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PN Interview: Reading’s Cerebral Slugger Jake Fox

Jake Fox, image- Tug Haines Since rejoining the Phillies organization in June, corner infielder Jake Fox has been the driving force of the Double-A Reading offense.  The 32-year-old veteran of four big league seasons, having played with the Cubs, A’s and Orioles, has dominated Eastern League pitching, posting a .322 average while mashing 20 home runs and driving in 65 runs in...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Changes Coming To Phillies Organization

According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Phillies will be making many changes throughout the entire organization. He was on 97.5 The Fanatic yesterday with Mike Missanelli, and talked about the state of the Phils organization. He mentioned that, in addition to the changes, he believes that GM Ruben Amaro Jr is unsafe, despite David Montgomery saying that Amaro was not on the hot seat...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia-Las Vegas LLWS Game Drew Bigger Crowd Than Phillies

Mo’ne Davis apparently is a bigger draw than her favorite baseball player, Chase Utley. Davis has been the star of the Little League World Series, so much so that her Pennsylvania squad’s game against West Regional champion Nevada on Wednesday night attracted 34,218 spectators — nearly 10,000 more than showed up to watch Utley’s Phillies host the Seattle Mariners. The...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley hits go-ahead RBI single by throwing his bat (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley hit a go-ahead RBI single by literally throwing his bat at a pitch during the fourth inning of Wednesday's game against Seattle.Utley let go of his bat as he swung at a 2-2 pitch, but managed to hit a blooper into the air and over the outstretched arm of Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s Bat Gains A Mind Of Its Own And Hits A Single For Chase Utley

The box score will suggest that Chase Utley hit an RBI single in the fourth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Mariners. That is a lie. Chase Utley’s bat came to life and hit an RBI single in the fourth inning. That is the only reasonable explanation for this. Yes, the bat flew out of Utley’s hand, and connected with the ball. The baseball then found grass and Jimmy...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 20 – Minor League Update, Curt Simmons

This week, our minor league expert Jay Floyd joins Pat and Corey to breakdown Phillies prospects and discuss when we might see them in Citizens Bank Park. They analyze guys like Maikel Franco, Aaron Nola, J.P. Crawford and Jesse Biddle. Ian returns with his exclusive sit-down interview with Phillies legendary pitcher Curt Simmons. He talks about playing baseball in Egypt, NJ and...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AJ Burnett says he will likely retire after season

#453357756 / gettyimages.com At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils Get Prospect, Williams Twirls Magic, Blanco Hits

Phils Get Prospect:Last week the Phillies sent Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for the infamous Player To Be Name Later, two of them at that.  The first player now has a name, and that name is Jesmuel Valentin, who is the son of former big leaguer Jose Valentine.  Jesmuel was a 1st round pick in 2012 and is currently playing at Single-A as a 20 year old.  In 3 minor league seasons...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Post Reports Phillies Favorite To Get Rusney Castillo Despite Recent Report

Earlier today we ran an article that reported the Phillies were "not likely" to sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo. Castillo, a Cuban defect who put on private clinics for MLB teams all last week, is regarded as a phenom who could make a splash on any team - as long...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Kendrick apologizes for showing up Sandberg

The morning after he angrily stormed off the mound after a defensive collapse by teammates, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick apologized to manager Ryne Sandberg for his actions. “We talked,” Kendrick said before Sunday afternoon’s game. “I know it wasn’t the right thing to do.” Kendrick took a 5-1 lead into the sixth inning Saturday afternoon. The Giants tied the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: 1st September Call-Up for the Phillies

If you want something to look forward to, you won’t have long to wait for the announcement from the Philadelphia Phillies regarding their expanded roster. Some of the Triple-A prospects are more obvious than others. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: A Preview for 2015. RED ALERT Welcome...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: the Domonic Brown decision

Throughout this season there has been plenty of debate about which players the Philadelphia Phillies should part with, and which ones they should keep.  The trade deadline passed with no moves being made, which means that any big decisions will not occur until the offseason.  One decision that needs to be made, that has not been discussed, is Domonic Brown. There has not been...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Rosenthal suggests Sandberg may be on hot seat

Ryne Sandberg, by all indications, is Ruben Amaro’s guy. Amaro hand-picked him years ago as one of the game’s more obvious heir apparents to the team’s most successful manager in franchise history, Charlie Manuel. Sandberg always seemed like an odd choice to bring to Philadelphia, as he never really was...
Via Philliedelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston radio hosts accuse Pedro Martinez of steroid use

It is hardly surprising in this day and age of sports shock talk that hosts attempting to bring attention to themselves would attack the most revered Red Sox player of the last 30 years. Yesterday and this morning, both 98.5 FM (Felger and Mazz) and WEEI (Kirk Minihane) made, at the very least, strong suggestions that former Red Sox ace Pedro Martinez used steroids during his playing...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Eight hottest MLB pitchers right now

If you still don’t believe that the era of unbridled pitching prowess is upon us, here is one fact—among the many—to potentially sway you. Currently, there are 21 pitchers who have ERAs lower than 3.00. || Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies As recent as 22 days ago, all signs were pointing to Hamels being dealt away from the only professional team he’s known. With each...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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