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Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia declines Mike Adams option

The Philadelphia Phillies struggled to their second straight 73-win season in 2014. At 23rd in runs scored and 20th in ERA, the Phillies need improvements across the board. Looking to the future, the Phillies expect to make several moves to improve the team in years to come and make the team younger. One move that come as no surprise is that the team declined the option on right...
Via MLB Injury News
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Decline Mike Adams' Contract Option

Mike Adams, we hardly knew ye. The Phillies announced officially that they would be declining Mike Adams' contract option for 2015: The Phillies have declined their option on RHP Mike Adams for the 2015 season. #PhilliesUpdate — Phillies (@Phillies) October 30, 2014 Adams signed a two-year, $12 million deal with...
Via Philliedelphia
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia not expected to contend until 2017, 2018

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to compete the past two years, posting identical losing records of 73-89 in 2013 and 2014. This poor performance has many wondering how the team will rise again in the National League East. Phillies' interim president Pat Gillick alluded to the team's plans going forward, which may include moving on from their core players as part...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Redesigning the Phillies

From seeking the 18-year-old phenom to now prioritizing the polished college athlete, the Philadelphia Phillies are also currently targeting international talent–for instance, Yasmani Tomas. Basically, their money is on immediacy. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Strategies, Past and Present...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils Prospect Quinn Making Improvements in Fall League Play

You may have heard a lot this past season about JP Crawford and Maikel Franco, but another Phillies prospect is grabbing some attention in the Arizona Fall League. Just 5-foot-10, Roman Quinn was originally a shortstop prospect for the Phils but has since been switched to centerfield, where his speed...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rosenberg outrighted off Phillies’ 40-man roster

BJ Rosenberg, image- MiLB.com The Phillies continued to trim their 40-man roster on Monday, announcing that B.J. Rosenberg cleared waivers and had been outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Rosenberg, who was a 13th round draft pick by the Phillies in 2008, appeared in 13 big league games this past season, sporting a 6.75 ERA with the Phils.  Overall, in 57 big league contests during...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Send us photos of your Phillies Pumpkins

Over the past three years, we’ve been collecting fan photos of Phillies jack o’lanterns, costumes and other spooky Halloween stuff. Check them out below and upload your own. This year, anyone who sends in a photo will be eligible to win a free Phillies hat! A winner will be randomly selected at midnight on Sunday, November 2nd. ...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Maikel Franco, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Well, Cody Asche's opportunity to sneak in and have a surprisingly solid season in 2014 before Maikel Franco emerged went swimmingly. If we're judging swimmingly on a scale established by Natalie Wood getting swimming lessons from Robert Wagner. Too harsh? How about as swimmingly as Whitney Houston in a bathtub? That's just terrible, why would you force me to give...
Via Razzball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Early Minor Moves Suggest A Major Phillies Shakeup

The Phillies have been very aggressive this offseason in terms of number of moves, considering that the World Series is not over yet. You might ask, "Aggressive? Jerome Williams and Grady Sizemore?" These moves may not be the minor moves that they appear to be on the surface. Instead, these...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors week of October 19

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Cole Hamels trade possible

Although the roster contains all of the core players that made up the 2008 World Series winners and 2009 National League champions, the Philadelphia Phillies have fallen far from grace for the past few seasons. Speculation has it that rebuilding is in the near future, and that retooling could possibly include the trade of ace left-hander Cole Hamels. According to Jon Heyman of CBS...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Middleton equals big changes for the Phillies...or not

Now that Joe Maddon has left the Rays, the Phillies should give him a serious look
Via PhilsBaseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ early signings a tip-off to not get excited about 2015

Here at The Outside Corner, we’ve generated quite a bit of content at Ruben Amaro, Jr.’s expense. It’s not malicious, but we’re wondering just what exactly his plan is for the Philadelphia Phillies, renovating the roster and restoring the team to a viable playoff contender. Typically, MLB clubs wait until the completion of the World Series to begin their offseason maneuvers...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Attempts to Reconstruct Crap Team

The bitter taste of the Phillies 2014 last place finish in the NL East is still fresh and gag worthy in everyone's mouth.  That hasn't stopped Ruben Amaro from attempting to reconstruct the same ****** team for 2015.  Jerome Williams - extended for 1 year $2.5MGrady Sizemore - extended for 1 year $2MCesar Jimenez - avoids arbitrationIt's not that any of those players...
Via We Should Be GM's
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
7 days 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...
Via Total Sports Live
8 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Off-season league updates: Ruf, Perkins, Quinn, Altherr

Here’s another weekly roundup of how various Phillies players are performing in off-season leagues around the globe. In the Venezuelan Winter League- Cam Perkins, image- Jay Floyd With La Guaira, OF Cam Perkins has gone 2-for-12 (.167 avg) with an RBI in four contests. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Phillies in the sixth round in 2012 out of Purdue. In 126 combined games at...
Via Phillies Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Phillies will have plenty of money to spend in the offseason

At one point the Philadelphia Phillies looked to be baseball's next great dynasty.  They not only had their start players Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, and Jimmy Rollins entering their prime, but they had a team of ace pitchers two.  But after just one world championship, the Phillies came back to earth and struggled to contend.  Entering this offseason as they look to get...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors October 5-10

In our regular feature on Phils Baseball, here are the rumors from the past week from the guys at MLB Trade Rumors...
Via PhilsBaseball
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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