PN Interview w/ Cameron Rupp: ‘Ruppapalooza’ supports animal welfare

It’s been a season to forget for the Phillies. They’re the worst team in baseball and a mind-boggling 25.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. However, since the all star break, the Phillies haven’t been as atrocious, playing to an even 6-6 record, in large part to two series wins against the Marlins and Brewers. One of the key contributors in...
Via Phillies Nation
1 hour ago

Phillies trade talk: Can Jeremy Hellickson be moved?

On Episode 137 of The Felske Files host John Stolnis wonders if the Phils will ever be able to trade their veteran right-handed starter, with CSN Philly’s Corey Seidman. Episode 137 of The Felske Files is brought to you by Anthony Arot and The Nash Wealth Management Group! Check them out here! The trade deadline is this Monday and, so far, only one of the Phils’ veteran pieces...
Via The Good Phight
3 hours ago

Inbox: Will Hellickson be dealt before Deadline?

Could the Phillies trade Jeremy Hellickson before the Deadline? What caliber of prospects did the club receive in the deal for Pat Neshek? Beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers those questions and more in the Inbox.
17 hours ago

Pat Neshek trade: Who did the Phillies get in return?

The 36-year old reliever is set to join the Rockies in their playoff push. The Phillies traded Pat Neshek to the Rockies last night. In return, they received three minor leaguers – SS Jose Gomez, RHP Alejandro Requena, and RHP J.D. Hammer. But who exactly are these three prospects? Here is a deeper dive into what these guys can do and who they project to be. SS Jose Gomez ...
Via The Good Phight
23 hours ago

Competition ahead, Rupp breaks free of slide

Next season, decisions will need to be made at catcher for the Phillies. To that end, Cameron Rupp hit a pair of two-run home runs in Wednesday night's 9-0 victory over the Astros at Citizens Bank Park. In doing so, he became the first Phillies catcher with a multihomer game since Mike Lieberthal on Sept. 17, 2006, at Houston's Minute Maid Park.
1 day ago

Phillies trade RP Pat Neshek to Rockies for three prospects

The Philadelphia Phillies pulled off a pretty impressive trade Wednesday evening, acquiring three minor league prospects from the Colorado Rockies for veteran reliever Pat Neshek. Neshek, 36, has been absolutely brilliant thus far this season. The righty has a 1.12 ERA and 0.82 WHIP in 43 appearances. He adds to what has been a questionable bullpen for the surprising Rockies as they...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Facing AL's best, Nola fans 10 to lead Phils

Baseball's best offense met its match on Wednesday night in Aaron Nola. Nola struck out a career-high 10 batters in six stellar innings, and Cameron Rupp blasted a pair of two-run homers for his first career multihomer game to lead the Phillies to a 9-0 win over the first-place Astros at Citizens Bank Park. The loss was just the 13th in 50 road games this year for the Astros, who...
1 day ago

Phillies Place Daniel Nava On 10-Day DL

The Phillies have placed outfielder Daniel Nava on the 10-day DL with a hamstring injury, per a club announcement. His roster spot will go to Aaron Altherr, who was activated from his own time on the disabled list. The move likely eliminates Nava as a possible trade piece. He had seemed to be a possible bench bat target for some organizations, but now teams looking for a left-handed...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Rupp, Nola help Phillies blank Astros 9-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cameron Rupp hit two home runs and had four RBIs and Aaron Nola set a career high with 10 strikeouts over six innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 9-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. Maikel Franco homered and doubled and Tommy Joseph had two doubles for the Phillies, who had 14 hits while setting season highs with five doubles and...
2 days ago

Phillies trade rumors - Neshek's name is all over the place

It would be an enormous surprise if the guy with the Peter Griffin beard and quirky delivery is still a Phillie this time next week.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago

Report: Pat Neshek drawing interest from Nationals, Dodgers, Red Sox

The Pat Neshek Express may be pulling into Contender Lane.Mark Feisand of reported on Monday that the market for the Philadelphia Phillies reliever is beginning to heat up with the Washington Nationals, the L.A. Dodgers and the Boston Red Sox all showing interest. The 36-year-old righty Neshek, who recently provided one of the best quotes of trade deadline season, earned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton vents about Marlins dropping series to Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies, owners of MLB’s worst record, pounded the Miami Marlins 10-3 on Wednesday to secure a series win. After the game, Giancarlo Stanton was not happy. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be especially noteworthy. The Marlins are in the midst of a bad season and likely saw a home series against the Phillies as a chance to win at least two of three instead of dropping...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time for the Philadelphia Phillies to fire Pete Mackanin

I am not one who likes to see people lose their job.  In fact, I hate when people get fired. Nobody enjoys that aspect when it comes to the sports world.  However in some instances the front office has no choice to fire a coach when the results are lacking and the franchise has no clear cut path to regaining a sense of dominance.  That case is obvious when it comes to Pete Mackanin...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Neshek jokes he wants to be traded back to Astros

Philadelphia Phillies reliever Pat Neshek is a popular subject of trade rumors with roughly two weeks to go before the deadline, but he’s managing to keep his sense of humor through it all.Neshek was asked earlier this week by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports if he has any preferred trade destination in particular.“The team with the best record – back to Houston,” he replied....
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Padres apparently want an obscene return for Brad Hand

San Diego Padres reliever Brad Hand is having a great season. The 27-year old has a 2.30 ERA in 47 innings of relief for the Friars this season, striking out 60 and walking 13. He was San Diego’s lone All-Star representative, and will be one of the most popular relievers on the trade market this July.Well, he’ll be a popular reliever assuming teams aren’t scared off by San...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What to expect of the Philadelphia Phillies after the All-Star break

With the All-Star break come and gone, we are now past the unofficial midway point of the MLB season. For many teams, this is the time to kick it into extra gear and make a last minute playoff push. For teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, it begins the countdown to the merciful, sweet release that is the end of the season. With another 75 games left in the regular season, there’s...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bryce Harper comes up with brilliant web gem

The MLB is a time to see the game’s best players make great plays and in the second inning, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper did just that.Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez hit a blooper to right-center that looked like it might fall for a hit. But Harper had other ideas, making a running grab, sliding to the ground after. Of course, Harper also showed off his magnificent...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies believe Maikel Franco distracted by analytics, stats

One MLB team that apparently believes that the advanced stats movement has its detriments is the Philadelphia Phillies.Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported earlier this week that the Phillies believe that an overemphasis on stats and analytics has distracted third baseman Maikel Franco from playing to his full potential.Per Heyman:[Phillies bench coach] Larry Bowa expressed frustration...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies score easy run after simple 3-base throwing error

It’s really easy to get distracted during a Major League Baseball game. And actually, there’s nothing wrong with it, so long as you’re a fan and not one of the people actually playing the game.Such was the hard lesson Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell was reminded of Thursday during the third inning of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies.Phillies batter Andres...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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