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Phillies Top 10 Free Agent Signings: #9 Del Unser

Photo: OOTP Developments The 1968 NL Rookie of the Year voting was dead heat between two very deserving candidates. Catcher Johnny Bench would hit .275 and slug 15 homers en route to securing 10.5 first place votes to edge out Mets’ southpaw, and future Phillie, Jerry Koosman who went 19-12 with a 2.08 ERA for the prestigious award. Bench, of course, would be inducted into the...
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Amaro, Phillies finally realize Ryan Howard needs to go

Ryan Howard was last an elite power hitter in 2009, when he launched 45 homers and posted a .279/.360/.571 line at the age of 29. He topped 30 homers in both 2010 and 2011, but his triple slash fell in both seasons. Then, Howard blew out his Achilles to end the 2011 NLDS, and his career has gone completely off the rails. In the first three seasons of his five year, $125 million extension...
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Phillies GM told Ryan Howard team is better off without him

Ryan Howard was last an elite power hitter in 2009, when he launched 45 homers and posted a .279/.360/.571 line at the age of 29. He topped 30 homers in both 2010 and 2011, but his triple slash fell in both seasons. Then, Howard blew out his Achilles to end the 2011 NLDS, and his career has gone completely off the rails. In the first three seasons of his five year, $125 million...
Via The Outside Corner
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Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang to the Phillies?

I spoke with a former MMO Writer who has since left our merry group to join a newspaper in Philadelphia covering the Phillies. Boo… Bah… Humbug… During our conversation he went onto telling me not to be shocked if the Phillies are the mystery team who won the bidding for Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang. “I’m not saying we’re definitely the winning bidder, but we placed...
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Ruben Amaro tells Ryan Howard Phillies are better without him

Ryan Howard can never argue that Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has not been honest with him. After trading shortstop Jimmy Rollins to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Amaro told 97.5 The Fanatic’s Mike Missanelli that the Phillies are trying to move Howard next. In fact, Amaro says he told Howard that the team...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Ruben Amaro literally said Phillies are better off without Ryan Howard

There is something about Ruben Amaro that I like these days. It's hard to pinpoint it but, oh yeah, HE LITERALLY SAID THE PHILLIES ARE BETTER OFF WITHOUT RYAN HOWARD.
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Report: Phillies Frontrunners for Korean SS Jung-ho Kang

Kang Well, a busy Saturday afternoon may be staying busy throughout the evening for the Phillies. The rumor mill once again involves filling the shortstop position. This one is out of left field and has a bit more sizzle than rumors linking the Phillies to Rafael Furcal: Chris Cotillo of SB Nation is reporting that the Phillies are considered frontrunners for Korean shortstop Jung...
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Cotillo: Phillies Possible Frontrunners for Jung-ho Kang

View image | gettyimages.com According to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo, the Philadelphia Phillies are among the frontrunners for Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang: Though the winning team is still unknown, one industry source with knowledge of Korea predicted that the Phillies or Nationals could be the frontrunners at this point. Philadelphia...
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Ruben Amaro’s Comments About Ryan Howard Should Cost Him His Job

The Philadelphia Phillies are in full rebuild shopping every available asset attempting to re-stock the prospect cupboard. The off-season has been littered with Cole Hamels trade speculation and a recent transaction that saw the departure of Jimmy Rollins being shipped to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a pair of prospects. The Phillies have unsuccessfully shopped veteran first...
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Phillies Top 10 Free Agent Signings: #10 Jay Johnstone

With free agent movement hot and heavy throughout MLB, and the Phillies seemingly nowhere to be found, we present the Top 10 Free Agent Signings in Phillies History. Jay Johnstone made his Major League debut at age 20 with the California Angles on July 30, 1966, singling off of All-Star Gary Bell and scoring the game’s tying run. Johnstone would finish the year as a starting outfielder...
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Amaro Told Howard Org. Would Be Better Without Him

In refreshing, but cold-blooded, honest, Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. reportedly told Ryan Howard that the organization would be better off  in 2015 without the first baseman. Amaro’s exact quote comes courtesy of 97.5 the Fanatic’s Matt Lombardo in a piece written for NJ.com: “I told [Howard] that in our situation it would probably bode better for the organization...
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Crasnick: Phillies Could "Jump In" on Asdrubal Cabrera.

View image | gettyimages.com Long-time Cleveland Indian and current free-agent shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, 29, may have interest by the Philadephia Phillies according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. The #Phillies could jump in on Asdrubal Cabrera, source says. But first Ruben Amaro Jr. would have to move some payroll. — Jerry...
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Amaro Jr. on Howard: Better for Organization to be "Not With Him But Without Him".

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke with 97.5 The Fanatic's Mike Missanelli Friday afternoon to discuss the Rollins trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as well as other pertinent issues relating to the club. One of the topics of discussion was Ryan Howard, who the...
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Behold the Future of the Phillies

Jimmy Rollins out, Zach Eflin and Tom Windle in. Both Eflin (1st round in 2012) and Windle (2nd round in 2013) were high draft picks.  Neither has pitched above Single-A.  Neither has eye-popping minor league numbers.  Projections range from mid-rotation to back end starting pitcher.  I'll believe it when I see it.Eflin is a 20 year old righty and has compiled a 17-14 record...
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Jimmy Rollins Thanks Philadelphia Fans With Full Page Ad

In tomorrow's Philadelphia Inquirer, former Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins took out a full page ad to thank Phillies fans. See the full ad tomorrow, courtesy of MLB.com.
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Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Philly in full-page Inquirer ad

The Jimmy Rollins era in Philadelphia is a wrap, and to thank the demanding, loyal, passionate Philly fans, the club’s long-time shortstop took out a full-page ad in Saturday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Jimmy Rollins bought a full-page ad in Saturday’s @PhillyInquirer: pic.twitter.com/ct2rRiw2sU — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) December 20, 2014 In case the font is too small…...
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Jimmy Rollins says goodbye to Philly in full-page Inquirer ad

The Jimmy Rollins era in Philadelphia is a wrap, and to thank the demanding, loyal, passionate Philly fans, the club’s long-time shortstop took out a full-page ad in Saturday’s Philadelphia Inquirer. Jimmy Rollins bought a full-page ad in Saturday’s @PhillyInquirer: pic.twitter.com/ct2rRiw2sU — Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) December 20, 2014 In case the font is too small…...
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Phillies Second Baseman Chase Utley Releases Statement About Jimmy Rollins Trade

View image | gettyimages.com Phillies second baseman Chase Utley issued a statement today, responding to the trade of shortstop Jimmy Rollins, his double-play partner for the last 11 years. Through the Phillies Twitter account, Utley said: Chase on @JimmyRollins11: pic.twitter.com/5pxUovXx9I — Phillies (@Phillies) December 19, 2014 Of course, Utley probably...
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How bad will the Philadelphia Phillies be in 2015?

Without Jimmy Rollins, the Philadelphia Phillies are tied for the worst odds to win the World Series in the MLB. They are also dead last in odds to win the NL pennant at 80/1, with the next worst team being at 40/1. These odds beg the question: Will the Philadelphia Phillies really be that bad? Recent History First, it helps to look at the record trend from the last few years...
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Chase Utley bids farewell to Jimmy Rollins

The trade is official – long-time Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has been dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rollins’ long-time double play partner in Philadelphia, Chase Utley, posted a farewell message to his former teammate. Chase on @JimmyRollins11: pic.twitter.com/5pxUovXx9I — Phillies (@Phillies) December 19, 2014   In case you can’t read the statement through...
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Radio host Chris Stigall apologizes for remarks about Phillies fan with cancer

Philadelphia Phillies infielder Chase Utley made a surprise appearance on “Ellen” earlier this week to meet a 23-year-old woman who is battling a rare form of cancer. Chris Stigall, a morning host on WPHT 1220 AM in Philadelphia, saw this as an opportunity to crack some jokes. Julie Kramer has been diagnosed with stage 4...Read More
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Ryne Sandberg Calls in to MLB Network, Praises Bench Coach Larry Bowa

(Photo: Matt Rappa) Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg called into MLB Network's Hot Stove this morning with Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds. After talking about the infamous Santa Claus booing incident at a 1968 Eagles game, Sandberg went on to praise his former teammate and current bench coach, Larry Bowa. "First...
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Rockies checking in on free agent Kyle Kendrick

The Rockies are looking at free agent pitcher Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick, 30, would be an end of the rotation option for the Rockies for next season. #Rockies are looking at FA Kyle Kendrick as a back-of-rotation guy. Pretty durable and has 46% career GB rate. #phillies — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 18, 2014 Kendrick has made 25 or more start in four of the last five...
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Storyline: What to Expect from the Phillies

When you no longer have a viable way out, you will trade Cliff Lee and eat some of his contract if you’re the Philadelphia Phillies of 2015. Ergo, the fastest route to tomorrow’s prominence is the most unpleasant one. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine...
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Shane Victorino: ‘I’ll Take Cole Hamels (On Red Sox) In A Heartbeat’

This embed is invalid" /> Shane Victorino has offered his sales pitch. Victorino, who played parts of seven seasons with Cole Hamels in Philadelphia, is among those who would love to see the left-hander land with the Boston Red Sox this offseason. “I’ll take Cole Hamels in a heartbeat as one of our starters,” Victorino recently told WEEI.com’s...
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