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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Yankees In On Bastardo and Byrd

According to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the Yankees have interest in both left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo and right fielder Marlon Byrd. Bastardo, 28, has struggled at seemingly just the wrong time for the Phillies,  seeing his ERA jump by nearly a point and a half since June 28 with opponents getting on base at a .390 clip since that date. Bastardo appeared to be headed toward...
Via Phillies Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sizemore, Giles Proving Their Worth to Phillies

The 2014 season has been a huge disappointment for Phillies fans. The Phillies find themselves 13 games under .500, and in last place in the NL East. The core group of players have not been productive enough to save this team, but some newcomers have found success since putting on a Phillies’ uniform. Those newcomers include Ken Giles and Grady Sizemore. Since signing with the...
Via Phillies Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils don't seem very interested in trading Hamels, but they should be

Everyone who has talked to the Phillies about star left-hander Cole Hamels comes to the same conclusion: Philliy isn't serious about trading the lefty. The Phillies are said to have requested packages of multiple top prospects from at least the Dodgers, Red Sox and Yankees, with no suggestion yet that any of the other teams has realistic hope to land Hamels. As one rival GM...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Marlon Byrd sits after fouling ball off foot

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets on Tuesday y the score of 6-0. Cole Hamels scattered six hits and struck out eight in eight innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. Chase Utley provided the big blow with a grand slam home run in the seventh inning. The Phillies, who improved to 47-60 on the season, were without right fielder Marlon Byrd, who was out...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

On the Report of the Phillies Asking Price for Cole Hamels

With the trade deadline 48 hours away, the Phillies have apparently made Cole Hamels available in trade talks. This is good news for Phillies fans, as Hamels will likely never have more value than he does right now. However, if Bob Nightengale’s sources are correct, the Phillies asking price for Hamels is insane. Yet, according […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Telling Teams A.J. Burnett Will Retire After This Season; Pirates Doubt It

The Phillies signed A.J. Burnett in an offseason after Burnett originally told teams he would go back to Pittsburgh or he would retire. After changing his mind, Burnett went to the Phillies, instead of Pittsburgh. While Burnett had a great two years in Pittsburgh prior to this offseason and Pirates...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryne Sandberg’s Misuse of Phillies Starting Pitchers is Concerning

  Ryne Sandberg deserves a little leeway this season considering the situation he’s in.  The Phillies are in the midst of a steep decline and their over/under win total in Vegas was only 76, their lowest projection since the days of Terry Francona.  Expectations were low for Sandberg in his first big league season in the dugout, but it’s […] The post Ryne Sandberg...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies Willing to Trade Cole Hamels

Jayson Stark over at ESPN reported in a column on Monday that the Philadelphia Phillies are entertaining offers for staff ace Cole Hamels, who immediately becomes the top pitcher on the trade market, especially with David Price likely staying in Tampa Bay.  Stark does go on to indicate that a deal is unlikely due to an astronomical asking price. Apparently, Philadelphia is said...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies release outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.

The Philadelphia Phillies announced Monday that they have released outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. Gwynn was designated for assignment last Monday after playing in 67 games for the Phillies this season. He hit .163 with three RBIs, two stolen bases and 14 runs scored. Gwynn has appeared in 672 Major League games and hit .239 with a .621 OPS. Gwynn, 31, lost his father Tony Gwynn on June...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Phillies Willing to Sell?

If you were banking on the Phillies selling everyone, which you know…. would make sense, you may want to sit down for this. ESPN.Com’s Buster Olney had a series of interesting tweets Sunday night. Some teams that are dealing with the Phillies say they are having difficulty gaining traction in talks;not sure if PHI committed to dealing. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 28...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New rule allows Ryan Howard to score with touching home plate

Major League Baseball's new rules on home-plate collisions and instant replay allowed Philadelphia's Ryan Howard to pull off a curious play. He scored a run without even touching home plate.Standing on first base with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, Howard started running to second when Phillies batter Marlon Byrd hit a pop fly to shallow right field. It should...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Debating Trades and Rumors for the Phillies

Although he will still be a member of the Philadelphia Phillies on August 1, Cliff Lee could bring a decent package of untested talent within the next five weeks. But how much money would the Phils have to eat for a worthwhile return? Before reviewing the local stars who could change uniforms, this article presents the unvarnished predicament when a run is over. Please, scroll down...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
5 days 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
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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