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MLB Players That Will Be Shipped By The Trade Deadline

July 31st is a day most major league  fans look forward to. It could possibly be categorized as the most hectic 24 hours in baseball. On the last day of July, we reach the trade deadline. This is the time we find out which teams are making a push for the playoffs and who is preparing for 2015. Afterward, new jerseys are made and the landscape of some clubs drastically change. Many...
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Phillies Rumors: Antonio Bastardo most frequently heard in trade talks

The lefty reliever might be a hot ticket item before this year's trade deadline and the Philadelphia Phillies might have the pitcher a team is looking for in Antonio Bastardo. Bastardo is having a pretty good year and might help a team make a push into the playoffs.#451163396 / gettyimages.comAccording to a tweet from Jim Salisbury of Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia, Bastardo...
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The New Marlon Byrd is the Real Marlon Byrd

This is a trade-deadline season defined by available pitching. We’ve already seen a handful of arms on the move, with more still to get dealt, and for the teams who’ve been looking for bats, there’s not nearly the same kind of market. But one player out there who’s gotten a little attention is Marlon Byrd, […]
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Report: Bastardo Hottest Phils Name in Rumors

According to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, lefty set-up man Antonio Bastardo is the name he hears the most popping up in trade rumors. A scoreless eighth for Antonio Bastardo. He’s the Phillie that I’ve heard most trade buzz about. Friendly contract — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 10, 2014 Bastardo, 28, makes $2 million this year and has one more year of team control...
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Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee expected to start July 19th

The Philadelphia Phillies enter a weekend series against the Washington Nationals having won their last four games. At 41-51, the Phillies are still nine games behind the Nationals and Atlanta Braves in the National League East. On the injury front, left handed pitcher Cliff Lee, who has been on the disabled list nearly two months, has made progress and is expected to come off...
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With Addition Of Sizemore, An Anxious Weekend Is Ahead For Phillies Outfielders

The Phillies added a player they long coveted on Thursday night in outfielder Grady Sizemore. Once one of the game's top young talents, Sizemore has battled injury since 2011 after four years of 20+ home runs and 20+ stolen bases. After a roster crunch caused the Boston Red Sox to...
Via Philliedelphia
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Grady Sizemore Returns To Majors After Getting Called Up By Phillies

Grady Sizemore is back in the majors. The Philadelphia Phillies called up Sizemore from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday, ending a brief minor league stint for the veteran outfielder, who was released by the Boston Red Sox last month. Sizemore, who signed with Boston over the offseason after missing the last two full seasons because of injuries, hit .216 with two homers, 15 RBIs...
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Phillies transfer Cliff Lee to 60-day DL, call up Grady Sizemore

getty images The Philadelphia Phillies have transferred left handed pitcher Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Lee will be first eligible to rejoin the Phillies rotation on July 18 and is expected to pitch on July 19 for the team. Cliff Lee will go on 60-day DL. Can be activated July 18. Expected to pitch July 19 in Atlanta. — Matt Gelb (@magelb...
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Phillies Call Up Grady Sizemore

Grady Sizemore was called up by the Phillies Thursday night. To make room on the roster, Dave Buchanan was sent down. Sizemore hit .216/.288/.324 for the Red Sox in 2014 before being designated for assignment. He was hitting .289/.360/.378 for the IronPigs. Sizemore has a history of injuries, but used to be one of the better center fielders in MLB. Included in his MLB resume is...
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Jonathan Papelbon doesn't have an issue with possibly being traded

After closing down the Brewers Wednesday night, Phillies reliever Jonathan Papelbon was apparently asked a series of questions about his feelings on a potential trade here in July. It doesn't sound like it would bother him too much. "Some guys want to stay on a losing team? That's mind-boggling to me," Papelbon said ( "I think that's a no-brainer...
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Does Papelbon want to be traded to contender?

The hot news out of Milwaukee isn’t the fact that the Phillies took three straight from the team that entered their series with the best record in the National League. No, it is the fact that Jonathan Papelbon has reportedly stated his desire to play for a team in contention before the end of the month. His quotes and post game actions are captured here by Ryan Lawrence: After...
Via Phillies Nation
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Storyline: The Next Bullpen Surprise for the Phillies

Is another stud on the way for the Philadelphia Phillies after Ken Giles? Will this mystery reliever fill the final seat in the pen? Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: 12 Weeks After.     TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Reading people is the answer to their decisions: past...
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Teams To Which the Phillies Can Trade Cole Hamels Is Leaked

Earlier today, Rich Wilkins wrote up a trade candidate profile of Phillies starter Cole Hamels, the first in a series that Rich will write. Rich identified some of the teams that he felt that Hamels could go to in a deal: The Dodgers could put together the best package, and...
Via Philliedelphia
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Report: Phillies Expected To Aggressively Shop Cliff Lee Before Trade Deadline

Cliff Lee hasn’t pitched in a major league game since May 18, but the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander could be a pivotal piece of someone’s playoff push. Lee isn’t expected to return until after the All-Star break with an elbow injury, but reports the Phillies are expected to shop the veteran pitcher. Other clubs told that the Phillies will be aggressive...
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Phillies Rumors: Philadelphia looking to move Jonathan Papelbon

Sitting at last place in the NL East, the Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly looking to move reliever Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon is in his third season with the Phillies, and it is season three of a rich four-year contract that the Phillies have been looking for a way out of since his second season. The Phillies shopped Papelbon last winter and summer, but found no takers.#451667904...
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