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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 816: 2016 Season Preview Series: Philadelphia Phillies by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Jeffrey Paternostro

Ben and Sam preview the Phillies` season with Holly M. Wendt, and Jeff talks to News Journal Phillies beat writer Meghan Montemurro (at 23:50)
Via Baseball Prospectus
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies ranked as 6th best farm system by ESPN countdown

The Philadelphia Phillies farm system was ranked as the sixth best farm system in the MLB by ESPN's Keith Law.
Via Philliedelphia
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils acquire infielder Featherston from Angels

On Wednesday, the Phillies acquired infielder Taylor Featherston from the Angels for a player to be named later or cash. The six-foot-one 185-pounder did not perform well as a big league rookie last season, posting a .162/.212/.247 slash line in 101 games.  Featherston, 26, had done considerably better since turning pro, notching a .274/.343/.453 in four minor league seasons. He...
Via Phillies Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Phillies Cut Ties With Asche?

Should the Philadelphia Phillies cut ties with Cody Asche? It’s an interesting question, really. My initial instinct was “yes, absolutely trade him!” But now after re-thinking the question, I am not so sure the team should part ways with Asche just yet. There is reason to let the versatile Asche go.  Although he will likely end up in the outfield again, Asche’s role is still...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Cliff Lee be Pitching this Season?

Former Cleveland Indians’ and Philadelphia Phillies’ pitcher Cliff Lee is cleared to pitch after missing all of 2015 and the second half of 2014 with elbow injuries. The 37-year-old might have a few consistent seasons left in him, but according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, his asking price might be too high. “There were teams kicking around scenarios for the veteran...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2016 Preview: Cesar Hernandez

As we move toward the 2016 season, let us take a look at each player on the roster and what a reasonably successful season would look like. We started with Aaron Nola. Our most recent entry was Ryan Howard.Name: Cesar Hernandez Position: 2BAge: 26 in MayBat/Throw:  Both/RightNumber: 16Experience: 227 games What we saw in 2015 For the first time in his career, Cesar Hernandez got...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Biddle goes across the state

So much for the local product becoming a local star.
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Q & A With Phillies Beat Reporter Todd Zolecki

Spring Training is just around the corner, and while we all prepare for pitchers and catchers to report, fans are left with questions to ask about their respective teams. As a Phillies fan, I certainly know that I have my fair share of questions regarding the organization. With so many questions to ask, I had the idea of going to the experts. This past Friday, I had the great pleasure...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies OF Young charged with battery

(AP Photo). Former Phillies outfielder and current MLB free agent Delmon Young was arrested by police Sunday night for allegedly threatening and choking a valet driver in Miami, according to ESPN. The official police report depicts the confrontation beginning when the 30-year-old Young asked the valet to open an elevator. In response, the valet explained that the elevator was closed...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Mailbag: Who will close, will the Phillies add a bat, and when will J.P. Crawford arrive?

Embed from Getty Images Welcome to the first of what hopefully will become a weekly feature on Mondays: a Phillies Monday Mailbag. We asked the good people of Twitter what they would like to talk about, and these are the top questions we got in response from the Philliedelphia and...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies player strikes out in Xfinity’s Super Bowl commercial

You would think the wound of not having the Eagles play in, never mind winning, the Super Bowl would have been enough for the frustrated Phillies fan, but Xfinity poured a little bit of salt on the wounds for the locals of the Philadelphia sports scene with its Super Bowl ad. The advertisement for Xfinity’s X1 service took viewers through a variety of options you can browse and...
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee price tag too high for interested teams?

getty images An ace remains on the market, except that ace is years removed from regularly playing at the major league level. Cliff Lee has drawn little interest this offseason after missing most of the last two seasons due to injury. The 37-year-old left hander missed all of last season and played just 13 games in 2014. As many as 15 teams have been connected to Lee but thus far...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Playing Pepper 2016: Philadelphia Phillies

A little Q&A looking at the Phillies entering the 2016 season.
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors: Teams 'unsure' about meeting Cliff Lee's asking price

Former Philadelphia Phillies ace Cliff Lee is having trouble getting a team to meet his asking price, according to a report from The Boston Globe.
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline II: New GM’s Plan for the Philadelphia Phillies

With this offseason in the books under a new captain, the surprise of the hot stove league locally could be right-hander Mark Appel. He has the talent to surpass righty Vincent Velasquez and a beginning point for a foundation exists: lowered expectations as a secondary piece in the exchange, a fresh start and an in-your-own-hands fate with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But will his confidence...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Are Going to Be Fun

The Phillies aren’t projected to be a very good team this season. If you’re familiar with our internet pages, that certainly doesn’t come as breaking news. The Phillies rebuild has been a long time coming, and it’s good that they are finally committed to that process. And when I say committed, I mean committed. In a good way. The process is working, and working faster than...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Will Ryan Howard reach 500 HR’s?

I will always remember attending a specific baseball game in mid May at Miller Park between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers in 2005. I was supporting my favorite team and rocking Phillies gear, but I could not help to question the talent at first base. The inexperienced Ryan Howard kept getting the opportunity to play and I found myself praying for Jim Thome to...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Comcast SportsNet to air 145 Phillies games in 2016

As we step closer and closer to start of a brand new baseball season, how we will be able to watch the Phillies this year has been confirmed. Comcast SportsNet will air 145 games this season, a new record for the local sports network. An additional 10 games will be carried by NBC 10, including the home opener on April 11. The remaining seven games will also appear on a Comcast-owned...
Via Macho Row
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies finally cave to Little League alternate jersey trend, introduce red jersey for 2016

It has been a while since I have p[osted anything on this here site, but today I saw something so hideous, so atrocious that I just had to log in and share some thoughts. Let’s talk about the Phillies uniform news the team shared on this first day of February… For the first time since 1979, the #Phillies will wear red jerseys during regular season: pic...
Via Macho Row
9 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Phillies prospects ranked in MLB’s Top 100

This past Friday, MLB pipeline revealed their top 100 prospects list and the Phillies led the way with a Major League best seven players on the top 100 list. The Phillies players mentioned on the list were J.P. Crawford(#5), Jake Thompson(#55), Nick Williams(#64), Mark Appel(70), Cornelius Randolph(#84), Jorge Alfaro(#96), and Roman Quinn(#99). Seeing the Phillies with the most prospects...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Phils Google analytics guy and designate Biddle

The Phillies and Google? It must have been a strange week.
Via PhilsBaseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The Next Utley on the Philadelphia Phillies

Of the four possible second baseman, could one be a three-slot bat, or does Odubel Herrera have that spot in the future for the Philadelphia Phillies? Well, the franchise has Cesar Hernandez for 2016, a wizard with the glove, a .300 hitter with defensive laurels from Double-A managers and their second selection from the 2015 MLB draft. In fact, you probably know more about Utley’s successo...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Clemens fires back at Roy Halladay over HOF dig

After he once again fell short of being elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Roger Clemens did something he hasn’t typically done in the past when he fired back at a critic. Only this time, said critic was a former teammate and could be a future Hall of Famer himself. Earlier this week, Roy Halladay sent an enthusiastic tweet urging voters to keep Clemens and Barry Bonds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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