Weekend Prospect Mailbag #10: Projection, Projection, Projection

Also we should pay and feed those prospects if we want them to reach their potential. Winter ball leagues continue to start as the Dominican Winter League kicked off with a Rhys Hoskins vs Dylan Cozens showdown. The team in the Arizona Fall League has been not great outside of Mitch Walding, with Brandon Leibrandt leaving the roster without appearing in a game. You can track all...
Via The Good Phight
16 hours ago

Don't underestimate Jerad Eickhoff's value to Phillies' rebuild

Everyone wants an ace, but sometimes consistent and reliable is just as important.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

Top 10 Moments of 2016: Vinny’s sweet 16

This week we’re counting down the top 10 moments of the 2016 Phillies season.  Here is No. 1. 1. Vinny’s sweet 16 April 14, 2016 – which seems like a lifetime ago – was the day “Vinny from Philly” was born. In Vince Velasquez’s debut as a Phillie, the right-hander led the Phils to their first victory of the season by shutting out the Mets in six innings. In those...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Second-Half Fantasy Baseball Surgers: Cesar Hernandez

The Phillies’ hitters can’t be too sad to see 2016 fade in their collective rearview mirror. They scored the fewest runs in the majors, trailing the 29th-ranked Braves by 39 runs. Among their everyday players, only Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera garnered something close to universal interest in fantasy leagues. As we pivot towards 2017, owners will still have their eyes on...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Arbitration eligibility and how it affects the Phillies

Arbitration is on its way, and the Phillies have four players eligible.  Here’s an overview of the process: Salary arbitration is available to players if they have at least three full seasons of MLB service time, but less than six (172 days on a 40-man roster equals one full season). Players with fewer than six years experience remain under the control of the team; after six...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Philadelphia City Council honors Howard

Ryan Howard said that while his Phillies' career is finished, he still has work to do in Philadelphia.
2 days ago

Two top Phils prospects face off in Dominican League opener

Rhys Hoskins, image- Jay Floyd Another off-season league got underway on Thursday with the Aguilas hosting the rival Gigantes, but it was the pitting of two teammates against one another that should be of interest to Phillies fans. The co-winners of this year’s Phillies Paul Owens Award, an honor bestowed upon players chosen as the top developmental performers in the organization...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Phillies Mailbag & Bullpens - The Felske Files Episode 73

This week, we open up the mailbag and answer some Phils questions, and talk to Joe Lemire about how managers are using their 'pens differently in the postseason this year.
Via The Good Phight
3 days ago

City Council, Looking Awkward in Phillies Hats, Honored Ryan Howard this Morning

Velcro-backed Phillies hats don’t really match with suits – and take those stickers off the brim, pretend it’s actually your hat – but that didn’t stop City Council from throwing ’em on this morning to honor Ryan Howard for his years of service on and off the field in Philadelphia. Howard was gifted a Liberty Bell, which he can put in one of literally hundreds of...
Via Crossing Broad
3 days ago

Storyline II: Prospecting for the Next Phillies’ Ace

Of the eight 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...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Inbox: Will Phils trade big names in offseason?

Phillies fans are wondering about offseason trades, prospect promotions and more.
4 days ago

The Phillies Should Bring Back Charlie Morton...

...but only after they decline his option and sign him to a cheaper, one-year deal. Last winter, Matt Klentak sat back in his chair upon accepting the Phillies’ general manger’s position and surveyed the landscape of the roster. He looked at his rotation on paper with a critical eye and concluded that the youth and inexperience it contained might be not enough to be competitive...
Via The Good Phight
5 days ago

Offseason Outlook: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies faded badly after a solid start to the 2016 campaign, and ultimately dealt with some ups and downs from important organizational assets. But with an increasingly massive gulf between the team’s commitments and its spending capacity, the build back toward contention may begin to feature investments in the major league roster. Guaranteed Contracts Matt Harrison, SP...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago

Phils satisfied with progress of Williams, Crawford

It has been more than a month since Triple-A Lehigh Valley played its final game of the 2016 season, but curious and perhaps concerned Phillies fans keep asking questions about the progress of J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams.
6 days ago

Phillies representing in 2016 postseason

And let's be honest with ourselves, everyone looks good in Dodger blue.
Via PhilsBaseball
8 days ago

Realistic, Yet Optimistic Targets for this Offseason

After a season that started with more promise than anyone could have hoped for, the Philadelphia Phillies ended with an extremely modest 71 wins this season. However, this team may only be a few veterans away from contention in the National League. After a season that started with very premature promise in May, something that […] Philadelphia Phillies: Realistic, Yet Optimistic...
Via Section215
9 days ago

Arizona Fall League Begins With Seven Phillies Prospects

While the closest thing to Phillies news at the Major League level is the preponderance of 2008 heroes on other teams in the playoffs, there is some news going on at the Minor League level. In Scottsdale, Arizona, seven Phillies prospects joined prospects from the 29 other teams in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday. On the Scottsdale Scorpions, the Phillies players join those from...
Via Crashburn Alley
9 days ago

Job Postings: Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Research Senior Quantitative Analyst & Senior Software Enginner

To be clear, there are two postings here. Position: Philadelphia Phillies Senior Quantitative Analyst – Baseball Research & Development Location: PhiladelphiaDescription: As a Senior Quantitative Analyst (QA), you help shape the Phillies Baseball Operations strategies by processing, analyzing, and interpreting large and complex data. You do more than just crunch the numbers...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospects, young players give Phillies hope for future

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Goodbye, glory days. Hello, future. The Philadelphia Phillies bid farewell to Carlos Ruiz and Ryan Howard in 2016, signaling the end of the most successful run in franchise history. They also welcomed several talented young players, giving fans hope for 2017 and beyond. It's been a slow rebuilding process for the Phillies, but there's reason for optimism following...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have fired hitting coach Steve Henderson

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies have fired hitting coach Steve Henderson after finishing the season last in the majors in runs. Henderson joined Philadelphia in 2012. The team was 71-91 this season and ranked 29th in the majors in batting average (.240), on-base percentage (.301) and slugging percentage (.385). Six other coaches were asked to return in 2017. They include Larry...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies win 5-2 in Ryan Howard's farewell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ryan Howard's farewell game with the Philadelphia Phillies ended with a win. Cesar Hernandez hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the seventh inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the playoff-bound New York Mets 5-2 on Sunday. Howard, the last player remaining from the 2008 World Series championship team, was honored in a pregame ceremony. The Phillies are planning...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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