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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vin Scully explained why Ryne Sandberg quit the Philles, as only Vin Scully could

The Phillies lost to the Dodgers last night, 10-7. Vin Scully knocked explained why Philadelphia stinks as only Vin Scully can.Kyle Scott transcribed:“You wonder why a team is last, and then you watch them play. And it’s not the great, big egregious things, but the little things that happen throughout the game. Cesar Hernandez will be thinking about [that booted double play ball...
Via Bob's Blitz
10 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon says he'll be surprised if not traded

Philadelphia Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon was selected to represent the team in the All-Star game, but if he had it his way, he'd be representing a contender in the Midsummer Classic. "I would be surprised [not to be traded]," Papelbon said Monday. "Yeah, that would be a pretty valid answer." Papelbon's desire to be traded is no recent revelation. The 34-year-old closer beckoned...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon makes All Star team as only member from Philadelphia Phillies

Jonathan Papelbon will represent the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2015 MLB All-Star, and will be the teams lone player in the mid summer classic. For Papelbon it marks his sixth All Star Game appearance, this time as a manager’s pick. Papelbon is quietly having a stellar season for the Phillies. He has a 1.65 ERA this season and has 14 saves. He also has 34 strikeouts in 32.2 innings...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earns sixth career All-Star nomination

View image | gettyimages.com Philadelphia Phillies' closer Jonathan Papelbon has been named to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, which will take place on Tuesday, July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. This will be Papelbon's sixth career All-Star game, his second as a Phillie. In 32.2 innings...
Via Philliedelphia
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies may be wise to hold onto Cole Hamels

As the Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their most recent losing streak — a six-gamer — speculation rages on regarding the landing spot of the franchise’s ace pitcher, Cole Hamels. Hamels will be traded as the Phillies continue the rebuilding process. Hamels, in his tenth Major League season, will command a high price, as he should. The Phillies and General Manager Ruben Amaro...
Via Baseball Essential
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

SAGNOF Special, Week 14: Godly Cesar Hernandez

So, you may have missed out on Cesar Hernandez and I am partially to blame.  (But don't worry because according to Rotowire "Unfortunately, he lacks both power and speed, assets he would need to be fantasy relevant in all but the deepest fantasy leagues."  On the other hand there is also: "Cesar, basically the awesomest guy in the world.").  Uhhh, anyway, he stole 6 bases in a...
Via Razzball
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jerome Williams to begin rehab with Double-A Reading

View image | gettyimages.com Before hitting the disabled list with a hamstring injury, Jerome Williams was 3-7 with a 6.43 ERA and 1-6 with an 8.06 ERA in his last nine starts. On Tuesday night, Williams will begin his rehab in hopes of returning to the Phillies rotation with a...
Via Philliedelphia
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies deal prospects for international signing cash

LAKEWOOD, NJ- It was no surprise when the Phillies announced a trade on Sunday, but the players that we dealt weren’t ones that fans were expecting to hear. In a swap that saw two of Class A Lakewood’s six starting pitchers leaving the organization, the Phils acquired the number 1 overall international signing slot for the 2015-16 signing period in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

100 Losses, Here We Come!

Philadelphia Phillies current record: 27-56 Philadelphia Phillies projected record: 52-110
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies seeking trade options for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies, also known as the worst team in baseball, has perhaps the most attractive trade chip on the market in veteran lefty Cole Hamels. Hamels has a list of nine teams to which he can be traded without his approval; those nine teams include a list of big market clubs along with most, if not all, of the California teams (Hamels is a native of San Diego). Theres...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the 2015 Phillies become the worst team in franchise history?

It will take some work, but have a little faith.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - June 26

Your Phillies leaders as we start the holiday weekend. Enjoy your fourth!
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers bullpen catcher eats 23 cheesesteaks in four-day Philly visit (pics)

The Philadelphia Phillies started a tradition at some point setting forth a challenge to other MLB teams in which the visitors are confronted with the gastrointestinal task of seeing how many cheesesteaks they can eat at Citizens Bank Park while in town. Whether it is over the period of one day, the duration of the...Read More The post Brewers bullpen catcher eats 23 cheesesteaks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation TV Episode 14: JP Crawford, Diamonds and Denim

On this week’s edition of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey talked about the resignation of Ryne Sandberg as the Phils’ manager, movement in the team’s front office, Chase Utley‘s injury and the hot bat of rookie third baseman Maikel Franco. The episode also features a profile on top prospect J.P. Crawford with remarks from Reading coach Mickey Morandini as well as a segment...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Future With Cole Hamels Closing With Trade Deadline Approaching

It seems inevitable that the Philadelphia Phillies will be trading longtime ace Cole Hamels before the deadline, as the Phillies have the worst record in baseball at 27-53 and desperately need some young building blocks. There aren’t many storylines to sink your teeth into as a Phillies fan other than their current rebuilding process, but Hamels can help accelerate it by reeling...
Via Macho Row
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies rotation woes continue: Aaron Harang hits the disabled list

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies starting rotation has been in shambles. From the Opening Day project starting rotation, Cliff Lee, David Buchanan, and Jerome Williams all spent time on the disabled list with injury. The news just got even worse for the Phillies on a couple of fronts. Aaron...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Likely to Sign Dominican Power-Hitter Ortiz

According to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki, The club is expected to sign 16-year-old slugger Jhailyn Ortiz today, the first day of the international signing period. The 6’2, 260-pound Ortiz is said to possess power that scouts “have not seen in years” from a player his age, and has the best raw power out of his entire class. Scouts have called his home runs “legendary”...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Fast-Forward to August’s Phillies

Projecting the 25-man roster beyond the trading deadline, the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies can envision Maikel Franco defending the hot corner and extinguishing a rally with an all-out effort. And they can anticipate a walk-off, upper-deck homer to ignite a winning streak and know a large crowd of cheering fans will become more common next April, May and June. Note...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies’ formidable five

The Philadelphia Phillies have officially become one of baseball’s most disappointing teams, owning a horrid 27-52 record. The Phillies will presumably have a, “fire sale” as the trade deadline approaches. Year after year, the Phillies have become less and less (June 23, 2015-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America) proactive and frequently downgrade their roster. At the heart...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillie Phanatic, Carlos Ruiz have forgettable moments behind the plate

New Philadelphia 76ers draft pick Jahil Okafor was invited by the Philadelphia Phillies to toss out the ceremonial first pitch Tuesday night before taking on the Milwaukee Brewers. For a basketball player, it was not a terrible first pitch, although it ended up getting away from the Phillie Phanatic, who was none too pleased with his glove afterward. ICYMI: #Phanatic wasn't happy...
Via Macho Row
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur makes one of the worst throws in history

In one play Sunday afternoon, Jeff Francoeur just about summed up the Philadelphia Phillies’ entire season. It’s been a rough season for the Phillies who are among baseball’s worst teams, and it must be even worse for a veteran like Francoeur, a once can’t-miss prospect who’s bounced around baseball looking for work. On Sunday, Francoeur’s season might have hit rock...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cole Hamels now open to all trade possibilities

It sure looks like Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels wants out of dodge. The same day manager Ryne Sandberg abruptly announced his resignation, the All-Star pitcher had some rather interesting comments to share to the media—comments that run contrary to what he had previously indicated. “I have not been approached, Hamels said about accepting a potential trade,” via...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg Resigns In Third Season

PHILADELPHIA — An emotional Ryne Sandberg resigned as Philadelphia Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in the major leagues. Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

He’s outta there! Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

Even Ryne Sandberg has had enough of the Phillies. Friday afternoon, the team announced that Sandberg has resigned as manager, 74 games into his third season in Philadelphia. The Phillies were slogging through an expectedly terrible season, compiling the worst record in MLB at 26-48. No team is out of first place than a larger deficit than Philadelphia’s 14.5-game margin. Their...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager

In what has to be considered a mild surprise, Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg announced his resignation on Friday afternoon. BREAKING: Ryne Sandberg announces he has resigned as the #Phillies manager pic.twitter.com/DcalQiJXnG — FOX Sports (@FOXSports) June 26, 2015   Struggling through a MLB-worst 26-48 record heading into Friday, it appears that the Sandberg...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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