PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

2017 Phillies Draft Preview - Round 2 Options

Some of these guys may not fall to Round 2, but I’m also certain they aren’t real options in the top 10 either and I want to write about them, so... Hagen Danner, RHP/Catcher, 6’2" 195 lbs Huntington Beach, CAHagyD (I did not make up that nickname) is another guy like Hunter Greene and "Two-way" McKay capable of being worth a pick in the top 2 rounds as either a Hitter or...
Via The Good Phight
48 minutes ago

Transactions Retrospection: The Ryan Howard Extension

On April 26, 2010, Ryan Howard was a star. For four consecutive seasons, the Phillies first baseman had landed in the top five of the National League MVP voting and swatted over forty home runs. With the Phils in the midst of a five-year run of dominance, the sides linked up on a five-year, $125MM extension. It’s easy to mock that contract now, with the Phillies still paying down...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 hour ago

Phillies MLR 4/24/17: We’re Pullin for you Andrew

Phillies Minor League Roundup for 4/24/17 Today’s Probables: LHV: Ricardo PintoREA: Tom EshelmanCLR: Seranthony DominguezLWD: JoJo Romero Reading 9, Harrisburg 1 Brandon Leibrandt - 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7 K, 6 GB, 4 FBAlexis Rivero - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, KJoey Denato - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, KMiguel Nunez - 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 KScott Kingery - 2 for 5, R, 3B, RBI, 2 KAndrew Pullin - 3 for...
Via The Good Phight
2 hours ago

Fact or Fiction: Nola, Hernandez and the 2017 Phillies

We’re still not even close to where we need to be to get a decent statistical sample size for the 2017 Phillies, but we can definitely start to see outliers and statistical anomalies in some performances so far. So it’s a good time to pop open the hood and take a look underneath some of the traditional stats and examine who is putting up numbers unlikely to be sustained over...
Via Phillies Nation
2 hours ago

Having a little faith in J.P. Crawford

On Episode 109 of “The Felske Files,” hosts John Stolnis discuss the struggles of Crawford, who might replace Aaron Nola in the rotation, and lots more on Jeremy Hellickson and Aaron Altherr. J.P. Crawford is really struggling, guys. Of course, you knew this already. The team’s top overall prospect, still just 22 years old, is having a rough go of it at Lehigh Valley this...
Via The Good Phight
5 hours ago

Nola Injured and the Phillies Make a Trade

The Phillies 40 man roster will be a story all year, as they navigate the 11 players they added in front of the Rule 5 draft. With Clay Buchholz’s season ending injury and Elniery Garcia’s PED suspension, the roster opened up some. This was all just in time for injuries to hit the Phillies elsewhere. The heart attack inducing injury was to Aaron Nola’s back. Right now, all...
Via Crashburn Alley
20 hours ago

Phillies Nation Podcast: Episode 5 – The Phillies are .500! + Gregg Murphy

The fifth episode of the Phillies Nation Podcast is live! This week I ponder whether the Phillies are a .500 team, plus I go over the team defense, Tommy Joseph’s struggle and Maikel Franco’s hitting with Daniel Walsh of PhilliesNation.com. I also chat with Gregg Murphy, the television field reporter for the Phillies, about growing up a Phillies fan, a bad camping trip,...
Via Phillies Nation
21 hours ago

Phillies place Aaron Nola on 10-day DL

The Phillies have placed pitcher Aaron Nola on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain. The move is retroactive to April 21 (Nola’s last start), so if he’s only on for 10 days, he misses just one start (Wednesday vs. Miami). His next scheduled start would be May 1 at Chicago. OPINION: (grabs paper bag). That said, we don’t know if this is a one-time minor injury...
Via Phillies Nation
22 hours ago

Braves-Phillies' similarities could lead to rivalry

Some rivalries have historic foundations. Others are more temporal, based on trends that pull franchises toward each other.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Phillies have intriguing switch situation

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak noticed a peculiar thing this spring when going through different lineup iterations with manager Pete Mackanin.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Daily Prospect Notes, 4/24

Daily notes on prospects from lead prospect analyst Eric Longenhagen. Read previous installments here. Jorge Alfaro, C, Philadelphia (Profile)Level: Triple-A   Age: 23   Org Rank: 3  Top 100: 32Line: 3-for-4, HR Notes Alfaro’s home run came on a slider on the outer half that he hit the opposite way. It’s about 370 feet to right center at Coca Cola Park and there’s a 16...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - April 24

Here's what the leaderboard looks like for a .500 baseball team.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Philadelphia Phillies: Is César Hernández the second baseman of the future?

So far this season César Hernández has been the Philadelphia Phillies best batter. Nothing against Odubel Herrera who’s certainly not disappointed at the plate, but dual combo of Hernández’s speed and contact skills have placed him on the base paths in 14 of the Phillies 17 games this season. While Hernández has been on the team for five years, he was actually signed as...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Prospect Nick Pivetta Becoming Legitimate MLB Option

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Phillies Acquire Ty Kelly From Blue Jays

The Phillies have announced that they’ve acquired IF/OF Ty Kelly from the Blue Jays for cash considerations. To clear space on their 40-man roster, they’ve placed Clay Buchholz on the 60-day DL.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Phillies Prospect Update: April 22 edition

Crawford still 102 points away from the Mendoza Line: Yikes!
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago

Phillies links 4/21: Phillies stories to read from past week

John Middleton speaks! And he wants his bleeping trophy back.
Via PhilsBaseball
4 days ago

Report: Phillies came close to acquiring Jay Bruce in trade

Jay Bruce has absolutely crushed the Phillies this season. The crazy thing is he actually could have been playing for them this season had things turned out a little differently.According to Newsday’s Marc Carig, the Phillies came close to acquiring Bruce in a trade with the Mets during the offseason.We knew the Mets were open to trading Bruce after he performed below expectations...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies are still in a rebuilding process

It breaks my heart to see a few Phillies players getting down on themselves after getting swept by a stacked New York Mets team.It’s easy to criticize the Phillies so far as the pitching has struggled and times are getting rough but it is also a team that is still rebuilding.The Phillies looked really good in their series against the Washington Nationals a week ago taking two of...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yoenis Cespedes Hits 3-HR Against Phillies

Yoenis Cespedes became the 2nd Met ever with his 3 home run game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Cespedes is playing in Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philadelphia and just hit a double, making him 4-4 on the night. Cespedes came into the game with just 1 home run and a slash line of .154/.267/.308. This is the jump start that fantasy owners were looking for after a less than stellar...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins jokes about asking FBI to find ‘the real Jose Reyes’

Jose Reyes has gotten off to a terrible start at the plate in the initial days of the 2017 MLB season. So much so, in fact, that New York Mets skipper Terry Collins cracked a joke about enlisting the services of the FBI to discover the whereabouts of the “real” version of the infielder.“I’ve got the FBI out looking for the real Jose Reyes,” Collins said, via the New York...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen spoils an otherwise good opening week

After the opening seven games of the season the Philadelphia Phillies sit with a 3-4 record, good for fourth in the NL East. Although a mediocre record accompanies the team, the Phillies showed signs of life from their pitchers and batters and could easily improve on their 71-91 record last season. Here, we’ll break down the key observations and events from opening week. Bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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