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Phillies Make Front Office Changes

According to the Philadelphia Phillies, David Montgomery will return to the team, but in a different role. The longtime Phillies president will now become the Chairman of the team, with Bill Giles moving to Chairman Emeritus. Pat Gillick, who assumed the role of President when Montgomery fell ill with jaw cancer, will continue with that role. Montgomery, who has been with the team...
Via Phillies Nation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Montgomery returning as chairman and other front office moves

Aside from waiting to see if the Phillies will be able to move Jonathan Papelbon or if there will be any interest in the possible return of Joe Blanton (more on that one in a bit), the Phillies made some front office changes Wednesday afternoon. David Montgomery is not returning to his position as team president. Instead, Montgomery is taking over the role of chairman in the Phillies...
Via Macho Row
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pat Gillick Named Phillies President; David Montgomery Becomes Chairman

View image | A long-rumored change has been made in the Phillies organization. David Montgomery, President of the Phillies since 1997, will not return to the role of President after a medical leave. Pat Gillick, who as recently as last week indicated he would not be the permanent Phillies...
Via Philliedelphia
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Should Not Pursue Jonathan Papelbon

The Toronto Blue Jays should not pursue Jonathan Papelbon. The rumor mill is swirling around the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies as they are reportedly one of two teams in dialogue with the Phillies about closer Jonathan Papelbon. The other is the Milwaukee Brewers, who also could use a closer, likely even more so than the Blue Jays do. The Blue Jays need a...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies and Brewers Continuing Jonathan Papelbon Trade Talks with the Blue Jays the Mix

View image | Just when talks appeared dead, they have roared to life. Two reports tonight have said that talks for Jonathan Papelbon with the Brewers are still alive, although it is unclear how serious those talks are. Other reports are claiming that the Blue Jays have jumped into...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies are on Snapchat

Are you following us on Snapchat? Step 1. Update the app Step 2. Point your camera at the pic Step 3. Tap screen — Phillies (@Phillies) January 27, 2015
Via Macho Row
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Target Moncada Waiting to Sign With a Team

Phillies target Yoan Moncada defected from Cuba in November, its now January and he is still looking to begin his professional baseball career. Its not for lack of interest, as just about every team has been linked to Moncada including the Phillies. A recent story from Baseball America’s Ben Badler states that Moncada’s problem isn’t the government allowing him to sign, but...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Out of the Batter’s Box – Maikel Franco impressive in winter, local weather forecasts not so much

Did we all survive the snow? Are we all mad at the local meteorologists this morning? Whether you are off or not, this morning’s round-up is operating on a two-hour delay. 1. Phillies prospect Maikel Franco’s winter drawing praise You never know how a prospect is going to pan out, but the expectations continue to be on the rise for Phillies third base prospect Maikel Franco...
Via Macho Row
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies rumors through January 27

Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week...
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Top 20 Prospects 2015

J.P. Crawford has the potential to become the next great Phillies shortstop While not very deep, the Phillies system has two first round gems at the top and several quality pitching prospects following them. The rest are very fluid and do not bring extraordinary promise. 1. J.P. Crawford, SS Crawford, the best high school shortstop in the 2013 draft, has provided hope for Phillies...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Rebuild Becomes Realistic with Yoan Moncada

Photo: Courtesy The Greedy Pinstripes Back in the end of June last season, Cuban infielder Yoan Moncada left his home country in hopes of filing for MLB free agency. At just 19 years of age, Moncada immediately became an interest for many teams, with the ability to build and groom...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Franco wraps up Dominican League in torrid fashion

Maikel Franco, image- Jay Floyd Phillies prospect Maikel Franco wrapped up an excellent off-season campaign in the Dominican Republic on Sunday, helping his team, the Gigantes, lock down the Dominican Winter League championship with a 3-for-4 effort that included a grand slam, a solo homer and seven total RBI. Through 38 regular season games, the six-foot-one 180-pounder posted...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Still Has Something Left In The Tank

The Philadelphia Phillies have been trying to trade 34-year old closer Jonathan Papelbon for over a year now. Many teams have inquired, but none have been able to pull off a deal for the fiery reliever. The Phillies are, and have been, in clear re-building mode and Papelbon has to go. He’s been a menace in the clubhouse, to the media, and on the field especially to certain umpires...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies prospect Maikel Franco had an absurd winter

Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco is nearly universally thought of as the organization’s third-best prospect, behind J.P. Crawford and Aaron Nola. Franco will be given every opportunity to earn a job on the Phillies’ Opening Day roster this spring, and if the winter that Franco had in the Dominican is any indication, he’s ready. During the regular season in...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: A Jonathan Papelbon trade?

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Jonathan Papelbon before the 2012 season, they never envisioned the issues his contract might cause. Papelbon was made the highest paid reliever in MLB history with a 4-year, 50 million dollar deal complete with a vesting option for a fifth year and partial no trade clause. Now, due to his attitude, combined with the amount of money, vesting...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No need for Phillies to rush Papelbon trade

The Phillies should do their best to move Papelbon, but they do not need to trade him right now...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon in Transition

From the looks of things, Jonathan Papelbon might well soon be on his way to Milwaukee. As I write this, nothing’s confirmed, and you never know when something might break down, or when some other team might decide to interfere. But the last I saw, the Brewers and Phillies were deep into negotiations, with the […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How Far Away Are the Phillies?

The situation in Philadelphia is bleak. I don’t think that statement is going to cause a stir. The Phillies, right now, are projected by Steamer to be the worst team in baseball in the season ahead, even worse than the rival Braves. Even if you might personally find Steamer to be a waste of everyone’s […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard: The Unwanted Man

There are several variations of “the talk.” As a young adult, it may be about when two people love each other very much. As someone who is just graduating from college, it likely pertains to what you are going to do with the rest of your life. As an athlete, though, it’s unlikely to fill a person with hope or inspiration. It’s almost always about an organization moving...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: The Winning Bid for Hamels, Phillies

While questions surround a trade of Cole Hamels, the Philadelphia Phillies wait for a satisfactory proposal. Do you think they’ll receive a reasonable offer? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Red Alert highlights a specific player and Storyline features multiple stars. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: Destination and...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Curious and Sad Case of Ryan Howard

On an autumn night in 2011, as the St. Louis Cardinals won the deciding game of the NLDS, a cataclysmic moment occurred in the career of Philadelphia Phillies’ slugger Ryan Howard. A city’s hope rested with Howard, his team down by just one run with ace Roy Halladay on the mound, the most-beloved lefty in Philadelphia since Steve Carlton was at the dish with two outs remaining...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies: Cole Hamels trade update

At the beginning of the offseason I wrote a piece about the Phillies suitors for Cole Hamels and why a Hamels trade makes sense. Now, halfway through the offseason, new suitors have emerged and the market has shifted due to different signings and non-signings (top FA pitcher Max Scherzer remains unsigned). While it still makes sense for the Phillies to trade Hamels, it is time...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez wants his Jheri curl on Hall of Fame plaque

Pedro Martinez was one of four players who was voted into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday, and we are all thankful for that. As expected, Pedro’s interviews have been phenomenal. That includes his answer to a question about the prime of his hairstyling career. On Wednesday, TMZ asked Martinez if his Jheri curl hairstyle...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez was a 'punk,' says voter who didn't cast ballot

Pedro Martinez received an outpouring of love from the baseball community Tuesday, but not everyone’s a fan of No. 45.   Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday, earning 91.1 percent of votes from the assembled voters. Still, despite that seemingly high number, there were 49 ballots that didn’t include Martinez’s name. Cleveland Plain Dealer writer...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

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