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Amaro Attempts to Reconstruct Crap Team

The bitter taste of the Phillies 2014 last place finish in the NL East is still fresh and gag worthy in everyone's mouth.  That hasn't stopped Ruben Amaro from attempting to reconstruct the same ****** team for 2015.  Jerome Williams - extended for 1 year $2.5MGrady Sizemore - extended for 1 year $2MCesar Jimenez - avoids arbitrationIt's not that any of those players...
Via We Should Be GM's
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Updated Red Alert: A New Nasty Boy on the Phillies?

If a competition develops in Clearwater for the final rotation spot on the Philadelphia Phillies, what would happen with a toss-up between Jerome Williams and Miguel Gonzalez? Will Gonzalez be a starter or the next feared member of the relief corps? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Interim President Pat Gillick: Phillies Will Not Contend In 2015 Or 2016

#120221528 / gettyimages.com Phillies fans may have thought this to themselves, but the Phillies interim president is being very clear: Do not expect the Phillies to contend anytime soon. In an interview with John Clark on CSN Philly, Gillick spoke about the rocky road the Phillies face ahead: "I think...
Via Philliedelphia
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gillick: Phillies Wont Contend Until 2017

Phillies interim CEO Pat Gillick doesn’t believe the team will contend until 2016 Pat Gillick has always been a brutally honest man. When he traded franchise corner stone Bobby Abreu, along with starting pitcher Corey Lidle during the 2006 trade deadline Gillick stated that the Phillies wouldn’t contend for two years. Two years later they were hoisting the World Series trophy...
Via Phillies Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies To Sign Catcher John Hester

The Phillies began adding offseason catching depth by adding a cather on a minor league deal. John Hester, most recently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has agreed to join the Phillies on a minor league deal with Spring Training invite, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish:...
Via Philliedelphia
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Frontrunners for Yasmany Tomas

According to this report, the Phillies are linked–and are frontrunners at this point–for Cuban talent Yasmany Tomas. The outfielder would make sense for the Phillies, who have some money and are in desperate need for some outfield help. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. personally flew to the Dominican Republic to scout Tomas, who has also been linked to the Dodgers, Padres, Twins, Rangers...
Via Phillies Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' A.J. Burnett likely to return for 2015

At times during 2014 it sounded like the struggling A.J. Burnett would call it a career after this season. But now, over three weeks since the regular season ended, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro now expects to have the veteran back for 2015. Burnett, who turns 38 in January, has a mutual option worth $15 million for next season. If the Phillies decline it, he would have to turn down a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: GM believes Burnett won't retire

The Philadelphia Phillies head into the off season following their second consecutive 73-win season. At 20th in the Major Leagues in ERA and 23rd in runs scored, the Phillies failed to excel in any area. There are numerous questions surrounding the team, including what to do with an aging core. One veteran who appears to return for next season, despite earlier retirement rumors...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies are front runners for Yasmany Tomas

The Philadelphia Phillies ended this season on a horrible note. From injuries to aging players, the franchise is currently on the downswing. With that being said, they could be adding a player that would help the franchise immediately. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, he reports that “people involved in the process now identify the Phillies as strong contenders...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Are "Strong Contender" For Yasmany Tomas

Some good news for Phillies fans looking for the team to rebuild: one top, young talented free agent is on the Phillies radar. Last month the Phillies held a private workout for Yasmany Tomas, a Cuban power hitting outfielder. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (formerly Phillies beat...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Back Jerome Williams

Welcome back Jerome Williams, it's as if you never left...wait, you didn't.  Rather than allow him to hit the open market, Amaro inked Williams to a 1 year extension worth $2.5 million.  Jerome was great with the Phillies over 9 starts, going 57.1 innings with an ERA of 2.83 and a 1.13 WHIP.  However, that was only half his season, as he also posted a 6.71 ERA and 1.67...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Off-season league updates: Ruf, Perkins, Quinn, Altherr

Here’s another weekly roundup of how various Phillies players are performing in off-season leagues around the globe. In the Venezuelan Winter League- Cam Perkins, image- Jay Floyd With La Guaira, OF Cam Perkins has gone 2-for-12 (.167 avg) with an RBI in four contests. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Phillies in the sixth round in 2012 out of Purdue. In 126 combined games at...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Phillies will have plenty of money to spend in the offseason

At one point the Philadelphia Phillies looked to be baseball's next great dynasty.  They not only had their start players Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins entering their prime, but they had a team of ace pitchers two.  But after just one world championship, the Phillies came back to earth and struggled to contend.  Entering this offseason as they look to get...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia could trade Domonic Brown

At one point, Domonic Brown was an untradable prospect for the Philadelphia Phillies.  Players like Jarred Cosart, Jon Singleton, and J.A. Happ are just some of the names in the long list of prospects who have been sent packing for big-time players.  But not it appears that Brown could finally be traded this offseason.#456996938 / gettyimages.comAfter a very disappointing 2014...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Revere a DH, Phillies GM?

What team would Ben Revere flourish on with his throwing problem, when the Philadelphia Phillies replace him? Or is his offense a livable trade-off? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Today’s Market.  Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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