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Mackanin says it's 'probable' Phillies trade Cole Hamels by deadline

July is officially upon us, which gives the Philadelphia Phillies 30 days to trade Cole Hamels, a task the team's interim manager Pete Mackanin thinks the front office can execute. Hamels' name has been floating around in the trade winds for a year as the Phillies search for the right package in exchange for the lefty ace. Now that the Phillies are in full rebuilding mode, it's highly...
Via Fox Sports
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July could bring big changes to Phillies’ roster

Pete Mackanin knows his roster is subject to change. With today marking the start of July, the MLB Trade Deadline is officially less than a month away. And with sought-after trade commodities Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon on the Phillies' roster ga...
Via Philly Sports Live
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Storyline: Fast-Forward to August’s Phillies

Projecting the 25-man roster beyond the trading deadline, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies can envision Maikel Franco defending the hot corner and extinguishing a rally with an all-out effort. And they can anticipate a walk-off, upper-deck homer to ignite a winning streak and know a large crowd of cheering fans will become more common next April, May and June. Note...
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Phillies expected to sign Dominican slugger Ortiz

The Phillies are pleased with the early returns of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, but they plan to add more power to the system Thursday.
Via Philly Sports Live
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Brian Bogusevic stays in Phillies organization, will head to Pan-Am games with Zach Eflin

View image | Brian Bogusevic appears to be staying with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Though he had an option to opt out of his Phillies contract today, Bogusevic appears to be staying put. In fact, Bogusevic is present with the IronPigs and readying for tonight's game. That, and a...
Via Philliedelphia
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The Philadelphia Phillies’ formidable five

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially become one of baseball’s most disappointing teams, owning a horrid 27-52 record. The Phillies will presumably have a, “fire sale” as the trade deadline approaches. Year after year, the Phillies have become less and less (June 23, 2015-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America) proactive and frequently downgrade their roster. At the heart...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Reddit User Mistakes Cody Asche for Japanese Player

The Phillies do not have a Japanese player currently on their roster, but don’t tell that to Reddit user “UnderscoresSuck,” who submitted an inquiry to the subreddit “r/phillies” titled,”Who is “Kodeyashi?” UnderscoresSuck elaborated on his question by saying the following: “I recently started listening to Phillies radio broadcasts when I’m in my car. I haven’t...
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Phillie Phanatic, Carlos Ruiz have forgettable moments behind the plate

New Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jahil Okafor was invited by the Philadelphia Phillies to toss out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers. For a basketball player, it was not a terrible first pitch, although it ended up getting away from the Phillie Phanatic, who was none too pleased with his glove afterward. ICYMI: #Phanatic wasn't happy...
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And Your Official Phillies Manager Is...

When Ryne Sandberg quit managing the Phillies, Pete Mackanin was there to pick up the reins.  He, like Sandberg, has been dealt the ********* hand imaginable, but for the remainder of the 2015 season, Mackanin will be sitting on his throne in the Phils dugout calling the shots.  Honestly, there's not much he can do to fix what's going on in Philadelphia.  He can play the young...
Via We Should Be GM's
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Brian Bogusevic can opt out of Phillies contract tonight

View image | When the Phillies signed a few outfielders to minor league contracts prior to the 2015 season, they were mostly thought of as AAA inventory. One name that impressed during Spring Training was Brian Bogusevic. Since there was no room on the Phillies active roster, Bogusevic went...
Via Philliedelphia
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Will Cesar stick at 2B when Utley returns?

Interim manager Pete Mackanin had no update Tuesday afternoon on Chase Utley, who was scheduled to have a cortisone injection in his right ankle last week. But he said Cesar Hernandez is earning the right to play more the rest of the season.
Via Philly Sports Live
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Philadelphia Phillies have their man in Andy MacPhail

The Phillies are finally making some changes to the front office. 62 year-old baseball executive, Andy MacPhail, is set to become the club’s new president for both baseball and business aspects following the 2015 season. For the next three months he will serve as current club president, Pat Gillick’s, special assistant; giving him time to oversee the Phillies’ current operations...
Via Baseball Essential
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Andy MacPhail named new president for the Philadelphia Phillies

Longtime MLB executive Andy MacPhail was introduced as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies‘ leadership at a Monday. MacPhail is set to replace president Pat Gillick at the end of the 2015 season. Although MacPhail will begin working immediately as a special assistant to Gillick. Gillick stepped down as general manager after the 2008 season and served as an adviser before replacing...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
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Chad Billinglsey returns to the Phillies starting rotation, David Buchanan on the mend

View image | The Phillies starting rotation has undergone many setbacks during this season. While it appeared that the Phillies would be ready to start the season with a rotation that included Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Jerome Williams, and David Buchanan, the Phillies have had to rely...
Via Philliedelphia
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Phillies press conference a most joyous occasion

This was a good day for Phillies fans.
Via PhilsBaseball
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Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
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Jeff Francoeur throws ball about one foot

Jeff Francoeur had a rough day in the field on Sunday in Philadelphia. First, he bobbled a ball hit to the wall by Denard Span of the Nationals. Then, when attempting to throw the ball into the infield…well, he barely got it past his own feet. Well Jeff, at least it didn’t go backwards… The post Jeff Francoeur throws ball about one foot appeared first on The Outside Corner.
Via Bloguin Best
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Report: Cole Hamels now open to all trade possibilities

It sure looks like Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels wants out of dodge. The same day manager Ryne Sandberg abruptly announced his resignation, the All-Star pitcher had some rather interesting comments to share to the media—comments that run contrary to what he had previously indicated. “I have not been approached, Hamels said about accepting a potential trade,” via...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Rupp an answer at catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies?

Cameron Rupp is 26 years old and is in the midst of his first full season in the major leagues. Rupp hit his first career home run Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, and with the new trend to hold the ball for a ransom, Rupp’s homerun was perfect. It tied the game and it landed in the bullpen. Rupp will get the homerun ball at some point, but it shows how he is fitting in with the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It's time for John Middleton to step up

The Phillies desperately need some organizational structure and John Middleton must be the man to provide it.
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg Steps Down as Phillies Manager

Ryne Sandberg has abandoned his position as Manager with the Phillies, stating, “With some changes at the top looming, I did not want to be in the way of anything happening and progress going forward.” Samberg finishes his tenure with a 119-159 record as Manager of the Phillies. He has also mentioned that “Wins and losses was a big thing that took a toll on me.”  Ruben Amaro...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s outta there! Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Even Ryne Sandberg has had enough of the Phillies. Friday afternoon, the team announced that Sandberg has resigned as manager, 74 games into his third season in Philadelphia. The Phillies were slogging through an expectedly terrible season, compiling the worst record in MLB at 26-48. No team is out of first place than a larger deficit than Philadelphia’s 14.5-game margin. Their...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

In what has to be considered a mild surprise, Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. BREAKING: Ryne Sandberg announces he has resigned as the #Phillies manager — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 26, 2015   Struggling through a MLB-worst 26-48 record heading into Friday, it appears that the Sandberg...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornelius debuts in GCL, Nola & Crawford to represent Phils in Futures Game

Great news for the last three top draft picks by the Phillies.  On Thursday, 2015 first round draft choice Cornelius Randolph made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League, recording a triple in his initial plate appearance. Facing Pirates left-handed pitching prospect Nestor Oronel, the lefty batting Randolph mashed a three-bagger to right field, notching his first professional...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees 'aren't ruling out' run at Cole Hamels

  The New York Yankees always are lurking.   The Yankees reportedly were out of the hunt for Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels earlier this season, but according to a Newsday report, the Yankees can’t yet be ruled out when it comes to dealing for the left-hander. Newsday’s David Lennon, citing a source, wrote Wednesday that “Despite the significant cost...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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