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Phillies’ Ryan Howard is Looking Like a Shell of His Former Self

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard cannot reach a single by Miami Marlins’ Jacob Realmuto during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) The Philadelphia Phillies and their fans hoped that slugger Ryan Howard could go back to being the player that he was during the middle of the Phillies pennant runs...
Via The Sports Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Galvis’ sizzling start keep going?

Phillies fans searching for things to watch this season should follow Freddy Galvis. Can he possibly keep this up? He went 3-for-4 and scored the winning run in the ninth inning Friday in a 1-0 victory over the Braves at Citizens Bank Park. He is hitti...
Via Philly Sports Live
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies’ Chase Utley is “more open” to waiving no-trade rights

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is usually the first person you hear Philly fans complain about, but it’s second baseman Chase Utley that is getting more of the blame these days. He has struggled mightily from the plate this season and his value on the field and on the trade market has not been lower than what it is right now. That being said, Utley is “more...
Via Baseball Essential
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Harang gets the call against his former team as Phillies host Braves

Tonight at 7:05pm, the Phillies (5-11) look to bounce back from their disappointing series loss to the last-place Marlins. For the first time this season, the Phils will match up against the new-look Braves (8-7), who have performed pretty well considering the circumstances of their offseason moves. Without Evan Gattis,...
Via Philliedelphia
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon wants out of Philadelphia

For everything that’s gone wrong in Philadelphia this season, one of the things that has gone *right* is the performance of closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon has thrown 6 1/3 innings, struck out six hitters, hasn’t allowed a run or walked a hitter, and has converted all three of his save opportunities. But because the Phillies are awful, Papelbon hasn’t gotten much action...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Games, Two Record Low Crowds

I know the Phillies probably have the worst team they've had since entering Citizens Bank Park. I know they also had some cold weather yesterday. These are not conditions that usually draw huge crowds to the ballpark. They certainly didn't do that yesterday. The paid attendance for the Phillies-Marlins series...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aging Philadelphia Phillies’ struggles continue

With 15 games complete, the Philadelphia Phillies (5-10) have played to the level that was expected of them. The bats rank towards the bottom of the league in the majority of the offensive statistical categories. Notably the Phils are last in the MLB in runs scored (40) and batting average (.211). Sixty-three runs and a .246 batting average are the league averages. Pitching overall...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: How to Handle Hamels

In Episode 180, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) answer a handful of reader questions and talk about some fantasy news from around the league. Topics include: Whether you should be worried about Cole Hamels’ slow start Where Kris Bryant ranks rest of season Checking in on Dustin Pedroia’s power Some analysis of 2015’s intriguing...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cody Asche Turning The Page, and Taking Notes

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Cody Asche, left, throws to first base for the out against Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) It was just one season ago when the Phillies were hopeful, but unsure if Cody Asche could fill the void as the clubs full...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard with The Howard for the Win

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.Ryan Howard won yesterday's game for the Phillies.  How?  By committing his first Howard of the season, which essentially guarantees a victory for the good guys.  Howard may not connect for many homeruns anymore...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera Providing a Spark for Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Washington. The Phillies won 5-3. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Odubel Herrera was a Rule 5 draft choice for the Phillies in 2014 that largely went unnoticed. For Phillies fans, the departure of Jimmy Rollins...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through April 21

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looks like the end is near: Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee puts Philadelphia home up for sale

Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee could be approaching the end of his baseball career, thanks to elbow issues. While Lee gives it one more shot to try to rehab his arm through rest, Lee must be looking ahead to an imminent end of his career. Or at least, his Phillies career....
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Odubel Herrera for Rookie of the Year

It’s never too early to start hitching a wagon to one of the brightest spots of the 2015 Phillies… .@odubelherrera1 is leading the way in several rookie offensive categories. — Phillies (@Phillies) April 21, 2015
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It's been a great start for the the minors

We are into the third week of April and things are going really well for the Phillies organization. No, not the big league team. Oh, god no. They are so bad right now, employers might start giving the dreaded "Access Denied" to any Phillies sites for offensive material. Fortunately, wins and losses are about as important as the defensive techniques of the ballgirls at this point...
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL East. 1. Lucas Giolito RHP – Nationals: Not assigned to roster. For more analysis of Giolito, please click here. 2. Noah Syndergaard RHP – Mets: While Syndergaard is regarded...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Hot List: Franco, Quinn, Tocci, Eflin Start Blazing

After roughly a week and a half of the minor league schedule has past, so here’s a quick run down of the top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks thus far in the young baseball season. Triple-A Lehigh Valley… 3B/1B Maikel Franco- The righty hitting slugger sports a .386 average with a homer and eight RBI through 10 games.  After going 0-for-3 on opening day, the...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Punch-less Phils on Pace to be Worst Offense in Club History

In 13 games, Herrera has been among the game’s top center fielders. He, Asche, and Galvis are holding the Phillies above water in the race for worst offensive team in Phillies’ history. Photo: Look, I understand. It is April 20, 4/20, and quite honestly, some of you reading the title of this article may think I have been partaking in some of the fun associated...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies GM: Asking price for Cole Hamels has not dropped

    This embed is invalid   " /> The Philadelphia Phillies still aren’t blinking.   One major league general manager who recently inquired about Phillies ace Cole Hamels told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo that Philadelphia’s asking price for the left-hander still hasn’t dropped despite him struggling in two of his three starts so far this season...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

PN Interview: Phils Director of Player Development Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan, image- Jay Floyd Recently, I caught up with the Phillies’ director of player development Joe Jordan to discuss several key subjects throughout the minor leagues.  Jordan, who took over his current role following the 2011 season, commented on pitching prospects Adam Morgan and Ricardo Pinto as well as outfielders Cord Sandberg, Roman Quinn, Cam Perkins and Aaron Altherr...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The “What Is a Phillie” Answer

Jonathan Papelbon didn’t know that the Phillie in Philadelphia Phillies is not a filly: a female horse under four years of age, a young woman or a girl. But who would expect the closer to know what happened here over 100 seasons ago? Yet, if the local media questioning number 58 had the facts, why didn’t they reveal them during the interview? Despite a Tarnished Clubhouse...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere: ‘My manhood kind of got hurt a little bit’ on great catch (video)

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Ben Revere has developed a penchant throughout his MLB career for having the flair for the dramatic in the way he goes all-out while making spectacular catches. Oftentimes, such fearlessness in the field can come at the expense of the 26-year-old’s potential well-being. Revere was back at it again during Monday’s 2-0...Read More The post Ben...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets fan throws beer at Grady Sizemore (VIDEO)

A Mets fan should be banned for life from Citi Field after what he did during the Phillies-Mets matchup. Daniel Murphy crushed a ball off the fence in the fourth inning of the game, and it ricocheted toward Grady Sizemore. Sizemore went to pick the ball up to throw it back toward the infield, and that’s when one particular Mets fan splashed him with a beer.   The Mets won...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: What can be inferred from Nationals series

On Friday night the weather and the first batter of the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals match-up seemed as dreary as many fans expect the season to be. But even after Michael Taylor rounded the bases as he led the game off with a solo home-run for the Nationals, something changed. Roberto Hernandez went on to only give up one more hit before exiting the game after...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets fan throws beer at Grady Sizemore

Usually it’s Philadelphia Phillies fans catching our ire for their poor behavior, but this time it was a New York Mets fan acting like an idiot at a game. During the fourth inning of Monday’s Phillies-Mets game, Daniel Murphy doubled off the right field fence. As Grady Sizemore went to play the ball off the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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