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What Went Right, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Edition

Here's what went right with the 2014 Phillies, as few as this list is: Cole Hamels- He might have been the least lucky pitcher in baseball, but he was really, really good. His opening month health scare not withstanding, his year was nearly perfect. Ken Giles- The young righty was...
Via Philliedelphia
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong, 2014 Phillies Edition

Picture by Richard Wilkins Jr. Some initial thoughts on what went wrong in 2014: Cliff Lee's health- If you stopped here, this team was doomed from this. I'm not blaming Cliff so much, he's in his mid-30s and this happens at that age. I'm blaming the Phillies for this killing...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon open to Philly return

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is not opposed to returning to the club for next season.#488198669 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Todd Zolecki on mlb.mlb.com:He also said he has no idea if he will be with the Phillies when Spring Training opens in February, although he said he would not mind it."I've said the perfect ending to this equation...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel mocked by Phillies fans

Your browser does not support iframes. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is one of baseball’s best closers. He also has quite the stance prior to delivering pitches. Kimbrel bends over and stares toward home plate with his right arm extended before coming set on the mound. Kimbrel came on for the ninth inning of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Phillies Injury Update: A.J. Burnett to have surgery on hernia next week

The Philadelphia Phillies enter the final game of the 2014 season with a record of 73-88, last in the National League Central. They are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves in which pitcher A.J. Burnett lost his 18th game of the season, most in the Major Leagues. Having been bothered with a inguinal hernia all season, Burnett will have surgery to repair the hernia next week...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FUNNY: Phillies fans mock Craig Kimbrel's pitching stance (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies fans entertained themselves by mocking the pitching stance of Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel during the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park.To say that Kimbrel's stance is unusual would be a bit of an understatement, as he bends his upper body down towards the plate and spreads his arms out. In a way, it almost like he's...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How did Ryne Sandberg do? Let's look at it in graph form

Using the Phillies win/loss graph to evaluate Ryne Sandberg...
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Burnett Calls It a Season (Career?) in Final Start

Despite some offensive help from Ryan Howard, as is the story for most of the season, things did not go well for A.J. Burnett who made the final start of his season and possibly his career last night. It notched his 18th loss this season which is the worst season...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Retitled Storyline: The Buzz in the Phillies Crowd

If you’re ready for something new, do you think the Philadelphia Phillies will trade their current stud and anoint Ken Giles? Does it come down to dollars and cents? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Giles Effect. This review is an additional and updated posting due to the recent massive...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 23 – Priorities for 2015

As we near the end of the season, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies priorities for the 2015 season. In particular, they breakdown the need for better production from the 3-4-5 positions in the lineup. With the free agent market featuring Yasmani Tomas, see who else is out there for the Phils to pursue. We also talk with Len Epstein, the illustrator of the popular Phillie Phanatic...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels to Boston?

Brian Hines (@BringLesterBack)Contributing WriterHamels could be on the Red Sox radar this offseasonSource: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images North AmericaThere has been many rumors about the Philadelphia Phillies moving their all-star pitcher Cole Hamels this offseason. One team that might want him, the Red Sox. They need pitching help and could find that in Hamels.Hamels is locked in...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Phillies Legends this Weekend at Valley Forge Casino and Resort

On Saturday, September 27th, fans will have an opportunity to meet five of the six Philadelphia Phillies who threw a complete perfect game or no-hitter in the last 50 years at the Philadelphia Sportscard and Memorabilia Show located in the Valley Forge Casino and Resort. This includes Roy Halladay, Jim Bunning, Rick Wise, Terry Mulholland, and Phillies Nation TV star, Tommy Green...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Franco Plays Where, Phillies?

When was the last time the Philadelphia Phillies went into the offseason with this many difficult decisions regarding Maikel Franco and other players? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Elimination Process. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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