Giant Miss

The Phillies looked to take the weekend series with San Francisco Sunday afternoon at AT&T  Park. David Buchanan got the call against Tim Lincecum for the Giants. Ben Revere led off the game with a single, but was then thrown out trying to steal. Jimmy Rollins followed that with a walk, and he would score […]
Via Philly Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels rally in the sixth to sweep the Phillies

Following a 7-2 victory over Philadelphia with a strong outing from C.J. Wilson, the Angels went out looking for the two-game sweep over the Phillies, before going on the road.Jered Weaver and A.J. Burnett were the starters.In the bottom of the second, the Angels struck for the first run of the game when Brennan Boesch hit a sacrifice-fly (first RBI since 2013 when he played for...
Via In The Neutral Zone
7 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...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels and Byrd Claimed By Mystery Team

The Philadelphia Phillies, who did not trade anybody at the MLB trade deadline, have another opportunity to rebuild for the future. On August 4th, the Phillies placed Marlon Byrd, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, and Carlos Ruiz on waivers. They would be on the waiver wire until today, Wednesday August 6th. If […]
Via On-Base Talk
14 days ago  |  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...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  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...
Via KCM Sports
17 days ago  |  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’...
Via DC Sports-Kings
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Rumors: Oakland inquired on Phillies' Jimmy Rollins before deadline

Before the non-waiver deadline, the Oakland Athletics inquired with the Philadelphia Phillies on shortstop Jimmy Rollins, reports Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com. Talks did not progress and a deal did not get done, obviously.Rollins, 35, was getting trade interest from other teams around the league, including the San Francisco Giants, but a deal was unlikely to go down due to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Asdrubal Cabrera makes a smooth sliding stop

Your browser does not support iframes. Any apprehension about Asdrubal Cabrera moving from shortstop to second base following his trade to the Washington Nationals, quickly got put to rest after his sliding stop on Jimmy Rollins’ grounder. Cabrera slid through the grass to stop the roller, then spun around to throw Rollins out at first. The Nationals Park crowd liked it with their...
Via KCM Sports
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
26 days ago  |  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...
Via BaySportsNet
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Honor 2008 World Series Championship Team for 263rd Consecutive Game

The Philadelphia Phillies honored their 2008 World Series team again last night by playing a lineup that featured Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz in a loss to the Giants, while ’08 stars Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels watched from the dugout. It is the 263rd consecutive game, dating back to the start of the 2013 season, that the Phillies have honored their former champions...
Via Sports Pickle
28 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers swept by Phillies in miserable finale

MILWAUKEE -- Matt Garza was on his way to letting the Milwaukee Brewers forget about their offensive woes for a day when things completely fell apart in the eighth inning. By the time the last-place Philadelphia Phillies had completed a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 9-1 victory Thursday, it was hard to even remember Garza taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Jimmy...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
July 10, 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...
Via Philliedelphia
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...
Via Baseball News Source
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...
Via Sportsnaut
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Chase Utley not waiving no-trade clause

Everyone knows about the trade rumors circulating around about the possibilities of key Phillies players like Jimmy Rollins and Cliff Lee being traded away at the July 31st deadline, Chase Utley is not exempt from those rumors. Despite having a no-trade clause like Jimmy Rollins, the Phillies second baseman has had his name circulated in rumors that he could end up in San Francisco...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Jimmy Rollins wants to remain with Philly

Jimmy Rollins has spent his entire 15-year career in Philadelphia and according to him he would like to stay. Despite rumors of Rollins waiving his no trade clause since spring training started back in March, the Phillies shortstop has remained adamant that he doesn't want to be traded and he event went as far as to say that he would like to return even after his contract is...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Early Trade Rumors: Rollins, JMJ, Utley, Brown

As the baseball world wonders what the Phillies are, the Phillies have been one of the most interesting teams on the rumor pages. Most, like Pat Gallen’s 97.5 FM co-host Jayson Stark, have concluded that the Phillies don’t have a whole lot of pieces that would return much value much like we did ten days ago. Yet, in that time, the Phillies have won seven out of nine games and...
Via Phillies Nation
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation, Episode 11: J-Roll Hits Record, Stairs on Broadcasting

On the latest Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss Jimmy Rollins place among the all-time Phillies greats. They also talk bullpen, and how much better they’ve been recently. Natalie is joined by Matt Stairs once again who talks about the art of broadcasting. Tommy Greene is On The Mound, Ryann has our Batters In-Box questions, and minor league contributor Jay Floyd talks prospects...
Via Phillies Nation
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Appreciating The Excellence Of Jimmy Rollins

Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, celebrates milestones and statistics — almost defines itself by them — whether it is an all-time mark for a the game or for an individual team. That obsession with numbers has helped certain players define certain franchises — Babe Ruth/Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees, Ernie Banks and […] The post Appreciating The Excellence...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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