PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies dismiss talk of trading for Machado

The Phillies would love Manny Machado in red pinstripes in 2018, but Philadelphia fans should not hold their breath.
Via Phillies.com
11 hours ago

Phillies Nuggets: On the idea of a Machado trade, Kingery, Sanchez & More!

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor When the Phillies Nuggets Winter Meetings Preview was being written, there was some thought to include a portion about a scenario where the Phillies got into potentially serious talks with the Baltimore Orioles about superstar 3B/SS Manny Machado. Ultimately that portion was not included in the preview because it didn't feel especially likely...
Via Flyerdelphia
12 hours ago

Phillies Rumors: Angels 'covet' Cesar Hernandez

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor As it turns out, Sixto Sanchez isn't the only player in the Philadelphia Phillies organization that is coveted by an American League team.  According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Angels, who have been connected to Cesar Hernandez for over a year now, remain extremely high on Hernandez:  The Phillies will...
Via Flyerdelphia
12 hours ago

Phillies, Pat Neshek nearing deal

Free agent reliever Pat Neshek has signed with Philadelphia Phillies. Bob Nightengale has the details on Neshek’s contract (via Twitter): It’s worth $16.25MM and includes a $4MM signing bonus. He’ll make $5.75MM in both 2018 and 2019, and he’ll collect either $7MM or a $700K buyout in 2020.The Phillies are a familiar club for Neshek, who spent the first three-plus months of last...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly have 'expressed interest' in Jake McGee

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor While they certainly could stand to make upgrades in their starting rotation, Matt Klentak and the Philadelphia Phillies appear to be seriously interested in adding a veteran reliever this offseason.  According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the Phillies are interested in left-handed reliever Jake McGee:  Sources say the club...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 hours ago

Bid on experiences with new skip Kapler, Kruk

Phillies fans have heard that manager Gabe Kapler is a nutrition and fitness fanatic. He is ready to help you reach your fitness goals.
Via Phillies.com
23 hours ago

Phillies not in the worst shape at MLB Winter Meetings

It’s fun to not be the saddest team arriving in Lake Buena Vista. Lake Buena Vista, Florida; a Disney-controlled Florida hamlet with, according to the 2000 census, 16 full-time residents. Only the most intrepid and potentially drunken explorers venture inside, as four men did a week ago when trying to climb the Tree of Life, a central icon of Disney World’s Animal Kingdom park. They...
Via The Good Phight
23 hours ago

Phillies To Sign Abrahan Gutierrez

The Phillies have agreed to a deal with former Braves prospect Abrahan Gutierrez, according to Ben Badler of Baseball America. The young catcher will receive a $550K bonus. Gutierrez was among the recent international signees who were stripped from the Braves as punishment for rules violations. He’s the third of the bunch to sign today, with Kevin Maitan joining the Angels and Yefri...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Phillies player review: Luis Garcia & Adam Morgan

So I’d like to eat a little crow about Luis Garcia and Adam Morgan, mmkay? As spring training drew to a close earlier this year, it was clear the Phillies were intent on keeping first baseman/outfielder Brock Stassi on the 25-man roster, which meant someone would have to be removed from the 40-man roster to make room. Remember when we were all wringing our hands over this? Remember...
Via The Good Phight
6 days ago

Phillies trade rumors - Ohtani, Stanton, and a new pitching coach

Doesn't look like either star is coming to Philly, but the Phils are in the running for both.
Via PhilsBaseball
8 days ago

MLB Non-Tender Deadline

By 8pm ET today teams must choose whether to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. For some teams today is about what they can afford to keep on their roster, but the Phillies only have Odubel Herrera on their roster with a guaranteed contract. This means today is about the 40 man roster and what players the Phillies want to make some level of commitment to. Here...
Via Crashburn Alley
10 days ago

Phillies probably can be crossed off Shohei Ohtani’s list

Shohei Ohtani is available for bidding for all 30 MLB teams and is said to be open to joining any team. But we might be able to cross the Philadelphia Phillies off his list.Ohtani was interviewed by MLB.com’s Jon Morosi back in February, though the Q&A wasn’t published until this week. In the interview, Ohtani was asked about the United States and offered the following, which...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies outlook for the off season

Let’s face facts and admit that without a miracle, the Philadelphia Phillies will not compete in 2018.  That also holds true to 2019. Most likely the development of their rookies and the needs for this team outweighs the projection of success for this franchise. There are just way to many holes to fill and with the disappointing start to the 2017 season, the hope for success in 2018...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Family of Roy Halladay issues statement following former MLB star's death

In the aftermath of his sudden an untimely death, the family of former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies All-Star Roy Halladay has released a statement.“Our family is heartbroken in confirming that Roy passed away in a plane crash Tuesday afternoon,” the statement said, in part. “While many will remember him for his success as a major league pitcher, we remember him as...
Via Sportsnaut
November 09, 2017  |  Discuss

MLB players share tributes to Roy Halladay after his death

To understand how well regarded Roy Halladay was as a baseball player, one need only look at the outpouring of tributes and well wishes that came in after his death.The former MLB Cy Young Award winner died on Tuesday after crashing his plane in the Gulf of Mexico. He was a tremendous pitcher during his 12 seasons with the Blue Jays and four with the Phillies, as he was named to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Plane registered to retired MLB pitcher Roy Halladay crashes in Gulf of Mexico

An ICON A5 light sport aircraft registered to eight-time eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young award winner Roy Halladay crashed into the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. One person is confirmed dead as the result of the crash.It was not immediately known if Halladay was flying the aircraft or on board at the time of the 1:00 p.m. ET crash, reports WTSP.Images and video from the crash...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 07, 2017  |  Discuss
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