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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

What is 100% Definitely Going to Happen with Cole Hamels

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen In the middle of the 2012 season, the end of the Phillies' five-year playoff run, Cole Hamels signed his six-year, $144 million extension with the only team he has ever played for. At the time, anyone with more than just a casual interest in the team, or...
Via Philliedelphia
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Reportedly Less Focused On Signing Cuban Slugger Tomas

Cuban Slugger Yasmani Tomas has attracted suitors from across MLB, including the Phillies and Giants According to a post on MLB Network's Hot Stove blog, the Phillies seem to be reconsidering their chase of talented Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas. Paul Hagen, who posted the story, notes that "[w]hile the Phils,...
Via Philliedelphia
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas May Not Land in Philadelphia

This morning on 94.1 WIP-FM, Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki was on and was asked about the latest on Cuban outfielder, Yosmani Tomas. What Zolecki said did not sound promising for fans hoping that the young, premiere outfielder would land in Philadelphia this offseason. “He’s getting closer (to making a decision on a team), I don’ know if it’ll be the Phillies though...
Via Phillies Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Jesse Biddle diagnosed with mild tendinitis after MRI

The Philadelphia Phillies look to start the rebuilding process this winter following two consecutive 73-win seasons. Some veterans who were the core of the team that won a World Series championship in 2008 likely will be moved to pave way for younger players to build for the future. One such player is left-handed pitcher Jesse Biddle, who struggled this past season in Double A Reading...
Via MLB Injury News
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Howard reaches settlement with family

ST. LOUIS (AP) Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over their management of his finances and business affairs. Court documents filed in federal court in St. Louis show that a firm set up to represent the former NL MVP's interests and Howard's twin brother, Corey Howard, agreed to voluntarily dismiss the suit late last month. No details were provided...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard had ugly legal fight with family over finances

Ryan Howard has struggled on the baseball diamond in recent years, and it seems his personal life isn’t going smoothly either. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and his family were involved in a legal dispute regarding control over his finances, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. The fight apparently included his twin brother suing him for over...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason guide: Hitters

Last week I looked at the Philadelphia Phillies possible offseason moves at pitcher and this week I will take a look at what they could do out in the field. The Phillies have a plethora of trade candidates in the field and definitely need a lineup change. The Phillies have no important positions players hitting free agency, but they did resign injury-prone Grady Sizemore to a one...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Make Offer to Lester, Putting a Potential Hamels Deal on Hold

#452683600 / gettyimages.com Yesterday, we found out the Phillies were doing "background work" on Red Sox prospects. Boston is known to be a possible landing spot for Cole Hamels, but the Red Sox have reportedly made an offer to one of their former aces, which could affect the Phillies chances...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Generating Ryan Howard Trade Scenarios

Ryan Howard is set to make $60M over the next 2 years.  The Phillies desperately want to move him.  That's no small feat.  Howard had a historically horrible year as a cleanup hitter, albeit with 23 homeruns and 95 RBI.  Trading him to a team that could use him at DH would be ideal and for the other team's unwanted contract(s) in return.  I've generated some scenarios below...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies announce 2015 developmental coaching staffs

On Tuesday, the Phillies released their planned 2015 coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates. The Triple-A level will maintain the same group with Dave Brundage staying on as manager, Ray Burris and Sal Rende returning as pitching coach and hitting coach respectively along with Mickey Morandini coming back as bench coach. Dusty Wathan, image- Jay Floyd Reading skipper...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gladbach close in on Zambrano

Borussia M’gladbach are hot on the trail of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano, Bild has revealed. Die Fohlen aim to […]
Via Soccer News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Arizona Fall League Rundown

The Arizona Fall League wrapped up play last week, with the team that Phillies’ players were assigned to, the Scottsdale Scorpions, finishing with a league-worst 12-20 record. The team was also made up of representatives from the Yankees, Pirates, Mets and Giants. Seven Phillies players took part and spent time battling against other organizations’ best young prospects. Below...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Walters- Depth Signing

Another day, another minor league signing, this time in the form of pitcher PJ Walters.  The right-hander is set to turn 30 years old in March and last saw MLB action in 2013.  In parts of 5 seasons with the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Twins he's amassed a 6-10 record over 40 games, 24 starts, and 152 innings with a 6.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP.  In layman's terms- crap pitcher.  PJ...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Have Shot Down Multiple Trades For Hamels

(Associated Press Photo)According to multiple media reports, the Red Sox have already shot down a couple of trade proposals from the Phillies for their left-handed ace Cole Hamels. Reportedly, Philadelphia has demanded at least three of Boston's "elite" prospects—including emerging stud starter Henry Owens. Despite the rebuffs from Yawkey Way, the channels of trade communication...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd will be traded by Phillies

Why the Phillies will trade Marlon Byrd
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yasmani Tomas makes sense for the Phillies

Yasmani Tomas will cost a lot money, but it is worth the risk for the Phillies...
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cole Hamels Wants to be Traded

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels hasn’t technically requested a trade from the team, but it’s rather evident that he wants to move on this offseason. According to USA Today baseball insider Bob Nightengale, Hamels is not happy with the direction of the franchise four years after he signed a six-year, $144 million extension with the team. At that point, Hamels...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: A Surprise Signing, Phillies?

With an open slot for a starter, will Miguel Gonzalez or a new face plug that hole for the Philadelphia Phillies? Keep in mind, if Ruben Amaro Jr. tabs Gonzalez and he does not pitch satisfactorily, the front office will have a major problem. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Final...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Darin Ruf, Jesse Biddle

The Philadelphia Phillies likely to trade some veterans this off season, as they focus on rebuilding for the future. They will be counting on free agent pick ups, trade acquisitions and young talent in their system in hopes of getting back into contention in a few years. A couple players that could be a factor are Darin Ruf and Jesse Biddle, who both are dealing with injury issues...
Via MLB Injury News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets tried to trade for Jimmy Rollins

This would have been something else – according to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, the New York Mets attempted to bring over long-time rival Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies in a trade. Of course, the trade was blocked. The Mets, in need of a shortstop, spoke with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring Jimmy Rollins in a trade, sources told ESPNNewYork.com. The pursuit...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies found a suitor for Ryan Howard?

The Philadelphia Phillies desperately want to move Ryan Howard, even if they have to eat the large majority of his contract and get not much of anything in return. They may have found a suitor – the 2014 AL champion Kansas City Royals. DH Billy Butler is a free agent this winter, and Kansas City could want to replace him with Howard, a native Missourian. Via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale…...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee expected to be ready for spring training

The Philadelphia Phillies are clearly in a rebuilding mode following their second straight 73-win season. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has made it clear that he'll listen to offers for any player, including aging core veterans that helped the Phillies win a World Series six years ago. One player who could command a lot in a trade is Cliff Lee, who is expected to be ready...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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