Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Jonathan Papelbon Suspended For 7 Games For Grabbing Crotch At Fans

Jonathan Papelbon made a big mistake as he did this to fans.  Seven games is a lot considering the season is almost over and it was over for the Phillies in July. Jonathan Papelbon was booed off the mound and in response, he grabbed his crotch at fans. And in bigger response, MLB slapped him with a 7 game suspension.  He also got a fine for that, an undisclosed amount of course...
Via Geeks and Cleats
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Possible Philadelphia trades Ryan Howard to AL team

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled this season to say the least. It has been frustrating for players and fans. But news from Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe says the Phillies may be willing to trade first baseman, Ryan Howard to an American League team for use as a DH during the offseason. This could open up some much needed breathing room for the Phillies to expand.#455444484...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Recent Winning Ways Could Prove Costly in the Long Run

Ruben Amaro Jr. could stay put thanks to the Phillies recent winnings ways. (AP Photo). Lets face it, this has not exactly been a fun year for Phillies fans. The aging team that we all thought would struggle to compete has lived up to our expectations. The GM that fans thought was incompetent did nothing to diminish that philosophy at the trade deadline when he failed to make a...
Via Phillies Nation
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon's Gestures Aside, Umpire "Cowboy" Joe West's Behavior Is Unacceptable

#455455060 / gettyimages.com Jonathan Papelbon says he made an "adjustment" to his athletic supporter as he headed back to the Phillies' dugout. If you were watching on television it happened so quickly and you could only see his back, so you likely did not know what happened. Waiting for Papelbon...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere and baseball's undervaluing of speed

Ben Revere shows that speed is an often overlooked value
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Random Thoughts of a Phillies Phan

*Ken Giles should get some consideration for National League Rookie of the Year.  Currently, I believe he's the 3rd best rookie in the NL this season, trailing only Billy Hamilton of the Reds and Jacob deGroom of the Mets.  Giles has appeared in 40 games, racking up 60 strikeouts in 41.2 innings pitched with a sparkling 1.08 ERA and 0.79 WHIP.*For as much negative stuff that...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrick runs on early support to take series against Miami

Kyle Kendrick, possibly making his final start as a Phillie in Citizens Bank Park, ended his home season on a really nice note tonight as the Phillies took the game and the series against Miami. He scattered five hits and allowed only one run in 6.1 innings striking out six...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Domonic Brown leaves with shoulder contusion

Phillies left fielder Domonic Brown exited Wednesday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates in the bottom of the sixth due to a bruised left shoulder he sustained diving for a ball in the top of the fifth (video below), according to Erik Bacharach of MLB.com. He was replaced by Darin Ruf.The Phillies play Pittsburgh again Thursday night. As yet, there is no announcement on the outfielder...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation: Episode 22 – Phillies Hot Streak and Jayson Stark

This week on Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey discuss the Phillies recent hot streak, in particular their success against team in playoff contention. ESPN columnist and stats guru Jayson Stark returns to the show to evaluate Jimmy Rollins as well as offer some interesting anecdotes from his new book “Wild Pitches”. Plus we have not one, but two, legendary Phillies pitches – Curt...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Howard & Other Stuff

With the 2014 MLB regular season winding down, it's time to take a look at The Howard standings.  Atop the leader board are Ian Desmond and Brandon Belt with 3 apiece.  Belt is currently inactive, but Desmond continues to crack homeruns and misplays balls, so a 4th Howard might just happen in the last 20 games.  There's a butt-load of players with 2 Howards on the season...
Via We Should Be GM's
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading Howard, a Phillies’ Priority

If you’re trying to figure out the major offseason changes to the Philadelphia Phillies, you only have to get to first base: Ryan Howard. But which American League club will want the Big Piece? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Amaro’s Promise. TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
Phillies News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Tim Duncan to appear in ‘Punisher’ comic

10 takeaways from NFL Week 2

Broncos fans really dislike Phil Simms

Chris Davis helps flip truck on highway

How long will Dennis Allen last?

Papelbon gets seven-game suspension

WATCH: Student has incredible dunk fail

WATCH: Tebow makes 'GMA' debut

Kaepernick on language flag: ‘I didn’t say anything’

RG3: MRI results positive, no fracture

Adrian Peterson to play in Week 3

Five QBs who should be benched

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.