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Storyline Update: Phillies’ Trade Destinations

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Happy Thanksgiving from Phillies Nation!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends here at Phillies Nation! We hope you enjoy spending time with loved ones while chatting about the Phillies and maybe even watching the Eagles. And remember, we’re just 76 days from Spring Training.
Via Phillies Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Happy Thanksgiving- Phillies Style (2014)

Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro on Tomas to AZ: "We are not disappointed"

#105614216 / gettyimages.com Reports surfaced earlier today that Cuban phenom, Yasmany Tomas had agreed to a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The deal, reportedly for six years for just under $70 million, is for much luss money than anyone expected and Tomas ended up with a team that no one...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees offered utility player for Jimmy Rollins

The Phillies are willing to listen to offers for shortstop Jimmy Rollins but apparently have a lofty sense of his value. ESPN’s Jayson Stark has heard that the Yankees attempted to acquire Rollins but only wanted to give up a “a utility player.” Rollins is about to turn 36 and is owed $11 million in the final year of his current deal. Heard from 2 more sources on Rollins...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasmany Tomas To Sign With The Arizona Diamondbacks

#163198751 / gettyimages.com The Yasmany Tomas drama is over. The Phillies will be not signing the free agent outfielder that the Phillies were once called "favorites" on. The Phillies now will definitely be without Tomas in their outfield. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports: Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hamels Updates: Phils Received Offer, Wasn't Good Enough

#456274800 / gettyimages.com The main story of the Phillies offseason is obviously gauging potential deals for Cole Hamels. Will he go to Boston? Chicago? According to a source that spoke to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the one team that has made an offer on Hamels hasn't been one of the teams...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fan Throws Shade At GM Ruben Amaro on His Baseball Reference Page

The offseason is always an unsettling time for Philadelphia Phillies fans. At any second, general manager Ruben Amaro can do something stupid. Whether it’s getting shafted in a trade, a stupid free-agent acquisition, or an unneeded extension—the odds are always high for something head-scratching. A reader at Beerleaguer, a Phillies blog, decided to have some fun at Amaro’s...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yanks called Phillies about Jimmy Rollins; price tag “too high”

  The New York  Yankees need to find a shortstop before Spring Training, but one thing they know, it’s not going to be the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jimmy Rollins. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Yankees called Ruben Amaro inquiring about the availability of Jimmy Rollins. After the Phillies set a high asking price for Rollins, the Yankees moved on and are now looking...
Via On-Base Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees called Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting, via Twitter, that the Phillies and Yankees had preliminary discussions about Jimmy Rollins but the Yankees balked at the high asking price. The talks never got too serious, as Rollins was never asked to waive his no-trade clause. Rollins has a full no-trade clause and has stated in the past that he has no desire to change locations. Yankees...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

A few weeks ago we learned that Jimmy Rollins was not willing to go to the Mets in any trade, but did not necessarily rule out going elsewhere. As the offseason opened, we learned that the Yankees might consider Rollins to take over shortstop in place of the retiring Derek...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two More Minor League Signings

Missed in the hoopla of the breaking Chris Nelson news, were two more minor league contract signings.  Cord Phelps and Rene Garcia now join the Phillies organization in hopes of starting a new dynasty. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Drip, drip, drip...sarcasm.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Phelps is a former highly regarded prospect with the Indians, but hasn't done much of anything at the MLB level...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Rumor Has It, Phillies Faithful

While the days dwindle away toward the December holidays, the Philadelphia Phillies are making the most noise regarding Cole Hamels. Will he be our Opening Day hurler? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Champions on the Roster. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would We Get for Cole?

The market for Cole Hamels is picking up. Even though that seems weird, it's true. Boston is now more sure of what it can move, and what it wants to spend. Los Angeles now knows what it needs. Others are now more sure of the market in which they are...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Obligatory Discussion of the Dodgers And Cole Hamels

So you most likely saw the report from yesterday that indicated the Dodgers were interested in getting into the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, and that’s too fascinating not to talk about. Obviously, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Hyun-jin Ryu make for a fantastic top three for one more year, until Greinke inevitably opts out after the season. Just as obviously, Dan Haren and Zach...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Land Well Traveled Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson is an everywhere man, in that he plays all over the infield and all over the map.  By signing a minor league contract with the Phillies, Nelson has joined his sixth organization since the beginning of 2013.  Nelson began his career in Colorado in 2010 and has since played for the Yankees, Angels, and Padres totaling 282 games while batting .265/.699 with a -2.3 WAR...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee to start throwing next week

The Philadelphia Phillies are clearly in a rebuilding mode following their second straight 73-win season. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has made it clear that he'll listen to offers for any player, including aging core veterans that helped the Phillies win a World Series six years ago. One player who could command a lot in a trade is Cliff Lee, who has been cleared to start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Boston and Philadelphia re-engage in trade talks for Cole Hamels?

The Philadelphia Phillies have made it clear that they are willing to trade ace Cole Hamels if the right deal comes along. A few weeks ago there were reports that the Boston Red Sox were in talks with the Phillies for Hamels, but the Red Sox had rejected two trade offers proposed by the Phillies. Things may change this time now that the Red Sox have completed deals for both Hanley...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox And Phillies In "Most Serious" Talks Yet About Cole Hamels

Wikipedia Commons The Cole Hamels to Boston rumors will not end. The Boston Red Sox have been the most active team this offseason, adding two of the top free agents in shortstop Hanley Ramirez and with third baseman Pablo Sandoval. With both on board, the Red Sox are now focused...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox In 'Serious' Trade Talks For Hamels

(USAToday Sports)According to USAToday's Bob Nightengale, the Red Sox are in "serious talks" with the Philadelphia Phillies regarding a trade for ace lefty starter Cole Hamels. Clearly, after signing both Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, Boston needs to fill the two open spots at the top of their pitching rotation. The Red Sox surplus of outfielders and bevy of young prospects...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Cole Hamels: "Phillies Just Want A Fair Package"

The Phillies appear ready to trade ace pitcher Cole Hamels - provided that the deal is right for a rebuilding team. The Cubs do not appear willing to trade anybody, and the team with the next amount of minor league depth would be the Boston Red Sox, who seem primed...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies "Will Shop" Carlos Ruiz

Two weeks ago it was not all that difficult for us to connect the dots: Carlos Ruiz could be moved. With Russell Martin signing with a team that no one really expected (the Pirates, Cubs, and Dodgers could really use a top catcher still) and the supply limited (no free...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Off-season League Updates: Franco slumps, Martin deals with injury

It’s time once again for another weekly review of Phillies players’ performances and progress in off-season leagues around the globe. Dominican Winter League- Maikel Franco, image- Jay Floyd Third baseman Maikel Franco has been in a slump lately, going 3-for-27 (.111 avg) over his last seven games.  One positive out of that is that two of his three hits during that time are...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Jacob Brigham, Phillies re-up Koyie Hill

The Braves have signed right handed pitcher Jacob Brigham to a minor league contract. Brigham, 26, had a 3.99 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 79/31 K/BB ratio over 99 1/3 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis. He figures to fill out a minor league rotation spot for the Braves at Gwinnett. Meanwhile the Phillies have re-signed catcher Koyie Hill to a minor league contract. The 35-year-old hill saw...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill Re-Signed, Clemens Added

That headline reminds me of the 90's when Ken Hill and Roger Clemens were racking up the wins.  Fast forward to 2014 and we're referring to Koyie Hill and Paul Clemens...not quite the same. Koyie Hill was with the Phillies organization last season, even saw action in 10 games.  The 11 year MLB journeyman catcher is a career .207/.553 hitter over 341 games.  However, he...
Via We Should Be GM's
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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