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Updated Red Alert: A New Nasty Boy on the Phillies?

If a competition develops in Clearwater for the final rotation spot on the Philadelphia Phillies, what would happen with a toss-up between Jerome Williams and Miguel Gonzalez? Will Gonzalez be a starter or the next feared member of the relief corps? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll...
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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...
Via Philliedelphia
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grady Sizemore signs 1-year, $2M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract. The team announced the contract, which includes performance bonuses, on Thursday. Sizemore would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series. Sizemore split the 2014 season between the Red Sox and Phillies, hitting .233 with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 112 combined...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grady Sizemore signs 1-year, $2M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract. The team announced the contract, which includes performance bonuses, on Thursday. Sizemore would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series. Sizemore split the 2014 season between the Red Sox and Phillies, hitting .233 with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 112 combined...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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The Phils have announced that they have retained outfielder Grady Sizemore for another year.

Earlier today, the Phils have announced that they have retained the services of outfielder Grady Sizemore for the next season. Sizemore had appeared in 112 games during the 2014 seasons, 60 of which were played for the Phils and 42 with the Red Sox. In the games that he had played with the Phils, he […]
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Phillies, Sizemore agree to 1-year, $2M contract

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies and Grady Sizemore have agreed to a one year, $2 million contract. The team announced the contract, which includes performance bonuses, on Thursday. Sizemore would have been eligible for free agency after the World Series. Sizemore split the 2014 season between the Red Sox and Phillies, hitting .233 with five home runs and 27 RBIs in 112 combined games...
Via AP on Fox
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Gillick: Phillies Wont Contend Until 2017

Phillies interim CEO Pat Gillick doesn’t believe the team will contend until 2016 Pat Gillick has always been a brutally honest man. When he traded franchise corner stone Bobby Abreu, along with starting pitcher Corey Lidle during the 2006 trade deadline Gillick stated that the Phillies wouldn’t contend for two years. Two years later they were hoisting the World Series trophy...
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Phillies Sign Ex-Red Sox Grady Sizemore To One-Year, $2 Million Deal

Grady Sizemore came back into Major League Baseball in 2014 after missing two seasons due to injury, and the three-time All-Star’s numbers certainly weren’t what they used to be. But they were good enough for the Philadelphia Phillies. HarballTalk reported Thursday that the Phillies signed Sizemore to a one-year, $2 million deal before he could hit free agency. The outfielder joined...
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Phils Re-Sign Sizemore, Jimenez

The Phillies announced on Thursday that they have re-signed outfielder Grady Sizemore and relief pitcher Cesar Jimenez, both to one year contracts. The Sizemore experiment was fun, but he clearly doesn’t have much left in the tank, at least from what he showed us last season. Jimenez ended up having a pretty good 2014 season, with a 1.69 ERA in 16 appearances.
Via Phillies Nation
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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Phillies Extend Grady Sizemore For 2015

The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2MM extension with Grady Sizemore that will keep the outfielder in Philadelphia for 2015, the club announced. Sizemore’s contract includes performance incentives that could boost its value to $5MM, per MLBDailyDish.com’s Chris Cotillo (via Twitter). Sizemore, 32, was one of the game’s most interesting stories last year, when he returned...
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Phillies re-sign Grady Sizemore on one-year deal

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed outfielder Grady Sizemore to a one-year deal worth $2 million. Sizemore, 32, hit just .233/.299/.354 with five home runs and 27 RBI last season while splitting time between the Boston Red Sox and Phillies. The Phillies figure to use Sizemore as a part-time player next season. Despite the best efforts of Sizemore and interest in signing teams...
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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:...
Via Philliedelphia
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Frontrunners for Yasmany Tomas

According to this report, the Phillies are linked–and are frontrunners at this point–for Cuban talent Yasmany Tomas. The outfielder would make sense for the Phillies, who have some money and are in desperate need for some outfield help. GM Ruben Amaro Jr. personally flew to the Dominican Republic to scout Tomas, who has also been linked to the Dodgers, Padres, Twins, Rangers...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' A.J. Burnett likely to return for 2015

At times during 2014 it sounded like the struggling A.J. Burnett would call it a career after this season. But now, over three weeks since the regular season ended, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro now expects to have the veteran back for 2015. Burnett, who turns 38 in January, has a mutual option worth $15 million for next season. If the Phillies decline it, he would have to turn down a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: GM believes Burnett won't retire

The Philadelphia Phillies head into the off season following their second consecutive 73-win season. At 20th in the Major Leagues in ERA and 23rd in runs scored, the Phillies failed to excel in any area. There are numerous questions surrounding the team, including what to do with an aging core. One veteran who appears to return for next season, despite earlier retirement rumors...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Top Moments: #4 Ben Revere’s First Home Run

We are continuing with our 2014 Top Moments countdown, this time taking a look back at Ben Revere‘s first MLB home run. PHOTO: AP Ben Revere had over 1,400 major league at-bats coming into the game against the Rockies on May 27. There were 23,159 in paid attendance that night at Citizens Bank Park, but an hour-and-22 minute rain delay subsequently caused the stadium to be nearly...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Phillies are frontrunners for Yasmani Tomas

Heading into this upcoming offseason, 23-year-old Yasmani Tomas has become the most attractive outfielder available.  Not only is he young, but the recent success of players like Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes, and Yasiel Puig have made international players a great option.  #456774564 / gettyimages.comWhile Tomas has worked out with other teams such as the San Diego Padres, San...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies are front runners for Yasmany Tomas

The Philadelphia Phillies ended this season on a horrible note. From injuries to aging players, the franchise is currently on the downswing. With that being said, they could be adding a player that would help the franchise immediately. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, he reports that “people involved in the process now identify the Phillies as strong contenders...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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 Rumors: Jerome Williams re-signed with Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled to their second consecutive 73-win season in 2014. One of the best teams in baseball from 2007 through 2011, the Phillies have been in a tailspins largely due to increasing age and injuries. One unexpected bright spot was the performance of pitcher Jerome Williams, who had a 2.83 ERA in nine starts after struggling with the Astros and Rangers...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Bring Back Jerome Williams With One-Year Deal

Jerome Williams will be returning to The Phillies after agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. This past season, Williams went 4-2 with a 2.83 ERA in nine starts with the Phillies. Before coming to Philadelphia, Williams spent some time with both the Astros and Rangers and went 2-5 with a 6.71 ERA in 28 appearances. He seemed to find a groove once he landed in Philadelphia...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome Back Jerome Williams

Welcome back Jerome Williams, it's as if you never left...wait, you didn't.  Rather than allow him to hit the open market, Amaro inked Williams to a 1 year extension worth $2.5 million.  Jerome was great with the Phillies over 9 starts, going 57.1 innings with an ERA of 2.83 and a 1.13 WHIP.  However, that was only half his season, as he also posted a 6.71 ERA and 1.67...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams Rewarded

Jerome Williams played for three teams in 2014, the last of which being the Philadelphia Phillies. It was in Philly that Williams managed to finally stick. The 6’3” right handed hurler earned a ticket back to Philadelphia for 2015 on Tuesday, signing a one year deal worth $2.5 million. Williams was easily the team’s most […]
Via Philly Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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