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5 Reasons The Phillies Second Half Could Be Fun

Aaron Nola. In his two professional starts Aaron Nola has shown that he has the ability to be a major league pitcher. He has demonstrated good command of his pitches and locates them effectively. More importantly, Nola has exhibited unbelievable poise on the mound. Many promising arms have toed the rubber and wilted under the pressure of big league game situations. Nola, after making...
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Phillies legendary manager Charlie Manuel ties the knot with longtime fiancée Missy Martin

(Photo: According to his Twitter account, 2008 World Series champion and longtime skipper of the Phillies, Charlie Manuel, married his longtime girlfriend and fiancée Missy Martin today is Las Vegas, Nevada. Vegas with @missymartin12 7-26-15 — Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) July 26, 2015 Manuel, the all-time winningest manager in...
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Offense erupts to back Nola as Phills sweep Cubs

On a Sunday afternoon in late July in front of a sold out crowd, Ryan Howard homered and the Phillies’ offense scored 11 runs on 17 hits with a 22-year-old future ace on the mound, making only his second Major League start. It felt like 2006 all over again, except the 22-year-old was Aaron Nola, not Cole Hamels, and the sold out crowd was there to cheer on their hometown Cubs,...
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Philadelphia Phillies’ invaluable asset: International pitching

The Philadelphia Phillies, a rather sentimental organization, were ranked Minor League Baseball’s twenty-fifth overall farm system according to Kieth Law. Although the ranking may suit Philadelphia’s lower-tier farm system well, I disagree with Law’s decision. Despite a lack of both depth and talent alike, Philadelphia has an assortment of impressive prospects. Other than...
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Cubs fans lobby for Cole Hamels trade after getting no-hit

Phillies southpaw Cole Hamels fired the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years on Saturday, and the reactionary effect is already in full throttle. Barely 12 hours after watching their beloved Cubbies get incapacitated by the Philadelphia ace, Chicago fans posted the following ultimatum across the street from Wrigley Field. The message across...Read More
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Hamels notches first career no-hitter in Chicago

In what could have been a farwell by Cole Hamels to Philadelphia, the veteran lefty tossed a no-hitter on Saturday at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. En route to his first career nine-inning hitless bid, Hamels struck out 13 and walked two to move his season record to 6-7 while tossing 129 pitches to mark his first win since May 23rd. The shutout victory could also serve as an up close...
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Cole Hamels throws no-hitter in possibly last start with Phillies

Rumors have been swirling around Cole Hamels name over the past several months. And with the trade deadline less than a week away, we could be witnessing the end of his tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. Going up against a Chicago Cubs squad that have been rumored to be interested in the staff ace, Hamels did something pretty amazing on Saturday. “NO. HITS. FOR. YOU....
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Phillies' Jeff Francoeur boosting trade value

Most of the trade talk involving the Phillies revolves around the potential next destination of left-hander Cole Hamels, but outfielder Jeff Francoeur could also be a viable target for a contending team. Francoeur continued to enhance his market value with a tiebreaking two-run homer in the 10th inning to lift the Phillies to a 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Friday. It marked...
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Jorge Alfaro, Nomar Mazara among prospects the Philadelphia Phillies need to obtain

(July 9, 2015 – Source: Jason O. Watson/Getty Images North America) Jon Daniels, the current general manager of the Texas Rangers, has recently decided to resume trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies. The discussions between Daniels and Ruben Amaro Jr., Phillies’ general manager, subsided when Daniels became hesitant to trade salient prospects within Texas’s farm system...
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Papelbon saves No. 17 in potential audition

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon almost looked like a salesman Friday at Wrigley Field, chatting up Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer hours before he earned his 17th save in 17 opportunities in a 5-3 vict...
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Chase Utley closing in on a return for the Philadelphia Phillies, as another team eyes him.

Chase Utley hasn’t had one his best years in 2015 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In fact he has lost his starting spot in the eyes of the team’s general manager, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting healthy and trying to return to baseball before the season ends. Utley made an appearance in the locker room this past weekend and then quietly disappeared again. Utley went...
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Parting ways with Kyle Kendrick was right decision for Phillies

View image | While the Phillies have often been haunted with making poor decisions in the past, such as trading away Cliff Lee in the 2009 offseason, or re-signing aged veterans such as second baseman Chase Utley and catcher Carlos Ruiz, it is safe to assume that they made...
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Phillies trade rumors through July 22

Eight days away from the deadline...
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Jonathan Papelbon beat the crap out of Odubel Herrera yesterday

Philadelphia Phillie Odubel Herrera hits a pinch-hit walk-off single to left-center field in the bottom of the 10th to earn the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Rays and...he gets pummeled by Jonathan Papelbon for his efforts. Bam.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Phillies fan drilled in face by Cody Asche’s helicoptering bat (video)

A frightening scene that could have been far uglier played out in the first row of seats along the first baseline at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday when Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche lost grip of his bat on a foul-off, sending it dangerously helicoptering into the stands. While many in the area began...Read More The post Phillies fan drilled in face by Cody Asche’s...
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Chase Utley wins Heart & Hustle Award for Philadelphia Phillies

Second baseman Chase Utley was named the Philadelphia Phillies' 2015 Heart & Hustle Award recipient on Tuesday morning. The award, which is voted on by former players, is given out by the MLB Players Association to "honor active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." Each of MLB's 30 clubs have...
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Phillies fan drenched as foul ball spills his beer (Video)

A Philadelphia Phillies fan lost some of his beer when a sharp foul ball was hit in his direction and hit the side of his beer bottle during the second inning of Monday night's game against Tampa Bay. Darin Ruf hit the 3-1 pitch into the stands on the third-base side and hit the fan in the finger as he held his bottle. Fortunately, the fan was OK, and most of his beer stayed in...
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Storyline: Utley’s New Position, Phillies?

After the trade deadline, the possibility exists for Chase Utley to flourish daily on the Philadelphia Phillies, while his replacement at second does also. But although Cesar Hernandez won’t hit .300 for the campaign, he has earned playing time with his bat, glove and legs. That stated, the two starters should frequently be in the lineup together after July 31. What Happens...
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Los Angeles Dodgers trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

It’s well known by now that the Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add a pitcher to their starting rotation soon via trade; what may not be as well known is the fact that the Dodgers are looking to add two pitchers to their starting rotation via trade. Rumors are growing that the Dodgers are having serious discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies over pitcher Cole Hamels, are...
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