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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Phillies considering releasing Ryan Howard

A few years ago Ryan Howard was one of the most feared hitters in baseball, and now he’s on the verge of being out of the game altogether. On Wednesday a report surfaced claiming that the Philadelphia Phillies were considering paying the rest of Howard’s contract and releasing him after the season. Howard is owed $25 million this season and a total of $60 million over the next...
Via Rumors and Rants
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phils Exploring Options with Howard

In what was already a busy day, full of transactions for the Phillies, John Clark of CSN Philly tweeted this bombshell: Phils discussing trading Ryan Howard/eating lot of $ or releasing him, according to @JSalisburyCSN, who doesnt envision Ryan back next year — John Clark CSN (@JClarkCSN) July 23, 2014   There may be smoke where there is fire in what is likely informed speculation...
Via Phillies Nation
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Reds continue trade talks with Phillies involving Marlon Byrd

According to a report by Jim Bowden, the Reds and Phillies remain in trade talks involving veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd.Cincinnati has been one of several teams rumored to be interested in Byrd as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches. It goes without saying, but the Reds desperately need a power threat in their lineup. And the 36-year-old Byrd would seemingly provide...
Via Redlegs Review
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Cliff Lee Ends Post Game Interview With a Loud Fart

Philadelphia Phillies starter Cliff Lee’s return from a two-month stint on the disabled list couldn’t have gone much worse. Lee went out and threw one of the worst games of his career (12 hits and 6 runs in less than 6 innings), but his post game interviews ended on an even worse note. When Lee answered his final question, a seemingly never ending silence overcame the group....
Via Standing O Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies vets Rollins, Utley tune out trade talk

Even though the media -- social, mainstream and otherwise -- is a abuzz with the potential for an active trade deadline for the Phillies, the players have been able to ignore most of the chatter. Burrowed into a cocoon where TV and computers are used for watching video on hitting and pitchers, the trade chatter hasn’t filtered into the clubhouse. Or so they say. Though the stands...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: John Mayberry Jr. placed on DL

The Philadelphia Phillies entered tonight's game against the San Francisco Giants entrenched in last place in the National League East with a record of 43-56. The Phillies, who are 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored, banged out 14 hits, but left 11 men on base. One player which may provide a spark to the offense is power-hitting right hander Darin Ruf, who has been called...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay channels Mac from ‘It’s Always Sunny’ in Twitter fan letter to Chase Utley

Even though Roy Halladay announced his retirement from baseball last December, it’s clear that he still pays attention to the goings on in Major League Baseball, especially as it relates to keeping tabs on the achievements of his former teammates. One teammate in particular certainly appears to have made quite an impact on the former […] The post Roy Halladay channels Mac from...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roy Halladay Gushes About Chase Utley In Series Of Heartfelt Tweets

Chase Utley’s No. 1 fan is Roy Halladay, and it isn’t even close. On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Utley had won the Philadelphia Phillies Heart and Hustle Award for the fifth time in his career. The award, which is voted on by active as well as former players, is given to the individual who “demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cliff Lee rips out a loud fart to wrap up post-game interview

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee just came off of a 60-day DL, so he wasn’t much in the mood to discuss his poor performance against the Giants in a 7-4 loss Monday night. His post-game interview was pretty quick, but you know what they say – a fart says a thousand words…
Via Low Brow Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’ (video)

Cliff Lee made his first start on Monday after coming off the 60-day DL and the rust showed as the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher surrendered six runs on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a 7-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants. As trade rumors swirl around the veteran pitcher, Lee elected to end a […] The post Making a stink: Cliff Lee wraps up clubhouse interview with ‘emphatic fart’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cliff Lee wraps up interview with loud fart

Your browser does not support iframes.Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee wrapped up a postgame interview with a loud fart after Monday night's game against San Francisco.Lee took the loss in the Phillies' 7-4 defeat to the Giants, giving up 6 runs on 12 hits in 5.2 innings. After calmly discussing his disappointing performance with a group of reporters, Lee may have...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Notes: Henson, Franco, Fox, Mecias, Others Heat Up

We’re back with another rundown of top performers from the Phillies’ developmental ranks, with some less than stellar performers mixed in for good measure. Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs… Tyler Henson with coach Mickey Morandini Infielder Tyler Henson is batting .448 with a home run and eight RBI over his last 10 games played. In 90 games this season, the 26-year...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Phillies owners be looking to sell?

Bill Giles gathered a silent group of investors and bought the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981 for $30 million. Thirty-three years later, the Phillies team value is $975 million according to Forbes.com. The Phillies have been a lucrative business investment which, despite the current lag in attendance and in the standings, is likely to continue paying dividends. But is it possible...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Quick Hits: Latest Trade Rumors on Hamels, Burnett, Pigs

Good Sunday morning! Just 11 days away from the trade deadline, here are the latest trade rumors surrounding the Phillies. - Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe cites Major League sources, stating that if the Phillies find a taker for the entire remainder of Cole Hamels‘ contract and get three pieces in return, Hamels “is gone”. - The Phillies and the Orioles have begun “very...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard First Basemen MLB Rankings

Let's check up on Philadelphia Phillies $25M first baseman Ryan Howard and his statistical rankings among qualified first basemen in MLB.  Warning- not good.  Actually awful.  Good job Amaro!*Out of 24 qualified first basementAVG - .219 (20th)OBP - .301 (22nd)SLG - .378 (21st tied)OPS - .679 (23rd)R - 44 (11th)DBL - 10 (21st tied)HR - 15 (9th)RBI - 58 (9th)BB - 41 (9th)K ...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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