Phillies land five prospects on Baseball America's Top 100

RHP Sixto Sanchez posted a 3.03 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP between Lakewood and Clearwater in 2017   By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor The Philadelphia Phillies have one of the most improved farm systems according to and on Monday, the organization landed five prospects on Baseball America's annual Top-100 prospects rankings. This is one more than the Phillies had...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 hours ago

All-around excellent Kingery is top 2B prospect

Scott Kingery is one of those players who has captured the imagination of Phillies fans. Top prospects can do that.
16 hours ago

Cameron Rupp is wearing an Eagles jersey again

Cameron Rupp dons his LeGarrette Blount jersey again and clearly knows what he’s doing. Cameron Rupp, the backup catcher who recently signed a one-year, arbitration-avoiding contract with the Phillies, is not from Philadelphia. Or Pennsylvania. He is from Texas, and he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan. I’ll pause so you can vomit with the proper intensity. As you may have noticed by now...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Phillies Bargain Shopping: Making a Case for Brett Anderson

Half way through January and little to no movement on the free agent market has been a cause for concern for baseball fans as they are used to seeing their team almost set for spring training. While there are plenty of top name free agents out there, the middle tier free agents and small veteran pieces could be waiting even longer. There are always “bargain” free agents out there...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago

Roy Halladay had mix of medications in his system at time of fatal plane crash

The autopsy results of the former Phillies great’s death have been released. Former Phils star and Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay had a mix of medications in his system at the time of his death. That’s the headline grabbing everyone’s attention this morning, after the Pinellas County Medical Examiner released the results of the future Hall of Famer’s autopsy on Friday. According...
Via The Good Phight
2 days ago

Phillies OF trying to recruit Jake Arrieta

Chicago Cubs free agent pitcher Jake Arrieta is getting a wining-and-dining of sorts from a representative of one National League counterpart.CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reported this week that Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams is working out daily with Arrieta this offseason in Austin, Texas, and has been selling the ex-Cy Young winner on Philly.“He loves it here [Austin...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Nick Williams wooing Jake Arrieta

Pretty sure Jake's more in love with years and cash, but it can't hurt to try.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago

Let’s talk ourselves into one of these uninspiring starting pitchers, Phillies fans

On Episode 172 of The Felske Files, host John Stolnis takes a look at the lower-tier free agent starters, a more likely group from which an addition will be selected. We’ve been talking a lot about the Phillies needing to add a starter this off-season, and it still feels like they’re going to add somebody. But despite Nick Williams trying to sell the Phils to Jake Arrieta, I still...
Via The Good Phight
3 days ago

Autopsy: Roy Halladay had amphetamine, morphine in system

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — An autopsy report says retired star pitcher Roy Halladay had evidence of amphetamine, morphine and an insomnia drug in his system when he died in a small plane crash in Florida last year. The Tampa Bay Times reports that an autopsy released Friday shows the former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star died from blunt force...
3 days ago

The Phillies are building a Wiffle Ball field in Citizens Bank Park

Renovations to the Right Field Gate entrance of Ashburn Alley show that the former Games of Baseball, Bull's BBQ and picnic areas no longer exist. (Matt Rappa/Sports Talk Philly) When Philadelphia Phillies president Andy MacPhail spoke about Citizens Bank Park in October, he made clear to note that it's now the oldest stadium in the National League East. When David Buck, the...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago

After coming out of left field as a rookie surprise, Rhys Hoskins prepares for stardom -- in left field

The Philadelphia Phillies' newest slugger snuck up on everyone during his record-setting debut. Now, he's adjusting to life as a known quantity while trying to master a new position.
3 days ago

Gabe Kapler guarantees boatload of wins for Phillies in 2018

Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler didn’t back down a bit when asked recently what to expect out of the team in 2018. In fact, Kapler took it to another level when he guaranteed the Phillies would amass a “s—load” of wins next season.The boisterous proclamation loaded with Kapler’s patented bravado was captured by Sports Talk Philly columnist Tim Kelly. As noted by Busted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfaro has tools to be No. 1 catcher in Majors

Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro is not one of those hitters that sees a lot of pitches or draws a lot of walks. The Phils value those things. They love hitters that "control the strike zone." But that does not mean they do not have high expectations for Alfaro. MLB Pipeline ranks Alfaro as the sixth-best catching prospect in baseball. He is going to make the Opening Day roster, assuming...
4 days ago

Eickhoff, young arms ready to give Kapler options

Young arms like Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Pivetta and Aaron Nola may be short on service time, but they're long on upside. The Phillies have a bevy of options to fill first-year manager Gabe Kapler's rotation.
5 days ago

Best players to debut on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

The crop of players to make their debut on the 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is impressive and includes some surefire Hall of Famers. Here's a rundown of the 19 names first appearing on the ballot this year.
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies avoid arbitration with Cameron Rupp

The Phillies have avoided arbitration with catcher Cameron Rupp, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer (via Twitter). Rupp will earn a $2.05MM salary for the coming campaign — just a hair shy of the $2.1MM that MLBTR projected he’d earn in his first arbitration year.Though Rupp was not quite as productive last year as he was in 2016, he has established himself as a...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Rupp, the Kevins, and Steve...Geltz?

How embarrassing to be a Kevin and NOT get hired to be a rotating color radio analyst.
Via PhilsBaseball
12 days ago

Ryan Howard on talk of retirement: 'Kill that noise'

Once one of baseball’s most feared power hitters, Ryan Howard has struggled in recent seasons. In fact, the 2006 National League MVP didn’t play in the majors in 2017 and is presently unsigned. But as spring training approaches, Howard is not ready to call it a career.“I’m still active, so we’ll see what happens,” Howard said, per TMZ Sports. “Right now, we’re kinda in the belly...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies’ Maikel Franco suspended by Dominican team for partying

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco has drawn a suspension from his hometown team in the Dominican Republic due to his partying.According to a report by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes over the weekend, Franco was one of four players suspended by the Cibao Giants, a Winter League club, for “violating the organization’s discipline code.”The suspension was handed down...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cooperstown 2018: Brad Lidge

BRAD LIDGEFirst Year on BallotPLAYING CAREER: Houston Astros (2002-2007), Philadelphia Phillies (2008-2011) and Washington Nationals (2012)ACHIEVEMENTS: Went 26-32 with a 3.54 and 225 saves in 11 seasons including going 41-for-41 in save situations in 2008. World Series champion in 2008 after closing out the decisive fifth game. Two-time All-Star selection (2005 and 2008).WHAT THEY...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Hosmer has reportedly received multiple 7-year offers

The market for Eric Hosmer appears to be heating up, according to a report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He cites sources “close to Hosmer” that say the first baseman has received nine-figure offers from both the Padres and the Royals.San Diego, per the report, has dangled a seven-year deal at a healthy $140MM price tag — about $20MM more than had previously been suggested....
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies made a mistake in signing Carlos Santana

The Philadelphia Phillies were not planning to make a huge splash at the winter meetings this year but they defied the pundits and prognosticators and signed Carlos Santana to a three year deal worth 60 million dollars. This signing was a complete shock to all of the baseball community as this move was unorthodox and does not fit the rebuilding process that the Phillies organization...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies are staying quiet

The annual Major League Winter meetings are always entertaining for baseball fans across the country.  Sure, free agency starts a few days after the World Series ends the real juicy story lines begin to develop during these meetings. Just a few days ago, we watched the Yankees acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins which will absolutely shift the balance of power to the Bronx...
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Carlos Santana reportedly signs three-year deal with Phillies

One of the top sluggers on the free agent market has officially come off the board, and you may be surprised to see where he landed.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Friday that Carlos Santana has signed a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Santana spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old is just a career .247 hitter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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