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Blue Jays Rumors: Phillies' Kyle Kendrick is a possibility

Philadelphia Phillies right-handed pitcher Kyle Kendrick might be on the Toronto Blue Jays' radar in the days leading up to the 2014 MLB trade deadline, according to Jim Salibury of CSNPhilly.com.#452433270 / gettyimages.comKendrick, 29, took the mound against the Atlanta Braves last Sunday and, according to Salibury, scouts from the Blue Jays were in attendance to watch the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
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Phils Exploring Options with Howard

In what was already a busy day, full of transactions for the Phillies, John Clark of CSN Philly tweeted this bombshell: Phils discussing trading Ryan Howard/eating lot of $ or releasing him, according to @JSalisburyCSN, who doesnt envision Ryan back next year — John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) July 23, 2014   There may be smoke where there is fire in what is likely informed speculation...
Via Phillies Nation
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Is Ryan Howard's Phillies Tenure Close To An End?

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose During last night's Phillies game, Ryan Howard seemed to hit a new low. When all Howard had to do was simply make contact and the Phillies would win the game, he was unable. Having suffered a gruesome achillies injury that some never recover from, Howard still has...
Via Philliedelphia
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Gameday 101: Giants at Phillies

San Francisco Giants (56-44) at Philadelphia Phillies (43-57) Starting Pitchers: SFG: Madison Bumgarner (11-7, 3.38) vs. PHI: A.J Burnett (6-9, 4.08) Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: CSN Weather: Thunder storms, 88 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Both teams are looking for its starter to go deep into tonight’s game after a 14 inning affair last night. That might...
Via Phillies Nation
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Carlos Ruiz Returns As A.J. Burnett Looks To Play Stopper Against Giants

#452046650 / gettyimages.com If you stayed up late last night and watched the end of the game, you saw that the Phillies lost to the Giants 9-6. Taking the first two losses in this set of four with the Giants, the Phillies will look to punch their way to a...
Via Philliedelphia
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TRADE CANDIDATE: REID BRIGNAC

The Phillies are in a bind. The trade deadline is rapidly approaching and they don't really have anybody to trade. Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley don't want to leave. A.J. Burnett, Cliff Lee, and Jonathan Papelbon all just crapped the bed in front of a stadium full of scouts. Carlos...
Via Philliedelphia
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Phillies attendance drop not as bad as it seems

A closer look at the Phillies attendance drop and what it means...
Via PhilsBaseball
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Phillies Recall Aumont, Activate Carlos Ruiz

After a 14 inning game on Tuesday night the Phillies needed some relief help for a tired bullpen. The Phillies recalled 25-year old Phillippe Aumont from AAA Lehigh Valley. The Phillies also activated Carlos Ruiz from the disabled list and optioned catcher Cameron Rupp to AAA Lehigh Valley. To make room for Aumont on the 40 man roster the Phillies designated reliever Jeff Manship...
Via Phillies Nation
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Carlos Ruiz Returns, Jeff Manship Designated For Assignment

What happens when you give up four runs in the bottom of the 14th inning and the team is desperate for an arm that has not thrown? The answer is that you will lose your place on the Phillies roster. Jeff Manship, last night's losing pitcher in the 14-inning marathon,...
Via Philliedelphia
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Antonio Bastardo Garnering Trade Interest

Jim Salisbury of CSN.Com is reporting that Phillies left hander Antonio Bastardo is drawing the most trade interest at this current time. Teams that are linked to Bastardo are the Royals, Tigers, Pirates, and Blue Jays. The Reds had some interest earlier this month as well. Bastardo is signed for $2 million dollars this year, and is under team control next season. The lefty specialist...
Via Phillies Nation
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Watch: Cliff Lee Ends Post Game Interview With a Loud Fart

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee’s return from a two-month stint on the disabled list couldn’t have gone much worse. Lee went out and threw one of the worst games of his career (12 hits and 6 runs in less than 6 innings), but his post game interviews ended on an even worse note. When Lee answered his final question, a seemingly never ending silence overcame the group....
Via Standing O Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers, the trade chatter hasn’t filtered into the clubhouse. Or so they say. Though the stands...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Chase Utley's Costly Error, Papelbon's Home Run Doom Phillies In 14 Inning Loss

The Phillies and Giants went into the game with full knowledge that their starters were not likely to go deep into the game. So, the worst thing that could possibly happen for either side was an extra inning game. Therefore, the game went a whole 14 innings and almost six...
Via Philliedelphia
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Cliff Lee Farts On Air During Interview (Video)

Cliff Lee had a rather memorable interview on Monday night…and by memorable I mean disgusting. Nature calls, but this was just foul The ending is hilarious though. Can’t lie. H/T Geeks and Cleats
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia discussing Marlon Byrd trade with Reds

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd is drawing decent trade interest around the league from teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, and Cincinnati Reds, as I wrote for Sports Rumor Alert.Byrd has a four team no-trade list, which includes the Mariners, Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.#452439948...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: John Mayberry Jr. placed on DL

The Philadelphia Phillies entered tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants entrenched in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-56. The Phillies, who are 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, banged out 14 hits, but left 11 men on base. One player which may provide a spark to the offense is power-hitting right hander Darin Ruf, who has been called...
Via MLB Injury News
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown perhaps Ruben Amaro's biggest mistake

Among the many mistakes made by Ruben Amaro, Domonic Brown ranks at the top...
Via PhilsBaseball
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

As the Deadline Approaches…

With less than ten days until the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline, time is running out for teams to work on self-awareness. Each year we wonder which teams will be buyers or sellers and which players will end up in another uniform. The way it stands right now in the National League East, don’t be surprised if there is little movement with the exception of one team. The obvious...
Via NYMetsLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee back to Cleveland? His contract leaves the option open

Cliff Lee has been a hot name linked to recent trade rumors with the July 31 non-waiver deadline growing closer. The Phillies lefty could be moved to a team looking for rotation help. As many as eleven teams sent scouts to Citizens Bank Park on Monday to watch Lee's return to the mound after a two-month stint on the disabled list, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. "The...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Video: Phillies Bullpen Plays Bocce Ball During Rain Delay

Rain delays are never fun. Players and fans alike nervously wait around and try to bide their time before the game resumes. Well, the Phillies bullpen recently employed a fun method to pass the time—playing bocce ball. When the team took on the Atlanta Braves on July 20, they were stuck at Turner Field with nothing to do for over 90 minutes during a long rain delay. So their relievers...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay channels Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ in Twitter fan letter to Chase Utley

Even though Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball last December, it’s clear that he still pays attention to the goings on in Major League Baseball, especially as it relates to keeping tabs on the achievements of his former teammates. One teammate in particular certainly appears to have made quite an impact on the former […] The post Roy Halladay channels Mac from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Roy Halladay Gushes About Chase Utley In Series Of Heartfelt Tweets

Chase Utley’s No. 1 fan is Roy Halladay, and it isn’t even close. On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Utley had won the Philadelphia Phillies Heart and Hustle Award for the fifth time in his career. The award, which is voted on by active as well as former players, is given to the individual who “demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Remember The Phillies

Remember when the Phillies were a thing? Ryan Howard was a beast and Chase Utley looked like a Hall of Fame second baseman.  Jimmy Rollins was an MVP candidate.  And they had an epic rotation of Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels, Roy Oswalt and, uh, Joe Blanton.  But then they replaced Joe Blanton with Cliff Lee! Boy, shows you what some epic injuries will do to a team.  And all those...
Via SF Lunatic Fringe
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Let’s Giggle Like 4th Graders At Cliff Lee Farting During Interview

Your browser does not support iframes. Cliff Lee has been on the disabled list for the past two months where he was apparently eating Brussels Sprout casserole and kidney bean pie. He **** the bed in his return where the San Francisco Giants smacked 12 hits and six runs in five-and-two-thirds innings against Lee. Unfortunately for Comcast Sports, Lee was still stinking up the joint...
Via MentalityMagazine.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee Ends Post-Game Interview By Letting One Rip

Your browser does not support iframes. I guess Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee didn’t want to let one fly on the air during his post-game interview, but the cameras were still rolling when he ripped this fart. That was his first start since coming off the 60-day DL and it didn’t go that well, losing […] The post Cliff Lee Ends Post-Game Interview By Letting One Rip...
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