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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Asche Up, Sizemore Out

Cody Asche has been summoned from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and will be plugged into the Phillies lineup as their left fielder.  The converted third baseman was only batting .245/.632 before being temporarily demoted to learn his new position.  Hopefully he can get the stick going upon his return.  The Phils surely need the offense.To make room on the 25-man and 40-man rosters, Grady...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies designate Grady Sizemore for assignment

The Philadelphia Phillies have designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. Sizemore, 32, spent the end of last season with the Phillies earning himself a $2 million contract over the winter from the team. However since then he has produced sparingly at the plate hitting just .245/.288/.296 with no homers in 39 games this season. While Sizemore was four for his last 11...
Via Tireball.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies cut Grady Sizemore to make room for Cody Asche

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies announced the corresponding roster move that would make room for new outfielder Cody Asche. Veteran Grady Sizemore was the odd man out. The Phillies designated Sizemore for assignment, which gives the team 10 days to decide what to do with his contract. Sizemore was...
Via Philliedelphia
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sizemore DFA’d, Asche recalled

Cody Asche, image- Jay Floyd Underachieving outfielder Grady Sizemore was designated for assignment to clear room for Cody Asche to return to the big league roster after working to become more versatile defensively in recent weeks. Sizemore, a veteran of nine big league seasons, sported a .245 average with five doubles and six RBI in 39 games with the Phillies this season. Asche...
Via Phillies Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies recall left fielder Cody Asche from Triple-A

Photo: Brandon Apter, Philliedelphia.com It seems that 15 games in left field with Triple-A Lehigh Valley have been enough to convince the Phillies that Cody Asche is ready to make his return to the big league club. On Friday morning, the team announced that Asche would be promoted to Philadelphia...
Via Philliedelphia
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders as of May 29

Here's your weekly hitting and pitching leaders for the Phils. Up: Revere, Hamels. Down: Howard, Galvis, Diekman.
Via PhilsBaseball
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reassessing Ryan Howard’s Trade Value

You remember the offseason that was. It was the offseason in which the Phillies said outright they’d be better off without Ryan Howard. And it was the offseason that concluded with Ryan Howard still on the Phillies. Things could’ve been more awkward than they were, and a conversation did take place between the parties that […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Noah Syndergaard vs Philadelphia Phillies

Stat Line:  7.1 IP, 0 R, 6 K’s, 0 BB Living Low Noah Syndergaard continues to show great command of his fastball and curveball, throwing nearly all of his pitches below the hitter’s belt.  In yesterday afternoons start, Syndergaard threw only seven of his 101 pitches above the belt with one of those pitches coming intentionally during Ryan Howard’s first inning at-bat...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Game One Preview vs. the Colorado Rockies

The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off of a sweep by their division rivals, the New York Mets. With a record of 19-30 the Phillies aren’t exactly having the season they would have hoped for. Regardless, for their next series they will be facing the Colorado Rockies at home. Here’s an in depth preview for game one of the series. Philadelphia Phillies Nolan Arenado giving...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.P. Crawford jumps three spots in Keith Law's latest prospect rankings

The Phillies farm system looks much different than it did a few years ago, now including the likes of Nola, Eflin, Windle, Quinn and Crawford. The big league club may not be making much noise, but the Phillies young talent is really holding their own and then some down in...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies might experience rare All-Star absence in 2015

The first update for the National League All-Star voting was released on Wednesday, and the Philadelphia Phillies were uncharacteristically nowhere to be found. No Phillies player finished in the top five in votes at his position or in the top 15 in the outfield. While there's still plenty of time for fans to vote, it looks as though the team might break its 11-year streak of being...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Jacob deGrom vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Stat Line:  7.1 IP, 2 R, 9 K’s, 0 BB, No Decision Jacob deGrom’s stat line doesn’t do him any justice in breaking down his outing from last night.  DeGrom picked up where he left off, extending his scoreless innings streak to 15 before leaving last night’s game in the eighth inning with base runners on first and second base.  Those base runners eventually came around...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

The Philadelphia Phillies are once again one of the worst teams in baseball, and their general manager has apparently grown tired of the fans for getting on his case about it. When asked on Monday if the team is planning to trade any of its veterans and potentially bring up pitching prospects Aaron Nola and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rips fans who ‘don’t understand the game’

With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at 19-28 and arguably seem destined for a third straight losing season, talk has turned away from the team enjoying success this summer to its plans at trading away expendable players, including Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and giving young prospects an opportunity to develop at...Read More The post Phillies GM...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro claims Phillies fans “don’t understand the game”

Fans just don’t understand In an interview with Jim Salisbury, Phillies GM, Ruben Amaro had some choice words for Phillies fans that don’t agree with the way he’s running the team. “They don’t understand the game,” Amaro said. “They don’t understand the process. There’s a process. And then they ***** and complain because we don’t have a plan. There’s a plan...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro takes shot at Phillies fans criticizing “the process”

In a revealing interview with Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. discussed a number of the team’s players and top prospects in the minors. But when talking about promoting pitching prospects Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola to the majors to help bolster a rotation that has struggled past Aaron Harang and Cole Hamels, Amaro had some strong words for Phillies fans...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Minor League Hot List: Casimiro, Crawford, Eflin

Here’s another dose of the Phillies minor league hot list as we rundown the organization’s top performers of late from the various levels of the developmental system. Class A Lakewood BlueClaws- In his last five starts, righty pitcher Ranfi Casimiro has a 2-1 record with a 1.00 ERA.  Listed at six-foot-eight and 200 pounds, Casimiro has a 2-3 record with a 2.74 ERA, a .217 batting...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reliever Ken Giles fine after cutting finger during warmups

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sanberg says that reliever Ken Giles is alright after cutting his thumb while warming up during the Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Friday night. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sandberg said the right-handed reliever "snaps his fingers so hard on a breaking pitch that his pointer finger's nail scratches his thumb," which...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies’ Batboy Accidentally Takes Ben Revere’s Bat

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere fouled a ball down the right field line. When he walked back to home plate, his bat was gone.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Hitting Well as Phillies Drop Series to Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The 2014 season for Ryan Howard was essentially his welcome back party into the good graces of Philadelphia Phillies fans. After back to back awful seasons, Howard began hitting...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Deals, Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard Homer, in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates with Ryan Howard at home plate after Franco hit a home run in the third inning of the Phillies’ baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) It was a tale of two pitchers on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading-Value Strategy by Position for the Phillies

When it comes to deal-making groundwork for July 31, it won’t begin on June 30 for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Cole Hamels and the others. No, most plans are either carryovers from the previous December or March depending on the reasons: goals, budgets, attendance, competition, prospects, ages of talent, shortcomings, market size, current and healthy personnel, etc. Franco...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman calls Phillies fan who stole her home run ball a 'dog'

A Philadelphia Phillies fan who ripped a Maikel Franco home run ball out of the hands of Joyce Murphy Kiner, a 63-year-old woman, during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks has been identified on Facebook. The man’s name is Jim Bergen and his identity was discovered after he bragged about snagging the ball on social...Read More The post Phillies fan who ripped away...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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