PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

2016 Phillies Exit Interview: Zach Eflin

Chondromalacia, oh chondromalacia, how I abhor thee... Trading a franchise icon sucks. It sucks for fans, but it especially sucks for the guy coming back to the organization. This is where Zach Eflin comes in. At the 2014 Winter Meetings, Jimmy Rollins was dealt to the Dodgers, ending his tenure with the Phillies that saw him become the team’s all-time hit leader. In return,...
Via The Good Phight
2 hours ago

Source: Phillies close to deal with veteran Benoit

Industry sources confirmed to MLB.com on Sunday night that the Phillies are close to a deal with reliever Joaquin Benoit. An announcement could come this week.
Via Phillies.com
10 hours ago

Winter Meetings Primer

The MLB Winter Meetings officially begin today but the wheeling and dealing won’t begin until Monday for the Philadelphia Phillies and the rest of the league. The Philadelphia Phillies have done much of their heavy lifting for the offseason already but they will be on the lookout for deals to fit the team while the […] Philadelphia Phillies: Winter Meetings Primer - Section 215...
Via Section215
12 hours ago

The Phillies are very good at doing Christmas

The Phils went all out to kick off the Christmas season in style at Citizens Bank Park. The Philadelphia Phillies aren’t the first thing that pops into your head when Christmas time rolls around. Not unless they swing a major trade just after the Winter Meetings or something. But it’s becoming clear this team knows how to do the holidays right. On Saturday, the team hosted its...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Philadelphia Phillies Rolling the Dice with Their Latest Aquisition

The Philadelphia Phillies have made another move to bolster their roster but will the risk outweigh the reward? The Philadelphia Phillies have claimed left-handed pitcher David Rollins off of waivers at the expense of Cody Asche. Rollins was exposed as the Rangers looked to make space on their 40-man roster, deeming him expendable. Claiming him a […] Philadelphia Phillies Rolling...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Win free Phillies gear with our Holiday Decor Contest!

It’s the holiday season, and although the Phils are enjoying their offseason, we want to see you get your decoration game on! We know fans will go to any lengths to support the Phils with Santa Phanatics, Phillies holiday ornaments or Phils-centric holiday house displays. We want to see! Upload a photo using the form below of your Phillies decorations or displays to receive two...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

Phillies tender contracts to Galvis, Gomez, Hernandez

The Phillies have tendered contracts to Freddy Galvis, Jeanmar Gomez and Cesar Hernandez, reports Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly. Galvis, Gomez and Hernandez are eligible for arbitration this year. Cody Asche, who was also eligible for arbitration, was designated for assignment once the Phils claimed pitcher David Rollins from Texas. Asche is now a free agent.
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

Phillies Designate Cody Asche for Assignment, Finally

The team cut ties with the defensively-challenged, offensively-mediocre Asche to make room for a thrice DFA’d reliever. The Phillies announced Friday afternoon that they have designated Cody Asche for assignment to clear room on the 40-man roster after claiming relief pitcher David Rollins from the Texas Rangers. Thus ends the weird, but not quite “Darin Ruf weird,” era of...
Via The Good Phight
2 days ago

Phillies face arbitration decisions today

Good morning! It’s Friday! The Winter Meetings start Sunday! (GIDDY SMILE EMOJI) So the big news reported Thursday was the hiring of John Kruk to join the Phillies television broadcast team. There are hints that Kruk will join the team in a part-time role. Of course, Matt Stairs – who he’s replacing and who’s the Phils’ new hitting coach – also had a part-time role,...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago

John Kruk is Replacing Matt Stairs in the Phillies Broadcast Booth

Earlier this month, Matt Stairs was hired as the Phillies’ hitting coach. In October, it was announced John Kruk was leaving ESPN. So this is just the natural conclusion. @CrossingBroad I told you this 6 weeks ago bo. WHo needs Salisbury to break a story. https://t.co/4xlsqmqTEd — Bazzaro Miyagi (@86theveggies) December 1, 2016 According to Jim Salisbury – and also...
Via Crossing Broad
3 days ago

Phils bringing back Galvis, Gomez, Hernandez

Freddy Galvis, Jeanmar Gomez and Cesar Hernandez will be back with the Phillies in 2017. Cody Asche is likely headed elsewhere.
Via Phillies.com
3 days ago

2016 Phillies Report Card: Cameron Rupp

Back before the 2013 season, Matt Winkelman and I were holding down the proverbial fort at PhuturePhillies.com, and we conceived to go back and forth on a couple players where we had wide splits on our soon-to-be-published organizational rankings. One of those players was Cameron Rupp. My ranking of Rupp was about 15 spots ahead of Matt’s, and my reasoning had been well documented...
Via Crashburn Alley
4 days ago

Why The Philadelphia Phillies Should Be Agressive This Offseason (Their Infield Is Good)

The Philadelphia Phillies are coming off of a year in which they went 71-91. They performed better than most pundits thought they would, but they are still a few pieces away from truly competing. Those pieces are likely in the outfield where the team managed a 0.6 WAR all told. They could use help at all three outfield positions, even as Odubel Herrera does his best 3-hitter impression...
Via Off The Bench
4 days ago

Former Twins GM Ryan hired by Phillies as scout

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have hired former Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout.Philadelphia announced the appointment Wednesday, about 4 months after Ryan was fired in the middle of his 19th season as GM of the Twins. Ryan spent 31 years with the organization, starting in 1986 as the scouting director. During his time running the baseball...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies hire former Twins GM Terry Ryan as scout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies have hired former Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan as a special assignment scout. Philadelphia announced the appointment Wednesday, about 4+ months after Ryan was fired in the middle of his 19th season as GM of the Twins. Ryan spent 31 years with the organization, starting in 1986 as the scouting director. During his time running the baseball...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Phillies Report Card: Peter Bourjos

These report card grades we’ve been giving out are not meted on an absolute scale. If that were the case, the best players would get A’s and a player like Peter Bourjos, who just hit 21% worse than league average as a right fielder, would earn a failing grade. But like all baseball evaluation, these grades are given on a relative scale, based on expectation. If you’ve followed...
Via Crashburn Alley
5 days ago

Phillies trade rumors - Phils add another GM to front office

That puts four former GM's in the front office: Ryan joins Pat Gillick, Ed Wade, and Dallas Green.
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago

2016 Phillies Report Card: Cody Asche

Cody Asche, as most Phillies’ fans are aware, was the team’s 4th round pick in the 2011 draft, and one of the team’s top prospects in the nascent stages of the organization’s rebuilding effort. Asche rose quickly through the Minor Leagues, succeeding at several levels and emerging as the team’s everyday third baseman in 2013, only two full seasons removed from his professional...
Via Crashburn Alley
6 days ago

Dylan Cozens, 2017 Fantasy Outlook

In the minor leagues this year, Dylan Cozens had 40 HRs and 21 steals, winning the Top Offensive Player award.  Ha.  Dubya tee eff.  His minor league numbers are so insane they call up Gary Busey and ask for his advice.  His minor league numbers are so crazy they voted for Trump simply because Scott Baio endorsed him.  His minor league stats are so bonkers that they want to...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats acquire right-hander Cordero from Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) Pitcher Jimmy Cordero has been acquired by the Washington Nationals from the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named. The 25-year-old right-hander is 10-12 with a 3.80 ERA in 110 relief appearances and five starts over five minor league seasons. He was obtained by Philadelphia at the 2015 trade deadline in the deal that sent outfielder Ben Revere to the...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Allow Me to Sell You on Charlie Morton

Times are desperate, man. You know what kind of shape the free-agent market for starting pitchers is in. I hope you like Edinson Volquez, because you can’t even get a Jeremy Hellickson, and there’s only one Rich Hill to go around. Everyone knows the market is bad. Even the pitchers who make up the market know the market is bad. Out of this bad market, the Astros have plucked...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Jeremy Hellickson Really Improve This Year?

Around this time in 2015, right-hander Jeremy Hellickson had just completed a three-year stretch during which he recorded a cumulative ERA near five and experienced some injury troubles to boot. Following his one and only season in Arizona, he was traded to Philadelphia for a young righty who wasn’t even among the Phillies’ top-25 prospects at the time. There wasn’t a great...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Hellickson Accepts Offer, Makes Pitching Market Even Thinner

We have our first qualifying-offer acceptance of the offseason, and it’s Jeremy Hellickson who’s taken $17 million to stay put for another year. He’ll remain with the Phillies for now, and get paid rather handsomely to do so. A guarantee of $17.2 million isn’t bad at all for a pitcher with Hellickson’s past. He was a somewhat interesting commodity given that he was coming...
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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