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Phillies release outfielder Grady Sizemore

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday that they have released outfielder Grady Sizemore after recently designating him for assignment. Sizemore was signed to a one-year, $2-million deal by the Phillies in October 2014 after he joined the team last season. The 32-year-old outfielder spent eight seasons with the Cleveland Indians before being picked up by the Boston Red Sox and...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies give outfielder Grady Sizemore his outright release

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assessment on Friday. Doing so, the Phillies freed up a roster space for outfielder Cody Asche. By "designating" a player for assignment later, the team is given a 10-day window to make a final decision as to where the...
Via Philliedelphia
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels and Aaron Harang Highlight Phillies’ Deadline Trade Chips

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels, front, looks on with catcher Carlos Ruiz as the Phillies score three runs against the Colorado Rockies in the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 18, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) The Philadelphia Phillies enter an off day Monday, after being swept by the Rockies during their weekend series, capping off a...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies release outfielder Sizemore

The Phillies announced Monday night they have released outfielder Grady Sizemore.
Via Philly Sports Live
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Cody Asche staunchly committed to ALS cause

When Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche got to know a few ALS patients and their families at a charity event for the cause last year, he immediately wanted to help out. "It really touched me and had an effect on me," Asche recalled. "After the [Phillies] Phestival, I made some relationships with some of the families who'd been affected by ALS." He didn't just want to...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Phestival list is out

The long awaited Phillies Phestival list is being passed around. As of now it is not confirmed, but it looks good. Here it is courtesy Gina Lucano:
Via Philliedelphia
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils Willing to Eat More of Hamels’ Contract in Trade

While the Phillies have been unable to find a trade suitor for premiere left-hander Cole Hamels, they stated today that they would be willing to eat more of Hamels’ contract to make the price a little less steep. However, they have not backed down on their demand for top-tier prospects. (AP) The 31-year-old will make $22.5 million this season, $67.5 million over the next three...
Via Phillies Nation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Freddy Galvis is Looking to Find the Stroke he had in April

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 28: Freddy Galvis #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies gets a base hit in the eighth inning of the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park on September 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Braves won 2-1. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images) In what has been a rough season for the Philadelphia Phillies so far, one bright spot on...
Via The Sports Journal
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff

The Philadelphia Phillies pitching staff is currently ranked 22nd in the MLB. Here’s a look at the starting, relieving, and closing pitching for the Phillies so far. Starting Pitching Currently the Phillies starting pitching is ranked 23rd overall in the MLB with an average ERA of 4.37. With that high of a combined ERA, it isn’t hard to see why the Phillies aren’t doing quiet...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils could seek big bat with 10th overall pick

The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Phillies, whose first selection is the 10th overall pick.
Via Philly Sports Live
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB June Power Rankings: How Good Are the Phillies?

Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands in the league as a whole. Find out where Justin Dyer ranks Ryan Howard, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies. Power Rankings Link: http://topsportsreport.com/featured/mlb-power-rankings-june-edition/
Via TopSportsReport
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Forget the Boston Red Sox: the latest Cole Hamels Phillies trade news is about other teams

View image | gettyimages.com Just when you think everything possible has been said on the subject, the Phillies, Boston Red Sox, and Cole Hamels keep coming up in the same sentence. I think we all get it by now: the Phillies want good prospects, while the Red Sox have named...
Via Philliedelphia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Man flies drone inside ballpark during Phillies game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Police have questioned a man who was flying a drone inside Citizens Bank Park during a Philadelphia Phillies game. Authorities say Phillies staff first spotted the remote-controlled drone near the third-base gate on Sunday but it landed in a parking lot outside. Team security director Sal DeAngelis tells The Philadelphia Inquirer the drone did not fly over the...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies SS Freddy Galvis makes no-look flip you have to see

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis had a rough day at the plate on Saturday, but he made a play in the field that made him a star of the game nonetheless. With one out in the seventh, Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hit a hard ground ball up the middle that Galvis fielded cleanly with a dive. The shortstop then did his best Magic Johnson impression with a...
Via Fox Sports
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Report: Phillies changing approach with Cole Hamels

According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, the Phillies have changed their approach in negotiating Cole Hamels with clubs. They are willing to pay for more of Hamels’ remaining contract ($88 million), but are still asking for elite prospects. With lack of interest in meeting Philadelphia’s demands their tactics were nearly forced to change. The rebuilding Phillies have no use for the...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FAA investigating man flying drone over Citizens Bank Park during Phillies game

Drones are becoming more and more commonplace. For the shopper looking to acquire one, the prices are pretty much within reach of the regular person; a drone can be purchased for as little as $50.00. One man appears to have decided to use a drone to take pictures of the...
Via Philliedelphia
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Phillies' Asche breaks up Rockies no-hitter by beating shift

On Friday, the Phillies' Cody Asche broke up Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis’ no-hitter in the eighth inning by hitting a ball the other way toward the shortstop. Normally that might have been a routine grounder to Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, but not with the shift on. According to MLB.com, Asche was fully aware of the hole at shortstop, and he was aiming for it:"I was trying...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Hamels for a 3rd-Best Maybe, Phillies?

Wanting the upper hand, general managers have convinced writers that the Philadelphia Phillies are demanding too much for Cole Hamels. In other words, one blue-chipper would be overpaying, while even the MLB’s number one prospect is a maybe. But is the acceptable asking price fair to the Phils, and is there a future benefit from any offer from a competitor? When Baseball GMs...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Backed By Two Homers In Win Over Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Rockies 4, Phillies 1 WP: Rusin (1-0) LP: Williams (3-5) SV: Oberg (1) Philadelphia, PA- Rockies complete the sweep and win season series against the Phillies, five games to two. Phillies offense was rather quiet again this afternoon. Cody Asche and Odubel Herrera were the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Free agent Kevin Correa would be a good gamble for Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies are getting good solid starting pitching from their ace Cole Hamels and from the veteran Aaron Harang. Still giving starts to Severino Gonzalez and Sean O'Sullivan, the Phillies are incredibly thin in the starting pitcher department. With potential trades on the horizon for both...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies try to snap six game skid, avoid sweep at the hands Rockies

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies will try to end their second six game losing streak of the season and avoid a series sweep to Colorado Rockies this afternoon. They are trying to avoid their second consecutive series sweep. Aaron Harang gave the Phillies six strong innings yesterday but...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

To Trade Or Not To Trade

We are almost entering the third month of the MLB season and trade talks are about to heat up. To close out May we look at three players that have as high probability of finding new homes before the draft. Ryan Howard 1B Philadelphia Phillies 2015: 10HR 25 RBI .250 AVG Contract: 2015-$25 Million 2016-$25 Million 2017-$23 Million ($10 Million buy out) Okay so the Phillies will have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Zambrano to leave Eintracht Frankfurt

Despite rumours about a possible contract extension with Eintracht Frankfurt, Carlos Augusto Zambrano Ochandarte is expected to leave the club in the summer. According go reports from South America, Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen are both ready to make a move for the 25-year-old defender. No new contract for Barnetta and Fuchs at Schalke 04 […]
Via FastOneTwo.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies should seek big bat with 10th overall pick

The 2015 Draft will take place from Monday, June 8, through Wednesday, June 10. Here's how the Draft is shaping up for the Phillies, whose first selection is the 10th overall pick.
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense continues to let down Phils standout Harang

With a 5-2 loss to the Rockies at home on Saturday, the Phillies fell to 19-32 on the season, a record that stands as the second worst in the National League. A solid outing from veteran hurler Aaron Harang, who went six innings while allowing two earned runs (on two solo home runs) and striking out seven without walking anyone, wasn’t enough for a team with such limited offense...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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