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Phillies Re-Igniting Papelbon To Red Sox Deal?

Multiple reports are suggesting that the Philadelphia Phillies are stepping up their efforts to deal Jonathan Papelbon back to his original team—the Boston Red Sox. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro has pretty good timing—since current closer Koji Uehara just blew a win in Baltimore. Papelbon has freely expressed his interest in returning to Boston and has been near-perfect this year as...
Via FenwayNation
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vol. 3: NL East Weekly Wrap Up

The National League East saw the Mets have another big week. The Miami Marlins are surging. The Phillies are showing signs of life, and the Nats and the Braves continue to struggle. Basically, it was a typical week in the NL East. Heading into the fourth week of the season, the division’s leaders remain in the same slot. The Mets are atop the division, despite seeing their incredible...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

What will the Phillies do when Domonic Brown returns?

Someone has gotsta go when Domonic Brown returns. Who is it gonna be?
Via PhilsBaseball
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Still Need To Make Move For Cole Hamels

Three weeks into the season, and the 2015 Boston Red Sox sit just one game over the .500 mark. The team has come as advertised however, as the offense has put a ton of runs across the board and the pitching has been mediocre at best. Boston’s rotation remains ace-less and it is apparent now more than ever the team needs a horse to take the ball every fifth day, assuring Manager...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Howard's early blast paces Phillies to win over Braves

View image | For the second straight game, Ryan Howard provided the pop needed. A first-inning home run erased a deficit and set the Phillies on the path for a series win. Just as it was in the opener, an error proved to be the difference, as the Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley Should Be a Phillie for Life

The Philadelphia Phillies franchise has retired seven numbers in its history. Only one, however, Michael Jack Schmidt, played his entire career in the City of Brotherly Love. Chase Utley will one day have his number retired by the Phillies, but will he join Schmidt as only the second lifelong-Phillie to receive the honor? It is no secret that the Phillies are holding a blowout clearance...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Righty prospect Gonzalez gets the call for Tuesday start

Severino Gonzalez, image- Jay Floyd The Phillies announced on Saturday that 22-year-old right-hander Severino Gonzalez will make his big league debut on Tuesday at St. Louis. The Panama native was honored as the Phils’ top minor league pitcher with the annual Paul Owens Award in 2013 when he posted a 7-5 record, a 2.00 ERA, a .224 batting average against along with his 10.33 K...
Via Phillies Nation
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Freddy Galvis Making his Presence Known with the Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Freddy Galvis celebrates after scoring the game-winning run on a fielding error by Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 24, 2015, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 1-0. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) When the Phillies made the surprising, but understandable move to trade Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies haven’t received trade call regarding Cole Hamels in a month

The Philadelphia Phillies, who are most likely going to be sellers come the trade deadline, have one of the games most intriguing trade chips in left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels. Even though he has struggled to start the season, he is among the best left-handed pitchers in the game and would step in and be most team’s aces. That being said, the Phillies haven’t received a trade...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Ryan Howard is Looking Like a Shell of His Former Self

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard cannot reach a single by Miami Marlins’ Jacob Realmuto during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) The Philadelphia Phillies and their fans hoped that slugger Ryan Howard could go back to being the player that he was during the middle of the Phillies pennant runs...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies’ Chase Utley is “more open” to waiving no-trade rights

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is usually the first person you hear Philly fans complain about, but it’s second baseman Chase Utley that is getting more of the blame these days. He has struggled mightily from the plate this season and his value on the field and on the trade market has not been lower than what it is right now. That being said, Utley is “more...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harang gets the call against his former team as Phillies host Braves

Tonight at 7:05pm, the Phillies (5-11) look to bounce back from their disappointing series loss to the last-place Marlins. For the first time this season, the Phils will match up against the new-look Braves (8-7), who have performed pretty well considering the circumstances of their offseason moves. Without Evan Gattis,...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

For everything that’s gone wrong in Philadelphia this season, one of the things that has gone *right* is the performance of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has thrown 6 1/3 innings, struck out six hitters, hasn’t allowed a run or walked a hitter, and has converted all three of his save opportunities. But because the Phillies are awful, Papelbon hasn’t gotten much action...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aging Philadelphia Phillies’ struggles continue

With 15 games complete, the Philadelphia Phillies (5-10) have played to the level that was expected of them. The bats rank towards the bottom of the league in the majority of the offensive statistical categories. Notably the Phils are last in the MLB in runs scored (40) and batting average (.211). Sixty-three runs and a .246 batting average are the league averages. Pitching overall...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: How to Handle Hamels

In Episode 180, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) answer a handful of reader questions and talk about some fantasy news from around the league. Topics include: Whether you should be worried about Cole Hamels’ slow start Where Kris Bryant ranks rest of season Checking in on Dustin Pedroia’s power Some analysis of 2015’s intriguing...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera Providing a Spark for Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Odubel Herrera was a Rule 5 draft choice for the Phillies in 2014 that largely went unnoticed. For Phillies fans, the departure of Jimmy Rollins...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through April 21

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Looks like the end is near: Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee puts Philadelphia home up for sale

Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee could be approaching the end of his baseball career, thanks to elbow issues. While Lee gives it one more shot to try to rehab his arm through rest, Lee must be looking ahead to an imminent end of his career. Or at least, his Phillies career....
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera for Rookie of the Year

It’s never too early to start hitching a wagon to one of the brightest spots of the 2015 Phillies… .@odubelherrera1 is leading the way in several rookie offensive categories. — Phillies (@Phillies) April 21, 2015
Via Macho Row
6 days ago  |  Discuss

It's been a great start for the the minors

We are into the third week of April and things are going really well for the Phillies organization. No, not the big league team. Oh, god no. They are so bad right now, employers might start giving the dreaded "Access Denied" to any Phillies sites for offensive material. Fortunately, wins and losses are about as important as the defensive techniques of the ballgirls at this point...
Via PhilsBaseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Hot List: Franco, Quinn, Tocci, Eflin Start Blazing

After roughly a week and a half of the minor league schedule has past, so here’s a quick run down of the top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks thus far in the young baseball season. Triple-A Lehigh Valley… 3B/1B Maikel Franco- The righty hitting slugger sports a .386 average with a homer and eight RBI through 10 games.  After going 0-for-3 on opening day, the...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Punch-less Phils on Pace to be Worst Offense in Club History

In 13 games, Herrera has been among the game’s top center fielders. He, Asche, and Galvis are holding the Phillies above water in the race for worst offensive team in Phillies’ history. Photo: Look, I understand. It is April 20, 4/20, and quite honestly, some of you reading the title of this article may think I have been partaking in some of the fun associated...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Asking price for Cole Hamels has not dropped

    This embed is invalid   " /> The Philadelphia Phillies still aren’t blinking.   One major league general manager who recently inquired about Phillies ace Cole Hamels told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo that Philadelphia’s asking price for the left-hander still hasn’t dropped despite him struggling in two of his three starts so far this season...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere: ‘My manhood kind of got hurt a little bit’ on great catch (video)

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has developed a penchant throughout his MLB career for having the flair for the dramatic in the way he goes all-out while making spectacular catches. Oftentimes, such fearlessness in the field can come at the expense of the 26-year-old’s potential well-being. Revere was back at it again during Monday’s 2-0...Read More The post Ben...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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