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Phillies Rumors: A.J. Burnett more likely to retire

It looks like the end for Philadelphia Phillie starting pitcher A.J. Burnett who has been reportedly very close to retiring from Major League Baseball.#485348707 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Phillies insider for Comcast Sportsnet Jim Salisbury on csnphilly.com:The question remains: Will Burnett cash in his $12.75 million player option and pitch for the Phillies...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Ryan Howard's future uncertain

Long time Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard could have possibly played his last game with the club this past Sunday after some recent speculation on the unknown clarity of his future with the organization.#102707395 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Comcast Sportsnet Phillies insider Jim Salisbury on csnphilly.com:Ryan Howard played in his 1,331st...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Son of Phillies Owner John Middleton Speaks, Slams Fanbase For Lack Of Loyalty

The son of Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton took to Twitter to take to give a long rant about the state of the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans. It started perhaps because he was tired of answering questions about the team. This Middleton is a Hollywood producer, not the owner....
Via Philliedelphia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Maikel Franco

This weekend, Phillies Nation was granted VIP Access to Sports Vault’s All Access program at the Philadelphia Sports Card Show and Convention. There, we were able to speak to a number of the guests which included many Phillies, past and present. For the next week, please check out our exclusive interviews and give our friends at Sports Vault a click for the best sports memorabilia...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Infographic: Roy Halladay’s no-hitter in the 2010 National League Division Series

On Oct. 6, 2010, in his first postseason start, Roy Halladay accomplished something that only one other pitcher has done in Major League Baseball history: Throw a postseason no-hitter. Halladay led the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 Game 1 win in the 2010 National League Division Series, shutting down a Cincinnati Reds lineup left utterly […] The post Infographic: Roy Halladay’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Went Right, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Edition

Here's what went right with the 2014 Phillies, as few as this list is: Cole Hamels- He might have been the least lucky pitcher in baseball, but he was really, really good. His opening month health scare not withstanding, his year was nearly perfect. Ken Giles- The young righty was...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will another pitcher match Roy Halladay’s Postseason no-hitter?

The 2010 NLDS between the Reds and Phillies got off to a routine start. In his first career Postseason start, Roy Halladay set down the first three Reds he faced. The Phillies plated a run in hte bottom of the first after a Chase Utley sac fly. Halladay set down three more Reds hitters without breaking a sweat in the second. Philadelphia tacked on three more runs in the second following...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Went Wrong, 2014 Phillies Edition

Picture by Richard Wilkins Jr. Some initial thoughts on what went wrong in 2014: Cliff Lee's health- If you stopped here, this team was doomed from this. I'm not blaming Cliff so much, he's in his mid-30s and this happens at that age. I'm blaming the Phillies for this killing...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Jonathan Papelbon open to Philly return

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is not opposed to returning to the club for next season.#488198669 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Todd Zolecki on mlb.mlb.com:He also said he has no idea if he will be with the Phillies when Spring Training opens in February, although he said he would not mind it."I've said the perfect ending to this equation...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel mocked by Phillies fans

Your browser does not support iframes. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is one of baseball’s best closers. He also has quite the stance prior to delivering pitches. Kimbrel bends over and stares toward home plate with his right arm extended before coming set on the mound. Kimbrel came on for the ninth inning of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

FUNNY: Phillies fans mock Craig Kimbrel's pitching stance (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies fans entertained themselves by mocking the pitching stance of Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel during the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park.To say that Kimbrel's stance is unusual would be a bit of an understatement, as he bends his upper body down towards the plate and spreads his arms out. In a way, it almost like he's...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How did Ryne Sandberg do? Let's look at it in graph form

Using the Phillies win/loss graph to evaluate Ryne Sandberg...
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Retitled Storyline: The Buzz in the Phillies Crowd

If you’re ready for something new, do you think the Philadelphia Phillies will trade their current stud and anoint Ken Giles? Does it come down to dollars and cents? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Giles Effect. This review is an additional and updated posting due to the recent massive...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Franco Plays Where, Phillies?

When was the last time the Philadelphia Phillies went into the offseason with this many difficult decisions regarding Maikel Franco and other players? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Elimination Process. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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