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Rockies checking in on free agent Kyle Kendrick

The Rockies are looking at free agent pitcher Kyle Kendrick. Kendrick, 30, would be an end of the rotation option for the Rockies for next season. #Rockies are looking at FA Kyle Kendrick as a back-of-rotation guy. Pretty durable and has 46% career GB rate. #phillies — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) December 18, 2014 Kendrick has made 25 or more start in four of the last five...
Via Tireball.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: What to Expect from the Phillies

When you no longer have a viable way out, you will trade Cliff Lee and eat some of his contract if you’re the Philadelphia Phillies of 2015. Ergo, the fastest route to tomorrow’s prominence is the most unpleasant one. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Radio host uses cancer-stricken fan meeting Chase Utley as comedic fodder (audio)

A Philadelphia radio host arguably may find himself in hot water — or at least a public relations nightmare — after cracking jokes at the expense of a Philadelphia Phillies with cancer who got the chance to meet Chase Utley during an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old New Jersey native...Read More The post Radio host uses cancer-stricken...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morning Host On Phillies Flagship Station Makes "Deplorable" Jokes Over Cancer Patient Visit

You are probably not aware, but AM radio still exists. That is probably why CBS Radio, parent company to 1210 AM recently bought Wired 96.5 and 92.5 WXTU. I am sure that 96.5 will become KYW News Radio any day now. But at CBS's other AM station, 1210 WPHT, the...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Stigall Rips Into Chase Utley’s “Ellen” Appearance

In case you missed it, Julie Kramer, a 23 year old woman battling stage 4 synovial sarcoma appeared on “Ellen” this week for an interview the host was doing on inspiring women. Kramer, from Tabernacle, NJ and a big Phillies fan, was surprised with a nice amount of Phillies merchandise, given by Chase Utley himself. He also invited her to any Phillies game next season–including...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Talk radio host jokes about Phillies fan with cancer featured on Ellen

We generally don’t dive too deep into the world of talk radio because quite frankly, it’s hazardous to our health. But in this situation, we felt like we had to make an exception. On Monday’s episode of Ellen, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley surprised a fan named Julie Kramer, who is fighting a battle with cancer. The segment was absolutely heartwarming, and could put...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Buchanan Posts Solid Rookie Campaign, Hopes to Earn a Spot in 2015

View image | gettyimages.com A 3.75 ERA over 20 starts may not turn a lot of heads, but David Buchanan did pretty much everything that was asked of him in 2014, doing an admirable job filling in for an irreplacable guy like Cliff Lee. On a team of aging veterans,...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley surprises Phillies fan battling cancer on ‘Ellen’ (video)

Julie Kramer, a 23-year-old from Tabernacle, NJ, currently is battling Stage 4 synovial sarcoma. Her courageous fight against the disease caught the eye of Ellen DeGeneres courtesy of her friends beginning a “#JulieMeetsEllen” campaign on social media. Kramer was a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Monday. Knowing that Kramer was a devoted Philadelphia...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels wants to go to a team that wants to win

  Cole Hamels hasn’t done much winning in recent years, and he wants that to change soon. It’s becoming more and more evident that change isn’t going to come with the Philadelphia Phillies, which is a big reason why the left-handed pitcher has been the subject of trade rumors for a long time. Wherever Hamels is on Opening Day, one thing is clear: he wants to be in...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Sad End of an Era

Hearing the news of Jimmy Rollins being traded to the Dodgers wasn’t shocking, but it was quite saddening. As the first piece of this core group of players to be dealt, the J-Roll deal signals the end of a very memorable era of Phillies baseball. When I look back on this core group of players, I’ll instantly think about those five straight NL East championships, the potent offense...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America Publishes Top Ten Phillies Prospects for 2015

It's pretty normal this time of year for Baseball America and other baseball media to revise their rankings of prospects in MLB systems. This morning they published the ranking for the Phillies' top ten prospects and there's quite a lot to take in. I suppose the big story here is...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #186: Marlon Byrd | OF | PHI

It may have taken until his age-35 season, but Marlon Byrd is finally fantasy relevant. Over the last two seasons, the outfielder has averaged 24.5 homers and 86.5 RBI, extremely serviceable numbers that made him the 22nd-ranked OF in 2013 and the 37th-ranked OF in 2014. Last year I swapped Shin-Soo Choo for Byrd in one of my more competitive leagues — would you have expected...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies attempted to trade Ryan Howard to Orioles

Getty Images The Orioles remain interested in Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd. They however are not as interested in first baseman Ryan Howard who the Phillies offered in a package for Byrd reports MASN. Howard still possesses some power in his swing with 23 home runs last season but produced juast a .223/.310/.380 line wit 190 strike outs across 152 games last season. Owed $50...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies showing commitment to their rebuild

This past week has been one of the busiest weeks in recent Phillies history. Last week, I wrote about how I would be surprised to see Rollins or Utley go, given their value to the city beyond just baseball and now, a week later, Rollins is gone. The caveat was if the team got an offer they couldn’t refuse or if the player decided to take one last go at a title. Both of these...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies New Rule 5 Gems

Say hello to Andy Oliver and Odubel Herrera.  And as quickly as you greet them, you might just say adios shortly there after, because neither may last past Spring Training.  The life of a Rule 5 pick is glib. They spend time rotting away in the minor leagues, to then get a small glimmer of hope from a savior for a franchise, to probably being sent right back to the same organization they...
Via We Should Be GM's
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Connecting Phillies’ Dots

The dizzy pace of the Winter Meetings are in the rearview mirror for the Philadelphia Phillies, and Cole Hamels is still on the 25-man roster. Now, Ruben Amaro Jr. is home with more possibilities to tweak and/or consider. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week. This review is an additional and updated posting. Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Elephant in the Room: Who Replaces Rollins?

As you know by now, Jimmy Rollins is on his way to Los Angeles. After the dust clears, there will be baseball to play and a short stop position to field in 2015. So just what options do the Phillies have? Unfortunately, with a tight budget and no urgency to win in 2015, not many. The Obvious Candidate Freddy Galvis Galvis, still just 25 years old, started 23 games for the Phillies...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #192: Jonathan Papelbon | RP | PHI

Since Jonathan Papelbon became a full-time closer for the Red Sox back in 2006, he’s amassed a whopping 325 saves, 36 more than runner up Francisco Rodriguez. While you’re not drafting Papelbon this spring because of what he did nearly a decade ago, that’s an extreme amount of consistency and it shows Papelbon can be trusted. Let’s take a look at the last five years, which...
Via Baseball Professor
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates close to acquiring Antonio Bastardo from Phillies

According to Robert Murray of MLB Daily Rumors, the Pirates are close to acquiring left-handed reliever Antonio Bastardo from the Phillies. Source: #Phillies trade LHP Antonio Bastardo to the #Pirates. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December 10, 2014 Bastardo, 29, posted a 3.94 ERA in 64 innings pitched with the Phillies in 2014 while posting a 3.72 ERA in 259 career innings...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire Jimmy Rollins

The Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t waste much time replacing Hanley Ramirez at shortstop. According to multiple reports, the defending NL West champions have acquired veteran Jimmy Rollins from the Philadelphia Phillies (via CSN Philly). The interesting dynamic here is that Rollins waived his no-trade clause to go to the Dodgers. That has been a point of contention over the past couple...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox And Phillies Talk Antonio Bastardo Trade

(Getty Images)With the likely departure of Craig Breslow, the Red Sox are in need of a left-handed bullpen arm. Based on multiple reports, they may be targeting Antonio Bastardo as that arm—as trade talks are taking place with the Phillies. Reportedly, Boston would send back infield prospect Sean Coyle (and possibly other bodies). The 29-year old Bastardo has a 3.72 ERA over six...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Phillies Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Philadelphia Phillies. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Philadelphia’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Phillies system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Relative Trade Value of Samardzija and Hamels

A fiery topic of contention this offseason has been how much trade value Cole Hamels actually has. The Phillies reportedly think he’s worth a bundle of a team’s best young talents, while many of us around here happen to think he’s worth quite a bit less than that, due to the fact that his contract […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Prospects: Philadelphia Phillies

Evaluating the Prospects: Rangers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Twins, Astros, Red Sox, Cubs, White Sox, Reds & Phillies Scouting Explained: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6 The Phillies are an easy target for the Internet and you’d expect the system to not be very strong, given the way the […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Jonathan Papelbon Selling $6.9M Philadelphia Condo (Photos)

Jonathan Papelbon could be planning his exit. Papelbon, who has been the subject of trade rumors for more than two years, is selling his $6.9 million Philadelphia condo, PhillyMag.com pointed out Tuesday. The Phillies closer and his wife paid $4.6 million for the pad back in July 2012, according to Philly.com. Papelbon’s condo, which is located steps away from Rittenhouse Square...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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