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Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

By the time the 2015 season has concluded, the Philadelphia Phillies will have spent over $1.1 billion on their payroll from 2009 (the year after their 2008 World Championship) through 2015. The only teams to spend more over the same time period are the Yankees, Red Sox, and thanks to a surge over the last three seasons, the Dodgers. But those three teams, along with the Tigers...
Via Bloguin Best
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

By the time the 2015 season has concluded, the Philadelphia Phillies will have spent over $1.1 billion on their payroll from 2009 (the year after their 2008 World Championship) through 2015. The only teams to spend more over the same time period are the Yankees, Red Sox, and thanks to a surge over the last three seasons, the Dodgers. But those three teams, along with the Tigers...
Via The Outside Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 6 Phillies 5 (8/25/15)

Tempers flared like the rivalry of old and Michael Cuddyer was the hero du jour as the Mets came from behind to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, their fifth straight victory. Noah Syndergaard started, looking for his first major league road win. The game’s first two hitters staked him to an early 2-0 lead. Curtis Granderson reached on an error by the Phillies’ massive mainstay...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets top Phillies for fifth straight win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Michael Cuddyer hit a go-ahead two-run, pinch-hit single in the sixth inning and Noah Snydergaard finally won on the road as the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Yoenis Cespedes homered for the Mets, who have won 17 of their last 23 to remain 5 1/2 games up on the Nationals in the NL East. Ryan...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Howard bottoms out, tossed out by the seat of Flores' pants

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin term his team's latest setback "embarrassing." That one of his veteran players turned in the most embarrassing moment of the game didn't make the loss any easier to digest.Veteran Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard failed to run out a scorching line drive and turned a sure hit into an out during a 16-7 beat-down by the New York Mets on...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why no, Ryan Howard...Wilmer Flores did not catch that.....

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard took the longest path to first base in MLB history...allowing NY Mets infielder Wilmer Flores to throw him out.Bam.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores throws out Ryan Howard from his butt (VIDEO)

The Phillies may want to brief Ryan Howard on the fundamentals of baseball — namely running out every play.Watch as Mets second baseman Wilmer Flores throws out Howard from his butt Monday night when the Phillies' slugger runs towards the dugout instead of first base thinking Flores made the catch: Route efficiency: 0. http://t.co/u9f5N8NN8w pic.twitter.com/0jNO1XIzbn — MLB GIFS...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley takes out full-page ads in newspapers to thank Phillies fans

Up until Chase Utley was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers last Wednesday, he had spent the entirety of his 12-plus year career as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Utley helped the Phillies win the 2008 World Series, along with Ryan Howard, when he was actually good. But Utley was the glue that kept it all together, and he seemed to always come through in the most clutch moments...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins game preview

TV: FOX Sports Florida Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Phillies' rebuilding effort was fully on display in the second game of this series, with the eight starters other than Ryan Howard combining for 573 fewer major league games played than the Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki, who had 879 more under his belt than Howard. Philadelphia's young lineup has continued...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eickhoff strong in MLB debut for Phillies in 7-1 win

MIAMI (AP) Jerad Eickhoff pitched six scoreless innings and drove in two runs in his major league debut to help the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Ryan Howard had three doubles and drove in two runs and Odubel Herrera had two hits and scored twice for the Phillies. Philadelphia broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning scoring four runs...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins stifled by rookie Jerad Eickhoff in loss to Phillies

MIAMI (AP) -- Jerad Eickhoff pitched six scoreless innings and drove in two runs in his major league debut to help the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Ryan Howard had three doubles and drove in two runs and Odubel Herrera had two hits and scored twice for the Phillies. Philadelphia broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning scoring four...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Showdown: Phillies versus Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (65-54) @ Philadelphia Phillies (46-72) Game Times: Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:05 Batting & Fielding: C - Russell Martin vs. Carlos Ruiz 1B - Edwin Encarnacion vs. Ryan Howard 2B - Ryan Goins vs. Cesar Hernandez SS - Troy Tulowitzki vs. Freddy Galvis 3B - Josh Donaldson vs. Maikel Franco LF - Ben Revere vs. Cody Asche CF - Kevin Pillar vs. Odubel...
Via We Should Be GM's
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The 7-year battle: Accepting Ryan Howard

(Eric Hartline/ USA Today Sports) Via Philly.com Jimmy Rollins is gone. Cole Hamels is gone. Chase Utley may be gone soon. And all that’s left from that 2008 team is Carlos Ruiz … Wait. Oh yes. There’s him, too. Him, standing there at first base, now folding his arms as he’s watching me. He’s aggravated, isn’t he? It’s Ryan Howard, who thanks to Maikel Franco and Odubel...
Via Phillies Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball Week 19 Waiver Wire: 3 to Catch, 3 to Cut, 3 to Keep

In the Week 19 edition of fantasy baseball 3×3, we’re grabbing Joe Ross, dumping Ryan Howard, and holding Bruce Rondon. There are plenty of waiver wire columns out there that provide an exhaustive list of the most added players in fantasy leagues. This isn’t one of them. Here, we’ll run down a few of the most interesting players for fantasy owners, with perspective on who...
Via The Fantasy Fix
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard is having a resurgence in 2015

The Philadelphia Phillies went into the All-Star break with a record of 29-62, making them the worst team in the MLB. But their fortunes have turned around in the second half going 13-4 after a bad first half. There are many reasons why they have started to play better. Timely hitting, solid pitching performances, and great defense are just some of the reasons. First baseman Ryan...
Via Total Sports Live
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fans gave Jimmy Rollins a raucous ovation in his return

There are a lot of things you can say about Philadelphia Phillies fans. And throughout the years, Jimmy Rollins had a hot and cold relationship with the city. But when Rollins returned to Citizens Bank Park on Monday for the first time as a visitor, the reception given to him by the Phillies phaithful was fantastic. That must have been quite overwhelming for Rollins, who tipped...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies Have Been a Completely Different Team Since the All-Star Break

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JULY 31: Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies is congratulated by Cody Asche #25 after scoring a run in the first inning during a game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on July 31, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) There is no way around it, the Philadelphia Phillies were the unquestioned worst team...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies showing signs of future success

While the Philadelphia Phillies are still in the drivers seat for the worst record in baseball this season, they have been playing as well as anyone since the All-Star Break. Considering they were on pace to lose 110 games this season at the Break and they’re now in a better position to avoid 100 losses, it’s pretty remarkable how quickly things changed. Indeed, they...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies showing signs of future success

While the Philadelphia Phillies are still in the drivers seat for the worst record in baseball this season, they have been playing as well as anyone since the All-Star Break. Considering they were on pace to lose 110 games this season at the Break and they’re now in a better position to avoid 100 losses, it’s pretty remarkable how quickly things changed. Indeed, they did...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Offense Has Spurts in a Blank Generation

Howard has been unquestionably the Phillies’ best hitter over the last fourteen days and largely responsible for their recent tear. A lot of folks who know me know that I’m a yard sale and flea market pack rat when it comes to vinyl LPs. I’m always on the lookout for things I’ve heard of but never heard, things I’ve seen on lists but haven’t physically seen. My genres...
Via Phillies Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers shortstop Rollins set to return to Philadelphia for first time

Shortstop Jimmy Rollins returns to the city where he played 15 seasons when the Los Angeles Dodgers open a three-game series at the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.Rollins played a pivotal role in one of the best runs in franchise history for the Phillies - a stretch that included five consecutive NL East Division titles and a World Series championship in 2008. Phillies first...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

July Was Kind To The Phillies

Ryan Howard had more RBI (23) than hits (20). The Big Piece is a big piece of why the Phillies are winning of late.Cody Asche had a bit of a bounce back month - .250/.711 with 10 R and 10 RBI.Andres Blanco has been a great bench player for the Phillies over the past two seasons, and it continued - .304/.820.Domonic Brown is attempting to salvage his career - .293/.730 and his first...
Via We Should Be GM's
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Morgan takes mound in series finale vs. Braves

Sunday at Citizens Bank Park, Julio Teheran and Ryan Howard will see what happens when history comes face-to-face with a hot streak. Howard and his Phillies will host Teheran and the Atlanta Braves for the final game of a four-game weekend series betwe...
Via Philly Sports Live
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Brown, Howard lead Phillies over Braves 9-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Domonic Brown hit a two-run homer and Ryan Howard drove in four runs, helping David Buchanan and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-3 Friday night. The resurgent and rebuilding Phillies won for the 11th time in 13 games since the All-Star break on a day they finalized a trade that sent 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels to Texas. Philadelphia also...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Ship Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers in Blockbuster Trade

Philadelphia Phillies’ starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) is hugged by Phillies’ catcher Carlos Ruiz, left, and first baseman Ryan Howard after he pitched a no-hitter during a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Saturday, July 25, 2015. The Phillies won 5-0. (AP Photo/Matt Marton) It has been a great run but, all good things come to an end at one point or another...
Via The Sports Journal
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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