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...
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Phillies Grant Tony Gwynn Jr. His Release

The Phillies designated Tony Gywnn, Jr. for assignment last week when they needed a roster spot for the return of Cliff Lee. However, when designating a player for assignment there is a 10-day window in which teams can decide a player's fate. The Phillies could have tried to send Gwynn...
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Fantasy Rundown: Assessing Lee’s Value

In a post from early last week, before Cliff Lee had made his first of two long awaited, yet ultimately disappointing, starts, I said he’d be just fine the rest of the way. In fact, I pegged him as a top 15 pitcher with top 10 upside. Well, 10.2 innings, 21 hits, 9 ER, 2 HR, 3 BB, and 7 K later, I’m not quite as optimistic. Those high hit totals have been commonplace against...
Via Baseball Professor
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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...
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Saturday Night Dive

The Phillies had won two in a row going into last night’s tilt with the Diamondbacks. Cliff Lee was back on the mound for his second start since returning from the disabled list. He pitched better last night than the last night time out, but was still not as sharp as he’s been in the […]
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D-Backs Rally Late to Down Phils In Extra Innings

Cody Asche's 2-run shot sparked a four-run inning during the Phillies' 10-6 loss Saturday The Phillies offense was great early in support of Cliff Lee, but the Diamondbacks battled back to tie the game and eventually win it in the tenth on Saturday. Lee wasn't his usual sharp self to...
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For What May be the Final Time, Cliff Lee Takes to the Mound for the Phillies

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen Welcome to the end, everybody! Well, that is, assuming a trade does actually occur. The "Cliff Lee could be on his way out of Philadelphia" horse has been beaten to death twice, so let's not dwell too much. The fact that Lee's last start in Citizens Bank...
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Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, Jul 26-28

Cliff Lee makes his second start since returning from the DL facing the Diamondbacks on Saturday. It’s hard to feel safe given his velocity and struggles in his first start, and the rankings aren’t optimistic. Also on Saturday, Drew Hutchison rates highly in a start against the Yankees due in large part to a high W% against Shane Greene. For counting stats (W and K) this is...
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Baseball Profcast: Our 100th Show!

It’s Episode 100! Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley hangout live on Google for the milestone show to recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Whether Joe Nathan will lose his job to Joakim Soria How long Jake Petricka lasts as a closer Hitters...
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Astros pitcher gives souvenir ball to heckler with funny note

It wasn’t a good day on Thursday for Houston Astros pitching against the Oakland A’s, as they suffered a 13-1 drubbing at the hands of MLB’s best team.  Wednesday wasn’t much better with 9 runs against the struggling Astros arms.   On Wednesday, one Oakland A’s fan was giving it to the tattered remains of the Astros hurlers, in particular #60 Dallas Keuchel.  Keuchel...
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Do the Angels have any trade assets left?

The Angels supposedly have one of the worst farm systems in baseball and have already made two trades, both of which they seemingly overpaid in, and yet their name continues to come up in trade rumors. How can this be? What could they possibly have left to deal? Sometimes rumors have a way of getting out of control and losing all touch with reality. How else do you expect writers...
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Phillies Rumors: Cliff Lee will be traded in August

The Philadelphia Phillies have been on a downward spiral the past three seasons after being one of the best teams in baseball from 2007 through 2011. At 43-57, they are buried in last place in the National League East and are likely to be moving some players before the trade deadline. One player which should get lots of interest but will most likely not be moved by then is starting...
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A Breakup Letter from Phillies Fans to Ruben Amaro

It started out so nice, Ruben. We met on an exciting night back in 2008 when the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series for the first time in two decades. You were there with then General Manager Pat Gillick. Ruben, you were young and the obvious successor to Gillick when he eventually retires — which happened that offseason. Things between us Phillies fans and you started...
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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...
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Are the Indians Buyers or Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

With the MLB trade deadline upcoming on July 31, Indians fans are wondering the typical cliché that always pops up at this time of year. Will the Indians be “buyers” or will they be “sellers” at the deadline? Do they make a push to add a significant player to make a run for the playoffs, or do they scrap this up-and-down season and look toward 2015? My answer: No. Plain...
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Watch: Cliff Lee Ends Post Game Interview With a Loud Fart

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee’s return from a two-month stint on the disabled list couldn’t have gone much worse. Lee went out and threw one of the worst games of his career (12 hits and 6 runs in less than 6 innings), but his post game interviews ended on an even worse note. When Lee answered his final question, a seemingly never ending silence overcame the group....
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Cliff Lee Ends Postgame Interview With Diesel Fart, Asks “Did You Get That On Tape?”

Phillies starter Cliff Lee returned to the rotation on Monday night after a long stint on the disabled list and things didn’t exactly go smoothly for the veteran lefty. Not only did he give up six runs in just under six innings against the San Francisco Giants, but his post game interview also also concluded in rough fashion. After telling reporters that he just wants to help the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels scouting Cliff Lee, Richards won’t be on an innings limit

The July 23rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels scouting Cliff Lee, Richards won’t be on an innings limit and much more… The Story: The Angels had a scout on hand for Cliff Lee’s latest start. The Monkey Says: There is very little chance they land Lee, but I wouldn’t rule it out entirely. The Angels don’t have a lot of good prospects...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Farts On Air During Interview (Video)

Cliff Lee had a rather memorable interview on Monday night…and by memorable I mean disgusting. Nature calls, but this was just foul The ending is hilarious though. Can’t lie. H/T Geeks and Cleats
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With Headley Signed, Expect the Yankees to Land Cliff Lee

Chase Headley is the perfect type of low-risk, high-reward the Yankees target in all facets of Front Office action, whether it’s the MLB draft or the trade deadline. With Headley’s ability to play third every day or pop around corner infield and outfield, the Yankees added versatility, a glimmer of high upside and a young(er) bat, all at the price of a sell-high non-prospect...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee back to Cleveland? His contract leaves the option open

Cliff Lee has been a hot name linked to recent trade rumors with the July 31 non-waiver deadline growing closer. The Phillies lefty could be moved to a team looking for rotation help. As many as eleven teams sent scouts to Citizens Bank Park on Monday to watch Lee's return to the mound after a two-month stint on the disabled list, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. "The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Giggle Like 4th Graders At Cliff Lee Farting During Interview

Your browser does not support iframes. Cliff Lee has been on the disabled list for the past two months where he was apparently eating Brussels Sprout casserole and kidney bean pie. He **** the bed in his return where the San Francisco Giants smacked 12 hits and six runs in five-and-two-thirds innings against Lee. Unfortunately for Comcast Sports, Lee was still stinking up the joint...
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Cliff Lee Ends Post-Game Interview By Letting One Rip

Your browser does not support iframes. I guess Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee didn’t want to let one fly on the air during his post-game interview, but the cameras were still rolling when he ripped this fart. That was his first start since coming off the 60-day DL and it didn’t go that well, losing […] The post Cliff Lee Ends Post-Game Interview By Letting One Rip...
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Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee ends live interview in historical fashion

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Cliff Lee Strategically Makes Partial No-Trade A Full No-Trade Clause

Photo: Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani Phillies ace Cliff Lee returned both to the mound and to to trade rumors on Monday night, in a loss to the San Francisco Giants. While Lee was almost predictably rusty, many scouts were in attendance. In negotiating Cliff Lee's contract, Lee retained the rights to pick...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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