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Phillies lose Hoby Milner in Rule 5 Draft

Also Gain Jorge Flores and Lose Jairo Munoz The Winter Meetings ended today with the Rule 5 draft. The draft came in two phases, the major league portion when the selected player must stay on the major league roster all year, and the minor league portion where eligible players not on the AAA roster (not the same one you can see by going to IronPigs site) can be selected and just...
Via The Good Phight
1 hour ago

2016 Phillies Report Card: Aaron Altherr

Aaron Altherr was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in August 2015 to replace Maikel Franco, who had his wrist broken by a Jeremy Hellickson fastball a week prior. This was not his MLB debut, as he’d taken 6 trips to the plate in 2014, but for all intents and purposes, this was the first glimpse of Altherr Phillies fans got. And he did not disappoint. Despite a 25.5% K-rate...
Via Crashburn Alley
3 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies Rumors: Given the Market Value Should Herrera Be Traded?

At the beginning of the MLB Winter Meetings, it would have been tough to convince the Philadelphia Phillies to trade Odubel Herrera but given recent events it should be considered. In a disappointing season for the Philadelphia Phillies, Hererra was an absolute rock for the team which was shown by him being the team’s lone all-star representative. El […] Philadelphia Phillies...
Via Section215
16 hours ago

Phillies unlikely to participate in Rule 5 Draft

The Phillies have a full complement of players on their 40-man roster, so they are not expected to select anybody in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft. It would be the first time that has happened since 2011.
Via Phillies.com
16 hours ago

Win free Phillies gear with our Holiday Decor Contest!

In case you missed it, 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, and time is running out! Upload a photo using the form below of your...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago

Phillies following course of action at Meetings

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said on Wednesday that the teams with the most successful rebuilds have stuck to their plans. It is why the Phillies plan to stick to theirs.
Via Phillies.com
16 hours ago

Pete Mackanin Would Like to Manage the Phillies Next Year Please

In 16 months, Pete Mackanin has gone from zombie interim manager to the Phillies’ potential skipper of the future. Is he any good? I mean, maybe? He’s tough on his players, hasn’t really made a bunch of glaring errors, and managed a generally talent-less team. This season is set to be a contract year for Mackanin, with the Phillies able to pick up a team option on his contract...
Via Crossing Broad
21 hours ago

Phillies’ top draft pick Mickey Moniak drops by Winter Meetings

The “very polite” 18-year-old was there to accept his national award. Out for an evening stroll at the Winter Meetings last night, Jon Heyman ran into a young man in National Harbor and conducted some impromptu field work. I just me Mickey Moniak. Here's my scouting report: Very polite, looks 14. #phillies — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 7, 2016 What was the...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Klentak on closer competition, Tommy Joseph, Andrew Knapp

General Manager Matt Klentak told reporters Tuesday there’s likely to be a competition to sort out the bullpen. As of now the ‘pen includes 2016 holdovers Hector Neris, Jeanmar Gomez and Edubray Ramos, plus newcomers Pat Neshek and Joaquin Benoit. Neris, Gomez and Benoit are likely to compete for the closer role, with other jobs to fall in place from there. The Phils will also...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago

How new collective bargaining agreement applies to Phillies

A few changes Phillies fans should know.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago

2016 Phillies Report Card: Jeanmar Gomez

That Jeanmar Gomez played the role of an effective closer for the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies for so long was a slight miracle in and of itself. It’s not to say that Gomez is an incompetent reliever, but simply one not built for high-leverage situations. You can’t find a semi-reliable closer in the league without a great out-pitch, an offering that jumps out on opposing scouting...
Via Crashburn Alley
1 day ago

Phillies Designate Michael Mariot For Assignment

The Phillies announced that they’ve designated right-hander Michael Mariot for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Joaquin Benoit, whose one-year deal is now official. Mariot, 28, pitched 21 2/3 innings with the Phils last year but limped to a 5.82 ERA with a 23-to-14 K/BB ratio and a 31 percent ground-ball rate in that time. Mariot has an ERA just shy...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Phillies food vendor who supports white nationalism is fired

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A popular food vendor at the Philadelphia Phillies' ballpark who supports the white nationalist movement has been fired. Aramark, which operates food concessions at Citizens Bank Park, tells The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/2gZ9REe ) that Emily Youcis is no longer employed after ''publicly connecting our company to views that contradict our values.''...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Ryan hire shows a different kind of commitment from Phillies

The Phillies get it.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 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
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
14 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
21 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
23 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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