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Brewers bullpen catcher eats 23 cheesesteaks in four-day Philly visit (pics)

The Philadelphia Phillies started a tradition at some point setting forth a challenge to other MLB teams in which the visitors are confronted with the gastrointestinal task of seeing how many cheesesteaks they can eat at Citizens Bank Park while in town. Whether it is over the period of one day, the duration of the...Read More The post Brewers bullpen catcher eats 23 cheesesteaks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation TV Episode 14: JP Crawford, Diamonds and Denim

On this week’s edition of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey talked about the resignation of Ryne Sandberg as the Phils’ manager, movement in the team’s front office, Chase Utley‘s injury and the hot bat of rookie third baseman Maikel Franco. The episode also features a profile on top prospect J.P. Crawford with remarks from Reading coach Mickey Morandini as well as a segment...
Via Phillies Nation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Time for Phillies to Give Up on Dominic Brown?

It’s like a never-ending cycle with Domonic Brown. He shows flashes of  greatness, the fans get excited, and then he goes back to performing below average. Brown was called up on June 16th to play as the club’s right fielder after spending some time in Triple-A. He is now 27 and it seems like years and years since scouts were fawning over Brown. As it has. Brown was drafted...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Future With Cole Hamels Closing With Trade Deadline Approaching

It seems inevitable that the Philadelphia Phillies will be trading longtime ace Cole Hamels before the deadline, as the Phillies have the worst record in baseball at 27-53 and desperately need some young building blocks. There aren’t many storylines to sink your teeth into as a Phillies fan other than their current rebuilding process, but Hamels can help accelerate it by reeling...
Via Macho Row
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies rotation woes continue: Aaron Harang hits the disabled list

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies starting rotation has been in shambles. From the Opening Day project starting rotation, Cliff Lee, David Buchanan, and Jerome Williams all spent time on the disabled list with injury. The news just got even worse for the Phillies on a couple of fronts. Aaron...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Likely to Sign Dominican Power-Hitter Ortiz

According to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki, The club is expected to sign 16-year-old slugger Jhailyn Ortiz today, the first day of the international signing period. The 6’2, 260-pound Ortiz is said to possess power that scouts “have not seen in years” from a player his age, and has the best raw power out of his entire class. Scouts have called his home runs “legendary”...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Five Fightins honored as Eastern League All-Stars

Brock Stassi, image- Jay Floyd The Reading Fightins will be well represented at the 2015 Eastern League All-Star Game later this month in Portland, Maine when five members of the team head to the annual exhibition.  Shortstop J.P. Crawford, outfielders Cam Perkins and Roman Quinn along with starting pitcher Zach Eflin as well as first baseman Brock Stassi have been named to the...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mackanin says it's 'probable' Phillies trade Cole Hamels by deadline

July is officially upon us, which gives the Philadelphia Phillies 30 days to trade Cole Hamels, a task the team's interim manager Pete Mackanin thinks the front office can execute. Hamels' name has been floating around in the trade winds for a year as the Phillies search for the right package in exchange for the lefty ace. Now that the Phillies are in full rebuilding mode, it's highly...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

July could bring big changes to Phillies’ roster

Pete Mackanin knows his roster is subject to change. With today marking the start of July, the MLB Trade Deadline is officially less than a month away. And with sought-after trade commodities Cole Hamels and Jonathan Papelbon on the Phillies' roster ga...
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Fast-Forward to August’s Phillies

Projecting the 25-man roster beyond the trading deadline, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies can envision Maikel Franco defending the hot corner and extinguishing a rally with an all-out effort. And they can anticipate a walk-off, upper-deck homer to ignite a winning streak and know a large crowd of cheering fans will become more common next April, May and June. Note...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies expected to sign Dominican slugger Ortiz

The Phillies are pleased with the early returns of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, but they plan to add more power to the system Thursday.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Bogusevic stays in Phillies organization, will head to Pan-Am games with Zach Eflin

View image | gettyimages.com Brian Bogusevic appears to be staying with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Though he had an option to opt out of his Phillies contract today, Bogusevic appears to be staying put. In fact, Bogusevic is present with the IronPigs and readying for tonight's game. That, and a...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies’ formidable five

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially become one of baseball’s most disappointing teams, owning a horrid 27-52 record. The Phillies will presumably have a, “fire sale” as the trade deadline approaches. Year after year, the Phillies have become less and less (June 23, 2015-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America) proactive and frequently downgrade their roster. At the heart...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillie Phanatic, Carlos Ruiz have forgettable moments behind the plate

New Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jahil Okafor was invited by the Philadelphia Phillies to toss out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers. For a basketball player, it was not a terrible first pitch, although it ended up getting away from the Phillie Phanatic, who was none too pleased with his glove afterward. ICYMI: #Phanatic wasn't happy...
Via Macho Row
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mackanin hints Cesar Hernandez might remain Phillies' everyday second baseman

While Philadelphia Phillies everyday second baseman Chase Utley has been on the disabled list, Cesar Hernandez has been thriving at the position, which will force interim manager Pete Mackanin to decide whom to play at the position when Utley returns from the DL. Since taking officially over as the Phillies' everyday second baseman on June 23, Hernandez has gone 13 for 27 (.481)...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andy MacPhail named new president for the Philadelphia Phillies

Longtime MLB executive Andy MacPhail was introduced as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies‘ leadership at a Monday. MacPhail is set to replace president Pat Gillick at the end of the 2015 season. Although MacPhail will begin working immediately as a special assistant to Gillick. Gillick stepped down as general manager after the 2008 season and served as an adviser before replacing...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chad Billinglsey returns to the Phillies starting rotation, David Buchanan on the mend

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies starting rotation has undergone many setbacks during this season. While it appeared that the Phillies would be ready to start the season with a rotation that included Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Jerome Williams, and David Buchanan, the Phillies have had to rely...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies press conference a most joyous occasion

This was a good day for Phillies fans.
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cole Hamels now open to all trade possibilities

It sure looks like Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels wants out of dodge. The same day manager Ryne Sandberg abruptly announced his resignation, the All-Star pitcher had some rather interesting comments to share to the media—comments that run contrary to what he had previously indicated. “I have not been approached, Hamels said about accepting a potential trade,” via...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Rupp an answer at catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies?

Cameron Rupp is 26 years old and is in the midst of his first full season in the major leagues. Rupp hit his first career home run Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, and with the new trend to hold the ball for a ransom, Rupp’s homerun was perfect. It tied the game and it landed in the bullpen. Rupp will get the homerun ball at some point, but it shows how he is fitting in with the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Resigns In Third Season

PHILADELPHIA — An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Philadelphia Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s outta there! Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Even Ryne Sandberg has had enough of the Phillies. Friday afternoon, the team announced that Sandberg has resigned as manager, 74 games into his third season in Philadelphia. The Phillies were slogging through an expectedly terrible season, compiling the worst record in MLB at 26-48. No team is out of first place than a larger deficit than Philadelphia’s 14.5-game margin. Their...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Ryne Sandberg resigned Friday afternoon, effective immediately. Ruben Amaro now on the clock. I will say this about Ryne Sandberg. The man loves his baseball, and he can probably fill a role on a baseball staff. Manager of a major league baseball team proved to be too much for him to handle, and the roster he has been given to work with since taking over for Charlie Manuel just...
Via Macho Row
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

In what has to be considered a mild surprise, Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. BREAKING: Ryne Sandberg announces he has resigned as the #Phillies manager pic.twitter.com/DcalQiJXnG — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 26, 2015   Struggling through a MLB-worst 26-48 record heading into Friday, it appears that the Sandberg...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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