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The Phillies are 0-5-1 since a victory last Tuesday against the Braves. They have been outscored 50-11 in that stretch. Sandberg has referred to their play as "unacceptable". During the final week of Spring Training, teams are supposed to be fine tuning things and gearing up for the season.  The Phillies are NOT doing that.  They are pitching worse, hitting worse, and fielding...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Utley’s Unannounced Replacement on the Phillies

Because of his three vesting options, Chase Utley could be the regular second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next four campaigns. Starting in 2015 and through 2017 for each 162, Utley will either have 500 plate appearances to guarantee $15 million for the following season or a club option of $11 million or $5 million if he doesn’t have 500 PA. He had 664 plate appearances...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown Likely to Miss Opening Day

According to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro and Manager Ryne Sandberg, Domonic Brown is likely to miss Opening Day, and could find himself on the DL to start the season. If this is the case, the Phillies will carry Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, Brian Bogusevic, and Darin Ruf. Brown’s recovery from tendonitis in his left Achilles has been “slow,” and seeing the downhill spiral Ryan...
Via Baseball Essential
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies outfielder Raul Ibañez joins Fox Sports as baseball analyst

View image | gettyimages.com A popular former Phillies player will be taking on a prominent role in the 2015 season. Unlike the last 19 seasons, it will not be on the baseball field. Raul Ibañez, who has not formally retired but has not latched on to another team, will be...
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Benches clear, Pirates hit 6 homers in win over Phillies

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) A shouting match between coaches cleared the benches in a rare testy spring training game, and Pedro Alvarez homered twice, including a grand slam, as the Pittsburgh Pirates teed off on the Philadelphia Phillies for an 18-4 victory Monday. Josh Harrison, Starling Marte, Tony Sanchez and Pedro Florimon also connected for the Pirates, who hit six home runs. Alvarez...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Galvis homers, Eflin debuts, but Phillies dismantled by Pirates

The Phillies got another look at one of their top pitching prospects this afternoon, but shaky outings from Kevin Slowey, Justin De Fratus and Sean O'Sullivan led to an embarassing blow out in favor of the Pirates, 18-4. The Phillies have been outscored 50-11 in their last six games this...
Via Philliedelphia
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Darin Ruf could start in Triple-A; Is Sizemore a lock to make the Phillies?

Phillies fans seem to have one of two points of view when it comes to Darin Ruf. One side believes that if given every day playing time, he has the chance to really become staple in the lineup that doesn't provide too much power much anymore. The other set of...
Via Philliedelphia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Move Ben Revere to Left Field

With only one week remaining before the regular season, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has made his final crucial decision. The decision was to move Ben Revere from Center Field to Left Field. Since joining the Phillies, Revere has shown subpar defense in Center Field. While his speed is among the best in the major leagues, he often fails to utilize it by taking odd routes to fly...
Via Baseball Essential
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Zach Eflin takes the mound as Phillies visit Pirates

View image | gettyimages.com This afternoon, the Phillies (11-14) head to Bradenton, Florida for a 1:05pm matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-10). After seeing Severino Gonzalez and Aaron Nola put together a pair of impressive starts last week, today Phillies fans will get the opportunity to see another pitching prospect...
Via Philliedelphia
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies name Cole Hamels as Opening Day starter

Earlier on Sunday,  Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reported that the Philadelphia Phillies announced that Cole Hamels will be the team’s Opening Day starter. This announcement was expected as Hamels is the Phillies best pitcher on the staff but who doesn’t like a bit of excitement. In Hamels’ latest Grapefruit League appearance three days ago against the Toronto...
Via Total Sports Live
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies should use Ben Revere to acquire a starting pitcher

The Phillies decided that they could no longer tolerate Ben Revere's arm in center field. It is almost funny, since Revere has made one highlight reel catch after another in left field. The shame of the situation is that the Phillies simply cannot afford to waste left field on someone...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels To Start Opening Day for Phillies

Earlier this afternoon Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg named Cole Hamels the opening day starter.  Hamels was the obvious choice and it was not much of a question as to who would start opening day.  The questions are who else is going to make up the 2015 starting rotation for the Phillies. Cliff Lee is already on the 60 day DL and there is a good chance he will miss the entire season...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Bold prediction for 2015

The Philadelphia Phillies will explode the core of their team and be the worst team in the NL East. While the Phillies’ terrible team play and attempts to trade some of their major contributors is obviously not a recipe for success, but I believe they will “shoot for the moon” and pull a full-on Sam Hinkie (shout out to Sixers fans that are still hanging in there). They are...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Utley homers twice in tie with Tigers

Chase Utley hit two home runs and Russ Canzler also homered as Aaron Harang struck out five over 5 1/3 innings in the Phillies' 4-4 tie with the Tigers on Sunday.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Asche close to returning with an eye on Opening Day

The Phillies are down two starters this week, but at least one of them, Cody Asche, is close to returning to the lineup.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Revere named starting left fielder; Hamels gets the nod for Opening Day

Before Sunday's game against the Tigers, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg officially named Cole Hamels the teams' Opening Day starter for the April 6th game against Boston. Aaron Harang will follow Hamels in the rotation. Sandberg stated the obvious. Hamels on opening day. Harang game 2. He also said Revere now...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Utley homers twice for Phillies in 4-4 tie with Tigers

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Chase Utley hit his first two home runs of spring training and drove in three runs for the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-4 tie against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The 36-year-old missed the first 10 games of the exhibition season after spraining his right ankle in January. He hit a two-run homer in the first off Anibal Sanchez and connected again on the first...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pitching prospect Garner, others released, Dugan has setback

Garner, image- Jay Floyd Via the esteemed Jim Salisbury on Twitter, there were a couple noteworthy minor league reports on Sunday with righty hurler Perci Garner being released and outfielder Kelly Dugan returning home to heal from a stress fracture in his foot. Garner was the Phillies’ second round draft choice in 2010.  The 26-year-old sported a 19-23 record along with a 4...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hamels named Phillies’ Opening Day starter

Cole Hamels will start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Opening Day, followed by Aaron Harang.
Via Philly Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Among Latest Round of Cuts

Per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com the Phillies have announced the latest round of cuts. Most surprising (or maybe not surprising) is Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez who after Cliff Lee went down, seemed almost a lock for the roster. However Gonzalez has really struggled this spring a 7.53 ERA, allowing 25 hits...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Demote Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Five Others

  PHOTO: AP/Kathy Willens The Phillies optioned pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday. The Cuban righthander didn’t live up to expectations this Spring, allowing 12 earned runs–as well as five home runs and 25 hits–over 14.1 innings. He’ll start the season in the minors again, which is a disappointment.  In addition to the MAG demotion, the...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospects predict WrestleMania results

For those of you that read the site regularly and perhaps also follow a few Phillies Nation staffers on Twitter, you know that some of us are lifelong professional wrestling fanatics.  Not surprisingly, some Phillies minor league players have also long enjoyed action in the squared circle as well. This weekend marks the Super Bowl of the pro wrestling world, with WWE’s WrestleMania...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sandberg concerned about lack of offense

The Phillies managed only one run in a loss to the Twins on Saturday, and manager Ryne Sandberg is admittedly concerned about his team's offense.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils drop fourth straight spring contest

The Phillies dropped their fourth straight game on Saturday when they were downed by the Twins in Fort Myers by a score of 7-1. Righty hurler Jerome Williams took the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) while allowing nine hits and two walks, striking out four in four innings of work.  The outing left Williams, who will likely open the 2015 season as the Phils’ number three...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams struggles in Grapefruit loss to Twins

Odubel Herrera had an RBI single to account for the Phillies' only run as Jerome Williams struggled over four-plus innings in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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