PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lidge on Phils' arms: 'They've got the talent'

Brad Lidge still looks like he could pitch for the Phillies. But on Sunday, he finished his second turn as a guest instructor at Phillies camp. This time, he saw a lot of young pitchers and a lot of new faces.
Via Phillies.com
6 hours ago

Phils' logjam could leave starters in 'pen

Alec Asher can do the math. The Phillies have 12 starters that could open the season in the big leagues or Triple-A. Twelve starters, 10 jobs.
Via Phillies.com
7 hours ago

Phillies Nation prospect roundable

Recently, the writers of Phillies Nation conducted a roundtable about the Phillies’ farm system. Read more below. Malcolm: We’re now in the “Time to Prove It” part of the rebuild, where a bunch of prospects pretty much need to make it to Philadelphia this year and start playing regularly. So how many prospects do you realistically see in Philly, and playing regularly, BEFORE...
Via Phillies Nation
10 hours ago

Mailbag #23: The Season of Eternal Optimism

Enjoy it while it’s here Baseball is here! Now only a month and a half of hoping everyone stays healthy before real games begin. So far, the Phillies have already lost one player to injury (Victor Arano) and some injury scares (Thompson and Galvis) with a few others. Now all I need is some more grainy videos of batting practice and fielding drills to tide me over until the Phillies...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Knee swelling forces Eflin to rest Friday

Zach Eflin could not throw Friday because of swelling in his right knee, but he said he is scheduled to have a bullpen session Monday.
Via Phillies.com
1 day ago

Joseph's power could be crucial for Howard-less Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) When Tommy Joseph was traded to Philadelphia back in 2012, the Phillies were just beginning their descent into a lengthy rebuilding period. The years since then have been challenging for both Joseph and the franchise - but now, there are some signs of progress for both. Joseph finally made his major league debut last May, a couple months before turning 25...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies name Jeanmar Gomez the closer and it makes no sense

Pete Mackanin has hinted all winter that Jeanmar Gomez would retain his closer role with the Phillies.  This was a surprise with the Phillies acquiring Joaquin Benoit in the offseason and Hector Neris on the rise. It’s a huge surprise that Mackanin named Gomez the closer on Tuesday as pitchers and catchers reported to Florida for the first day of workouts. Benoit and Neris will...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fire back at Chris Christie for slam with ‘bridge’ tweet

New Jersey governor Chris Christie on Wednesday made some insulting and sarcastic comments about the Philadelphia Phillies, Citizens Bank Park and the team’s fans. The trash talk certainly riled up the baseball-loving populace of the City of Brotherly Love. And now, the Phillies have exacted their revenge.Christie, an unabashed New York Mets fan, pulled off his anti-Phillies hit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Show Me Your Feed: Get to Know Howie Kendrick

Please welcome new Phillies contributor Leslie Gudel, who needs no introduction. She sat down with Phillies outfielder Howie Kendrick and got to know him through his wide-ranging Instagram photos. At the end of last season, Pete Mackanin said he wanted a veteran bat in his lineup. On November 11, the Phillies Skipper got just what he asked for in the form of 33-year-old Howie Kendrick...
Via Crossing Broad
2 days ago

Chris Christie calls Phillies fans 'angry, bitter'

NEW YORK (AP) Many of Chris Christie's constituents live outside Philadelphia, but the New Jersey governor apparently has a low opinion of the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans. Speaking Wednesday on SportsNet New York, Christie declared ''the Phillies suck.'' He went on to say the Phillies were an ''awful team'' with ''an angry, bitter fan base.'' He also said it's not safe...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation Prospect Week: 5 we’ll see in 2020

With baseball prospects, as with eyesight, the hardest thing to see tends to be what’s farthest from you. The youngest players, who have the most physical and on-field growth to undergo before they make it to the majors, have a wide range of what might happen to them. Still, we try. We look for skills we know can develop into a strong body of work, players with instincts and makeup...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Ranking This Season’s Phillies Giveaways

Phillies single game tickets went on sale today, which means fans will be looking for the best matchup, or which games have the best freebies. The promotion schedule this year ranges from the usual shirts and hats to a flash drive, some **** you can probably get at Five Below, and more. Let’s rank them. A few notes: These rankings only include giveaways with pictures. We can...
Via Crossing Broad
2 days ago

New Jersey Gov. Christie has harsh words for Phillies, fans

NEW YORK (AP) While many of his constituents live outside Philadelphia, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie apparently has a low opinion of the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans. Speaking Wednesday on SportsNet New York, Christie held little back, declaring ''the Phillies suck.'' He went on to say the Phillies were an ''awful team'' with ''an angry, bitter fan base.'' He also said...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Odubel Herrera by Matt Collins

Casting the fantasy spotlight on the Phillies center fielder.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies spring training first week recap. Felske Files Episode 90!

Corey Seidman of Comcast SportsNet joins host John Stolnis to talk about the latest news and notes from the opening week of spring training in Clearwater. Who will be the closer? How healthy is Aaron Nola? Can Maikel Franco improve? Will Odubel Herrera hit 20 bombs? What constitutes a successful 2017 season? Also, who is winning the rebuild race between the Phils and Atlanta Braves...
Via The Good Phight
3 days ago

Phillies Phire Back at Chris Christie

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has nothing nice to say about the Philadelphia Phillies and their fan base, which caused the Phillies' Twitter account to throw some epic shade.
Via Sports On Earth
3 days ago

Who Are You: Clay Buchholz

This post is the last of a weekly series which has run each Thursday. Over the offseason, we took a deep dive look at new members of the Phillies roster. Now that we’re just weeks away from settling down with these guys every day, the hope is that this series has provided a requisite introduction in preparation for the coming season. Previous Installments: Howie Kendrick Pat...
Via Crashburn Alley
3 days ago

List of Phillies in the World Baseball Classic shrinks due to injury

Some Phillies are now not playing in the WBC. Some are still not. Days ago, we, or I, gleefully brought you the list of Phillies playing in our planet’s penultimate international baseball tournament, the World Baseball Classic. From the high profile Odubel Herrera’s to the low level Nick Fanti’s, you now know who to root for when Israel plays Korea on March 6 at 5 a.m. EST...
Via The Good Phight
3 days ago

Philadelphia Phillies announce Jeanmar Gomez will start the season as closer

Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin announced Thursday Jeanmar Gomez would be the team’s closing pitcher to start the 2017 campaign. This announcement may come as a surprise to some with the team acquiring Joaquin Benoit this offseason. Last season, Gomez was thrown into the closing role after David Hernandez and Dalier Hinojosa failed to impress the manager in the role...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Reading Fightin’ Phils becoming Reading Whoopies for game

The Reading Fightin’ Phils, the AA affiliate of the Phladelphia Phillies, is one of many minor league teams that often roll out themed uniforms over the course of the season. They may have outdone themselves with the uniform they’ll be wearing on August 7th. Yep – they’re going to dress like Whoopie Pies and changing their team name to the “Whoopies” for the morning game...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Philadelphia Phillies’ storylines for 2017

The Philadelphia Phillies are hoping to be a lot better than their 2016 campaign, but wild card dreams may still be a year or two away. General manager, Matt Klentak, has brought in some players that can improve the Phillies win-loss total this season.  The team can only look upward from here. The trade for Clay Buchholz could improve the rotation that is already the strength on...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 33 Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Philadelphia Phillies farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Matt Imhof retires after losing eye in freak accident

Former Philadelphia Phillies pitching prospect Matt Imhof announced his retirement from baseball after suffering a freak training accident last year.Imhof suffered serious injuries last June when a piece of metal mounting hardware holding a resistance band tore off a wall and struck him in the face, fracturing his nose, breaking two orbital bones and critically injuring his eye....
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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