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Sizing Up Sandberg: Papelbon puts skipper in tough spot

Nice move: Ryne Sandberg has looked a lot like a robot this season. Everything about him, from his cliché, seemingly auto-prepared answers, to his actions in the dugout and even being around him he just seems very robotic. Well on Tuesday, he made a nice gesture that showed a more...
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

LHP Loewen is a candidate for Phils rotation next season

With a considerable level of anticipation that the Phillies will experience some turnover with their pitching staff leading to next season, it feels as though fans and media alike have begun to say goodbye to certain hurlers. Who replaces those arms promises to be the focus of the team’s offseason. A candidate to fill a void in the Phillies’ rotation next is former big leaguer...
Via Phillies Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Domonic Brown scratched

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Oakland A's on Friday by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped the Phillies to 70-84 on the season. The Phillies got their only run on a solo home run by Ryan Howard off Jon Lester, who won his 16th game of the season. The Phillies were without left fielder Domonic Brown, who was scratched from the lineup. #455650336 / gettyimages.comMatt...
Via MLB Injury News
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Lil' Something Special About Ben Revere

The last Philadelphia Phillies players to qualify for the batting title and hit over .300 on the season were Chase Utley (.332) and Aaron Roward (.309) back in 2007.  Fast forward seven years later and now we see Ben Revere on the verge of breaking the dry spell.  He's currently sitting on a .309 batting average (good for 4th in the NL) with 9 games remaining in the 2014...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this inquisitive young fan (video)

During Thursday’s tilt between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, a young fan got his hands on a foul ball off the bat of Wil Nieves. As the announcers note, the boy who corralled the ball bears a strong resemblance to “Squints” from “The Sandlot,” but it’s the other kid involved in the snagging […] The post Wanna know how a baseball smells? Just ask this...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Stink, So They Won't Spend Money?

Maybe I'm reading this wrong from David Murphy: As with Castillo, Tomas' eventual landing place will be determined by who values him the most. Since every team in the majors will be operating off the same information - Tomas' track record in Cuba's Serie Nacional and the World Baseball Classic...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have interest in Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas

A huge turnout of scouts from nearly every team in baseball is expected in the Dominican Republic on Sunday for the unveiling of the latest Cuban defector, slugging outfielder Yasmani Tomas. You can bet the Phillies will be at the workout. They are in need of a middle-of-the-order bat and outfield help. Sources say the Phillies have legitimate interest in Tomas, a 23-year-old corner...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The Giles Effect on the Phillies

If you’re ready for a new closer, do you think the Philadelphia Phillies will trade their current stud and anoint Ken Giles? Does it come down to dollars and cents? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Buzz in the Crowd.    TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Suspended For 7 Games For Grabbing Crotch At Fans

Jonathan Papelbon made a big mistake as he did this to fans.  Seven games is a lot considering the season is almost over and it was over for the Phillies in July. Jonathan Papelbon was booed off the mound and in response, he grabbed his crotch at fans. And in bigger response, MLB slapped him with a 7 game suspension.  He also got a fine for that, an undisclosed amount of course...
Via Geeks and Cleats
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Possible Philadelphia trades Ryan Howard to AL team

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled this season to say the least. It has been frustrating for players and fans. But news from Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe says the Phillies may be willing to trade first baseman, Ryan Howard to an American League team for use as a DH during the offseason. This could open up some much needed breathing room for the Phillies to expand.#455444484...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Recent Winning Ways Could Prove Costly in the Long Run

Ruben Amaro Jr. could stay put thanks to the Phillies recent winnings ways. (AP Photo). Lets face it, this has not exactly been a fun year for Phillies fans. The aging team that we all thought would struggle to compete has lived up to our expectations. The GM that fans thought was incompetent did nothing to diminish that philosophy at the trade deadline when he failed to make a...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon's Gestures Aside, Umpire "Cowboy" Joe West's Behavior Is Unacceptable

#455455060 / gettyimages.com Jonathan Papelbon says he made an "adjustment" to his athletic supporter as he headed back to the Phillies' dugout. If you were watching on television it happened so quickly and you could only see his back, so you likely did not know what happened. Waiting for Papelbon...
Via Philliedelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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