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Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee hits DL after leaving early

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals on Thursday by the score of 10-4. The win improved the Phillies to 48-61 on the season. The Phillies pounded out 17 hits off Nationals' pitching and used seven pitchers in the win. Cliff Lee started the game, but left after just 2 2/3 innings with an injury to his left elbow. It's entirely possible that Lee has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are you f'n kidding me?!

Ruben Amaro Jr. failed to trade any of the Phillies players today before the 4 PM Trade Deadline.  I am flabbergasted.Trade Chips:Antonio BastardoCliff LeeMarlon ByrdAJ BurnettCarlos RuizJonathan PapelbonRyan HowardRoberto HernandezKyle KendrickI don't include Utley, Rollins, and Hamels because I wouldn't have traded them.  Brown isn't included because he has absolutely...
Via We Should Be GM's
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

How to React to the Phillies Trade Deadline Moves (or Non-Moves)

The MLB trade deadline is upon us and Phillies fans are antsy about what Ruben Amaro may or may not do before the 4:00 pm cutoff.  Sure, many of the Phillies older players with big contracts can easily be traded in August, but in this sports landscape of outrage and hot takes, we need instant […] The post How to React to the Phillies Trade Deadline Moves (or Non-Moves) appeared...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The One Where Jonathan Papelbon Gets Eaten By Sharks

So I hear that Sharknado 2 was supposed to debut today, and I kept hearing that it was at Citi Field. So I went to the game yesterday afternoon against Philadelphia. And I didn’t see any damn sharks. I was told the sharks were “coming to Citi Field!” So I expected that they would swoop in from the sky, eat the Phillies, and then be on their merry way. I feel like I got ripped...
Via Metstradamus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees In On Bastardo and Byrd

According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Yankees have interest in both left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo and right fielder Marlon Byrd. Bastardo, 28, has struggled at seemingly just the wrong time for the Phillies,  seeing his ERA jump by nearly a point and a half since June 28 with opponents getting on base at a .390 clip since that date. Bastardo appeared to be headed toward...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies said willing to pay down part of Cliff Lee's contract in trade

The Phillies are said to be willing to pay down some of Cliff Lee's rather large and backloaded contract to facilitate a trade, if they can get the right prospects. Lee is the highest-paid player in baseball through next year in terms of guarantee (about $48 million), and with him just back for two so-so (at best) starts after two months off with an elbow issue, they'd prsumably...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sizemore, Giles Proving Their Worth to Phillies

The 2014 season has been a huge disappointment for Phillies fans. The Phillies find themselves 13 games under .500, and in last place in the NL East. The core group of players have not been productive enough to save this team, but some newcomers have found success since putting on a Phillies’ uniform. Those newcomers include Ken Giles and Grady Sizemore. Since signing with the...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard's Philadelphia-Area House Is Sold

We know that Ryan Howard is building (and has for a good while) a huge mansion/fortress/city on Belleair Shore near the Phillies' Clearwater Spring Training site. Howard has plenty of money, of course, and has a Philadelphia-area site. Today a report says that Howard's Blue Bell home is in the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phils don't seem very interested in trading Hamels, but they should be

Everyone who has talked to the Phillies about star left-hander Cole Hamels comes to the same conclusion: Philliy isn't serious about trading the lefty. The Phillies are said to have requested packages of multiple top prospects from at least the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees, with no suggestion yet that any of the other teams has realistic hope to land Hamels. As one rival GM...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Report of the Phillies Asking Price for Cole Hamels

With the trade deadline 48 hours away, the Phillies have apparently made Cole Hamels available in trade talks. This is good news for Phillies fans, as Hamels will likely never have more value than he does right now. However, if Bob Nightengale’s sources are correct, the Phillies asking price for Hamels is insane. Yet, according […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Willing to Trade Cole Hamels

Jayson Stark over at ESPN reported in a column on Monday that the Philadelphia Phillies are entertaining offers for staff ace Cole Hamels, who immediately becomes the top pitcher on the trade market, especially with David Price likely staying in Tampa Bay.  Stark does go on to indicate that a deal is unlikely due to an astronomical asking price. Apparently, Philadelphia is said...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies release outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday that they have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn was designated for assignment last Monday after playing in 67 games for the Phillies this season. He hit .163 with three RBIs, two stolen bases and 14 runs scored. Gwynn has appeared in 672 Major League games and hit .239 with a .621 OPS. Gwynn, 31, lost his father Tony Gwynn on June...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New rule allows Ryan Howard to score with touching home plate

Major League Baseball's new rules on home-plate collisions and instant replay allowed Philadelphia's Ryan Howard to pull off a curious play. He scored a run without even touching home plate.Standing on first base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Howard started running to second when Phillies batter Marlon Byrd hit a pop fly to shallow right field. It should...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Debating Trades and Rumors for the Phillies

Although he will still be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on August 1, Cliff Lee could bring a decent package of untested talent within the next five weeks. But how much money would the Phils have to eat for a worthwhile return? Before reviewing the local stars who could change uniforms, this article presents the unvarnished predicament when a run is over. Please, scroll down...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he’s on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering paying the rest of Howard’s contract and releasing him after the season. Howard is owed $25 million this season and a total of $60 million over the next...
Via Rumors and Rants
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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