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The Good Book on Phillies Trades

And on the seventh day, Ruben Amaro rested. Because on the previous six he was busy re-creating The Phillies. Ruben began his week moving heaven and earth trying to unload The Phillies lone 2015 All Star and clubhouse cancer, Jonathan Papelbon, to the Washington Nationals for double A pitcher Nick Pivetta. I would have taken the racing Teddy Roosevelt for Papelcrap. That The Phillies...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Offense Has Spurts in a Blank Generation

Howard has been unquestionably the Phillies’ best hitter over the last fourteen days and largely responsible for their recent tear. A lot of folks who know me know that I’m a yard sale and flea market pack rat when it comes to vinyl LPs. I’m always on the lookout for things I’ve heard of but never heard, things I’ve seen on lists but haven’t physically seen. My genres...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where in the Phillies organization are the eight prospects acquired at deadline?

View image | The Phillies made three major trades last week: Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals, Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers, and Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays. The trades netted the Phillies eight prospects that came into the system. Here is a breakdown of which...
Via Philliedelphia
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Chase Utley trade is still on the table

Chase Utley is going through his rehab starts after being placed on the D.L. by the Philadelphia Phillies with an ankle injury. He is progressing in the right direction, and teams are still interested in the veteran second basemen. Some might look at Chase Utley’s numbers in this, his 13th year playing professional baseball, and think his value as a trade asset has plummeted. The...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utley solid at plate with Lehigh Valley, rehab to continue with Reading

In his first game action since June 22nd, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a walk for the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday. In the 4-0 loss to Norfolk at home in Allentown, Utley acted as the team’s designated hitter. The 36-year-old has been sidelined in recent weeks with a right ankle injury. In 65 games at the big league level this season, the veteran...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera may have staying power for Phillies

Ok, so I will admit it. I’ve been watching way too much Philadelphia Phillies baseball the past two weeks. Philadelphia is not a good baseball team, and even with a 12-2 surge to start the second half of the season, they are still 23 games below the .500 mark. Despite being just a smidge better than unwatchable for the entire first half, (admit it, Jeff Francoeur pitching two innings...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

July Was Kind To The Phillies

Ryan Howard had more RBI (23) than hits (20). The Big Piece is a big piece of why the Phillies are winning of late.Cody Asche had a bit of a bounce back month - .250/.711 with 10 R and 10 RBI.Andres Blanco has been a great bench player for the Phillies over the past two seasons, and it continued - .304/.820.Domonic Brown is attempting to salvage his career - .293/.730 and his first...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the New Phillies Prospects

Thank goodness the Philadelphia Phillies finally had the guts to make a deal at this year’s Trade Deadline. By surrendering longtime ace Cole Hamels, bullpen lefty Jake Diekman, closer Jonathan Papelbon, and outfielder Ben Revere, the Phillies were able to bring in nine prospects, and big leaguer Matt Harrison. Overall, Ruben Amaro and company brought in a decent haul of prospects...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OF Dugan promoted to AAA

The Phillies have promoted outfielder Kelly Dugan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley from Double-A Reading. This season with the Fightins, Dugan tallied a .315/.391/.393 slash line in 44 games. Coaches love Dugan’s offensive development in recent seasons, but the youngster has suffered repeated injury concerns throughout his career, most recently a foot fracture, which was originally diagnosed...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WIP host Glen Macnow thinks Ruben Amaro Jr. will be with Phillies beyond 2015

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has been scrutinized throughout his tenure. Whether it be bad contracts or trades that haven't panned out, fans are counting down the days until his final days as the Phils GM. When will that be though? Amaro Jr.'s contract may be up at the...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Burrell added to Phillies Wall of Fame, but who else from 2008 joins him?

For the second time in franchise history the Philadelphia Phillies immortalized one of the members of the 2008 World Series champions. Pat Burrell joined manager Charlie Manuel on the wall Friday evening prior to the Phillies 9-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Burrell is the first player from the 2008 team to be added to the Wall of Fame, but he clearly will not be the last. So...
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon is finally free of the miserable baseball situation in Philadelphia, years after he begged to be traded. Now he says his willingness to speak about the poor situation in Philly — coupled with being a big earner on a bad team — made him the scapegoat in the big city. Papelbon, who on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs may be interested in Chase Utley as trade deadline fast approaches

View image | Long-time second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies' organization, Chase Utley, could be on the move according to 'light buzz' heard from Jim Salisbury of Phillies have traded one club icon in Hamels. Will Chase Utley be dealt? I am hearing some light buzz of the...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere is being shipped to the Blue Jays

The Philadelphia Phillies have moved another player following the trade of Cole Hamels to the Rangers earlier this week. Outfielder Ben Revere is getting dealt to another busy team this week – the Toronto Blue Jays. Ben Revere will be traded to Blue Jays. @JSalisburyCSN first had Totonto's interest in Revere. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 31, 2015 The 27-year old Revere...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Ship Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers in Blockbuster Trade

Philadelphia Phillies’ starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) is hugged by Phillies’ catcher Carlos Ruiz, left, and first baseman Ryan Howard after he pitched a no-hitter during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Phillies won 5-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) It has been a great run but, all good things come to an end at one point or another...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels deal: What is the true price of rebuilding?

Cole Hamels was officially traded to the Texas Rangers Wednesday. Here's what the Hamels trade means to the Philadelphia Phillies, Rangers and the fans. The post What Is The True Price Of Rebuilding? Evaluating Cole Hamels To Texas appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies

The Texas Rangers had been one of the teams reportedly involved in trade discussions with the Philadelphia Phillies for Cole Hamels. It now appears that Texas has landed the ace pitcher. To recap: #Rangers to acquire Cole Hamels for OF Nick Williams, C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jerad Eickhoff, and at least 1 more player. @FOXSports — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 30, 2015   While...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers are front-runner for Cole Hamels

As Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the rumors are coming fast and furious. One report on Tuesday caught our collective eye, as it appears the Texas Rangers will try to land a big fish this week. Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Rangers are “now the clear-cut favorite” to land Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels.   The Rangers are currently...
Via Rumors and Rants
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen not happy about Jonathan Papelbon trade

The Washington Nationals bolstered their bullpen on Tuesday when they acquired closer Jonathan Papelbon from the Philadelphia Phillies. But it could take a while before one of Papelbon’s new teammates offers to buy him dinner. Drew Storen has been closing games for the Nationals all season, and he has been very effective in that role....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies agree to send Jonathan Papelbon to Nationals

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is over. The Philadelphia Phillies finally pulled the trigger on trading their closer, agree to deal him within the NL East to the Washington Nationals for AA pitcher Nick Pivetta. Interestingly enough, as part of the agreement, Papelbon will be Washington’s closer in 2015 and his option for 2016 will become guaranteed. Source: the Phillies will...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon will be traded … somewhere

The Jonathan Papelbon saga is approaching its close. According to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia, the unhappy Phillies closer will be traded this week to a still unknown suitor. You wouldn’t know it from the scorn lobbed Papelbon’s way, but he’s actually pitched quite well this season. In 39 2/3 innings, he’s pitched to a 1.59 ERA, punching out 40 and walking just...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons The Phillies Second Half Could Be Fun

Aaron Nola. In his two professional starts Aaron Nola has shown that he has the ability to be a major league pitcher. He has demonstrated good command of his pitches and locates them effectively. More importantly, Nola has exhibited unbelievable poise on the mound. Many promising arms have toed the rubber and wilted under the pressure of big league game situations. Nola, after making...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies’ invaluable asset: International pitching

The Philadelphia Phillies, a rather sentimental organization, were ranked Minor League Baseball’s twenty-fifth overall farm system according to Kieth Law. Although the ranking may suit Philadelphia’s lower-tier farm system well, I disagree with Law’s decision. Despite a lack of both depth and talent alike, Philadelphia has an assortment of impressive prospects. Other than...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels throws no-hitter in possibly last start with Phillies

Rumors have been swirling around Cole Hamels name over the past several months. And with the trade deadline less than a week away, we could be witnessing the end of his tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies. Going up against a Chicago Cubs squad that have been rumored to be interested in the staff ace, Hamels did something pretty amazing on Saturday. “NO. HITS. FOR. YOU....
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley closing in on a return for the Philadelphia Phillies, as another team eyes him.

Chase Utley hasn’t had one his best years in 2015 for the Philadelphia Phillies. In fact he has lost his starting spot in the eyes of the team’s general manager, but that hasn’t stopped him from getting healthy and trying to return to baseball before the season ends. Utley made an appearance in the locker room this past weekend and then quietly disappeared again. Utley went...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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