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Dodgers ink veteran reliever Mike Adams to minor league deal

When healthy veteran relief pitcher Mike Adams has been a valuable piece to major league bullpens. This weekend the Los Angeles Dodgers added the right hander on a one-year minor league deal. The 36-year-old would seem to have a good chance of cracking the Dodgers opening day roster as a late inning bullpen option. The problem for Adams has always been his health. Over the past...
Via Tireball.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Adams Joins Dodgers on Minor League Deal

View image | gettyimages.com In an attempt to strengthen their bullpen back in 2013, the Phillies agreed to a deal with veteran reliever, Mike Adams. After an injury plagued 2014, the 36-year-old Adams is heading out west, hoping to make a return in LA, with the Dodgers. The #Dodgers, looking...
Via Philliedelphia
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Preview: University of Tampa Spartans at Philadelphia Phillies, 3/1/15

View of seat at Bright House Field, opening its doors for its 12th season of Spring Training baseball. (Photo: Matt Rappa) The Philadelphia Phillies will take the field for their first game action of the season this afternoon against the University of Tampa Spartans, who are 13-1 overall as a...
Via Philliedelphia
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2015 – U of Tampa at Phillies (0-0)

For the first time in 153 days, the Philadelphia Phillies take the field to play a game of baseball. This game will be compromised  of unheard players to most of the  mainstream fan-base; equivalent to when Virgil was in the nWo. The Phils face the University of Tampa this afternoon in exhibition play to kick off their Grapefruit League season. The Spartans are 13-1 in non-conference...
Via Phillies Nation
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Setbacks, Just Positives in Recovery for Jonathan Pettitbone

View image | gettyimages.com It has been quite some time since we've seen a young pitching prospect excel well enough in the rotation to secure a spot long-term. This season, David Buchanan is fighting for a spot as a starter behind Hamels, Lee, Harang and Williams. Chad Billingsley is also...
Via Philliedelphia
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball is back today

Sure, it may be just an exhibition game against the University of Tampa, but I’ll take it. The Philadelphia Phillies are back in action today. The team may not be very good this season, but this is still a warm thought on this chilly day in the Philadelphia area. #Phillies lineup for Sunday vs @UofTampa. 1:05 pm game time. Game coverage on http://t.co/lA5ILMGimH. #PhilliesSTpic...
Via Macho Row
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

What's on deck today at spring training

What to watch for today at spring training: --- TIME TO PLAY It's opening day for the exhibition season, with the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the University of Tampa in the only game of the day. Paul Clemens starts for the Phils - he pitched parts of two years for Houston. Darin Ruf is set to bat cleanup for the Phillies at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Florida. LOOSENING UP...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. 'Sincerely Doubts' Hamels Getting Traded

After being asked by Comcast SportsNet's Michael Barkann if he thinks he will ever utter the words 'we've just traded Cole Hamels', Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. replied, "I would sincerely doubt it." Amaro Jr. followed by saying, "I know there's a lot of speculation coming from a lot...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Broadcaster Gregg Murphy Talks Phils on 97.5 The Fanatic

Murphy, with colleague Larry Andersen, at the 2014 Phillies Phestival. (Photo: Matt Rappa) Saturday morning, Phillies' broadcaster Gregg Murphy joined 97.5 The Fanatics' Jon and Sean Show to talk about the current state of the team, how he likes being a part of the broadcast team, and when we can...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Center Fielder Ben Revere 'Feeling Good' Heading into 2015 Season

With the first Grapefruit League game of 2015 set to get underway Tuesday with Jerome Williams starting on the mound, Phillies' outfielder Ben Revere is surely ready for the season ahead and improving his game even further. (Quote: @JeffSkversky) On October 1, 2014, Revere had surgery to remove two screws...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

PhoulBallz Podcast Episode 75: Baseball Betsy & Hoby Milner Interviews

On the 75th edition of the PhoulBallz Podcast, Tug and Jay are joined by Phillies and minor league blogger “Baseball Betsy”, who shares some stories about being an American parent to some of the Phils’ up and coming Latin prospects and gives some updates on the likes of Perci Garner, Adam Morgan, Grenny Cumana and Carlos Alonso. Lefty hurler Hoby Milner takes time to answer...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Boomerang-Like Plan for the Phillies

During March’s games, Maikel Franco will begin his opportunity to help the Philadelphia Phillies. And even if he crushes the ball, he may have to start the campaign with the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs to play regularly. Because of Ryan Howard at first base and Cody Asche on the opposite corner, Ruben Amaro Jr. might not want Franco to ride the pines if he struggles early...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' 2015 Grapefruit League Rotation Takes Shape

Spring Training is closer than you may think. In just a few days, Phillies players will lace up for game action for the first time since their 2-1 defeat against the Atlanta Braves on September 28th to close out the 2014 season. Friday afternoon, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Ruben Amaro Gotten Gun Shy?

Ruben Amaro looks like he is making moves, but Phillies fans are still waiting for Cole Hamels to be dealt Your boss walks up to you and says “you have made poor decision after poor decision. It is hindering this company. I am giving you one last chance.” That sort of warning might alter how you do your job, and the decisions you make at this hypothetical job. There has been...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rank Second!....in ESPN Uni-Watch Power Rankings

View image | gettyimages.com Well, while we all might expect a last place finish for the Phillies in the NL East, at least we can hold our heads high about something. Today, ESPN's Paul Lukas released the MLB Uni-Watch power rankings and the Phillies were slotted at the second spot...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Prospect Profile: J.P Crawford

JP Crawford is the Philadelphia Phillies #1 ranked prospect The Philadelphia Phillies are an old team that isn’t expected to do much in 2015. They are a team that has some old veterans in Chase Utley, Cole Hamels, and Carlos Ruiz that could all bring in some prospects to rebuild. Baseball Prospectus has their farm system ranked at #20 in the majors. Currently, their top...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon on the Blue Jays: "Yes, Toronto interests me"

Papelbon after closing out 2014's joint no-hitter The Phillies lost a potential destination for closer Jonathan Papelbon today when the Milwaukee Brewers agreed to terms with Francisco Rodriguez. In the past, the Toronto Blue Jays and Brewers were the two teams most-closely linked to Papelbon. With the Brewers no longer...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oft-injured Dugan speaks on latest ailment

Kelly Dugan, image- Jay Floyd Phillies outfield prospect Kelly Dugan expects to be ready to play when the regular season gets rolling in April. Sidelined with a stress reaction in his right foot, Dugan, who is no stranger to injuries, showed up to spring training this week in a walking boot and has engaged in limited activity thus far in Clearwater.  This issue popped up recently...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: No Sense Of 'Urgency' To Get Hamels

According to a source reporting to CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam, the Red Sox are showing "no sense of urgency" to make a trade for lefty ace Cole Hamels. While McAdams indicated that Boston is "monitoring" the trade market for Hamels, they are continuing to refuse the inclusion of either Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart in any package. GM Ben Cherington is in a good spot—since all the...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Papelbon Wind Up Back In The AL East?

Papelbon (Top Left)There's something appealing about the idea of facing Jonathan Papelbon lots of times in 2015. That eventuality could come about if the latest rumors pan out and he's dealt to AL East rival Toronto. After a simmering deal with the Brewers fizzled, the Blue Jays have popped up as a landing spot for the 34-year old ex-Red Sox closer. Would he go to the Great White...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard Looking Fit; Lee Looking Like Lee

-According to many reports in Clearwater, Ryan Howard has come into camp looking as fit as he has in many years. That line is rather customary this time of year, and can often mean nothing down the line. However, if there’s anyone who needs to be in pristine shape, it’s Ryan Howard. Hopefully his svelte appearance and somewhat-nimble feet translate into something that is a positive...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee pitches for the first time since injury

The look on Cliff Lee's face (above) was right after he threw a pitch for the final time in 2014. July 31, the non-waiver trade deadline, when conceivably Lee could have been traded, he sprained his pitching elbow. Now in camp, trade rumors were already swirling upon Lee, even before...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels trade needs to happen soon

Cole Hamels – Photo Credit – Keith Allison The Philadelphia Phillies did not know that 2011 would be their final season as a “good” team. If you remember correctly, they won 102 games that year — easily the best record in the majors — but wound up losing in five games in the divisional series to the eventual World Series champs, the St. Louis Cardinals. It’s been all...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heyman: Swihart or Betts Should be 'Fair Game' in a Hamels Trade

The Red Sox' recent signing of Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada has made it even more apparent that the franchise has overwhelming depth at the infield and outfield positions. Phillies' ace Cole Hamels, 31, has been linked to Boston as a possible trade destination throughout the entire offseason, as they seek...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 PBS 30-1 MLB countdown previews: #30 Philadelphia Phillies

         Spring training workouts are now under way with most position players due in camp over the next couple days if not already. Though opening day is a little ways away, baseball has started in the eyes of the die hard. The off season has come to a conclusion and the focus is on what to expect out of the upcoming series of baseball months. It also means the return of...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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