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End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via Bloguin Best
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ruf's bat, Hamels' arm lead Phillies past Padres

The Phillies have begun a stretch of five straight games against left-handed pitchers and that could mean some extended playing time for the man fans often clamor to see more of -- Darin Ruf. Ruf got the start at first base on Wednesday night and was the offensive pacesetter in the Phillies’ 5-2 win over the San Diego Padres. He started a four-run rally with a single in the fifth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have interest in Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas

A huge turnout of scouts from nearly every team in baseball is expected in the Dominican Republic on Sunday for the unveiling of the latest Cuban defector, slugging outfielder Yasmani Tomas. You can bet the Phillies will be at the workout. They are in need of a middle-of-the-order bat and outfield help. Sources say the Phillies have legitimate interest in Tomas, a 23-year-old corner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tony Gwynn Jr. got a great ovation in San Diego

Tony Gwynn Jr. lead off and played center field for the Phillies on Tuesday night. The Phillies were playing the Padres in San Diego at Petco Park. You can imagine what happened from there. Gwynn’s father, Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, passed away in June following a battle with salivary cancer. This was his son’s first game in San Diego he passed away. What a fantastic...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The Giles Effect on the Phillies

If you’re ready for a new closer, do you think the Philadelphia Phillies will trade their current stud and anoint Ken Giles? Does it come down to dollars and cents? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Buzz in the Crowd.    TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Phils Finding Varying Degrees of Success on Contenders

With the Phillies firmly out the playoff race and few stories of interests to watch for outside of Ken Giles’ dominance, Ben Revere’s outside shot at the Phils’ first batting title since Richie Ashburn, and Ryan Howard having the worst 100 RBI season in the history of  baseball, attention has turned squarely to the playoff races. A few are in hand (the Nats, Orioles, and Angels...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Suspended For 7 Games For Grabbing Crotch At Fans

Jonathan Papelbon made a big mistake as he did this to fans.  Seven games is a lot considering the season is almost over and it was over for the Phillies in July. Jonathan Papelbon was booed off the mound and in response, he grabbed his crotch at fans. And in bigger response, MLB slapped him with a 7 game suspension.  He also got a fine for that, an undisclosed amount of course...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Possible Philadelphia trades Ryan Howard to AL team

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled this season to say the least. It has been frustrating for players and fans. But news from Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe says the Phillies may be willing to trade first baseman, Ryan Howard to an American League team for use as a DH during the offseason. This could open up some much needed breathing room for the Phillies to expand.#455444484...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Recent Winning Ways Could Prove Costly in the Long Run

Ruben Amaro Jr. could stay put thanks to the Phillies recent winnings ways. (AP Photo). Lets face it, this has not exactly been a fun year for Phillies fans. The aging team that we all thought would struggle to compete has lived up to our expectations. The GM that fans thought was incompetent did nothing to diminish that philosophy at the trade deadline when he failed to make a...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon's Gestures Aside, Umpire "Cowboy" Joe West's Behavior Is Unacceptable

#455455060 / gettyimages.com Jonathan Papelbon says he made an "adjustment" to his athletic supporter as he headed back to the Phillies' dugout. If you were watching on television it happened so quickly and you could only see his back, so you likely did not know what happened. Waiting for Papelbon...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere and baseball's undervaluing of speed

Ben Revere shows that speed is an often overlooked value
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Random Thoughts of a Phillies Phan

*Ken Giles should get some consideration for National League Rookie of the Year.  Currently, I believe he's the 3rd best rookie in the NL this season, trailing only Billy Hamilton of the Reds and Jacob deGroom of the Mets.  Giles has appeared in 40 games, racking up 60 strikeouts in 41.2 innings pitched with a sparkling 1.08 ERA and 0.79 WHIP.*For as much negative stuff that...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Exits With Injury; A Disabled List Finish Could Void 2015 Guarantee

#452991566 / gettyimages.com Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins' 2014 has been incredibly solid, considering Rollins' age and difficult position. After becoming the Phillies' all-time hits leader, the veteran Rollins continued his solid play, manning shortstop with the best of them. On Monday night, Rollins' season could be in doubt. Rollins exited...
Via Philliedelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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