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Blue Jays inquired about Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Antonio Bastardo

The Toronto Blue Jays have spoke about the availability of Cole Hamels, Chase Utley and Antonio Bastardo with the Philadelphia Phillies, reports Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.It was reported on Sunday that the Phillies are looking for three top prospects. They Jays do not really have the farm system to do that. It is also unclear if the Jays are on Hamels 20-team no trade list.Chase...
Via On-Base Talk
14 days ago  |  Discuss

"Finalist" Chase Utley Misses Out On Rawlings Gold Glove

#452579034 / Phillies Chase Utley was declared a "finalist" in the Rawlings Gold Glove voting a couple weeks ago. The idea of being a "finalist" is somewhat suspect; the voting had already taken place and they knew who won. But, they were hoping to get as many people to...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Redesigning the Phillies

From seeking the 18-year-old phenom to now prioritizing the polished college athlete, the Philadelphia Phillies are also currently targeting international talent–for instance, Yasmani Tomas. Basically, their money is on immediacy. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Strategies, Past and Present...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Top Moments: #5 Utley Starts in Minnesota

Photo: CBS Philly Chase Utley bolted out of the gate in 2014, arguably peaking on May 26, ending the day with a .337/.394/.556 triple-slash line, in contention for the batting title. Utley’s tremendous start had him in the forefront of not just all MLB second baseman but also among the game’s best overall players. Fans across baseball were sending their message loud and clear...
Via Phillies Nation
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Chase Utley hits go-ahead RBI single by throwing his bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley hit a go-ahead RBI single by literally throwing his bat at a pitch during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against Seattle.Utley let go of his bat as he swung at a 2-2 pitch, but managed to hit a blooper into the air and over the outstretched arm of Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano...
Via Holdout Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

August Trade Candidates: Philadelphia Phillies Chase Utley

The Philadelphia Phillies stood pat at the July 31st trade deadline, and many pundits felt this was a missed opportunity for the club to sell. They have a firm hold on last place in the National League East. With an aging roster and a minor league system that is short on impact talent, a rebuild is in order. While they didn’t make any deals at the deadline, several Phillies players...
Via Baseball News Source
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Chase Utley getting lots of interest from Giants, Blue Jays

The Philadelphia Phillies are in last place in the National League East, 10.0 games back of the Washington Nationals which means as the trade deadline approaches they should be in full on sale mode. The Phillies have teams calling about Marlon Byrd, Antonio Bastardo, Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and now Chase Utley.#452406900 / gettyimages.comAccording to Nick Cafardo of The Boston...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trade Rumors with Realistic Expectations for the Phillies

Long before the arrival of July 31, writers will predict Chase Utley’s departure from the Philadelphia Phillies to a new city with a pennant-race opportunity. But will that be just hype? TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Reading people is the answer to their decisions: past, present and future. Also...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Grading the first third of the season

After two disappointing seasons, the Philadelphia Phillies were hoping to get back into the division race this season and return to the playoffs.  Needless to say, things have not gone well for the team so far.  At first the Phillies just hovered around .500, winning 3, then losing two, and so on.  However, things have recently taken a turn for the worst for the Phillies.  Before...
June 08, 2014  |  1 Comment

Coveting Chase Utley at the Trade Deadline would be Wise for the New York Yankees

The Yankees should covet Phillies’ second baseman Chase Utley in July – Mandatory Credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images The New York Yankees are already in the red when it comes to injuries, and they don’t really have the pieces to pull off a trade for a player in their prime. New York’s farm system is anything but appealing, and so any deal they aspire to achieve by the trade...
Via The Sports Journal
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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