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Phils add three pitching prospects to 40-man roster

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies added three young hurlers to the big league 40-man roster.  Lefties Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan along with righty Nefi Ogando were that trio. Biddle has been among the Phillies’ top prospects since he was selected with their 27th overall pick in 2010.  This news is a rare positive nugget about the...
Via Phillies Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading Destinations for the Phillies

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What is 100% Definitely Going to Happen with Cole Hamels

Photo: Philliedelphia/Andrew Gillen In the middle of the 2012 season, the end of the Phillies' five-year playoff run, Cole Hamels signed his six-year, $144 million extension with the only team he has ever played for. At the time, anyone with more than just a casual interest in the team, or...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Reportedly Less Focused On Signing Cuban Slugger Tomas

Cuban Slugger Yasmani Tomas has attracted suitors from across MLB, including the Phillies and Giants According to a post on MLB Network's Hot Stove blog, the Phillies seem to be reconsidering their chase of talented Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas. Paul Hagen, who posted the story, notes that "[w]hile the Phils,...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Yasmani Tomas May Not Land in Philadelphia

This morning on 94.1 WIP-FM, Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki was on and was asked about the latest on Cuban outfielder, Yosmani Tomas. What Zolecki said did not sound promising for fans hoping that the young, premiere outfielder would land in Philadelphia this offseason. “He’s getting closer (to making a decision on a team), I don’ know if it’ll be the Phillies though...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Howard reaches settlement with family

ST. LOUIS (AP) Phillies slugger Ryan Howard has settled a legal battle with his family over their management of his finances and business affairs. Court documents filed in federal court in St. Louis show that a firm set up to represent the former NL MVP's interests and Howard's twin brother, Corey Howard, agreed to voluntarily dismiss the suit late last month. No details were provided...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard had ugly legal fight with family over finances

Ryan Howard has struggled on the baseball diamond in recent years, and it seems his personal life isn’t going smoothly either. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and his family were involved in a legal dispute regarding control over his finances, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. The fight apparently included his twin brother suing him for over...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason guide: Hitters

Last week I looked at the Philadelphia Phillies possible offseason moves at pitcher and this week I will take a look at what they could do out in the field. The Phillies have a plethora of trade candidates in the field and definitely need a lineup change. The Phillies have no important positions players hitting free agency, but they did resign injury-prone Grady Sizemore to a one...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Generating Ryan Howard Trade Scenarios

Ryan Howard is set to make $60M over the next 2 years.  The Phillies desperately want to move him.  That's no small feat.  Howard had a historically horrible year as a cleanup hitter, albeit with 23 homeruns and 95 RBI.  Trading him to a team that could use him at DH would be ideal and for the other team's unwanted contract(s) in return.  I've generated some scenarios below...
Via We Should Be GM's
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies announce 2015 developmental coaching staffs

On Tuesday, the Phillies released their planned 2015 coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates. The Triple-A level will maintain the same group with Dave Brundage staying on as manager, Ray Burris and Sal Rende returning as pitching coach and hitting coach respectively along with Mickey Morandini coming back as bench coach. Dusty Wathan, image- Jay Floyd Reading skipper...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gladbach close in on Zambrano

Borussia M’gladbach are hot on the trail of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano, Bild has revealed. Die Fohlen aim to […]
Via Soccer News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PJ Walters- Depth Signing

Another day, another minor league signing, this time in the form of pitcher PJ Walters.  The right-hander is set to turn 30 years old in March and last saw MLB action in 2013.  In parts of 5 seasons with the Cardinals, Blue Jays, and Twins he's amassed a 6-10 record over 40 games, 24 starts, and 152 innings with a 6.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP.  In layman's terms- crap pitcher.  PJ...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Have Shot Down Multiple Trades For Hamels

(Associated Press Photo)According to multiple media reports, the Red Sox have already shot down a couple of trade proposals from the Phillies for their left-handed ace Cole Hamels. Reportedly, Philadelphia has demanded at least three of Boston's "elite" prospects—including emerging stud starter Henry Owens. Despite the rebuffs from Yawkey Way, the channels of trade communication...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd will be traded by Phillies

Why the Phillies will trade Marlon Byrd
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yasmany Tomas Signing Elsewhere Could Kill A Marlon Byrd Trade

"They owe it to their fans", baseball agent Jay Alou told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News. The Phillies most certainly do. Signing free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas would not only be the addition of one young piece that would change the mood of the Philadelphia fanbase and the...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yasmani Tomas makes sense for the Phillies

Yasmani Tomas will cost a lot money, but it is worth the risk for the Phillies...
Via PhilsBaseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cole Hamels Wants to be Traded

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels hasn’t technically requested a trade from the team, but it’s rather evident that he wants to move on this offseason. According to USA Today baseball insider Bob Nightengale, Hamels is not happy with the direction of the franchise four years after he signed a six-year, $144 million extension with the team. At that point, Hamels...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: A Surprise Signing, Phillies?

With an open slot for a starter, will Miguel Gonzalez or a new face plug that hole for the Philadelphia Phillies? Keep in mind, if Ruben Amaro Jr. tabs Gonzalez and he does not pitch satisfactorily, the front office will have a major problem. There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Final...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets tried to trade for Jimmy Rollins

This would have been something else – according to a report from Adam Rubin of, the New York Mets attempted to bring over long-time rival Jimmy Rollins from the Phillies in a trade. Of course, the trade was blocked. The Mets, in need of a shortstop, spoke with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring Jimmy Rollins in a trade, sources told The pursuit...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies found a suitor for Ryan Howard?

The Philadelphia Phillies desperately want to move Ryan Howard, even if they have to eat the large majority of his contract and get not much of anything in return. They may have found a suitor – the 2014 AL champion Kansas City Royals. DH Billy Butler is a free agent this winter, and Kansas City could want to replace him with Howard, a native Missourian. Via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale…...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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