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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The curious future of Cole Hamels as a member of the Phillies

Rebuild. A word that no true sport fan wants to hear when it comes to their team, especially if that team has provided a championship in the last 10 years. It’s a scary word, meaning your team will move on from players who have made an everlasting impression on their city, their fans, and their […]
Via Full Scale Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies are Really Going to Sell Hard Alcohol to Fans This Season

This is going to end well. For the first time ever, the Philadelphia Phillies are going to be serving hard alcohol at their concession area this upcoming season. The Phillies previously sold cocktails for those lucky enough to get their hands on premium seating at Citizens Bank Park. But now the entire crowd (21 and over) can actually shoot down some hard alcohol before returning...
Via Sportsnaut
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies to sell hard liquor, wine at Citizens Bank Park

The Philadelphia Phillies revealed that the team and its concession partner Aramark will be selling a selection of hard liquor and wine at Citizens Bank Park this upcoming season. The news, as part of an announcement in which the team touted new concession offerings that will be available at the ballpark this season, states that...Read More The post Phillies to sell hard liquor...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meet Odubel Herrera: The Phillies Opening Day Center Fielder

Last weekend, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg indicated the team is moving Ben Revere from center field to left field to make room for Odubel Herrera — a speedy slap hitter they plucked from the Rangers in the rule 5 draft last winter. Although he’s second baseman by trade, Herrera apparently showed enough outfield range this spring to convince the Phillies brass that...
Via Fangraphs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through March 31

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies debut 'a surreal moment' for Zach Eflin

This past week, we've gotten to see a glimpse of the Phillies future in terms of pitching. The trio of Aaron Nola, Severino Gonzalez and Zach Eflin could be anchoring the Phillies rotation in a few years. Yesterday, Eflin got to start on the big league stage for the first...
Via Philliedelphia
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies’ Pitcher Aaron Nola Generating Hope for Success

Phillies prospect Aaron Nola made his double-A debut for the Reading Fightin’ Phils against the Harrisburg Senators. Nola gave up six hits and one run in five innings to pick up the win at FirstEnergy Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: Steven M. Falk/Inquirer) After balking on beginning a much-needed rebuilding process, general manager Rubén Amaro and his staff have only recently started...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Utley’s Unannounced Replacement on the Phillies

Because of his three vesting options, Chase Utley could be the regular second baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies for the next four campaigns. Starting in 2015 and through 2017 for each 162, Utley will either have 500 plate appearances to guarantee $15 million for the following season or a club option of $11 million or $5 million if he doesn’t have 500 PA. He had 664 plate appearances...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Domonic Brown Likely to Miss Opening Day

According to Phillies GM Ruben Amaro and Manager Ryne Sandberg, Domonic Brown is likely to miss Opening Day, and could find himself on the DL to start the season. If this is the case, the Phillies will carry Jeff Francoeur, Jordan Danks, Brian Bogusevic, and Darin Ruf. Brown’s recovery from tendonitis in his left Achilles has been “slow,” and seeing the downhill spiral Ryan...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Move Ben Revere to Left Field

With only one week remaining before the regular season, Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg has made his final crucial decision. The decision was to move Ben Revere from Center Field to Left Field. Since joining the Phillies, Revere has shown subpar defense in Center Field. While his speed is among the best in the major leagues, he often fails to utilize it by taking odd routes to fly...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies name Cole Hamels as Opening Day starter

Earlier on Sunday,  Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reported that the Philadelphia Phillies announced that Cole Hamels will be the team’s Opening Day starter. This announcement was expected as Hamels is the Phillies best pitcher on the staff but who doesn’t like a bit of excitement. In Hamels’ latest Grapefruit League appearance three days ago against the Toronto...
Via Total Sports Live
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies should use Ben Revere to acquire a starting pitcher

The Phillies decided that they could no longer tolerate Ben Revere's arm in center field. It is almost funny, since Revere has made one highlight reel catch after another in left field. The shame of the situation is that the Phillies simply cannot afford to waste left field on someone...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels To Start Opening Day for Phillies

Earlier this afternoon Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg named Cole Hamels the opening day starter.  Hamels was the obvious choice and it was not much of a question as to who would start opening day.  The questions are who else is going to make up the 2015 starting rotation for the Phillies. Cliff Lee is already on the 60 day DL and there is a good chance he will miss the entire season...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Bold prediction for 2015

The Philadelphia Phillies will explode the core of their team and be the worst team in the NL East. While the Phillies’ terrible team play and attempts to trade some of their major contributors is obviously not a recipe for success, but I believe they will “shoot for the moon” and pull a full-on Sam Hinkie (shout out to Sixers fans that are still hanging in there). They are...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitching prospect Garner, others released, Dugan has setback

Garner, image- Jay Floyd Via the esteemed Jim Salisbury on Twitter, there were a couple noteworthy minor league reports on Sunday with righty hurler Perci Garner being released and outfielder Kelly Dugan returning home to heal from a stress fracture in his foot. Garner was the Phillies’ second round draft choice in 2010.  The 26-year-old sported a 19-23 record along with a 4...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez Among Latest Round of Cuts

Per Todd Zolecki of MLB.com the Phillies have announced the latest round of cuts. Most surprising (or maybe not surprising) is Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez who after Cliff Lee went down, seemed almost a lock for the roster. However Gonzalez has really struggled this spring a 7.53 ERA, allowing 25 hits...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Demote Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Five Others

  PHOTO: AP/Kathy Willens The Phillies optioned pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Sunday. The Cuban righthander didn’t live up to expectations this Spring, allowing 12 earned runs–as well as five home runs and 25 hits–over 14.1 innings. He’ll start the season in the minors again, which is a disappointment.  In addition to the MAG demotion, the...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Nola gives Phillies fans something to be excited about

Twenty years or so from now, when Aaron Nola retires from the game of baseball, if his career amounts to anything, people will point to his outing yesterday against the New York Yankees at Brighthouse field as the moment when it was clear he was on a path towards greatness.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Former Cardinals outfielder Curt Ford was allegedly the victim of a race-related attack in St. Louis earlier this week. On Thursday, Ford told Christine Byers of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he is considering moving away from the St. Louis area after a man yelled racial slurs at him and punched him at a gas...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Top Prospect Crawford Out 4-6 Weeks

As we search for positives before the Phillies season begins, the organization has been dealt another blow. J.P Crawford, the Phillies #1 prospect – #14 overall by Baseball America, #22 overall according to MLB.com – will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a strained oblique, according to reports. Crawford was expected to begin the season with the Reading Fightin’ Phils after spending...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Might Have a Taker for Ryan Howard

The Philadelphia Phillies are looking to unload Ryan Howard…and they might just have an interested party. The team has made it public that they’d be willing to eat $50 million of the $60 million they owe Howard and the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League appear to be willing to take them up on the offer. But there’s a catch…they’d like to get their fans to...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Rollins: Philadelphia ‘not conducive for a superstar’

There was once a time when Jimmy Rollins was a fan favorite in Philadelphia. The 2007 NL MVP won four Gold Glove Awards, made three NL All-Star teams and helped his team capture a World Series title in 2008. Then, the Phillies went down the tubes and Rollins went with them. Now that he has...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay zings A-Rod over Twitter

Roy Halladay brings the heat even in retirement. The former two-time Cy Young winner sent a funny tweet Monday morning that included a zinger against A-Rod: I recorded my first strike out since retirement! Time for a comeback? She has a better swing then Arod! No steroids pic.twitter.com/98ytAyTUy0 — Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) March 23, 2015...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay rips Alex Rodriguez over PED use

Roy Halladay may still be retired, but that hasn't stopped him from staying connected and weighing in on all things MLB. And even though he no longer plays baseball at the major league level, he can still throw heat. He recently posted a photo on Twitter which showed him "striking out" one woman. Halladay had a great caption to go along with the photo. In it, he ripped Yankees...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies reportedly willing to eat most of Howard's contract

If the most recent reports regarding the increasingly uncertain future of Ryan Howard remaining a member of the Philadelphia Phillies organization is any indication, the team is willing to do just about anything to part ways with him, including eating an enormous amount of his contract to effectuate said parting. Sports On Earth’s Anthony Castrovince...Read More The post Phillies...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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