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Latest On Cole Hamels: "Phillies Just Want A Fair Package"

The Phillies appear ready to trade ace pitcher Cole Hamels - provided that the deal is right for a rebuilding team. The Cubs do not appear willing to trade anybody, and the team with the next amount of minor league depth would be the Boston Red Sox, who seem primed...
Via Philliedelphia
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Off-season League Updates: Franco slumps, Martin deals with injury

It’s time once again for another weekly review of Phillies players’ performances and progress in off-season leagues around the globe. Dominican Winter League- Maikel Franco, image- Jay Floyd Third baseman Maikel Franco has been in a slump lately, going 3-for-27 (.111 avg) over his last seven games.  One positive out of that is that two of his three hits during that time are...
Via Phillies Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Jacob Brigham, Phillies re-up Koyie Hill

The Braves have signed right handed pitcher Jacob Brigham to a minor league contract. Brigham, 26, had a 3.99 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 79/31 K/BB ratio over 99 1/3 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis. He figures to fill out a minor league rotation spot for the Braves at Gwinnett. Meanwhile the Phillies have re-signed catcher Koyie Hill to a minor league contract. The 35-year-old hill saw...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hill Re-Signed, Clemens Added

That headline reminds me of the 90's when Ken Hill and Roger Clemens were racking up the wins.  Fast forward to 2014 and we're referring to Koyie Hill and Paul Clemens...not quite the same. Koyie Hill was with the Phillies organization last season, even saw action in 10 games.  The 11 year MLB journeyman catcher is a career .207/.553 hitter over 341 games.  However, he...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Pitcher Paul Clemens; Koyie Hill Returns While Sebastian Valle Will Not

#467968823 / Catcher Sebastian Valle was once one of the Phillies' top prospects. But, like many prospects, he never materialized into a major league ballplayer. Valle was a member of the Phillies organization for eight seasons, but 2014 will be his last. Valle signed a minor-league contract with the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phils add three pitching prospects to 40-man roster

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies added three young hurlers to the big league 40-man roster.  Lefties Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan along with righty Nefi Ogando were that trio. Biddle has been among the Phillies’ top prospects since he was selected with their 27th overall pick in 2010.  This news is a rare positive nugget about the...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading Destinations for the Phillies

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Reportedly Less Focused On Signing Cuban Slugger Tomas

Cuban Slugger Yasmani Tomas has attracted suitors from across MLB, including the Phillies and Giants According to a post on MLB Network's Hot Stove blog, the Phillies seem to be reconsidering their chase of talented Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas. Paul Hagen, who posted the story, notes that "[w]hile the Phils,...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas May Not Land in Philadelphia

This morning on 94.1 WIP-FM, Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki was on and was asked about the latest on Cuban outfielder, Yosmani Tomas. What Zolecki said did not sound promising for fans hoping that the young, premiere outfielder would land in Philadelphia this offseason. “He’s getting closer (to making a decision on a team), I don’ know if it’ll be the Phillies though...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Howard reaches settlement with family

ST. LOUIS (AP) Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over their management of his finances and business affairs. Court documents filed in federal court in St. Louis show that a firm set up to represent the former NL MVP's interests and Howard's twin brother, Corey Howard, agreed to voluntarily dismiss the suit late last month. No details were provided...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard had ugly legal fight with family over finances

Ryan Howard has struggled on the baseball diamond in recent years, and it seems his personal life isn’t going smoothly either. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and his family were involved in a legal dispute regarding control over his finances, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. The fight apparently included his twin brother suing him for over...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason guide: Hitters

Last week I looked at the Philadelphia Phillies possible offseason moves at pitcher and this week I will take a look at what they could do out in the field. The Phillies have a plethora of trade candidates in the field and definitely need a lineup change. The Phillies have no important positions players hitting free agency, but they did resign injury-prone Grady Sizemore to a one...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Generating Ryan Howard Trade Scenarios

Ryan Howard is set to make $60M over the next 2 years.  The Phillies desperately want to move him.  That's no small feat.  Howard had a historically horrible year as a cleanup hitter, albeit with 23 homeruns and 95 RBI.  Trading him to a team that could use him at DH would be ideal and for the other team's unwanted contract(s) in return.  I've generated some scenarios below...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gladbach close in on Zambrano

Borussia M’gladbach are hot on the trail of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano, Bild has revealed. Die Fohlen aim to […]
Via Soccer News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Have Shot Down Multiple Trades For Hamels

(Associated Press Photo)According to multiple media reports, the Red Sox have already shot down a couple of trade proposals from the Phillies for their left-handed ace Cole Hamels. Reportedly, Philadelphia has demanded at least three of Boston's "elite" prospects—including emerging stud starter Henry Owens. Despite the rebuffs from Yawkey Way, the channels of trade communication...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd will be traded by Phillies

Why the Phillies will trade Marlon Byrd
Via PhilsBaseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yasmani Tomas makes sense for the Phillies

Yasmani Tomas will cost a lot money, but it is worth the risk for the Phillies...
Via PhilsBaseball
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cole Hamels Wants to be Traded

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels hasn’t technically requested a trade from the team, but it’s rather evident that he wants to move on this offseason. According to USA Today baseball insider Bob Nightengale, Hamels is not happy with the direction of the franchise four years after he signed a six-year, $144 million extension with the team. At that point, Hamels...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: A Surprise Signing, Phillies?

With an open slot for a starter, will Miguel Gonzalez or a new face plug that hole for the Philadelphia Phillies? Keep in mind, if Ruben Amaro Jr. tabs Gonzalez and he does not pitch satisfactorily, the front office will have a major problem. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Final...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets tried to trade for Jimmy Rollins

This would have been something else – according to a report from Adam Rubin of, the New York Mets attempted to bring over long-time rival Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies in a trade. Of course, the trade was blocked. The Mets, in need of a shortstop, spoke with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring Jimmy Rollins in a trade, sources told The pursuit...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies found a suitor for Ryan Howard?

The Philadelphia Phillies desperately want to move Ryan Howard, even if they have to eat the large majority of his contract and get not much of anything in return. They may have found a suitor – the 2014 AL champion Kansas City Royals. DH Billy Butler is a free agent this winter, and Kansas City could want to replace him with Howard, a native Missourian. Via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale…...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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