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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ryan Howard has officially been benched by the Phillies

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday that the Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard with more than $60 million remaining on his contract and today is the day it becomes totally clear that the former MVP has been benched. Philadelphia is facing a right-handed pitcher, which the left-handed-hitting Howard has made a career of knocking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Marlon Byrd asking price 'too high'

The Philadelphia Phillies are entrenched in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-57. A team that was one of the best in baseball from 2007-2011 have hit rock bottom and are looking to rebuild. Several names have come up in trade rumors, one being power-hitting right fielder Marlon Byrd, who is in his second tour of duty with the Phillies. But will the Phillies...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Breakup Letter from Phillies Fans to Ruben Amaro

It started out so nice, Ruben. We met on an exciting night back in 2008 when the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series for the first time in two decades. You were there with then General Manager Pat Gillick. Ruben, you were young and the obvious successor to Gillick when he eventually retires — which happened that offseason. Things between us Phillies fans and you started...
Via Total Sports Live
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could the Philadelphia Phillies Release Ryan Howard?

What a dramatic fall from grace this would be. From 2006-2011, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard put up 30-plus homers and 100-plus RBI’s in six consecutive seasons. But he’s three years removed from being an above-replacement player at the Major League level, putting up just 40 homers and hitting .236 since the start of the 2012 season.  With a guaranteed salary...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he’s on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering paying the rest of Howard’s contract and releasing him after the season. Howard is owed $25 million this season and a total of $60 million over the next...
Via Rumors and Rants
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils Exploring Options with Howard

In what was already a busy day, full of transactions for the Phillies, John Clark of CSN Philly tweeted this bombshell: Phils discussing trading Ryan Howard/eating lot of $ or releasing him, according to @JSalisburyCSN, who doesnt envision Ryan back next year — John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) July 23, 2014   There may be smoke where there is fire in what is likely informed speculation...
Via Phillies Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds continue trade talks with Phillies involving Marlon Byrd

According to a report by Jim Bowden, the Reds and Phillies remain in trade talks involving veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd.Cincinnati has been one of several teams rumored to be interested in Byrd as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. It goes without saying, but the Reds desperately need a power threat in their lineup. And the 36-year-old Byrd would seemingly provide...
Via Redlegs Review
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Cliff Lee Ends Post Game Interview With a Loud Fart

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee’s return from a two-month stint on the disabled list couldn’t have gone much worse. Lee went out and threw one of the worst games of his career (12 hits and 6 runs in less than 6 innings), but his post game interviews ended on an even worse note. When Lee answered his final question, a seemingly never ending silence overcame the group....
Via Standing O Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers, the trade chatter hasn’t filtered into the clubhouse. Or so they say. Though the stands...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay channels Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ in Twitter fan letter to Chase Utley

Even though Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball last December, it’s clear that he still pays attention to the goings on in Major League Baseball, especially as it relates to keeping tabs on the achievements of his former teammates. One teammate in particular certainly appears to have made quite an impact on the former […] The post Roy Halladay channels Mac from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’ (video)

Cliff Lee made his first start on Monday after coming off the 60-day DL and the rust showed as the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher surrendered six runs on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. As trade rumors swirl around the veteran pitcher, Lee elected to end a […] The post Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Notes: Henson, Franco, Fox, Mecias, Others Heat Up

We’re back with another rundown of top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks, with some less than stellar performers mixed in for good measure. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs… Tyler Henson with coach Mickey Morandini Infielder Tyler Henson is batting .448 with a home run and eight RBI over his last 10 games played. In 90 games this season, the 26-year...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies owners be looking to sell?

Bill Giles gathered a silent group of investors and bought the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981 for $30 million. Thirty-three years later, the Phillies team value is $975 million according to Forbes.com. The Phillies have been a lucrative business investment which, despite the current lag in attendance and in the standings, is likely to continue paying dividends. But is it possible...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Latest Trade Rumors on Hamels, Burnett, Pigs

Good Sunday morning! Just 11 days away from the trade deadline, here are the latest trade rumors surrounding the Phillies. - Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe cites Major League sources, stating that if the Phillies find a taker for the entire remainder of Cole Hamels‘ contract and get three pieces in return, Hamels “is gone”. - The Phillies and the Orioles have begun “very...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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