Is It Time For The Phillies’ Ryan Howard Era to End?

Being a huge Phillies fan, it hurts to write something like this. His career has been awesome. Howard won the NL MVP in 2006 (his second full year in the MLB), won a world series in 2008 and is a three time all-star. Unfortunately though, if he isn’t hitting, he’s tough to stick with. 2014: .223 2015: .229 2016: .157. Do you get the point? When the Phillies called up Tommy Joseph...
Via The Sports Journal
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies are Coming Back to Earth

Let’s be honest, we knew it was coming… The Philadelphia Phillies entered the season with expectations of winning less than 80 games. Yet, we’re almost two months into the season, and the Phillies only sit three games behind the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.  While that shows how competitive the division has been, it also shows just how well the Phillies have performed...
Via Baseball Essential
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

What are the Phillies doing with Ryan Howard and Tommy Joseph?

The Phillies are sending mixed messages about what they're doing at first base. If you're confused about what the Phillies are doing with their first base situation, you aren't alone. I'm with you. I have no idea what's going on here. One day, manager Pete Mackanin seems to indicate that a changing of the guard is at hand, with Tommy Joseph poised to get the vast majority of the...
Via The Good Phight
4 hours ago

Rough Patch Or Surprise Run Flaming Out?

The Philadelphia Phillies have been struggling the last week or two. Is it due to their tough schedule, or is this the beginning to the end of their surprising run? The Philadelphia Phillies are entering tonight’s against the Washington Nationals with a lowly 2-8 record in their last 10 games, including last night’s series opening 4-3 […] Philadelphia Phillies: Rough Patch...
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5 hours ago

2016 Phillies Draft Preview: Endless stream of options past the First

I'm just previewing everyone.This one's a mix of College guys and the one guy with huge signing bonus rumors. Drew Mendoza - So, I'm starting with the guy with big contract demands. Mendoza has mid-to-late First Round talent, but he's asking for a bonus roughly in line with the 10th to 15th picks (not likely to go quite that high). That makes him the first bona fide overslot option...
Via The Good Phight
6 hours ago

2016 MLB mock draft: N.J.'s Jason Groome not on Phillies' short list

It sounds like the Phillies have totally ruled out selecting New Jersey pitcher Jason Groome with the top pick. In theory, New Jersey high school lefty Jason Groome would be a great pick for the Phillies in the 2016 MLB Draft. The only problem? The Phillies don't see it that way. In fact, it seems as if Groome isn't even on Philadelphia's radar...
7 hours ago

Looking to snap four-game skid, Phillies turn to Nola

The Philadelphia Phillies will send Aaron Nola to the mound tonight against the NL East leading Nationals looking to snap a four-game losing streak.
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Save $20 On Phillies Tickets With SeatGeek

With the weather finally warming up and the surprisingly successful Phillies at the start of a ten-game homestand, now is an absolutely fantastic time to get out to Citizens Bank Park. Crashburn Alley has partnered with SeatGeek on a great way to help you get to the park and save money while doing so! All you need to do is sign up with SeatGeek using the promo code: CRASHBURN...
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8 hours ago

Rumors & Rumblings: Phillies eyeing Moniak with first pick in draft

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft is just 10 days away and there is no consensus choice as to who is the best player available or who the Philadelphia Phillies will select first overall. Baseball America has pitchers ranked as the best three players available — left-hander A.J. Puk of the University of Florida, right-hander Riley Pint of St. Thomas Aquinas High...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 hours ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup - May 27-30, 2016

Today's Probables:LHV: Jake ThompsonREA: John RichyCLR: Shane WatsonLWD: Luke LeftwichLouisville 6, Lehigh Valley 4 (May 27, 2016, 11 innings)Louisville 2, Lehigh Valley 0 (May 28, 2016)Louisville 10, Lehigh Valley 6 (May 29, 2016)Lehigh Valley 6, Norfolk 4 (May 30, 2016)Ben Lively - 7 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 5 K, 8 GB, 4 FBJames Russell - 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 K, 2 HR, 3 GB, 5...
Via The Good Phight
8 hours ago

Phillies stung by Nats after strong start

Daniel Murphy continued his scorching-hot month of May by collecting three-hits, including the go-ahead two-run single in the eighth to lead the Nationals to a 4-3 comeback victory against the Phillies on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park.
19 hours ago

Mackanin taking first base day by day

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin, in his first season at the helm, has been tasked with transitioning the past into the future. Want to know who's the starting first baseman? Look at the lineup, just like Ryan Howard and Tommy Joseph.
22 hours ago

Phillies Minor League review: May 23-29

Phillies Minor League review: May 23-29
22 hours ago

Phillies Monday mailbag: Dylan Cozens, Darin Ruf, trade deadline

Phillies mailbag featuring questions about Dylan Cozens, Darin Ruf, and the trade dealine.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies are coming back to Earth, but that’s okay

On Sunday afternoon, the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Chicago Cubs 7-2. being swept by them and finishing off their tough six-game road trip 1-5. This recent road trip for the Phillies was not easy as they went against a Detroit Tigers team, who is always in playoff contention and then a Cubs team, who has the best record in the majors at 34-14. Currently, the Phillies are 26...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies fortunes finally changed? Quite clearly...maybe

This might be the regression we all expected...or not.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors: Club looking for a lefthanded bat

The Philadelphia Phillies are in the market for a lefthanded bat, according to the Boston Globe.
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Professor Takes the Phillies to School

On a day when the wind was blowing out and the offense wasn’t as prodigious as we have been used to, Kyle Hendricks gave the bullpen a breather after Friday’s rain-delayed victory.  As you can see, Hendricks needed only 104 pitches (and probably less if a couple of plays had been made behind him, but that’s baseball) to go the full nine as the Chicago Cubs won their series...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies have a real test ahead

After finishing last season with the worst record in baseball at 63-99, the Philadelphia Phillies have surprised many people. Many fans and experts predicted the Phillies would have another upsetting season. However, that has not been the case. After losing their first four games this season, the Phillies have an overall record of 26-21 and are sitting in third place in the National...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: is the 2016 early season magic gone?

The Philadelphia Phillies have cooled off the last two weeks. They have lost six of their last ten games, including the last two series to the dreadful Atlanta Braves and the Detroit Tigers. An interesting statistic from the Phillies last ten games is they have only been involved in a single one run game. A loss to the Tigers. The Phillies have a negative run differential of 31 runs...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Cabrera gives thumbs up to Jeremy Hellickson on strikeout pitch

In the first two games of their series in Detroit, the Philadelphia Phillies have struggled to control Miguel Cabrera, but Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson got the future Hall of Famer to go down swinging on Tuesday night. Cabrera was impressed, and extended a seal of approval on the good pitch from the Phillies’ starter with a thumbs up. Hellickson got Cabrera to swing...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies manager benches team's best hitter after he jogged to first

The Philadelphia Phillies have been surprisingly good this season, having a 25-20 record and sitting just two games back of the first-place Washington Nationals in the NL East. Center fielder Odubel Herrera has played a big role in the team's success this season, slashing .335/.445/.456 with four home runs and six steals. He made his manager Pete Mackanin very angry against the Detroit...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Trio of arms leading the way for Phillies dominant bullpen

The Philadelphia Phillies picked up their 24th victory of the season on Wednesday night, putting them seven games over .500 (24-17) and in a first-place tie for the National League East lead with the Washington Nationals. At that point, the Chicago Cubs were the only team in Major League Baseball with more wins than the Fightin' Phils. That's pretty impressive for a team...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Talk About the Phillies’ Playoff Odds (!)

It’s May 19th, and the Phillies are in first place in the National League East. Yes, the Phillies. The team that generated a 1,000 “tanking is ruining the sport” articles this winter has, six weeks into the season, the third-best record in the National League. As Jeff Sullivan noted this morning, their remarkably excellent bullpen has been one of the primary drivers of the...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have Had Baseball’s Best Bullpen

The Phillies won again on Wednesday. So this is already off to a silly start, but anyhow, here’s more or less how they did it. When you allow two runs, you don’t have to do much at the plate to win, and though the Phillies never do much at the plate, they did enough against Tom Koehler to make a winner out of Jeremy Hellickson. Hellickson gave way to David Hernandez, who turned...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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