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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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Will Be Disappointed If He’s Not Traded And Losing Continues

Jonathan Papelbon is sick of the losing. The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t had much success since signing the All-Star closer, and he’s apparently reaching his breaking point. Papelbon told CSN Philadelphia he’ll be upset if the losing continues and he isn’t traded. “Yeah, I will be (disappointed if the Phillies don’t trade him),” he told CSNPhilly.com. “If we continue...
Via NESN.com
7 hours 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
12 hours 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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ fielding remains issue early this season

Not much of anything has gone as planned, including Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. Three Phillies errors and one balk led to every Miami run, leaving Philadelphia needing to win Thursday's series finale to take the three-gam...
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cody Asche Turning The Page, and Taking Notes

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche, left, throws to first base for the out against Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) It was just one season ago when the Phillies were hopeful, but unsure if Cody Asche could fill the void as the clubs full...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard with The Howard for the Win

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.Ryan Howard won yesterday's game for the Phillies.  How?  By committing his first Howard of the season, which essentially guarantees a victory for the good guys.  Howard may not connect for many homeruns anymore...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through April 21

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
2 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
3 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. pic.twitter.com/CJDgbsVxql — Phillies (@Phillies) April 21, 2015
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Night Mailbag - Could Cody Asche move to left field? Would Chase Utley waive his 10-5 rights?

After the Phillies 1-6 road trip, there isn't really much to be excited about on this team, with the exception of Odubel Herrera, Cody Asche and even Freddy Galvis. There are plenty of questions surrounding the team, so let's get started on some of the fan submissions from today... With...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It's been a great start for the Phillies...in 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL East. 1. Lucas Giolito RHP – Nationals: Not assigned to roster. For more analysis of Giolito, please click here. 2. Noah Syndergaard RHP – Mets: While Syndergaard is regarded...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 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
4 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: CSNPhilly.com. 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
4 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...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Phils Director of Player Development Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan, image- Jay Floyd Recently, I caught up with the Phillies’ director of player development Joe Jordan to discuss several key subjects throughout the minor leagues.  Jordan, who took over his current role following the 2011 season, commented on pitching prospects Adam Morgan and Ricardo Pinto as well as outfielders Cord Sandberg, Roman Quinn, Cam Perkins and Aaron Altherr...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Ball Plagues Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Cole Hamels (35) receives congratulations from manager Ryne Sandberg after scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Cole Hamels was effective for most of his start on Thursday at Nationals Park. However, he continues to run into...
Via The Sports Journal
6 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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fan throws beer at Grady Sizemore (VIDEO)

A Mets fan should be banned for life from Citi Field after what he did during the Phillies-Mets matchup. Daniel Murphy crushed a ball off the fence in the fourth inning of the game, and it ricocheted toward Grady Sizemore. Sizemore went to pick the ball up to throw it back toward the infield, and that’s when one particular Mets fan splashed him with a beer.   The Mets won...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: What can be inferred from Nationals series

On Friday night the weather and the first batter of the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals match-up seemed as dreary as many fans expect the season to be. But even after Michael Taylor rounded the bases as he led the game off with a solo home-run for the Nationals, something changed. Roberto Hernandez went on to only give up one more hit before exiting the game after...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets fan throws beer at Grady Sizemore

Usually it’s Philadelphia Phillies fans catching our ire for their poor behavior, but this time it was a New York Mets fan acting like an idiot at a game. During the fourth inning of Monday’s Phillies-Mets game, Daniel Murphy doubled off the right field fence. As Grady Sizemore went to play the ball off the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon doesn't 'feel much like a Phillie'

PHILADELPHIA — Four years later, Jonathan Papelbon’s heart remains in Boston. Papelbon is in the midst of his fourth season with the Phillies after spending his first seven major league campaigns with the Red Sox. The 34-year-old closer still is adjusting to life in Philadelphia, as the transition hasn’t been quite as smooth as he perhaps anticipated upon signing a four-year...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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