2016 Philadelphia Phillies Preview & Fantasy Baseball Draft Prep

This team is going to be bad. Like, really bad. But maybe not as bad as the Braves. They've got some interesting young players, too.(Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues. ADP references are from NFBC drafts.)ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVEKey additions: OF Peter Bourjos, SP Jeremy Hellickson...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Long And Shortstop, And Galvis’ Future

If we are to believe Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America and every other content farm that specializes in baseball prospect evaluation, and if we are to trust local sportswriters, statistics, our own intuitions and a divine entity, J.P. Crawford will shortly be starting at shortstop for the Phillies, and will remain there for years to come. Crawford looks special. He feels special...
Via Phillies Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The Next Utley on the Philadelphia Phillies

Of the four possible second baseman, could one be a three-slot bat, or does Odubel Herrera have that spot in the future for the Philadelphia Phillies? Well, the franchise has Cesar Hernandez for 2016, a wizard with the glove, a .300 hitter with defensive laurels from Double-A managers and their second selection from the 2015 MLB draft. In fact, you probably know more about Utley’s successo...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mission Possible? Build A Contender For 2016

As it’s late January, and there isn’t a ton of Phillies news to report (okay, we hired a Google guy; also, mediocre spring training duds), we’re in the hot zone for half-baked thought experiments. Tuesday I gave you one: Please help me predict the 2019 Phillies major league roster. Please read it, then send me an email or comment in it. I’d greatly appreciate it. When I get...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 preview: Jeremy Hellickson

As we move toward the 2016 season, let us take a look at each player on the roster and what a reasonably successful season would look like. We started with Aaron Nola. Our most recent entry was Freddy Galvis.Name: Jeremy HellicksonPosition: P Age: 29 in AprilBat/Throw: Right/RightNumber: 58 in ArizonaExperience: 142 games What we saw in 2015  Hellickson didn't play for the Phillies...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Preview: Freddy Galvis

As we move toward the 2016 season, let us take a look at each player on the roster and what a reasonably successful season would look like. We started with Aaron Nola. Our most recent entry was Cameron Rupp. Player  Name: Freddy GalvisPosition: SSAge: 27 in NovemberBat/Throw:  Switch/RightNumber: 13Experience: 322 games What we saw in 2015Remember when Freddy Galvis made his...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies, Jeremy Hellickson agree to deal for 2016

The Phillies entered the offseason with three players under contract but without 2016 contracts. The Phillies first agreed to terms with shortstop Freddy Galvis. Then the club agreed to a new one-year deal with reliever Jeanmar Gomez. That left one: newly-acquired starter Jeremy Hellickson. The Phillies took care of that...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies agree with Galvis at $2M and Gomez at $1.4M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies have settled two of their three salary arbitration cases, agreeing with shortstop Freddy Galvis at $2 million and right-hander Jeanmar Gomez at $1.4 million. Galvis, 26, hit .263 with seven homers and 50 RBIs last year for the rebuilding Phillies and made $513,500. Gomez, 27, was 2-3 with a 3.01 ERA in 65 relief appearances last season, when he...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Freddy Galvis signs one-year deal with Phillies

Embed from Getty Images Freddy Galvis, best known for his work at shortstop and second base, has signed a one-year, $2 million deal (see Todd Zolecki's story here). The contract helps the two sides avoid arbitration and leads Galvis into his fifth season with the team. The 151 games Galvis...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Phillies avoid arbitration with shortstop Freddy Galvis

The Phillies and shortstop Freddy Galvis have avoided arbitration agreeing to a one-year deal which will pay the 26-year-old $2 million for the 2016 season. Galvis hit .263/.302/.343 with seven homers, 50 RBI and 10 steals across 559 at-bats in his first season as a regular. Source says Phillies avoid salary arbitration with Freddy Galvis, signing him to a one-year, $2 million...
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Odds And Ends: MacPhail, Projections, Email Us!

It’s a slow period, so here’s what others are saying about the Phils: - Andy MacPhail says he thinks the Phillies are in much better shape right now than when he was brought in last year. “I’m very pleased with the results. I think those transactions that we were able to make with Ruben (Amaro) at the trade deadline on top of what Matt (Klentak) has been able to do since...
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January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

12 Days of Christmas - Phillies Style Volume X

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Phillies gave to me...  12 Months of misery (Screw you Amaro!) 11 Errors committed by Chooch 10 Stolen bases from Freddy Galvis9 Homeruns from Cameron Rupp 8 Ball Girls a milking 7 Walks in 4 innings from Phillippe Aumont 6 Losses in 7 starts by Alec Ascher 5 Wild pitches uncorked by Adam Loewen in only 19.1 innings 4 Runs scored...
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December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Offseason 2015 Deep Dive: Middle Infield

Until the beginning of the Winter Meetings (Dec. 7-10 in Nashville, Tenn.), I’ll be doing a deep dive on the Phillies with particular focus on their offseason plans. What may happen? What’s the future hold? Seriously, how excited should you be? We’ll try to answer all the questions here. Today: Second Base, Shortstop. Second Base Past – Well, we had a guy. He was the best...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Let’s make a deal? Few trade options remain

PHOTO: (AP/Chris Szagola) Baseball’s general managers are in Orlando this week, hanging at their annual meetings, sort of a prelude to the larger Winter Meetings, which will take place in December. The GMs are talking deals, with most recently Atlanta dangling shortstop Andrelton Simmons. As for the Phillies? There are rumors of an available Ken Giles. Is trading Giles a good...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Freddy Galvis

My favorite episode of “Community” is season three’s “Remedial Chaos Theory,” in which six realities are presented, each contingent on one friend’s removal from a housewarming party to pay for pizza. The idea is to show how a close group of people interact when you take someone out of the equation; or, to show one person’s impact on the group structure. If you haven’t...
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October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard makes an ER visit for ailing knee, season could be over

On Monday night, Ryan Howard took a short-hop throw from Freddy Galvis off of his leg in the seventh inning. In the eighth, he was lifted from the game. What looked to be an innocent ground ball could turn into the season ending for Howard, who needed to go to...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle infield stable until Crawford arrives

Something amazing happened this week. That amazing happened in game three of the 2015 Eastern League Division Series between the Reading Fightin’ Phils and Binghamton Mets. That amazing was this play. Just watch it. Over and over again. That’s J.P. Crawford, your top prospect and potential future in Philadelphia. But before “Jesus, Please!” Crawford comes leaping into our...
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies can't complete ninth-inning comeback, drop series opener in Boston

The Phillies inability to get a clutch hit with runners in scoring position doomed them tonight, falling to the Red Sox in the series opener. The Phillies had a chance to retake the lead, putting runners on first and second with no outs in the seventh, but Freddy Galvis failed...
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September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Commit Fully to Rebuilding Process

Aaron Altherr #40 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a shaving cream pie in the face by teammate Freddy Galvis #13 after the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park on August 19, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 7-4. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images) Philadelphia’s general manager, Ruben Amaro Jr., has shipped yet another Phillies’ veteran...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 5 things to look forward to in the “second half”

Tomorrow marks the official beginning of the nonofficial second half of the MLB season. Through 91 games in 2015, the Phillies have been historically bad—losing the most games at an All-Star Break (62) in the franchise’s history. While there won’t be meaningful games in the second half in terms of playoff implications, these last 71 games will be very important for the Phillies...
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July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chad Billingsley Takes Down Former Team with Help from Philadelphia Phillies Offense

LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 07: Shortstop Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on July 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers by the score...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Freddy Galvis Lays Down Incredibly Perfect Drag Bunt (Videos)

Sometimes we get carried away with hyperbole when discussing sports highlights. But seriously. Freddy Galvis dropped the most perfect bunt ever Monday night. The Philadelphia Phillies shortstop came to bat in the fourth inning against the New York Yankees with runners on first and second and nobody out. He then tried to bunt for a hit, with amazingly successful results. Let’s...
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies' Freddy Galvis drops the most beautiful drag bunt you'll ever see (VIDEO)

Compared to sacrifice bunting, drag bunting is an entirely different art form, and Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis created the "Mona Lisa" of drag bunts on Monday. In the fourth inning of the Phillies' 11-8 win over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday, Galvis dropped down a drag bunt down the third base line with runners on first and second. As the ball...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Freddy Galvis’ Miscue in Field Proves Costly for Phillies in Loss

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 17: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits a three run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles on June 17, 2015 at the Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Orioles defeated the Phillies 6-4. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) Going into the 2015 season, the Phillies organization had reasonable...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Rodriguez makes incredible diving catch on warning track

Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Sean Rodriguez, getting the start in right field, made an incredible diving catch on the warning track during the fifth inning of Sunday’s Phillies-Pirates game, robbing Freddy Galvis of extra bases. Rodriguez isn’t an outfielder by nature. Today marked just his sixth start in the outfield for the Pirates this year, and the 63rd for his career...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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