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No need for Phillies to rush Papelbon trade

The Phillies should do their best to move Papelbon, but they do not need to trade him right now...
Via PhilsBaseball
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon trade talks between Phillies and Brewers halted

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America Trade talks between the Phillies and the Brewers centering around closer Jonathan Papelbon have come to a stop reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome for both teams in any deal involving Papelbon. The biggest obstacle is his vesting option for the 2016 season which is...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #18 IF/OF Odubel Herrera

Odubel Herrera, image- Selected by the Phillies last month in the big league portion of the annual MLB Rule 5 draft, muti-positional prospect Odubel Herrera is primed to make the team’s opening day big league roster. The 23-year-old Venezuelan spent this off-season proving the Phils were right when they plucked him from the Rangers’ system.  With a league-leading ...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon in Transition

From the looks of things, Jonathan Papelbon might well soon be on his way to Milwaukee. As I write this, nothing’s confirmed, and you never know when something might break down, or when some other team might decide to interfere. But the last I saw, the Brewers and Phillies were deep into negotiations, with the […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers, Phillies Discussing Papelbon Trade

Just days after trading away starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo to the Rangers, the Brewers appear to be in talks to complete another significant deal. According to Yahoo! Sports, the Brewers and the Phillies have been in discussions about possibly sending closing pitcher Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee. This is an interesting story, as there are a few hurdles that need to be jumped...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why The Brewers Looking To Trade For Papelbon Is Curious

Jonathan Papelbon. Photo Credit: Rich Schultz/Getty Images. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan reports that the Milwaukee Brewers are in serious talks with the Philadelphia Phillies about a trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon can block trades to 17 teams but it is unknown if Milwaukee is one of them and Papelbon could always go ahead and approve the trade if they were. Sources: Milwaukee...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2015: #19 RHP Nefi Ogando

Nefi Ogando, image- Tug Haines Acquired from Boston in a late season deal in 2013 for infielder John McDonald, righty hurler Nefi Ogando has shown loads of potential since joining the Phillies organization. The Dominican Republic native was signed by Boston as an amateur free agent in 2010, debuting as a pro that same year with the organization’s Dominican Summer League club. ...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Greene not Tyler Green

The Phillies have attained the services of an old friend, in name only.  Tyler Greene, the former 1st round pick of the Cardinals, has joined the ranks on a minor league contract.  Tyler Green, the former 1st round pick of the Phillies, is still having nightmares of walking batters and serving up homeruns in retirement. Greene with a third "e" is 31 years old and can play all...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brewers interested in Papelbon

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the Brewers are in serious discussions with the Phillies to acquire right-handed relief pitcher Jonathan Papelbon. The 34-year-old is owed $13 million for the coming season with a vesting option for the same amount in the following year, if he finishes 48 games in 2015.  Papelbon, who was acquired by the Phillies as a free agent following...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Sign Former First Rounder to Minor League Deal

View image | Today, the Phillies have announced a deal with a former top pick. #Phillies have signed former Cardinals No. 1 pick Tyler Greene to a minor-league contract. Last played in big leagues with 2013 White Sox — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 22, 2015 Greene, 31, provides some...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Far Away Are the Phillies?

The situation in Philadelphia is bleak. I don’t think that statement is going to cause a stir. The Phillies, right now, are projected by Steamer to be the worst team in baseball in the season ahead, even worse than the rival Braves. Even if you might personally find Steamer to be a waste of everyone’s […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard: The Unwanted Man

There are several variations of “the talk.” As a young adult, it may be about when two people love each other very much. As someone who is just graduating from college, it likely pertains to what you are going to do with the rest of your life. As an athlete, though, it’s unlikely to fill a person with hope or inspiration. It’s almost always about an organization moving...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee Throws Off Mound, Takes Next Step in Rehab Process

View image | After missing out on the majority of the 2014 season, it seems as if Cliff Lee will be ready to go once Spring Training gets underway. This past Friday, the Phillies reported that Lee was about a week away from throwing off of the mound. Things...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Amaro Doesn't Forsee Cole Hamels Being Moved

View image | The speculation regarding a potential Cole Hamels deal has been the focal point of the Phillies this offseason, with the exception of the organization unprofessionally voicing their opinions on Ryan Howard. Sure, Jimmy Rollins has departed, but Cole Hamels has really been the center of this...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: The Winning Bid for Hamels, Phillies

While questions surround a trade of Cole Hamels, the Philadelphia Phillies wait for a satisfactory proposal. Do you think they’ll receive a reasonable offer? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Red Alert highlights a specific player and Storyline features multiple stars. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: Destination and...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious and Sad Case of Ryan Howard

On an autumn night in 2011, as the St. Louis Cardinals won the deciding game of the NLDS, a cataclysmic moment occurred in the career of Philadelphia Phillies’ slugger Ryan Howard. A city’s hope rested with Howard, his team down by just one run with ace Roy Halladay on the mound, the most-beloved lefty in Philadelphia since Steve Carlton was at the dish with two outs remaining...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through January 20

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

Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels trade update

At the beginning of the offseason I wrote a piece about the Phillies suitors for Cole Hamels and why a Hamels trade makes sense. Now, halfway through the offseason, new suitors have emerged and the market has shifted due to different signings and non-signings (top FA pitcher Max Scherzer remains unsigned). While it still makes sense for the Phillies to trade Hamels, it is time...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Next for the Reeling Phillies?

The Phillies season ended with a 72-89 record for the second s traight year. October has been all about watching the playoffs instead of playing in them. Something has to be done to turn this around, but what exactly is it?      It’s time to sweep up that dusty corner that no one has wanted to touch. Those little dust bunnies are actually million dollar...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #124: Cliff Lee | SP | PHI

Cliff Lee didn’t enjoy much success during his age-35 season with the Philadelphia Phillies last year. The Phillies also struggled following their trend of dropping one spot in the standings every year, going from third in 2012 to fourth in 2013 and finally to last place in 2014. It’s no secret that the Phillies find themselves in the middle of a full-on rebuild with two of...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Will Howard OK a Trade to an AL Club, Phillies GM?

Three weeks ago, the headlines screamed about Ryan Howard‘s blockage of new blood and the Philadelphia Phillies’ problem with that situation. But, now, new insight is basically clear. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Big Question. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Snaps Picture With Unsuspecting Roy Halladay Fan (Photo)

Roy Halladay spent most of his 16-year MLB career embarrassing batters, and now he’s apparently spending his retirement embarrassing clueless fans. The two-time Cy Young Award winner took a trip to an amusement park Sunday, where he spotted a fan wearing his Philadelphia Phillies shirsey. Halladay decided to have a little fun and take a photo with the guy without letting him...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Must Trade Cole Hamels

With less than 70 days remaining until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, major uncertainties linger for the Philadelphia Phillies surrounding the face of their pitching staff. Cole Hamels, by far the most decorated pitcher currently under contract with the Phillies, could follow the former league MVP Jimmy Rollins on his way out of town. The 2015 Phillies are a far...
Via Sportsnaut
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez wants his Jheri curl on Hall of Fame plaque

Pedro Martinez was one of four players who was voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and we are all thankful for that. As expected, Pedro’s interviews have been phenomenal. That includes his answer to a question about the prime of his hairstyling career. On Wednesday, TMZ asked Martinez if his Jheri curl hairstyle...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez was a 'punk,' says voter who didn't cast ballot

Pedro Martinez received an outpouring of love from the baseball community Tuesday, but not everyone’s a fan of No. 45.   Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, earning 91.1 percent of votes from the assembled voters. Still, despite that seemingly high number, there were 49 ballots that didn’t include Martinez’s name. Cleveland Plain Dealer writer...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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