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Phillies Call Up Grady Sizemore

The Phillies have announced that they have selected the contract of outfielder Grady Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley, who could opt out if he was not called up this weekend. To make room on the 25 man roster, pitcher David Buchanan was optioned to Lehigh where he'll make a start...
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Late Inning Surge Helps Phils top Brewers in Season Finale

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen They lost two of three games against the Marlins, and got buried in the National League Eastern Division Standings. They were swept in a three game series against their cross-state rival Pittsburgh Pirates. So, as of 2:10 eastern time, was it any surprise that the Phillies had...
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Phils Look to Sweep NL Best Brewers Behind Buchanan

#451163050 / gettyimages.com After posting a 1-5 record to start this road trip against the Marlins and Pirates, the Phillies (40-51) are aiming for a sweep today, yes a sweep, of the Brewers (52-40), who hold the best record in the National League. Today's game is a 2:10 matinee. The...
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While the Phillies Ponder a Rebuild, the Reigning Champs Begin One

Last Fall, we all watched our old buddy Shane Victorino celebrate a World Series with the Boston Red Sox. This year, the Red Sox are a mirror of the Phillies at 40-51, and in last in the AL East. They've had lots of injuries, including Victorino, and they just aren't...
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Papelbon Speaks Out, Wants to Pitch for Contender

#450904190 / gettyimages.com Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has always been outspoken about his comments. He said in the offseason that he believed the bullpen could be one of the best in the NL. He has shaken off the media talk about his velocity with stellar control. Now, Papelbon has spoken...
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Trade Candidate Profile- Chase Utley

The on-deck series Chase.... So far I've profiled Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels as potential trade chips, so I've decided to change it up a bit, and go offensive today, and pick out Chase Utley. Chase has been the heart-and-soul of the organization through it's greatest run, and will represent...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Things Looking up for Lee, Clearwater

Cliff warms up for his first spring start in 2011. So Cliff Lee did throw a baseball game last night in Clearwater, which is good news to Phillies fans who want to see him back sooner than later (either to stay or be traded). The good news is that Cliff...
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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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Phils Go For Third Straight W, Series Win Against Lohse, Crew

#451875358 / gettyimages.com The Phillies were led offensively by Domonic Brown (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI) in last night's 9-7 win. For the second straight game the Phils beat out the NL Central-leading Brewers. Kyle Kendrick surrendered 7 earned runs but it was not enough as the Phils we're able to...
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Trade Candidate Profile- Cliff Lee

Yesterday I profiled Cole Hamels as a trade candidate, so naturally today I profile Cliff Lee. This seems almost unbelievable to me, as I remember watching his first Spring Training start in 2011 in Clearwater and thinking this is the beginning of a great run that will lead to more...
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B.J. Rosenberg Sent to AAA, Jeff Manship Returns From DL

#494333695 / gettyimages.com Following tonight’s win over the Brewers, the Phillies announced that right-hander B.J. Rosenberg was being sent down to Triple-A Leigh Valley. Jeff Manship will replace him in the bullpen as he is coming off the disabled list. Rosenberg struggled in his return the big leagues, giving up...
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Phillies Offense and Bullpen Bail Out Kyle Kendrick to Take Series

#451875962 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, the Phillies (39-51) took game one over the Brewers (52-39) 3-2, backed by a two run home run by Chase Utley and six and two-third strong innings from Cole Hamels (3-5 2.87 ERA) Tonight, looking for the series win, Phillies sent Kyle Kendrick (4-8 4.46 ERA)...
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Phillies Sign Jo-Jo Reyes

Per Zach Links of MLB Trade Rumors the Phillies have signed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes to a minor league deal. Reyes was once a pretty well thought of pitching prospect with the Braves who was slowed by injuries and just overall awful results when given time in the major leagues. He...
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Teams To Which the Phillies Can Trade Cole Hamels Is Leaked

Earlier today, Rich Wilkins wrote up a trade candidate profile of Phillies starter Cole Hamels, the first in a series that Rich will write. Rich identified some of the teams that he felt that Hamels could go to in a deal: The Dodgers could put together the best package, and...
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Kyle Kendrick and Phils Aim To Build Off Of Last Night Against Milwaukee

#451048404 / gettyimages.com The Phillies snapped their three-game losing streak last night as they beat out the Brewers in the series opener, 3-2. With their first win since Thursday, it was just the Phils' fouth win in their last 15 games. Cole Hamels nabbed his first W since June 6th...
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Trade Candidate Profile- Cole Hamels

Photo by Richard Wilkins Jr. I'm going to profile some trade candidates between now and the deadline that the Phillies could shop around to buyers. At the top of everyone outside of Philadelphia's list will be Cole Hamels, a 30 year old ace lefty who is healthy and throwing well...
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Nola Picks Up First Win as Clearwater Sweeps

Photo: Cliff Welch/MiLB.com The Phillies were not the only ones to get a win yesterday. Their first round pick, in his third professional outing with Advanced 'A' Clearwater, knotched his first victory after tossing a gem against the Brevard County Manatees, helping the Threshers pick up a 3-0 win game...
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Utley Strikes, Hamels Battles in Phillies Victory

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen At the rate the Phillies are going, and with the apparent mindset of Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies front office, a sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates may not have been the wort thing in the world. The five-game winning streak was a ton...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels Looks For Run Support As Struggling Phils Look For Hope In Milwaukee

#451625324 / gettyimages.com The Phillies were swept once again this past weekend - this time at the hand of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Outscored 17-6 through all three-games, the Phillies hit and surpassed the 50 mark in losses. At 37-51, the Phils now join five other teams with 50 losses on...
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Crawford, Franco Named to Baseball America's Top 50

Photo: Tracy Proffitt - MiLB.com Phillies prospects Maikel Franco and J.P. Crawford have made Baseball America's Midseason Top 50 list. Crawford comes in at #23 and Franco sneaks into the last spot at #50. Franco entered the year listed at #17 overall on the Top 100 list, but his first...
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Lee Tosses Two Scoreless in Rain-Shortened Outing

#495051439 / gettyimages.com Phillies left-hander, Cliff Lee threw in game action for the first time since being placed on the disabled list on May 19th with a left elbow strain. Although his start was shortened by rain, Lee worked quickly and used primarily his fastball over two scoreless innings against...
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Since the Phillies Stink- What to Watch for on the Pharm

At 37-51, the Phillies are on a runaway train to nowhere, and ain't coming back. That's not promising for the future. The system is actually kinda barren in the minors too, which is also not too promising. That doesn't mean there's nothing to watch, or no one to watch though....
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Phillies Second Baseman Chase Utley Elected To National League All-Star Team

There was a point this season that Chase Utley was clearly an All-Star. But, Utley has regressed to the point that he sat during Sunday's finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yet, fan votes decide the All-Star team, so Utley was elected to the All-Star team today. Anthony Rendon of the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dear Phillies- Stop Playing Coy

If Ruben and Co. are telling the truth, get ready for a lot more bad ball. So the Oakland A's decided to go all in a few days ago, and pull a mega-trade with the Cubs. They went ahead and traded for Cubs' ace Jeff Samardzija and solid starter Jason...
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Phillies Falter Late As Pirates Complete Sweep

Marlon Byrd provided all of the Phillies offense with a homer and 2 RBIs in their 6-2 loss Sunday Marlon Byrd homered in support of a solid A.J. Burnett, but the offense as a whole was stagnant against Jeff Locke and the Pirates, whose 6-2 win Sunday marked the team's...
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