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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lehigh Valley IronPigs rock jerseys inspired by Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ (pics)

On Thursday night in Allentown, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs — the Triple-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies — donned a jersey that arguably was among the most highly anticipated alternate gimmicky jersey of the minor league baseball season … and that’s saying something, as this season has afforded a plethora of goofy getups that have […] The post Lehigh Valley IronPigs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minor league team wears jerseys inspired by 'Thriller'

'Cause this is thriller! Thriller Night! (Oink) pic.twitter.com/7XKx1hsP5V — IronPigs (@IronPigs) July 25, 2014 The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs are one of the most innovative teams in baseball when it comes to promotions. On Thursday night, they wore Michael Jackson Thriller-themed jerseys, continuing a tradition of incredible promotions. The jerseys were auctioned off after the...
Via The Outside Corner
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon invites 'whole park' of Phillies fans to boo him

Jonathan Papelbon has a message for Philadelphia Phillies fans: Bring it on. The Phillies closer, who had allowed four runs over his last two appearances, was welcomed to the mound Thursday night with a smattering off boos from his home fans at Citizens Bank Park. It was harsh treatment for a pitcher who’s surrendered just nine runs all season, but Papelbon told reporters after...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade Notes: Hamels and Byrd

Could Cole Hamels be shipping up to Boston? Put this into the “where there is smoke, there is fire” category of sports. The Phillies continue to say that they are not trading starter Cole Hamels, but the Phillies scouts picked an interesting game to attend Thursday night. Jayson Stark of ESPN is reporting that the Phillies sent scouts to the  Boston Red Sox AA (Portland Sea...
Via Phillies Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates want no part of Burnett's player option, hurting trade chance

The Phillies and A.J. Burnett wouldn't mind working out a deal for him to go to Pittsburgh, but the Pirates' interest, believed mild at best, might fall further if Burnett intends to pick up a player option for next year that's likely to be worth $12.75 million. The option is for $7.5 million at its minimum, but just 32 games started brings it up to $2.75 million, which...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard's Career In Philly Is Coming To An End

The Philadelphia Phillies have made it very clear that they are looking to deal their power hitting first baseman, Ryan Howard. Most recently the team has said that they will either bench Howard or platoon him with Darin Ruff. #452361778 / gettyimages.comNot only is the team working hard to find a potential suitor for Ryan Howard, the Phillies are willing to eat most of the $70 million...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard has officially been benched by the Phillies

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday that the Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard with more than $60 million remaining on his contract and today is the day it becomes totally clear that the former MVP has been benched. Philadelphia is facing a right-handed pitcher, which the left-handed-hitting Howard has made a career of knocking...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Marlon Byrd asking price 'too high'

The Philadelphia Phillies are entrenched in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-57. A team that was one of the best in baseball from 2007-2011 have hit rock bottom and are looking to rebuild. Several names have come up in trade rumors, one being power-hitting right fielder Marlon Byrd, who is in his second tour of duty with the Phillies. But will the Phillies...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Breakup Letter from Phillies Fans to Ruben Amaro

It started out so nice, Ruben. We met on an exciting night back in 2008 when the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series for the first time in two decades. You were there with then General Manager Pat Gillick. Ruben, you were young and the obvious successor to Gillick when he eventually retires — which happened that offseason. Things between us Phillies fans and you started...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he’s on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering paying the rest of Howard’s contract and releasing him after the season. Howard is owed $25 million this season and a total of $60 million over the next...
Via Rumors and Rants
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phils Exploring Options with Howard

In what was already a busy day, full of transactions for the Phillies, John Clark of CSN Philly tweeted this bombshell: Phils discussing trading Ryan Howard/eating lot of $ or releasing him, according to @JSalisburyCSN, who doesnt envision Ryan back next year — John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) July 23, 2014   There may be smoke where there is fire in what is likely informed speculation...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay channels Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ in Twitter fan letter to Chase Utley

Even though Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball last December, it’s clear that he still pays attention to the goings on in Major League Baseball, especially as it relates to keeping tabs on the achievements of his former teammates. One teammate in particular certainly appears to have made quite an impact on the former […] The post Roy Halladay channels Mac from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies owners be looking to sell?

Bill Giles gathered a silent group of investors and bought the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981 for $30 million. Thirty-three years later, the Phillies team value is $975 million according to Forbes.com. The Phillies have been a lucrative business investment which, despite the current lag in attendance and in the standings, is likely to continue paying dividends. But is it possible...
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Latest Trade Rumors on Hamels, Burnett, Pigs

Good Sunday morning! Just 11 days away from the trade deadline, here are the latest trade rumors surrounding the Phillies. - Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe cites Major League sources, stating that if the Phillies find a taker for the entire remainder of Cole Hamels‘ contract and get three pieces in return, Hamels “is gone”. - The Phillies and the Orioles have begun “very...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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