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Ryne Sandberg’s Misuse of Phillies Starting Pitchers is Concerning

  Ryne Sandberg deserves a little leeway this season considering the situation he’s in.  The Phillies are in the midst of a steep decline and their over/under win total in Vegas was only 76, their lowest projection since the days of Terry Francona.  Expectations were low for Sandberg in his first big league season in the dugout, but it’s […] The post Ryne Sandberg...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
12 hours 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
16 hours 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
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies release Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Philadelphia Phillies have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn passed though waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Phillies last week. Phillies announce that Tony Gwynn Jr was released. — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 28, 2014 The 31-year-old Gwynn was hitting just .163/.281/.204 in 199 plate appearances for the Phillies and will likely...
Via Tireball.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are the Phillies Willing to Sell?

If you were banking on the Phillies selling everyone, which you know…. would make sense, you may want to sit down for this. ESPN.Com’s Buster Olney had a series of interesting tweets Sunday night. Some teams that are dealing with the Phillies say they are having difficulty gaining traction in talks;not sure if PHI committed to dealing. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28...
Via Phillies Nation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former MLB WAG Brittany Binger Still Has It

When Grady Sizemore and model Brittany Binger broke off their engagement in 2012, it was just another setback for the injury-plagued former All-Star. Two years later, Sizemore is continuing his MLB career and Binger is still being the sexy goddess that the Playboy model has always been.  While not necessarily a WAG anymore, we decided it made sense to check in on what’s going...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lehigh Valley IronPigs rock jerseys inspired by Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ (pics)

On Thursday night in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs — the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies — donned a jersey that arguably was among the most highly anticipated alternate gimmicky jersey of the minor league baseball season … and that’s saying something, as this season has afforded a plethora of goofy getups that have […] The post Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team wears jerseys inspired by 'Thriller'

'Cause this is thriller! Thriller Night! (Oink) pic.twitter.com/7XKx1hsP5V — IronPigs (@IronPigs) July 25, 2014 The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are one of the most innovative teams in baseball when it comes to promotions. On Thursday night, they wore Michael Jackson Thriller-themed jerseys, continuing a tradition of incredible promotions. The jerseys were auctioned off after the...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon invites 'whole park' of Phillies fans to boo him

Jonathan Papelbon has a message for Philadelphia Phillies fans: Bring it on. The Phillies closer, who had allowed four runs over his last two appearances, was welcomed to the mound Thursday night with a smattering off boos from his home fans at Citizens Bank Park. It was harsh treatment for a pitcher who’s surrendered just nine runs all season, but Papelbon told reporters after...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Notes: Hamels and Byrd

Could Cole Hamels be shipping up to Boston? Put this into the “where there is smoke, there is fire” category of sports. The Phillies continue to say that they are not trading starter Cole Hamels, but the Phillies scouts picked an interesting game to attend Thursday night. Jayson Stark of ESPN is reporting that the Phillies sent scouts to the  Boston Red Sox AA (Portland Sea...
Via Phillies Nation
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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay channels Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ in Twitter fan letter to Chase Utley

Even though Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball last December, it’s clear that he still pays attention to the goings on in Major League Baseball, especially as it relates to keeping tabs on the achievements of his former teammates. One teammate in particular certainly appears to have made quite an impact on the former […] The post Roy Halladay channels Mac from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have...
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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