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Phils drop fourth straight spring contest

The Phillies dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday when they were downed by the Twins in Fort Myers by a score of 7-1. Righty hurler Jerome Williams took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) while allowing nine hits and two walks, striking out four in four innings of work.  The outing left Williams, who will likely open the 2015 season as the Phils’ number three...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hollands to miss time with elbow strain

It was announced on Sunday that lefty hurler Mario Hollands will be sidelined for some time due to a strained common flexor tendon following an MRI examination. A treatment plan for the ailment is yet to be determined.  Further evaluation by team doctor Michael Ciccotti is planned for the coming week. As a rookie last year, the UC Santa Barbara product tallied a 2-2 record with...
Via Phillies Nation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense Not Improving, Getting Worse

Offense:AVG - .225 (30th)OBP - .281 (30th)SLG - .316 (30th)OPS - .597 (30th)R - 63 (26th)DBL - 19 (29th)TRPL - 1 (28th)HR - 10 (25th)SB - 8 (19th)BB - 37 (28th)XBH - 30 (30th)It's alright to worry.  Seriously, you better be worried.  No really, WORRY! Pitching:ERA - 3.99 (11th)WHIP - 1.30 (9th)K - 111 (19th)OPS - .746 (18th)Individuals:*Rule 5 picks - Obudel Herrera .364/.794,...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Make a Handful of Moves

Monday morning, the Phillies announced a series of moves. They optioned pitchers Jesse Biddle, Adam Morgan, and Ethan Martin to minor league camp, in addition to outfielder Aaron Altherr. They also reassigned Sean O’Sullivan and John Hester to minor league camp, and released Xavier Paul. The Phils are down to 52 players in Major League camp, including 17 non-roster invitees, and...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Non-Roster Invitee Preview: Sean O’Sullivan

It may not look like it with the slush and snow on the ground but the calendar confirms that it is, in fact, February. February – the month of love, the month of presidents, and, most importantly, the month of pitchers and catchers. The Phillies are now under three weeks away from loading up the bats, balls, catching equipment, and more and heading down to Clearwater. Let’s take...
Via Phillies Nation
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies New Rule 5 Gems

Say hello to Andy Oliver and Odubel Herrera.  And as quickly as you greet them, you might just say adios shortly there after, because neither may last past Spring Training.  The life of a Rule 5 pick is glib. They spend time rotting away in the minor leagues, to then get a small glimmer of hope from a savior for a franchise, to probably being sent right back to the same organization they...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Have the Pirates Filled All of Their Needs Already?

Today might have wrapped up one of the most busy Winter Meetings I can remember. Normally on a Thursday, things have died down, the Rule 5 draft takes place, and it’s all over. This morning there were a wave of transactions that almost made you think the general managers wouldn’t make it for the draft. The Pirates didn’t have an active day. They didn’t select anyone at...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Phils add two, lose three in Rule 5 draft

In the major league portion of the yearly Rule 5 draft that took place this morning at the MLB Winter Meetings, the Phillies selected 2B/SS Odubel Herrera from the Texas Rangers and lefty hurler Andy Oliver. The pair must remain on the Phillies’ big league roster for the entire 2015 season or would have to be offered back to the team they were selected from. Last season combined...
Via Phillies Nation
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Nab Odubel Herrera, Andy Oliver in Rule 5 Draft

In today's Rule 5 draft, the Phillies selected two players within the Major League phase, from the Rangers and the Pirates. If chosen in the Rule 5 draft, a player must be kept on the selecting team's 25-man major league roster for the entire season after the draft—he may not...
Via Philliedelphia
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Prospects Who Are Eligible For the 2014 Rule 5 Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates set their 40-man roster today, adding four players and protecting those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft on December 11th. The players on the lists below are eligible for the Rule 5 draft. When a player is eligible for the Rule 5 draft, that means any team can select him in the draft, paying $50,000 to the former team. The drafting team has to protect...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Report: Looking Over the Indianapolis Prospect List

On Tuesday afternoon, we posted the Indianapolis season recap and top ten prospect list. It was the second top ten list we have put out so far, with another scheduled for later this morning. The Indianapolis top ten list is usually a lot different than all of the other teams. While the other lists almost always have players we feel bad about leaving off the list, the Indianapolis...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Indianapolis Indians Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Despite a strong start to the season, Indianapolis seemed to hit a wall in July. After earning a hefty advantage in the International League West early, Indianapolis finished six games behind Columbus and missed the playoffs. While the last two seasons they had made the playoffs, Indianapolis had been an early exit due to the Pirates being competitive late in the season. This season...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vin Mazzaro is the odd man out in the bullpen

The final roster decisions for Opening Day 2014 have been made by the Pirates today. Most of the moves were predictable; Chris Stewart and Jeff Locke are headed to the disabled list, Travis Ishikawa was put on the roster and Andy Oliver was outrighted to Triple-A (which means removed from the 40-man roster) to make room for him. The one big lingering decision was the final bullpen...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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