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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Storyline II: New GM’s Plan for the Philadelphia Phillies

With this offseason in the books under a new captain, the surprise of the hot stove league locally could be right-hander Mark Appel. He has the talent to surpass righty Vincent Velasquez and a beginning point for a foundation exists: lowered expectations as a secondary piece in the exchange, a fresh start and an in-your-own-hands fate with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But will his confidence...
Via isportsweb.com
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Nola admits he would like to start on Opening Day for Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola says in an interview that he would like to start Opening Day for the team.
Via Philliedelphia
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Are Going to Be Fun

The Phillies aren’t projected to be a very good team this season. If you’re familiar with our internet pages, that certainly doesn’t come as breaking news. The Phillies rebuild has been a long time coming, and it’s good that they are finally committed to that process. And when I say committed, I mean committed. In a good way. The process is working, and working faster than...
Via Fangraphs
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Classic Threads: Philadelphia Phillies

Classic Threads look at the long history of the Philadelphia Phillies H. Rumph Jr. / Associated Press If there is something to say about the Phillies, it’s that their fans are devoted to their team. That includes when the team is having a down year. Just because the team may be at the bottom of the division does not mean they look bad in their uniforms. Some of my favorite jerseys...
Via Baseball Essential
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Long And Shortstop, And Galvis’ Future

If we are to believe Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America and every other content farm that specializes in baseball prospect evaluation, and if we are to trust local sportswriters, statistics, our own intuitions and a divine entity, J.P. Crawford will shortly be starting at shortstop for the Phillies, and will remain there for years to come. Crawford looks special. He feels special...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies ranked as best farm system by SI formula countdown

The Philadelphia Phillies have the best farm system in the major leagues, according to a formula put together by Sports Illustrated.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Passing of the Torch at Catcher

Ruiz celebrates the 2008 World Series title, AP photo The Phillies are in an organizational transition. They’ve moved on from leaders that helped the organization see its best days in Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Cole Hamels.  The Phils will look toward new players to lead them to another stretch of glory days at shortstop, second base as well as in the starting rotation and...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

When do Phillies start spring training 2016?

Here are reporting dates and other important spring info. It won't be long before the Phillies officially turn the page on their 99-loss 2015 season and continuing their rebuilding with a new GM and a lot of new players. They're down to two players remaining from the 2008 World Series championship team, first baseman Ryan Howard and catcher...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Will Ryan Howard reach 500 HR’s?

I will always remember attending a specific baseball game in mid May at Miller Park between the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers in 2005. I was supporting my favorite team and rocking Phillies gear, but I could not help to question the talent at first base. The inexperienced Ryan Howard kept getting the opportunity to play and I found myself praying for Jim Thome to...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies land relief pitcher in exchange for former first round pick Jesse Biddle

Embed from Getty Images The Phillies announced formally that they have traded pitcher Jesse Biddle to the Pittsburgh Pirates. What is a former first round pick who just underwent Tommy John Surgery worth? The Phillies will receive a Major League right-handed reliever for Biddle in Yoervis Medina. The Phillies announced...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies are losing fans at a rapid rate

Where did all the Phillies fans go? Study shows attendance falling amazingly fast in Philadelphia. While the future is bright in Philadelphia, the recent past--with a team coming off a MLB-worst 99-loss season--has caused a once fervent fan base to disappear at a rapid rate. From 2007-2011, the Phillies were the class of the National League...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Comcast SportsNet to air 145 Phillies games in 2016

As we step closer and closer to start of a brand new baseball season, how we will be able to watch the Phillies this year has been confirmed. Comcast SportsNet will air 145 games this season, a new record for the local sports network. An additional 10 games will be carried by NBC 10, including the home opener on April 11. The remaining seven games will also appear on a Comcast-owned...
Via Macho Row
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2016: #6 OF Roman Quinn

Roman Quinn, image- Jay Floyd Dating back to when he was selected by the Phillies as their second round draft choice out of Port St. Joe High School (FL)  in 2011, Roman Quinn has been a promising prospect that the team has high expectations for.  Now, as he reaches the upper levels of the pro ranks, the switch-hitting center fielder has become a buzz name to potentially take...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies finally cave to Little League alternate jersey trend, introduce red jersey for 2016

It has been a while since I have p[osted anything on this here site, but today I saw something so hideous, so atrocious that I just had to log in and share some thoughts. Let’s talk about the Phillies uniform news the team shared on this first day of February… For the first time since 1979, the #Phillies will wear red jerseys during regular season: https://t.co/cuV0dGsja2 pic...
Via Macho Row
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet 7 Phillies prospects that can revive the franchise

Seven Phillies prospects made MLB's Top 100 list—the most of any team in baseball had. Get to know the kids that can bring the franchise back to prominence.
Via NJ.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Phillies prospects ranked in MLB’s Top 100

This past Friday, MLB pipeline revealed their top 100 prospects list and the Phillies led the way with a Major League best seven players on the top 100 list. The Phillies players mentioned on the list were J.P. Crawford(#5), Jake Thompson(#55), Nick Williams(#64), Mark Appel(70), Cornelius Randolph(#84), Jorge Alfaro(#96), and Roman Quinn(#99). Seeing the Phillies with the most prospects...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies 2016 Bullpen Competition

Last week the Phillies plucked yet another pitcher off the waiver wire. This time it was lefty Bobby LaFramboise. He took the 40-man roster spot of injured former 1st round pick Jesse Biddle. With the addition of LaFramboise the bullpen competition has become even stiffer (that's what she said).  There are currently already 7 worthy candidates to take the 7 spots. Then there's...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 is a hugely important season for the Philadelphia Phillies

Much more is riding on the 2016 season than wins and losses for the Phils.
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Phils Google analytics guy and designate Biddle

The Phillies and Google? It must have been a strange week.
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The Next Utley on the Philadelphia Phillies

Of the four possible second baseman, could one be a three-slot bat, or does Odubel Herrera have that spot in the future for the Philadelphia Phillies? Well, the franchise has Cesar Hernandez for 2016, a wizard with the glove, a .300 hitter with defensive laurels from Double-A managers and their second selection from the 2015 MLB draft. In fact, you probably know more about Utley’s successo...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Arbitration and other minor notes

Phillies rumors from the past week.
Via PhilsBaseball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Clemens fires back at Roy Halladay over HOF dig

After he once again fell short of being elected to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Roger Clemens did something he hasn’t typically done in the past when he fired back at a critic. Only this time, said critic was a former teammate and could be a future Hall of Famer himself. Earlier this week, Roy Halladay sent an enthusiastic tweet urging voters to keep Clemens and Barry Bonds...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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