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Former Braves Shine in Phil’s Victory

  Philadelphia Phillies’ Jeff Francoeur (3) is safe at third with an RBI-triple as Atlanta Braves third baseman Alberto Callaspo (1) applies the late tag in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 4, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Jeff Francoeur, who spent the first five years of his career as a Brave, went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two RBIs and...
Via The Sports Journal
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Billingsley eager to get back into Majors routine

For the first time in over two years, Phillies right-hander Chad Billingsley will wake up Tuesday morning thinking about the way he plans to attack hitters, instead of attacking his rehab following a pair of right elbow surgeries.
Via Philly Sports Live
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

The rise and fall of Chase Utley

In the 2009 World Series, the Phillies were seeking their second straight title and they faced the New York Yankees who won 103 games that season.  The Phillies lost the series in six games and it was only thanks to Cliff Lee that it wasn’t a sweep. Well, Lee and the second baseman, Chase Utley, who in the Phillies two wins in that series, hit four homers and knocked in six...
Via The Outside Corner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harang faces former club in Atlanta as Phillies take on Braves

View image | The Phillies were able to get out of Miami with one win yesterday and avoid a sweep, as Severino Gonzalez picked up his first Major League victory, before being optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley. The Braves picked up a shutout victory yesterday over the Cincinnati Reds...
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Ben Lively named Eastern League Player of the Week

Phils #7 prospect Ben Lively 7 IP, 0 R, 6 H, 1BB, 7 K for @ReadingFightins. @Phillies Top 30: — MLB Pipeline (@MLBPipeline) April 28, 2015 The Phillies only made a few moves this offseason, but the moves that they have made so far are paying dividends in...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Francophilia: Prospect Maikel Franco’s Offensive Promise

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 9: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) As the losses continue to accumulate for the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Quick Series Preview- Phils & Braves

Philadelphia Phillies (9-17) @ Atlanta Braves (12-13) Pitching Matchups:Monday - Aaron Harang vs. Alex WoodTuesday - Chad Billingsley vs. Shelby MillerWednesday - Jerome Williams vs. Mike Foltynewicz*All Games at 7:10Offense Outlook:R - Phillies 72 (29th) vs. Braves 107 (12th)AVG - Phillies .221 (29th) vs. Braves .249 (15th)OPS - Phillies .600 (30th) vs. Braves .705 (15th)HR...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Hot List: Bogusevic, Nola, Leibrandt, Tocci, Crawford notes

We’re back at it with another rundown of all the top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks. Triple-A Lehigh Valley- OF Brian Bogusevic currently sports a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .346 during that stretch.  The 31-year-old is hitting .310 with a home runs and five RBI through 21 games this season.  Bogusevic batted .306 in 22 spring games with the...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies waiting "with open arms" for trade partner for Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, Jonathan Papelbon

View image | Will the Phillies make a trade? The Phillies seem to have gotten lucky with the few offseason deals they have made. Marlon Byrd is batting .181. Jimmy Rollins is hitting .186. Antonio Bastardo has a blown save and a 4.15 ERA. Despite getting pretty lucky unloading...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Diekman Struggling to Find his Groove for Phillies

PHILADELPHIA – MAY 24: Jacob Diekman #63 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch in the seventh inning during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park on May 24, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 5-3. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) Jake Diekman is off to a brutal start early on in this 2015 season. The 28-year-old left hander is...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Losing streak continues for Phils, Buchanan demoted

A rough road outing by Phillies ace Cole Hamels and a sparkless offense led to the team’s fifth consecutive loss, as the Miami Marlins downed the visitors by a score of 7-0. Hammered for 10 hits and six earned runs over six frames, the veteran Hamels fell to 1-3 on the season. Second baseman Dee Gordon led the Marlins’ offense, collecting three hits and reaching base via walk...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rival GM: Red Sox not blinking in Cole Hamels trade talks

    This embed is invalid   " /> The staring contest continues between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies.   A rival general manager recently told’s Jon Heyman that Boston “isn’t blinking” in its trade talks with Philadelphia for left-hander Cole Hamels. Heyman suggests, however, the Red Sox still are the favorite to land Hamels...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Good News for the 2016 Phillies

The blueprint for tomorrow is quickly progressing for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Maikel Franco should be the first player promoted. But because major league jobs are in the offing, the corner infielder will not be alone after the trading deadline. However, mid-season advancements from the Double-A Reading Fightin Phils to the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs will pacify the...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollands already rehabbing, No timetable for Imhof return

In early April it was announced that Phillies lefty reliever Mario Hollands would undergo Tommy John surgery.  The accompanying prognosis for being sidelined with that type of procedure is about a year or more. Despite likely being two months away from beginning a throwing program, the 26-year-old UC Santa Barbara product is already in Clearwater, at the Phillies’ spring training...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s Worst Month

Chase Utley just finished the worst month of his major league career. The 36-year-old second baseman with knee problems in his past played well last season, hitting .270/.339/.407, with his 4.5 WAR leading National League second basemen. Last year was his his tenth straight season with more than three wins and the eighth time in […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why A Cole Hamels And Jonathan Papelbon Trade Is Bad For Boston

Trade rumors involving Cole Hamels have been brewing for months. For months, many in Red Sox Nation have been divided into two sides: the pro-Hamels side and the anti-Hamels side. I am part of the latter group, because I believe that an injury-prone National League starting pitcher with a big contract over the age of 30 is the wrong direction for the Boston Red Sox to go toward...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through April 29

Hamels' talk heating up in this week's rumors
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

POLL: Almost Six In Ten Favor Papelbon Return

In the continuation of a  FenwayNation Poll we first floated a while back, almost six in ten readers (59%) now favor the Red Sox "considering" a return of former closer Jonathan Papelbon. As the chart shows, about four in ten (41%) take the opposite view. Renewed trade rumors have sparked a reconsideration of this deal, which—considering the state of the Boston bullpen—may not...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
8 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
11 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...
12 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
15 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...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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