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Phillies GM says team's fans 'don't understand the game’

The Philadelphia Phillies are once again one of the worst teams in baseball, and their general manager has apparently grown tired of the fans for getting on his case about it. When asked on Monday if the team is planning to trade any of its veterans and potentially bring up pitching prospects Aaron Nola and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. rips fans who ‘don’t understand the game’

With the Philadelphia Phillies sitting at 19-28 and arguably seem destined for a third straight losing season, talk has turned away from the team enjoying success this summer to its plans at trading away expendable players, including Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and giving young prospects an opportunity to develop at...Read More The post Phillies GM...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro claims Phillies fans “don’t understand the game”

Fans just don’t understand In an interview with Jim Salisbury, Phillies GM, Ruben Amaro had some choice words for Phillies fans that don’t agree with the way he’s running the team. “They don’t understand the game,” Amaro said. “They don’t understand the process. There’s a process. And then they ***** and complain because we don’t have a plan. There’s a plan...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Amaro takes shot at Phillies fans criticizing “the process”

In a revealing interview with Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. discussed a number of the team’s players and top prospects in the minors. But when talking about promoting pitching prospects Zach Eflin and Aaron Nola to the majors to help bolster a rotation that has struggled past Aaron Harang and Cole Hamels, Amaro had some strong words for Phillies fans...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Minor League Hot List: Casimiro, Crawford, Eflin

Here’s another dose of the Phillies minor league hot list as we rundown the organization’s top performers of late from the various levels of the developmental system. Class A Lakewood BlueClaws- In his last five starts, righty pitcher Ranfi Casimiro has a 2-1 record with a 1.00 ERA.  Listed at six-foot-eight and 200 pounds, Casimiro has a 2-3 record with a 2.74 ERA, a .217 batting...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reliever Ken Giles fine after cutting finger during warmups

Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sanberg says that reliever Ken Giles is alright after cutting his thumb while warming up during the Phillies' game against the Washington Nationals on Friday night. According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sandberg said the right-handed reliever "snaps his fingers so hard on a breaking pitch that his pointer finger's nail scratches his thumb," which...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Sandberg calls Nats 'bush league' for playing soft pregame music

Teams always find new ways to try to get an advantage on their opponents, and the Washington Nationals' latest ploy has gotten under the skin of Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg. While hosting the Phillies for a recent series, the Nationals played a variety of soft pop songs, often with gloomy undertones, while the Phillies were taking batting practice. Sandberg was hardly...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies’ Batboy Accidentally Takes Ben Revere’s Bat

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere fouled a ball down the right field line. When he walked back to home plate, his bat was gone.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard Hitting Well as Phillies Drop Series to Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies’ Ryan Howard hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals in a baseball game at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) The 2014 season for Ryan Howard was essentially his welcome back party into the good graces of Philadelphia Phillies fans. After back to back awful seasons, Howard began hitting...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joseph ‘sidelined indefinitely’ with concussion

Catcher prospect Tommy Joseph remains "sidelined indefinitely," and will be doing vestibular rehabbing for a recent concussion, per the Phillies.
Via Philly Sports Live
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders as of May 24

Here's your weekly dose of the hitting and pitching leaders for the Phils and update on Chase Utley, who is finally not the worst player in baseball in the big stat categories.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Deals, Maikel Franco and Ryan Howard Homer, in Phillies Win

Philadelphia Phillies’ baseman Maikel Franco (7) celebrates with Ryan Howard at home plate after Franco hit a home run in the third inning of the Phillies’ baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Washington. Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) It was a tale of two pitchers on Saturday afternoon when the Philadelphia Phillies...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard, Franco power Phillies offense to rout of Nationals

View image | gettyimages.com Chase Utley, Ryan Howard and Maikel Franco all drove in runs in a four-run third inning for the Phillies. It was the heart of the order that kickstarted a big day for the Phillies offense at the plate. Franco's second major-league home run capped the four-run...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cause of the Phillies’ Recent Success

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 9: Maikel Franco #7 of the Philadelphia Phillies hits an RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 9, 2014 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 4-3. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) The Philadelphia Phillies have won seven out of their last ten games...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Nothing to see here

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies fired off six wins in a row heading into this week. Winning baseball is always a fun thing to watch, and the Phillies should be proud. But, I'm not ready to dole out much more than a casual "congrats", and an only-slightly condescending, "good...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It remains to be seen what Howard’s future holds

Ryan Howard – Photo Credit – HJ West Ryan Howard was once the next big thing. A fifth round pick in the 2001 amateur draft, Howard burst on the scene in 2004 in limited at-bats. The Philadelphia Phillies were an up and coming team at the time, with their eyes on the future. They felt so strongly and had so much confidence in The Big Piece that they let future Hall of Famer,...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading-Value Strategy by Position for the Phillies

When it comes to deal-making groundwork for July 31, it won’t begin on June 30 for the Philadelphia Phillies regarding Cole Hamels and the others. No, most plans are either carryovers from the previous December or March depending on the reasons: goals, budgets, attendance, competition, prospects, ages of talent, shortcomings, market size, current and healthy personnel, etc. Franco...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard actually valuable again?

I know you’ve probably heard this before, but the Philadelphia Phillies are not a good baseball team. Sure, they are only seven games out of the first place Washington Nationals, but when one of your best hitters is Freddy Galvis, you know you’re in trouble. However, there is a player on the Phillies who has seemed to emerge from three-year long slump, someone who is somehow...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Revere trade rumors; Would you deal him or someone else?

On Wednesday night, MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reported the Phillies have had discussions with the Angles about a possible trade of outfielder Ben Revere. The 27-year-old Revere, who is under contract through the 2017 season and is making $4.1 million this season, is batting .258 with 12 RBI and nine stolen bases through 40 games this year. The Angels have a struggling offense and...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Woman calls Phillies fan who stole her home run ball a 'dog'

A Philadelphia Phillies fan who ripped a Maikel Franco home run ball out of the hands of Joyce Murphy Kiner, a 63-year-old woman, during Sunday’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks has been identified on Facebook. The man’s name is Jim Bergen and his identity was discovered after he bragged about snagging the ball on social...Read More The post Phillies fan who ripped away...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fan takes home run ball away from woman (Video)

A Philadelphia Phillies fan continued to give his people a bad name on Sunday when he cold-heartedly stole a home run ball away from a woman who was about to pick it up. As you will see in the video below, the ball landed in the flowers just beyond the outfield wall and the woman...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies pitcher hit in throat with throwback from catcher (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Sean O'Sullivan was accidentally hit in the throat with the throwback from catcher Cameron Rupp during the top of the sixth in Sunday's game against Arizona.It happened with two outs and D-backs runners on first and third after O'Sullivan had delivered his 2-2 pitch high for ball three. O'Sullivan was looking to first base, so he wasn't ready when...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Nola’s Odds for the 2016 Phillies

Questions regarding recent personnel decisions move quickly from third base and left field to the mound, where Aaron Nola will soon don a Philadelphia Phillies’ uniform. Will he be here this year if he has continued success? Barring injuries, yes, he’ll take five turns in September and slot in second behind Cole Hamels due to trades. Nola Is Dominating Double-A Offenses. ...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Francoeur is still a blast to watch

Jeff Francoeur is a bad baseball player on a bad baseball team. Now 31, the days of “The Natural” are long over. Francoeur has turned into a journeyman since the Braves dumped him onto the Mets in 2009 for Ryan Church, playing for the Mets, Rangers, Royals, Giants, Padres, and Phillies in the majors over the past six seasons. He hasn’t played in as many as 100 games with...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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