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LHP Prospect Biddle to have Tommy John surgery

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd The Phillies announced on Sunday that lefty pitching prospect Jesse Biddle will require Tommy John surgery after suffering damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his throwing arm. The 23-year-old has been plagued with injuries in recent seasons after missing considerable time with a concussion last year with Double-A Reading, he was shut down with...
Via Phillies Nation
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Surprises Ahead for 2016’s Phillies

Overlooking the clues to 2016, many fans miss the upside of clutch-hitter Maikel Franco and a completely healthy squad that the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies is deliberately silent on. Additionally, until the faithful can see past the losing record under the new skipper, they will remain in the dark blind to the hidden and surprising potential of these new regulars...
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils win by losing; swept in twin bill, but clinch No. 1

View image | Game 2 Final: Marlins 5, Phillies 2 WP: Justin Nicolino (3-3, 2.65) LP: Alec Asher (3-2, 2.67) SV: Ramos (32) Game 1 Final: Marlins 7, Phillies 6 WP: Clint Narveson (3-1, 4.45) LP: Ken Giles (6-3, 1.83) SV: Ramos (31) Philadelphia, PA--It's rare you see a...
Via Philliedelphia
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Robles Suspended 3 Games For Intentionally Throwing At Rupp

MLB has announced that Hansel Robles has been suspended for three games for “intentionally” throwing a pitch at the head of Cameron Rupp in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Don’t know how they determined it was intentional, but Robles is really becoming a very high maintenance player. Funny thing is that I thought […]
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies, Reds in play for first overall pick with season drawing to a close

View image | PHILADELPHIA - With the 2015 Major League Baseball regular season drawing to a close, many teams this weekend will look to secure positioning in the postseason, as well as finish the year out strong with momentum that would ideally carry them deep into October. For the...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cespedes avoids serious injury despite being hit on hand

    The New York Mets appear to have avoided disaster. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand during the top of the third inning of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday and left the game. He went inside the clubhouse to be examined and undergo evaluation. Luckily the X-rays were negative, and the team said he just has a contusion on two fingers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cespedes Leaves Game After Being Hit By Pitch

Everyone hold your breath… Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes was removed from Wednesday night’s game against Philadelphia at Citizens Bank Park, after he was hit in the left hand with a pitch in the third inning by Phillies pitcher Justin De Fratus. After getting hit, Cespedes dropped his bat and immediately crouched in pain grabbing his wrist […]
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

100 Losses Still in Play for the Phillies

By Stephen Weber. The Philadelphia Phillies are probably counting down the days until their 2015 season comes to a close. A very long a grueling season combined with a bunch of losses isn’t exactly what an organization hopes to sign up for each season.  That being said, picked to finish dead last in the NL East by just about every analyst, and a GM who every Philly fan hates with...
Via Beyond The Spread
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Franco to rejoin Phillies for final series

The Phillies will get Maikel Franco back in time for this weekend’s series in Philadelphia against the Miami Marlins, according to Daily News beat writer Ryan Lawrence. Maikel Franco set to rejoin Phillies on Thursday and be available to play this weekend. He’s been feeling better, obviously. — Ryan Lawrence (@ryanlawrence21) September 29, 2015 Franco has been sidelined with...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look at the 2016 Phillies Rotation

In six days, the Phillies 2015 season will mercifully end. Philadelphians will shift their attention to the other teams in town, and there will be a short lull before the free agency period begins. For the Phillies, this period of time will be their chance to evaluate what they have,...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Phillies honored with minor league Gold Glove Awards

Aaron Altherr, image- Jay Floyd On Monday, Minor League Baseball announced that right fielder Aaron Altherr and left fielder Cord Sandberg were honored as Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners. Altherr split spent time this season with Double-A Reading as well as Triple-A Lehigh Valley before he was promoted to the majors.  He was perfect in 107 games in the field, recording 279...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies decide to decline 2016 option on Cliff Lee

WASHINGTON -- Interim general manager Scott Proefrock says the Philadelphia Phillies are shutting down rookie pitcher Aaron Nola and will decline their 2016 option for Cliff Lee. The 37-year-old Lee did not pitch this season because of an elbow injury. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner's $120 million, five-year contract included a $27.5 team million option for 2016; instead, the...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - September 27

Here are your Phillies leaders as they limp to the finish line.
Via PhilsBaseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Altherr hits inside the park grand slam against the Nationals

The Washington Nationals are desperately clinging to their playoff lives, and the Philadelphia Phillies are going to do everything in their power to make this a long weekend for the soon-to-be dethroned NL East champions. In the third inning of Friday’s game, Aaron Altherr hit a sinking liner to center field that Michael Taylor dove for. Taylor whiffed on Altherr’s hit, and...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies secure Pete Mackanin as manager past 2015

Not much is clear for the future of the Philadelphia Phillies, but one thing that is now certain for fans is that Pete Mackanin will be the manager in 2016. In a move that fans have been speculating and anticipating since he was named interim manager June 26, the Phillies have officially named Pete Mackanin as the manager of the team in 2016 and possibly beyond. Mackanin took over...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin discusses managing philosophy

Pete Mackanin had the “interim” tag removed on Tuesday from his job title. The rebuilding Phillies extended the 64-year-old skipper’s contract through next season, with a club option for 2017. Mackanin has been at the helm since Ryne Sandberg unexpectedly stepped down in late June. The team has gone 30-46 under his leadership. This is Mackanin’s first full-time managerial...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies extend Pete Mackanin through 2016

The Phillies managerial search is over before it even started after the team announced today they have extended Pete Mackanin through 2016. The contract also has a club option for 2017 so there’s a lot of incentive to turn this team around. It’s interesting the organization announced Mackanin as manager for next year without a general manager in place, showing the type of power...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have their next manager. It’s Pete Mackanin

Phillies remove interim tag from manager Pete Mackanin’s job title. The Philadelphia Phillies found their replacement manager for 2016, and possibly 2017. They didn’t have to look beyond their own dugout. Pete Mackanin has been promoted to manager after having the interim tag removed from his job title today by the club. Mackinin will be the Phillies manager for 2016 and there...
Via Macho Row
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Mackanin will be retained by the Phillies for 2016

Take one managerial job off the market for 2016 – the Philadelphia Phillies will be retaining interim manager Peter Mackanin for next season. #Phillies have extended the contract of Pete Mackanin as manager through the 2016 season. The extension includes a club option for 2017. — Phillies (@Phillies) September 22, 2015   Mackanin’s Phillies have struggled overall...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard’s tenure with the Phillies over?

Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman Ryan Howard In a season where Philadelphia Phillies fans have been more excited for the season to end than for it to start, pieces of the team’s past glory have been fading into obscurity and/or wearing different uniforms. With Cole Hamels traded to the Texas Rangers, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley now in Los Angeles playing for the Dodgers...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon blames everyone but himself for the Phillies losing

Jonathan Papelbon is back in Philadelphia with the Washington Nationals, and he’s not exactly being careful with his words. Here’s what Papelbon said before Monday’s series opener at Citizens Bank Park, via’s Todd Zolecki. “If I say something I mean it,” Papelbon said. “I’m not going to take anything back that I’ve ever said or did because I believe...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies part ways with GM Ruben Amaro

In a move that has been widely expected for months, the Phillies announced today that they’re not going to extend Ruben Amaro‘s contract, ending his tenure as general manager of the club. Full release from #Phillies on Amaro: — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 10, 2015   Amaro has been the Phillies GM since November of 2008. The Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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