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Offseason 2015 Deep Dive: 3B, 1B

Until the beginning of the Winter Meetings (Dec. 7-10 in Nashville, Tenn.), I’ll be doing a deep dive on the Phillies with particular focus on their offseason plans. What may happen? What’s the future hold? Seriously, how excited should you be? We’ll try to answer all the questions here. Today: Third base and first base. Third Base Past – Since the Phillies traded Scott...
Via Phillies Nation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: What Does Tomorrow Hold?

The mild chill in the air on that fateful late-October evening when Brad Lidge closed out the first Philadelphia Phillies World Series championship in 25 years was one that most who weren’t inside Citizens Bank Park that night will never remember. For those inside, shoulder-to-shoulder with hearts in stomachs and tears welling at their eyes, […]
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Starting tomorrow: A full deep dive into the Phillies’ offseason

It’s November in Philadelphia. That means it’s a low time for baseball talk, and hey, every other team is battling hard for a postseason berth. So no need to talk Phillies! (Looks at Sixers.) Well, we kind of knew that would be terrible. (Looks at Flyers.) Oh, more of this crap, huh? (Looks at Eagles) Oh come on! Alright, time to talk Phillies! They’re still here, the lovable...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ten prospects for the Phillies to look at in the Rule 5 draft

No one is guaranteed a star in the Rule 5 draft, but there are several players available this year who could make intriguing picks. While I assume the Phillies will go after pitching - that's what Klentak has done all offseason - my list is heavy with position players because I think the team needs some guys to take on at-bats during the year, too. Plus, I'm not a fan of giving up...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lawsuit: Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra alleges prison guards gave him brain damage

View image | Troubled former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra is in the news once again. Once again it is on TMZ. This time Dykstra says that he believes he has brain damage and is looking to blame the damage on the prison guards he encountered during his three-year prison...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies Phillippe Aumont, Kyle Drabek, and Aaron Rowand all get new jobs

View image | Three former Phillies found new work on Monday. One was a top-notch prospect who landed an ace. Another was the the return the Phillies got for an ace. And who does not love the center field ace who smashed his face for the Phillies. Kyle Drabek,...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A trade of Phillies closer Ken Giles is not simply "getting rid" of him

View image | The Phillies just might trade closer Ken Giles. The time could be right; the overwhelming demand for closers this offseason just might entice a team to pony up some quality prospects and ship them to Philadelphia for the young closer. If the Phillies accept, they are...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - 40-man roster taking shape, latest on Giles

Giles talk is starting to heat up.
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Discovering a Phillies Southpaw

If you’ve ever wondered about the obstacles a prospect faces, you’re undoubtedly familiar with Jesse Biddle. the local boy who signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. He ranked on’s Top 100 at 75 in 2012 and at 42 in 2013: a 30 percent chance to make the major leagues. In other words, the lefty was going to be the next homegrown star to front a contending rotation...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies add 4 to 40-man roster; Giles trade next?

PHOTO: (AP/Chris Szagola) The Phillies just made a move, opting to add the following players to the 40-man roster: Jimmy Cordero – RHP, 24; 45 G, 2.55 ERA, 64 K, 24 BB in 2015 (A+/AA) Edubray Ramos – RHP, 22; 47 G, 2.07 ERA, 65 K, 16 BB in 2015 (A+/AA) Roman Quinn – OF, 22; 58 G, .306/.356/.435, 16 XBH, 42 K, 18 BB, 29 SB in 2015 (AA) They also claimed right-handed relief...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

SQ Winter Blueprint: Philadelphia Phillies

Can they turn things around in 2016? What's the next move for their rebuilding process? Find out in the latest SQ Winter Blueprint: an in-depth offseason outlook for the Philadelphia Phillies... 2015 Summary: The Phillies were just as bad as advertised in 2015, finishing with the worst record in Major League Baseball. The Phils went just 63-99, avoiding a 100-loss season with a win...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting your 2017 postseason-bound Philadelphia Phillies

Is it crazy to think the Phillies have a real chance in 2017?
Via PhilsBaseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies send prospect to D-Backs for Jeremy Hellickson

First, the Braves and Angels shocked us with the Andrelton Simmons trade. Then the Red Sox shook the world with their acquisition of Craig Kimbrel. On Saturday, the Phillies swooped in to steal the headlines by trading for Jeremy Hellickson. Okay, so this trade isn’t nearly as big as the others but it’s reasonably interesting. Dbacks have traded Jeremy Hellickson to the...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies drawing interest on closer Ken Giles

What’s the most variable part of a baseball team? The bullpen. What’s generally the most overvalued position? The closer. So if you’re a 99-loss team with a dominant, pre-arb closer, trading him makes sense…right? Of course. So the news that the Phillies are receiving interest, and apparently listening, on closer Ken Giles shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Via MLB...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Rumors - Klentak and Phillies offseason outlook

The Klentak regime begins for the Phils.
Via PhilsBaseball
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Prospect or Suspect, Phillies?

With their ETAs (estimated time of arrival), the now-loaded farm system of the Philadelphia Phillies is spurring interest in J.P. Crawford and the take from those seven trades. However, even a success rate of 50 percent from this group would be an extremely positive development toward contention. Otero Is the First Acquisition by GM Klentak Since His Hiring on October 28. Mandatory...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harang on Pitching (Like Chris Young)

Aaron Harang may or may not have thrown his last pitch. The 37-year-old right-hander is a free agent, and as of last report was unsure of his future. He spent this past season – his 14th in the big leagues – with the Philadelphia Phillies. A hulking 6-foot-7, Harang has 128 career wins and a pitching style similar to that of Chris Young. Harang’s four-seamer averaged 89 mph...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Mickey Morandini added to Phillies coaching staff

The final piece of the Philadelphia Phillies coaching staff appears to have been put in place. Mickey Morandini, former Phillies second baseman and minor league coach, has been added to the Phillies coaching staff for 2016. He will take over as the first base coach for the Phillies and will assume the responsibilities regarding baserunning. As noted by Jim Salisbury on CSNPhilly...
Via Macho Row
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox to hire Ruben Amaro Jr. as first base coach

In a curious move, the Boston Red Sox will reportedly hire former Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as their first base coach. Amaro, whose tenure as the Phillies GM ended in September, will join John Farrell’s staff next season, according to the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. It appears former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown might not even be a worthy buy low option

On Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies seemingly excised one of the most disappointing prospects in recent memory when they outrighted Domonic Brown off of their 40-man roster. The 28-year old Brown isn’t a free agent yet – he could still accept an assignment to the minor leagues and stay in the Phillies organization. But the more likely scenario is that Brown will reject his...
Via The Outside Corner
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin discusses managing philosophy

Pete Mackanin had the “interim” tag removed on Tuesday from his job title. The rebuilding Phillies extended the 64-year-old skipper’s contract through next season, with a club option for 2017. Mackanin has been at the helm since Ryne Sandberg unexpectedly stepped down in late June. The team has gone 30-46 under his leadership. This is Mackanin’s first full-time managerial...
Via Fangraphs
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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