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Interim President Pat Gillick: Phillies Will Not Contend In 2015 Or 2016

#120221528 / gettyimages.com Phillies fans may have thought this to themselves, but the Phillies interim president is being very clear: Do not expect the Phillies to contend anytime soon. In an interview with John Clark on CSN Philly, Gillick spoke about the rocky road the Phillies face ahead: "I think...
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Hot Stove: Phillies Ink Grady Sizemore, Avoid Arbitration With Cesar Jimenez

Two days after the Phillies re-signed RHP Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5M deal - the team made two offseason moves. This afternoon the Phillies re-signed OF Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $2M contract. Sizemore went .253/.313/.422 in 60 games with the Phillies this season. Hitting five home runs (three...
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Report: Phillies To Sign Catcher John Hester

The Phillies began adding offseason catching depth by adding a cather on a minor league deal. John Hester, most recently with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, has agreed to join the Phillies on a minor league deal with Spring Training invite, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish:...
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Report: Phillies Are "Strong Contender" For Yasmany Tomas

Some good news for Phillies fans looking for the team to rebuild: one top, young talented free agent is on the Phillies radar. Last month the Phillies held a private workout for Yasmany Tomas, a Cuban power hitting outfielder. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News (formerly Phillies beat...
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After Williams Signing, Amaro Talks Burnett, MAG

#476758521 / gettyimages.com The Phillies sured up a spot in their pitching rotation yesterday by signing Jerome Williams to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with performance incentives. It is a very low-risk deal after Williams performed well, giving up two runs or less in six of his nine starts as...
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Phillies Sign Pitcher Jerome Williams To One-Year Deal

The Phillies secured one starting pitcher in the 2015 rotation today with a familiar face from the stretch of 2014. Jerome Williams, acquired on waivers from the Texas Rangers after the trade of Roberto Hernandez, will return to the Phillies rotation in 2015. According to a broadcast report during Comcast...
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Save the Date: Phillies 2015 Spring Training Released

Save the Date! The Phillies released their 2015 Spring Training schedule today. The Phillies will kick off their 132nd season on April 6th against the Boston Red Sox at home, but before that they will use Clearwater, Florida as their residence. On March 1st, the University of Tampa will take...
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Erik Kratz "Never Thought" Phillies Would Trade Him; Happy To Be In World Series

The Phillies were looking for pitching depth in the 2014 offseason. The team felt that they could get it in the form of right-handed pitcher Brad Lincoln. So, the Phillies shipped their backup catcher Erik Kratz and prospect Rob Rasmussen to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Kratz. While...
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The Phillies And Tigers Should Make a Deal For Domonic Brown

The Phillies seem to be on the fence about what to do with outfielder Domonic Brown. Brown ranked near the bottom in many offensive categories among starting offensive players, and played questionable defense in left field. What could the Phillies do with Brown? The Detroit Tigers might be a good...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Manuel To Host Hitting Clinic, Will Be Joined By Jim Thome, Tom Gordon, Others

On MLB Network Radio last week, Padres Manager Bud Black made an appearance on "Inside Pitch" as he often does. One of the questions asked by hosts Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette had to do with his approach as a pitcher and what type of adjustments he made. A pitcher...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: A.J. Burnett "Likely" to Pitch For Phillies in 2015

When A.J. Burnett signed his deal with the Phillies, the headline in the email sent to fans indicated that the Phillies signed Burnett to a one-year deal. However, the number of starts Burnett made would give him a player option worth up to $12. 75 million for 2015. Burnett made...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Replace Marti Wolever With Braves Executive

When the Phillies fired Assistant General Manager Marti Wolever, the team was letting go of a long-term employee who had overseen many Phillies drafts. Every draft from 2002 through 2014 was overseen by Wolever. In 2015, the Phillies draft will be overseen by Johnny Almaraz, who served as the Braves...
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Could Cody Asche Switch Positions, And, Has He Proven Himself A Starter?

#455341160 / gettyimages.com Cody Asche can be a fun player to watch. Sometimes referred to as possessing some characteristics of teammate Chase Utley, Asche is seen as a player who plays the game hard, and does some nice things on the field. 2014 was Asche's first year as a starting...
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Former Voice of the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, and Warriors Bill Campbell Passes Away

Prior to 1971 when someone named Harry Kalas came to town, Bill Campbell was the voice of the Phillies. Campbell never left Philadelphia and was well-known to even those who did not hear him call Phillies games. Today, Campbell died at age 91. Campbell had a long and celebrated career...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Come Home to Philadelphia, Oakland A's?

As baseball runs silent in Philadelphia, New York, and Boston, it is alive and well right now in the cities that took some of their former teams- namely the Dodgers and Giants- and just ended in Oakland. California has been pretty good to the ex-pats of the East, at least...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would I Do?

The 2014 season is over, and for a third straight October, the Phillies are watching the playoffs. This is unacceptable, and should never happen. It really shouldn't happen to a $180 million team. In effect this means that the Phillies should either figure out a way to contend in 2015,...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Refute Report About President David Montgomery

#151632744 / gettyimages.com Yesterday's report from Howard Eskin of Fox 29 indicated that Phillies ownership had used President and CEO David Montgomery's health as an excuse to push him out of the top spot. Former Phillies General Manager and highly respected baseball man Pat Gillick took his place on a...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies CEO Reportedly Forced Out; John Middleton Trying To Be Majority Owner

#120221430 / gettyimages.com The Phillies have existed in a limited partnership, in which a CEO and President made all the baseball decisions, while the owners did nothing. According to a report, that is about to change. As more of the Phillies owners pass away, Phillies minority owner John Middleton, a...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Prospects Adam Morgan, Roman Quinn, Five Others Headed To Arizona Fall League

The Phillies had a near-major league prospect in left-handed starter Adam Morgan. That is, until he tore his rotator cuff in May, 2013. After missing a couple months with that injury, Morgan made only 16 starts in 2013 before being shut down for all of 2014. Finally, Morgan is on...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Phillies Go Under the Knife As The Offseason Begins

#453747524 / gettyimages.com The offseason has begun, and so will repairs of various ailments the Phillies players have. Three players are going to go under the knife this offseason, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Zolecki also updates us on pitcher Cliff Lee, who ended 2014 on the disabled list. Carlos...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Need To Give Cesar Hernandez A Shot

#451407284 / gettyimages.com The Phillies signed a young second baseman out of Venezuela at the young age of 16. While it feels like Hernandez has been in the Phillies system forever, he had to grow up while playing in the Phillies system. A very talented second baseman, Hernandez has been...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Son of Phillies Owner John Middleton Speaks, Slams Fanbase For Lack Of Loyalty

The son of Philadelphia Phillies owner John Middleton took to Twitter to take to give a long rant about the state of the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans. It started perhaps because he was tired of answering questions about the team. This Middleton is a Hollywood producer, not the owner....
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

If A Team Takes Ryan Howard, The Phillies Might Need To Take Bad Contracts Back

#456222996 / gettyimages.com Much of the talk before the Phillies played Sunday's season finale against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park centered around whether or not Sunday's game would be Ryan Howard's last game as a Phillie. The fans seemed to wonder as much as well, as they gave...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the 2014 Season in Review

The season is over. At 73-89, the Phillies were exactly as bad as they were in 2013, except they finished a spot worse now. The future is bleak, and there is no good pathway forward. None of that matters right now though, because we want to look backwards. I want...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

What Went Right, 2014 Philadelphia Phillies Edition

Here's what went right with the 2014 Phillies, as few as this list is: Cole Hamels- He might have been the least lucky pitcher in baseball, but he was really, really good. His opening month health scare not withstanding, his year was nearly perfect. Ken Giles- The young righty was...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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