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Phillies aim to solve Teheran as Hellickson looks to continue strong July

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to change their luck against Atlanta Braves right-hander Julio Teheran, who is 6-3 with a 2.29 ERA against them in his career.
Via Philliedelphia
1 hour ago

Young Phillies will be Scottsdale Scorpions this fall

The Phillies will send a squad of prospects to the Arizona Fall League to don Scorpion caps this year. It’s likely that you have already filled your fall with numerous novelty autumnal activities, since you won’t have to be near a TV to watch the Phillies in the playoffs. But there will still be Phillies playing baseball come October, they’ll just be in the desert somewhere...
Via The Good Phight
2 hours ago

Rangers' deal for Phillies' Velasquez "unlikely," report says

The young starter has been the focal point of trade rumors. As the Aug. 1 trade deadline has approached, an unlikely name has risen among the Phillies' players. In addition to veterans Jeremy Hellickson and Peter Bourjos drawing interest from several teams - at least until the latter's trip to the disabled list - young right-hander Vincent Velasquez...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

OF Pullin standing out among stacked Reading lineup

Pullin, image- Jay Floyd In a lineup that features a pair of sluggers battling it out for the minor leagues’ home run title, mild mannered and average framed outfielder Andrew Pullin somehow stands outs. The Double-A Reading Fightin Phils include the leading home run hitter in the developmental ranks in first baseman Rhys Hoskins, who has mashed 30 round trippers, as well as impact...
Via Phillies Nation
9 hours ago

Heyman: Rangers talking to Phillies about Velasquez

In need of starting pitcher due to an injury-depleted rotation, the Texas Rangers are talking to the Philadelphia Phillies regarding 24-year-old right-hander Vincent Velasquez, sources confirm to Today’s Knuckleball. The Rangers are 60-44 and in first place in the AL West after a win on Friday night, but the team has concerns about the starting […] The post Heyman: Rangers talking...
Via Today's Knuckleball
17 hours ago

The Importance of Jeremy Hellickson’s Changeup

You know what every Philadelphia Phillies fan needs? Another article outlining Jeremy Hellickson. Have no fear because this has nothing to do with if he’s being traded or not. Instead, we’re going to focus on what’s going on behind the scenes with his improvement. Lately, Hellickson has been putting on a clinic on the mound, […] Philadelphia Phillies: The Importance of Jeremy...
Via Section215
22 hours ago

Phillies trade rumors - July 29

Here's the latest with three days left 'till TD day...
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Poll: Should Aaron Nola Be Demoted?

Aaron Nola was looking to turn around a horrendous stretch of starts that has resulted in just one quality outing since June 5th. He didn’t turn it around to the extent we thought he would last night against the Atlanta Braves. Nola’s outing was not as disastrous as some of his previous starts as he went five innings and allowed three earned runs. That doesn’t look terrible...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Altherr makes big return in first game back for Phillies

ATLANTA (AP) Aaron Altherr and Maikel Franco homered, Aaron Nola won for the first time in eight starts and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-5 on Thursday night. Altherr returned to the lineup after missing the first 103 games of the season with a broken left wrist. He went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Braves starter Matt Wisler (4-11) gave up three homers and has...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly not motivated to move Jeanmar Gomez

The Philadelphia Phillies reportedly intend to retain closer Jeanmar Gomez past the trade deadline.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago

Altherr to make his 2016 debut with Phillies

ATLANTA (AP) Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr has been reinstated from the disabled list after missing Philadelphia's first 103 games with a broken left wrist. Manager Pete Mackanin put Altherr in the lineup batting fifth and playing right field Thursday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Phillies made room for Altherr on the 25-man roster by placing outfielder Peter Bourjos...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Hellickson: Now Slightly More Interesting

This is simply the nature of the current starting-pitcher market. There’s no Cole Hamels, there’s no David Price. There’s a Chris Archer and a Sonny Gray and a Julio Teheran, but odds are they all stay put. So you move on to your Andrew Cashners and your Drew Pomeranzes and you look for reasons to get excited. You don’t force reasons to get excited — some guys just aren’t...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season for the Philadelphia Phillies

In the history of the Philadelphia Phillies franchise, a player has hit 30 or more home runs 57 times. How many of those players can you name? Clue: Number of home runs/season  
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies 3B Blanco leaves game with fractured finger

PITTSBURGH (AP) Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Andres Blanco was removed from Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates with a fractured left index finger in the fifth inning. Blanco is expected to be placed on the disabled list Monday, but the Phillies will not make a move until they arrive in Miami. Blanco took a throw from catcher Carlos Ruiz and applied a tag in time...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Prospecting for the next Phillies’ Ace

Of the seven starters in the system, does one rise above the others on the depth chart of the Philadelphia Phillies since Aaron Nola‘s arrival in 2015? Did the trades of Cole Hamels or Ken Giles produce a stud to head the five-man staff? Has 2016’s MLB Draft pool left general manager Matt Klentak without a true number one? And when the smoke clears, will the red pinstripes...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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