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Reading Fightin' Phils clinch Eastern League eastern division title

The Phillies AA affiliate, the Reading Fightin' Phils figured to be a top contender this season, with big-name prospects such as J.P. Crawford, Ben Lively, and Zach Eflin. Then the Phillies added some new prospects acquired in trades this July such as Nick Williams and Jake Thompson. The parts all...
Via Philliedelphia
49 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Franco likely not returning in 2015; Brown’s time in Philly over?

After interim manager Pete Mackanin stated that there was a “real good chance” that Maikel Franco would return to the Phillies’ starting lineup before the end of the 2015 season, it now looks like there’s a real good chance that he won’t. Before Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets, the rookie took swings for the first time since suffering the injury, and felt discomfort...
Via Phillies Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Brown to see specialist after tumble on inside-the-park HR

Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown will be examined by a doctor Thursday amid concerns he suffered a concussion in Wednesday's game against the New York Mets.Brown was injured on what turned out to be an inside-the-park home run by Ruben Tejeda in the second inning of a 9-4 loss. Brown crashed into the short right field wall and tumbled head-over-heels as Tejada circled...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation episode 21: Matt Breen, reviewing trade returns

On the latest edition of Phillies Nation, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Matt Breen joins the panel to discuss the big league debut of Alec Asher, the production of Jerad Eickhoff as well as Aaron Nola‘s efforts for the big club.  Minor league insider Jay Floyd and Rudy Mezzy team up to review the Phils’ acquisitions from recent trades including righty pitcher Nick Pivetta....
Via Phillies Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown exits game early due to 'concussion concerns'

View image | gettyimages.com According to CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury, Phillies right fielder Domonic Brown was removed early from tonight's game, before the bottom of the fourth inning got underway, because of 'concerns for a concussion'. With a runner on second and two outs in the top of the second, Mets...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets get inside-the-park HR after OF flips over wall

It’s all coming up Mets. During Wednesday night’s game with the Phillies, Ruben Tejada hit a sinking liner down the right field line. Domonic Brown charged the ball, misplayed it, and ended up flipping over a wall up the right field line, allowing Tejada to coast his way around the bases. Brown would stay in the game at the time for the Phillies, but was pulled two innings...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gillick praises Phillies GM Amaro but decision on future not imminent

The future of Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. will be determined over the next month of the season.Outgoing Phillies president Pat Gillick told MLB.com on Tuesday that a decision on Amaro "will be made in the next 30 days or so." Amaro is in is seventh season as the club's GM and in the final year of his contract.Andy MacPhail will take over as president for...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Some much-deserved love for Ryan Howard

As the Philadelphia Phillies sink deeper into a lengthy rebuilding process, one player has come to stand for all that went wrong for the team as its core aged, broke down, and eventually left the team a smoldering ruin of the World Series contender it once was. That player is Ryan Howard. The mere mention of Howard’s name draws disdain or frustration from most Phillies fans. When...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Z Files: Seven Takeaways from Mets 14-8 Loss to Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies jumped ahead to a 6-0 and stayed ahead of the New York Mets in their 14-8 victory last night. Here are seven takeaways from last night’s shellacking. Addison Reed Looking Sharp Although he allowed some hard outs, Reed showed a quick, corky and deceptive delivery, hiding the baseball well from hitters with […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies monthly review: August 2015

The Phillies continue their youth movement and start to give us a look at what the future may hold.
Via PhilsBaseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Crawford, Knapp among Phils prospects headed to AFL

On Tuesday Arizona Fall League rosters were announced.  The list of talented youngsters that will represent the Phillies in the prominent off-season league is headlined by top prospect J.P. Crawford. The 20-year-old shortstop was the Phils’ first round draft selection in 2013.  In just his second full pro season this year, he reached the Double-A Eastern League where he was honored...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Knapp, J.P. Crawford headline Phillies prospects headed to Arizona Fall League

Photo: Kevin Durso, Philliedelphia Double-A Reading clinched a playoff spot on Monday for the first time since 2008 and some of their best and brightest prospects will be heading to Arizona to participate in this year's Fall League. Along with top prospect J.P. Crawford, Jake Kaplan of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard + Ruf = Good First Baseman

Ryan Howard vs. RHP 2015: .273/.839, 111 G, 41 R, 25 DBL, 18 HR, 62 RBIRyan Howard vs. RHP Career: .285./.944, 1320 G, 202 DBL, 14 TRPL, 265 HR, 813 RBIDarin Ruf vs. LHP 2015: .365/1.011, 36 G, 11 R, 4 DBL, 4 HR, 12 RBIDarin Ruf vs. LHP Career: .291/.897, 112 G, 32 R, 12 DBL, 12 HR, 32 RBI Ruf's OPS against LHP is .222 better than against RHP in his career.  Howard's OPS against...
Via We Should Be GM's
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - August 28

The new names topping the leader boards aren't so new anymore.
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Phillies' prospect J.P. Crawford a future All-Star?

The Philadelphia Phillies have quality depth in the farm system, but at the very top resides shortstop, J.P. Crawford. Crawford was drafted with the 16th pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Coming out, Crawford was said to be a true shortstop meaning he was projected to be drafted and remain a shortstop for his entire career. So far he has done nothing but live up to expectations and given...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: 1 Rebuilding Phillie Short

In the second half, the view is of two different teams: The first squad of Philadelphia Phillies played before Maikel Franco‘s wrist injury, and the second is now toiling without their third baseman. But while the pessimist believed the winning would taper off more quickly than it did, the optimist thinks the Phils will be competitive again. Which camp are you in? Or do you have...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Larry Bowa gets ejected, threatens Mets player

    Philadelphia Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa went ballistic on Tuesday night, and it appears his frustration was at least two days in the making. During the seventh inning of a 6-5 loss to the New York Mets, Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur jumped out of the dugout to protest after Mets reliever Hansel Robles tried to quick-pitch Darin Ruf as Ruf was still getting settled...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright surprises Mets with cookies upon return

The New York Mets laid a 16-7 beat down on the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, socking out a whopping eight home runs in the comeback win. The big victory marked the celebrated return of superstar David Wright, who was back in  the lineup after nearly four months away from the team and hit a homer himself. And he ingratiated himself to his teammates by surprising...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley thanks fans in Philadelphia newspaper ad

Chase Utley, one of the most beloved, celebrated and admired Philadelphia Phillies players in some time, returned the love to the fans who passionately cheered for him during his stellar, 12-plus career with the team by taking out an ad in both the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News to thank them for all their support. Utley was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s enduring Philadelphia Phillies legacy

In a time where more often than not, players are in passing more than in place, Chase Utley was Philadelphia’s constant. He was an identifiable presence, although from a much different place, but one who became synonymous with the greatest era of Phillies’ baseball, while naturally embodying everything that the city he made his baseball home embodied. Now a member of the Los...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley appears unlikely to be traded

Fans of the Giants, Dodgers, Angels, and Cubs should probably temper their expectations for a new second baseman over the final two weeks of August. The four teams have all been tied to Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, but it’s looking less and less likely that Utley will be dealt. GM Ruben Amaro this morning @SportsRadioWIP "Chase Utley likely to be w #Phillies rest...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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