Phillies Rookies (And A Couple Non-Rookies) Play Dress Up

Late last night, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins posted a photo of the 2014 dress-up squad. While this is typically a rookie venture, some non-rookies (but still young) made it into this year's fun. They are (from left to right): Catcher Cameron Rupp, pitcher Sean O'Sullivan, pitcher Luis Garcia, pitcher Miguel...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Players Tweet Their Support For Giancarlo Stanton Following Scaring Injury

The Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton took a pitch to the face yesterday, causing a tooth to end inside his cheek and all but ending his amazing 2014 season. Several MLB players, including Stanton’s teammates, the pitcher Mike Fiers Bryce Harper, Jimmy Rollins, tweeted their support for a comeback from Stanton next year. Prayers go out […] The post MLB Players Tweet Their Support...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Crawford, Garcia Named Paul Owens Award Winners

The Paul Owens award is bestowed upon the best of the best in the Phillies organization. It was a rough year for all levels, yet a few names stood out. J.P. Crawford, named by several publications to be the Phillies new top prospect, won the award for best position player. He becomes the youngest to do so since an 18-year-old Jimmy Rollins won in 1997. Crawford, 19, hit .285 with...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 22 – Phillies Hot Streak and Jayson Stark

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies recent hot streak, in particular their success against team in playoff contention. ESPN columnist and stats guru Jayson Stark returns to the show to evaluate Jimmy Rollins as well as offer some interesting anecdotes from his new book “Wild Pitches”. Plus we have not one, but two, legendary Phillies pitches – Curt...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Jimmy Rollins exits with strained hamstring

The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday by the score of 6-4. The loss dropped the Phillies to 66-77, last in the National League East. The Phillies managed just five hits off four Pirates pitchers. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins left the game after the fourth inning due to a strained hamstring.  #454794470 / gettyimages.comAs reported by Erik Bacharach of MLB...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins Exits With Injury; A Disabled List Finish Could Void 2015 Guarantee

#452991566 / gettyimages.com Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins' 2014 has been incredibly solid, considering Rollins' age and difficult position. After becoming the Phillies' all-time hits leader, the veteran Rollins continued his solid play, manning shortstop with the best of them. On Monday night, Rollins' season could be in doubt. Rollins exited...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Striking Out More Than Ever

The Phillies offensive struggles this year don’t seem all that bad. They are near, but not at, the bottom in several categories. As a team, they are 8th in the NL in runs (548) and runs per game (3.94), 10th in average (.245), and 12th in OPS (.676). Their walk rate (7.4%) and strikeout rate (20.8%) are both 9th, and have an ISO (SLG minus AVG) of .125–11th in the NL. Those numbers...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere, 50 Steal Seasons, and Historic Efficiency

Revere has quietly put together one of baseball’s all-time most efficient base-stealing campaigns of all time. Photo AP Since 1883, six Phillies combined to steal 50 or more bases 14 times. Some of the names are instantly recognizable by novice Phillies fans, like Juan Samuel and Ed Delahanty, some are great players seemingly lost to time, Sherry Magee and Billy Hamilton are examples...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies desperately need change even though CEO says GM will return

Just about any way you slice it, this has been a disaster season for the Phillies. They come into Tuesday at 63-74 -- 10 games back of a wild-card spot -- and are wasting excellent seasons from Cole Hamels, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. Given their ages (both 35), it might be the last excellent season for both Rollins and Utley. Philadelphia is on pace to win a game or two more...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Inquirer: Phillies to Promote Franco

Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that two sources have told him Maikel Franco will be promoted to the major leagues, and he could start on Tuesday. This season, Franco has played both third base and first base.  He would be the youngest position player to make the leap to the majors since Jimmy Rollins in 2000. Franco, 22, started extremely slow but has picked up the...
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17 days ago  |  1 Comment

Rollins, Williams lead Phillies over Cardinals

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jimmy Rollins homered and Jerome Williams tossed eight strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Ben Revere had a pair of hits and an RBI for Philadelphia, which took two of three from the Cardinals to claim consecutive series wins for the first time since April. Jhonny Peralta and Oscar Taveras had...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Umpire Laz Diaz salsas with Phillie Phanatic

Whether it’s driving a four-wheeler around the ballpark or shooting a hot dog gun at a pig mascot, Phillie Phanatic has been known to pump up crowds with his antics. And he can dance like a pro—other mascots dare not challenge him. But umpire Laz Diaz had no problem engaging in a dance-off with the team’s mascot during Wednesday night’s Astros-Phillies game. And he showcased...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Vets to Set Games Played Record Tonight

They’ve been together for a long, long time. Longer than some of you would like. But Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, and Chase Utley are about to set a new MLB record for teammates at their respective positions. With their starts tonight, it will be that groups 887th regular season game together in the field at first base, second base, and shortstop, respectively. That record had been...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Asdrubal Cabrera fields a high hop to make terrific play

If there is anyone who doesn’t like the Washington Nationals trading for Asdrubal Cabrera, it may be Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. For the second time in their team’s four-game series, Cabrera slid through the infield to stop a Rollins’ grounder to throw him out in time. Your browser does not support iframes. Okay, if you have rarely seen Cabrera play while...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera Shows His Skills

At the non-waiver trade deadline, Washington acquired infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from Cleveland. Cabrera has a reputation as a professional hitter and an excellent defender. Here is one example. On Sunday, in the sixth inning of the Nationals’ win, Jimmy Rollins is at the plate against Stephen Strasburg. Rollins his a bouncer up the middle that takes a strange hop…     Nationals’...
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August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies News: Jimmy Rollins' 2015 option picked up

The Philadelphia Phillies won their second straight game with a 9-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. With the win the Phillies improved to 45-58 on the season, still last in the National League East. Although only 23rd in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 26th in batting average, the Phillies pounded out 12 hits, led by Grady Sizemore, who went 3-for-5. Jimmy...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Giants Drop Finale in Philly, End Road Trip 5-2

The Giants failed to complete the sweep, as they dropped the finale of the four-game set to the Phillies 2-1. Philadelphia jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead against Tim Hudson in the bottom of the first. With one out, Jimmy Rollins doubled, moved to third on a passed ball, and scored on a single by Marlon Byrd. San Francisco tied it up in the top of the fifth when Gregor Blanco led...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers, the trade chatter hasn’t filtered into the clubhouse. Or so they say. Though the stands...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Harang shaky, but solid after All-Star layoff

ATLANTA -- One swing of the bat doomed the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. Philadephia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins launched a 95 MPH fastball over the right field fence in the seventh inning, for all the runs his team would need to topple the Braves. Atlanta scored a run in the bottom of the seventh, but still lost an old-fashioned pitchers' duel, 2-1. Here are three observations...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Storyline: Consistent and predictable are the Phillies

When was the last time you heard how Jimmy Rollins and the Philadelphia Phillies performed for a full season? And when did they usually begin to catch fire? Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: One More Time. TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Reading people is the answer to their...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hernandez Shuts Down Brewers As Phils Win Third Straight

Jimmy Rollins' 2-run jack broke a 1-all tie in the Phillies' 4-1 win Wednesday Roberto Hernandez (4-8) hasn't been especially great this season, but pitched his best game of the year as the Phillies again brought the bats in winning their third straight in Milwaukee. The Game: Former Phillie Kyle...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies top slumping Brewers, 4-1

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley homered to support Roberto Hernandez's solid start, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night for their third straight win over the NL Central leaders. Hernandez (4-8) needed just 84 pitches in eight innings to dispatch the aggressive Brewers, who have lost four straight and eight of nine. Hernandez...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Alexei Ramirez and Jimmy Rollins

As the calendar turns from June to July and more teams find themselves out of playoff contention, the trade market starts to heat up. Two shortstops that could be moved are Alexei Ramirez and Jimmy Rollins. The two players are both north of 30, but both could help out a contending team. Furthermore, they are unlikely to break the bank in terms of salary or the return they would command...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown Could be Traded, Not Worth Much

The Philadelphia Phillies are likely going into full-scale sell-off mode at some point in the next month or so. Everyone from Jimmy Rollins to Jonathan Papelbon is expected to be available.  This means that former top prospect and 2013 All-Star Domonic Brown could very well be available. The 26-year-old outfielder hit .272 with 27 homers and 83 RBI’s last season. After driving...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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