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Gut Reaction: Mets 3, Phillies 1 (8/31/15)

The Mets completed a 20-win August with a 3-1 win over the Phillies Monday night. With the victory, the Mets are 13-1 against the Phillies so far this season. Bartolo Colon won his 12th game of the year with eight shutout innings. He now has 16 consecutive scoreless frames. New York hit two more homers, bringing its franchise-best mark for a month to 45, matching its total for June...
Via Mets360.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Love 4 Blanco & 2016 Roster

Let's celebrate Andres Blanco.  Over the past two years he's played all over the infield and hit extremely well for a utility guy.  In 96 games he's hit .295/.875 with a 1.8 WAR.  That's great production from someone signed to a minor league contract in each season. He remains under team control through 2016, so expect him to be back in the same capacity next year. Speaking of...
Via We Should Be GM's
8 days ago  |  Discuss

July Was Kind To The Phillies

Ryan Howard had more RBI (23) than hits (20). The Big Piece is a big piece of why the Phillies are winning of late.Cody Asche had a bit of a bounce back month - .250/.711 with 10 R and 10 RBI.Andres Blanco has been a great bench player for the Phillies over the past two seasons, and it continued - .304/.820.Domonic Brown is attempting to salvage his career - .293/.730 and his first...
Via We Should Be GM's
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nation Notes: #NolaNight – Rays vs. Phillies

Tampa Bay Rays (47-48) at Philadelphia Phillies (33-62) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Aaron Nola, RHP (0-0, 0.00) vs.TB: Nathan Karns, RHP (4-5, 3.63) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Cloudy, 86 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Today: The day hath come, as thy great leader hath spoketh, Aaron Nola will get the start for the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Giants

Philadelphia Phillies (29-59, 5th) @ San Francisco Giants (43-43, 2nd tied) Game Times:Friday - 10:15Saturday - 10:05Sunday - 4:05Batting & Fielding:C - Carlos Ruiz vs. Buster Posey1B - Ryan Howard vs. Brandon Belt2B - Cesar Hernandez vs. Joe PanikSS - Freddy Galvis vs. Brandon Crawford3B - Maikel Franco vs. Matt DuffyLF - Cody Asche vs. Gregor BlancoCF - Ben Revere vs. Angel...
Via We Should Be GM's
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Bumgarner strikes out 11 as Giants hold off Phillies

PHILADELPHIA -- Madison Bumgarner struck out 11, overcoming a grand slam by Jeff Francoeur to pitch the San Francisco Giants past the Philadelphia Phillies 7-5 Saturday. Bumgarner (7-2) gave up the slam and a solo homer by Andres Blanco. The reigning World Series MVP gave up six hits and walked none in eight innings. Bumgarner hit two singles and drove in a run as the Giants posted...
Via AP on Fox
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

We're Going Streaking!

The Philadelphia Phillies are winners of 4 straight games.  It's quite the accomplishment and should be celebrated.  We're going streaking! Sunday Share:*Andres Blanco should be recognized for being a decent bench player for the Phillies over the past two season.  In 45 games, he's hit .284/.766, providing 0.5 WAR, while playing quality defense at 2nd, 3rd, and SS.*Joe Blanton...
Via We Should Be GM's
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 31: Mets vs. Phillies

New York Mets (18-11) at Philadelphia Phillies (11-19)                             Starting Pitchers:PHI: Aaron Harang, RHP (3-2, 2.35) vs.NYM: Jon Niese, LHP (2-2, 2.40) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Partly Cloudy, 78 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Aaron Harang has been able to find success with the Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Phils Down Nationals, 4-1

Things didn’t look too good for the Phillies for the first six innings of Friday night’s game against the Nationals. The Phils were only down 1-0 thanks to a great performance by Jerome Williams, but the offense simply couldn’t get anything going against Gio Gonzalez. But then, with one out in the seventh inning, Gonzalez lost it. He walked Grady Sizemore and Cameron Rupp,...
Via Phillies Nation
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 4: Nationals vs Phillies

Washington Nationals (1-2) at Philadelphia Phillies (1-2) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Jerome Williams vs.WAS: Gio Gonzalez Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Cloudy, low 60′sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: Gio Gonzalez will get the start for the Nationals, and that’s bad news for the Phillies. That is, if Gonzalez can return to form after a bumpy 2014...
Via Phillies Nation
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Blanco make Phillies opening day roster

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies selected the contracts of outfielder Jeff Francoeur and infielder Andres Blanco and optioned outfielder Jordan Danks to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to complete the 25-man roster. Right-handers Chad Billingsley and Jonathan Pettibone were placed on the 15-day disabled list and left-hander Mario Hollands was placed on the 60-day DL. Righty Dustin...
Via AP on Fox
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur, Andres Blanco named to Phillies roster; no fifth starter yet

Jeff Francoeur did not show the Phillies all that much in Spring Training. The veteran outfielder hit .227 with no home runs and two RBI in 44 Spring at bats. Francoeur did not walk at all. But yet, the Phillies named Francoeur and infielder Andres Blanco to their final Spring...
Via Philliedelphia
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Buchanan looks sharp in win as Phils down Tigers

On Thursday in Lakeland, the Phillies notched their fifth win on the preseason, led on the mound by righty hurler David Buchanan and on offense by infielder Andres Blanco. Buchanan posted three scoreless frames to collect his first win of the Grapefruit League season.  In relief of starter Jerome Williams, the 25-year-old Buchanan allowed just one hit and struck out one batter while...
Via Phillies Nation
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco is entire offense as Phillies down Orioles 1-0

It was a quiet day with the bats in Sarasota today as the Phillies and Orioles met for the first time this Spring. While many regulars stayed back in Clearwater, the Phillies lineup featured just Ryan Howard, Cody Asche of the regulars. On the offensive side, Howard had two hits....
Via Philliedelphia
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

12 Days of Christmas- Phillies Styles Volume IX

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Phillies gave to me...  12 Months of misery (Screw you Amaro!) 11 Hit batsmen by Kyle Kendrick (KK!) 10 RBI from Reid Brignac9 Wins from Cole Hamels (despite a sparkling 2.46 ERA) 8 Ball Girls a milking 7 Wild pitches uncorked by Jake Diekman 6 Triples from Chase Utley 5 Intentional walks in a mere 23 innings from Jeff Manship 4 The...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Elvis, Frenchy, and 3 Others Walk Into a Bar

Amaro is up to his usual business (aka- signing players that likely have no barring on success for the 2015 season, unless you're referring to the Iron Pigs' season).  Nevertheless, WSBGMs will do our due diligence and give you the rundown of each player signed.First up, the only one of the 5 that got a MLB deal, Elvis Araujo.  Never heard of him?  Yeah, me either, and for good...
Via We Should Be GM's
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phillies

  Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres Blanco. Left-hander Elvis Araujo agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. Araujo had a 3.42 ERA and 11 saves for two...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Francoeur agrees to minor league deal with Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Former Gold Glove outfielder Jeff Francoeur has agreed to a minor league contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. The club announced the deal Thursday along with minor league agreements for seven other players, including outfielder Xavier Paul and infielder Andres Blanco. Left-hander Elvis Araujo agreed to a one-year contract Thursday. Araujo had a 3.42 ERA and...
Via AP on Fox
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

An Aggressive Off-Season Ahead?

Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. Tony Gwynn Jr. Andres Blanco. Sean O'Sullivan. Now, B.J. Rosenberg. All are gone. Cesar Jimenez and Grady Sizemore are guaranteed some money to come back. Kyle Kendrick, Mike Adams, and Wil Nieves are all free to walk away in a week when free agency begins....
Via Philliedelphia
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Infielder Blanco outrighted off Phillies’ 40-man roster

The Phillies announced over the weekend that they’ve outrighted infielder Andres Blanco off their 40-man roster. The 30-year-old switch-hitter posted a .277 average while slamming a home run and driving in three runs in 25 games at the big league level this season. In the minors, Blanco sported a .241/.314/.285 slash line in 45 contests with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
Via Phillies Nation
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Possible Pick-Ups & Other Stuff

The Phillies have a host of players on their 40-man roster that have next to no upside, nor deserve a protected roster spot.  That list includes Luis Garcia, Phillippe Aumont, Hector Neris, BJ Rosenberg, and Andres Blanco. They're are practically useless. Releasing them is no big deal.  Due to some September call-ups around baseball, there have been some interesting guys become...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, Blanco push Phillies past Mariners 4-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jerome Williams took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco hit his first homer in three years, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Seattle Mariners 4-1 in an interleague game Monday night. Making his second start since joining the Phillies, Williams (1-0) allowed one run and three hits in seven-plus innings. Mariners rookie Roenis Elias (9-10...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andres Blanco Powers the Phillies Over the Mariners

Did you ever expect to see a headline like this? Yeah, me either. So, the Phillies were looking to rebound from a 1-4 road trip out west by hosting a west coast team from the American League in the Seattle Mariners. Just 2-7 against them all-time, the Phillies were looking...
Via Philliedelphia
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentine.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons...
Via We Should Be GM's
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Inning Utley Homer Helps Power Hamels, Phils Beyond Brewers

Ben Revere kick started the first inning with a single up the middle, advanced on an Andres Blanco sac bunt, and stole third base. A pretty exciting sequence events was topped off by a line-drive homer by Chase Utley, his seventh of the season and first since June 26 to put the Phils up 2-0. That was almost all the Phillies needed. Ryan Howard would plate in the third on a single...
Via Phillies Nation
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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