PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Phillies brass in agreement on team needing more hitting

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin continues to lobby for veteran hitting to be added to the club this off-season. Management doesn't seem to disagree.
Via Philliedelphia
8 hours ago

Phillies implored to keep fighting in team meeting

The visitors' clubhouse door opened Wednesday night at Turner Field and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin unexpectedly emerged, still in his uniform. Mackanin and every big league manager conducts postgame interviews on the road in the manager's office, but Mackanin changed locations to the service level following a 12-2 loss to the Braves because Ryan Howard and A.J. Ellis had called...
Via Phillies.com
8 hours ago

Turner Tribulations: Braves 12, Phillies 2

Make it stop please. The Phillies have had some great moments over the years at Turner Field. Cole Hamels and company threw a complete game no-hitter in Atlanta. Ryan Howard has hit some mammoth homeruns in his time there. Shane Victorino saved Brad Lidge's perfect season with a play at the plate nobody will ever forget. "Chase Utley, you are the man" originated here, for heaven...
Via The Good Phight
9 hours ago

Phillies bid Turner Field goodbye in series finale

When the Phillies face the Braves for the final time at Turner Field on Thursday night, Freddie Freeman and Ryan Howard will look to continue their recent success at the plate.
Via Phillies.com
10 hours ago

Klentak confident offense headed in right direction

A couple weeks ago Pete Mackanin said he hoped the Phillies would acquire a couple impact bats in the offseason. He asked for just one on Tuesday. But will he get even that? It remains to be seen. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Wednesday at Turner Field that he agreed with Mackanin that the Phillies' offense needed to improve in 2017 -- the Phillies are last in baseball...
Via Phillies.com
11 hours ago

Maybe the Ryan Howard Contract Wasn’t Such a Mistake

Ryan Howard‘s contract seemed like a mistake from the start. But there are reasons why it was a mistake the Philadelphia Phillies needed to make. When the 2016 season concludes, the Philadelphia Phillies will buy out the final year of Ryan Howard’s contract. With that, Howard’s Phillies career – aside from maybe a one-day “retire as a Phillie” contract – […]...
Via Section215
14 hours ago

The Strange Season Of Vince Velasquez

The Philadelphia Phillies are still finishing up their season, but with Vince Velasquez watching from the pine. The Philadelphia Phillies have had their ups and downs this past season, and no one exemplified that better than starting pitcher Vince Velasquez. Velasquez was famously acquired in the deal that sent closer Ken Giles to the Houston […] Philadelphia Phillies: The Strange...
Via Section215
18 hours ago

Phillies reportedly plan to honor Ryan Howard Sunday

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly plan to honor Ryan Howard Sunday, which will be his final home game with the team.
Via Philliedelphia
19 hours ago

Phillies lose Roman Quinn to injury

Phillies outfielder Roman Quinn suffered yet another injury as his 2016 season comes to an end.
Via Philliedelphia
20 hours ago

Stay Young Or Get Weird? That’s The Phillies’ Question

With five games to go in the 2016 Phillies season, the team is nearly unwatchable. At least after the fifth inning. Take it from someone who went to Saturday’s game at Citi Field. The first two innings were cathartic release against a Mets team that had recently been walking on water. The final seven innings felt like being dragged slowly back from the heavens, and once hitting...
Via Phillies Nation
22 hours ago

Phillies could re-sign Jeremy Hellickson before free agency, report says

The Phillies may be able to keep Jeremy Hellickson from hitting the free agent market. When the offseason arrives for the Phillies, a fascinating puzzle will lie in front of team president Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak. With a slew of young players--both in the big leagues now and on the cusp in the minors--no one seems untouchable...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

As Phillies miss playoffs, more Phillies in playoffs than ever

Congratulations to the 2008 Phillies for making the 2016 post season. Who would have thought, as we watched this team fade away in 2012, that four years later, we’d be seeing Chase Utley, Carlos Ruiz, Joe Blanton, Jayson Werth, Cole Hamels, and Jimmy Rollins together again at the playoffs? Only this time, they’re playing for three different teams. And also, one of them isn...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Jeremy Hellickson to Test the Market

There is mutual interest between Jeremy Hellickson and the Philadelphia Phillies to remain with the club in 2017. It’s not surprising that the Philadelphia Phillies would like to keep Hellickson as he has experienced a career resurgence in Philly. After a few forgettable years with the Arizona diamondbacks, Hellickson seems to have found a home […] Philadelphia Phillies: Jeremy...
Via Section215
2 days ago

Phillies team leaders - September 26

Just one week to go. Here are your leaders.
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago

September call-up report card

With the end of the season coming to a close, now is a good time to begin evaluating the Phillies’ September call-ups. The club promoted two highly touted prospects Roman Quinn (a second round draft pick of the Phils in 2011) and Jorge Alfaro (acquired in the Cole Hamels trade in July of 2015) while others such as Dylan Cozens, Rhys Hoskins, and Ben Lively stayed put and...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera delivers huge bat flip after walk-off HR

Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th to give the New York Mets a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, and he may have topped his performance at the plate with the amazing bat flip he delivered. Take a look at this flip, which traveled almost halfway to first base: Think Asdrúbal knew it was gone? His #walkoff HR gives @Mets .5 game...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: 2016 Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies gutted their roster of most veterans over the last year-plus, with Ryan Howard standing as the final member of the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia squad. And while the Phillies will finish under .500 again, they’re not going to lose 100 games, and could end up surpassing their win total of 73 from both the 2013 and 2014 season, meaning this rebuild could be progressing...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph, Eickhoff lead Phillies over White Sox

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Tommy Joseph homered, doubled and drove in three runs and Jerad Eickhoff outpitched Chris Sale as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-3 Wednesday night. Joseph now has 21 home runs, third most among rookies in the majors. The Phillies teed off on Sale (16-9), tagging the ace for six runs and seven hits in four innings. It was the second...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Herrera helps Phillies hold off White Sox, 7-6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Odubel Herrera kept up his hitting surge with three hits and three RBIs, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off a late Chicago White Sox rally in a 7-6 win Tuesday night. Tommy Joseph and Roman Quinn added two hits apiece and combined to drive in three runs for the Phillies. Herrera is 15 for 28 in his last seven games. Melky Cabrera hit a three-run home run for...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies blow eighth-inning lead, fail to sweep Marlins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin still isn't sure why reliable reliever Hector Neris didn't throw his best pitch in a big spot. With the Phillies leading by two runs in the eighth and closing in on a three game-sweep of the Miami Marlins, Neris allowed a two-run homer to Christian Yelich and a go-ahead infield single to J.T. Realmuto as the Marlins...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The 1st Offseason Priority for the Phillies

Twelve days at most after the World Series ends, the decision-makers of the Philadelphia Phillies will know if Jeremy Hellickson will enter spring training as the Opening Day starter for 2017. Basically, if he receives a qualifying offer (QO) five days after the Fall Classic and accepts it a week later, he will also fill one roster slot. That said, general manager Matt Klentak...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole shut down for season by Pirates

Cole World has now indeed become The Sideline Story. Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Tuesday that the team is shutting down right-hander Gerrit Cole for the remainder of the season, per Adam Berry of MLB.com. Pirates are shutting down Gerrit Cole for the rest of the season, GM Neal Huntington says. — Adam Berry (@adamdberry) September 13, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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