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Phils face tough roster decision with Coghlan

If Chris Coghlan is not placed on the Phillies' Major League roster by Sunday, he must be released upon his request or placed on the roster within 48 hours.
Via Phillies.com
14 hours ago

We all forget how good John Kruk was

The new Phillies TV announcer was more than just a colorful personality. Dude could hit! Fans this winter got some bittersweet news when the team announced it had signed John Kruk as the new color analyst for the television broadcast, replacing the new hitting coach Matt Stairs and joining Tom McCarthy and Ben Davis. It was bittersweet because we as fans can no longer hear how good...
Via The Good Phight
23 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies cleaning up their roster for opening day

The Philadelphia Phillies made a few roster moves early Friday morning, as the 25-man roster is starting to shape up with one week to go until opening day in Cincinnati. Outfielder Tyler Goeddel, who was in the majors all of last season, was optioned to Double-A along with starting pitcher Jake Thompson.  The Phillies also sent infielder Hector Gomez, catcher Logan Moore and relief...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies send Tyler Goeddel and Jake Thompson down to the minors

We’re two players closer to that elusive 25-man roster. We’re getting down to the wire with the roster, kids. The Phillies made another round of cuts today, sending two players down to the minors. One of them was pitcher Jake Thompson, who will be taking a spot in the rotation of the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The other player is outfielder Tyler Goeddel, who will be...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

50 Greatest Phillies Games: 4. ‘Team to beat’

Until March 27, we’ll be counting down the 50 greatest Phillies games of the last 50 years. This is 50 of 50. And this is No. 4. THE DATE: Sept. 30, 2007 THE GAME: Phillies vs. Washington Nationals, Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania THE STAKES: Everything. More specifically, the National League East division title THE GREAT: Now, this might not sound like a big...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Q&A with Phillies prospect Cornelius Randolph

As part of MLBPipeline.com's visit to all 30 Spring Training facilities, we'll be sitting down with prospects and getting to know them a little better. At Phillies camp, it was No. 10 prospect Cornelius Randolph.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

The State of the Bullpen

The Phillies bullpen looks a lot different than it did entering last season. It’s clear that the front office made improving the bullpen in the short term a major priority for the offseason, as it made a series of deals for relievers without many years of control. Let’s run down the Phillies news look ‘pen, with the assumption that they’ll carry seven relievers. The Sure...
Via Crashburn Alley
1 day ago

Goeddel, Thompson optioned by Phillies

Before heading to Tampa to face the Yankees on Friday, the Phillies optioned outfielder Tyler Goeddel and right-hander Jake Thompson to Minor League camp.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Phillies make more roster cuts, still have a ways to go

The Phillies made a few roster moves Friday, as the 25-man group is starting to crystallize just enough. Outfielder Tyler Goeddel and pitcher Jake Thompson were optioned to the minors, while infielder Hector Gomez, catcher Logan Moore and pitcher Dalier Hinojosa were sent to minor-league camp. That brings the list of remaining rostered players to … 39. They need to cut 14 more...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Hector Neris: Building the Next Bullpen

Heading into the 2017 season, we here at Crashburn Alley strive to update you on a specific storyline regarding many of the returning staples from last season’s roster. Today is starting pitcher Hector Neris. The Phillies had a bad bullpen in 2016. The trade of Ken Giles left them with newly signed David Hernandez as the only competent looking reliever in the bullpen. After a...
Via Crashburn Alley
1 day ago

Philadelphia Phillies Interested in Angel Pagan For Some Reason

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Prospects On Deck: Jorge Alfaro – Phillies C

Jorge Alfaro is a catcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization. The 23 year old slowly made a name for himself with a cannon from behind home plate and with a bat that can unleash some serious power. The Phillies acquired Alfaro from the Rangers in Cole Hamels trade, in 2015. He was sidelined with ankle injuries and would have to wait until 2016 to prove that he was worth the...
Via Legends On Deck
2 days ago

Phillies Nation Podcast: How will some of the Phillies fare in 2017?

The second minisode of the Phillies Nation Podcast is live! In this episode, I talk with Dan Walsh about some of the projections for players on the 2017 team. We talk about Maikel Franco, J.P. Crawford, Aaron Nola, Vince Velasquez and more. Also I talk more about Velasquez’s control issues. Note: The podcast was recorded and finished before the news of Dallas Green’s passing...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Aaron Nola: Worlds of Potential

Heading into the 2017 season, we here at Crashburn Alley strive to update you on a specific storyline regarding many of the returning staples from last season’s roster. Today is starting pitcher Aaron Nola. A lot of what I said in my season preview for Jerad Eickhoff could be repeated for Aaron Nola. He’s got the stellar curveball, so-so fastball, and not good changeup. Nola...
Via Crashburn Alley
3 days ago

Phillies manager fining players $1 for each mistake

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin has a very young team, so he’s coming up with unique ways to instill discipline and accountability in his clubhouse.His solution? Every time a player doesn’t hustle or makes a preventable mistake, the entire team is fined a dollar. The aim is that players will get on teammates who cost them money and hold them accountable for their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Vince Velasquez learns from 16-strikeout game

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) A dazzling, 16-strikeout performance was the best and worst thing that happened to Vince Velasquez last season. The hard-throwing righty quickly showed his electric stuff in his second start with the Philadelphia Phillies, tossing a three-hitter with no walks and 16 Ks against San Diego last April. But Velasquez spent the rest of the season trying to do...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Why Jeremy Hellickson shouldn’t start opening day 2017

As manager Pete Mackanin has just announced that Jeremy Hellickson will indeed make his second consecutive opening day start, I think he’s made the wrong decision. Even though Hellickson had the most wins, started the opening day last year, and led the rotation the majority of the year a change would benefit not only the team this season but in years to come too. So why not...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philly dilemma: Rupp plays for Phillies, roots for Cowboys

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Cameron Rupp is a fan favorite in Philadelphia until football season starts. Rupp had a breakout year for the Phillies in 2016, smacking 43 extra-base hits as he replaced Carlos Ruiz as the starting catcher. But Rupp grew up in Dallas and loves the Cowboys . That doesn't sit well in Philly where Eagles fans are obsessed with hating America's Team. Rupp enjoys...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Maikel Franco hopes to fulfill big expectations

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) When a Hall of Fame player who is the best third baseman in franchise history says the man playing his former position is an MVP candidate, people notice and expect to see great things. Maikel Franco didn't live up to Mike Schmidt's grand expectations in his first full season with the Philadelphia Phillies. He was no slouch, either. Still, Franco knows he...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Philadelphia Phillies 25-man roster

It may still be too early to tell but opening day is less than a month away and the Philadelphia Phillies are playing some good ball down in Clearwater.  The team has many answers along with many questions at the starting positions.  So who makes the cut? First we will start with the two catchers.  Cameron Rupp is going to be the starter for this team in the post Carlos Ruiz era...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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