his stellar, 12-plus career with the team by taking out an ad in both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News to thank them for all their support. Utley was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Prospects in the Chase Utley Trade

After 13 productive years in a Phillies uniform, Chase Utley is headed to Los Angeles, where he’ll help solidify the Dodgers’ second-base situation. In exchange for Utley’s services, the Dodgers sent a couple of minor leaguers to the Phillies: utility player Darnell Sweeney and right-handed pitcher John Richy. Here’s my statistical breakdown of these two prospects. Darnell...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: Dodgers add Chase for playoff race

The Los Angeles Dodgers made another move after a very active trading deadline, trading for life-long Philadelphia Phillies’ player and icon Chase Utley. The Dodgers, attempting to hold off the San Francisco Giants for a division title are currently two games ahead of the Giants, but are also one game behind the Chicago Cubs in the wild-card standings, making the division title...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s enduring Philadelphia Phillies legacy

In a time where more often than not, players are in passing more than in place, Chase Utley was Philadelphia’s constant. He was an identifiable presence, although from a much different place, but one who became synonymous with the greatest era of Phillies’ baseball, while naturally embodying everything that the city he made his baseball home embodied. Now a member of the Los...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

End of an era: Phillies shipping Chase Utley to Dodgers

The Chase Utley era in Philadelphia has ended with a whimper. After initial reports on Tuesday said that it looked like the Phillies would be hanging on to Utley, the team did an about-face on Wednesday, shipping their franchise icon to the Los Angeles Dodgers. while deal hasn't been signed yet, sides have agreed on deal of utley plus 2M to LA for 2 minor leaguers. — Jon Heyman...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade Chase Utley to Dodgers

It appears Chase Utley is heading home to Southern California. The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to trade the second baseman to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to USA Today Sports. The report also states that Utley, who had a no-trade clause, accepted the deal. The deal has not been finalized. The Phillies will get a pair of prospects and will pay the Dodgers $2 million...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley appears unlikely to be traded

Fans of the Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Cubs should probably temper their expectations for a new second baseman over the final two weeks of August. The four teams have all been tied to Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, but it’s looking less and less likely that Utley will be dealt. GM Ruben Amaro this morning @SportsRadioWIP "Chase Utley likely to be w #Phillies rest...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Reason to Believe in Chase Utley

There are three reasons to be interested in Chase Utley as a baseball player. One, there’s his whole history. Utley’s track record of being one of the best second basemen in baseball. If his career ended today, he’d be a borderline Hall-of-Famer. Two, he’s available. The Giants are reportedly in negotiations, with the Phillies looking to keep getting younger. If you want...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chase Utley put on waivers by Phillies

In a move that has been long suspected, the Philadelphia Phillies have placed second baseman Chase Utley on revocable waivers in an attempt to move the 36-year-old. Utley has spent his entire 13-year career in Philadelphia and would have full no-trade protection if he were to slip through waivers unclaimed. Utley is a 10-and-5 guy, which means he’s a 10-year veteran with at least...
Via Rumors and Rants
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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