PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Location over velocity for Phillies' relievers

It's not simply a case of more (velocity) is better for the Phillies' relievers, as they've had success without a flamethrower in the lot.
Via Phillies.com
2 hours ago

New swing serving Phillies' Rupp well

Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp is finding success at the plate with an altered swing path.
Via Phillies.com
2 hours ago

Phillies odds to win the World Series double!

But they're still pretty long, guys. At the beginning of the season, Las Vegas was not too high on your Philadelphia Phillies, guys. And hey, who could blame them? At the time, a 70-win season seemed to be as optimistic a goal as any rational person would utter. There were some who saw a 100-loss season on the horizon, and you couldn't really argue with the logic. So when Bovada...
Via The Good Phight
6 hours ago

Nola, Phillies seek bounce-back effort against Cardinals

The Philadelphia Phillies (15-11) will look to bounce back from their series opener defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals (13-13), as they send right-hander Aaron Nola to the mound for his sixth start of the season Tuesday evening at Busch Stadium.
Via Philliedelphia
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2016 Philadelphia Phillies Showing Some Phight

In 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies' season ended with the dubious honor of sole possession of last place in the league, posting a win percentage of .389 and only narrowly missing the 100-loss mark on the season -- their final record was 63-99. This season wasn't projected to be much of an improvement, with most projections placing them back in the cellar of the NL East, if not...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Attemping to Put the Phillies’ Start into Some Context

The Phillies weren’t supposed to be this good. Or, maybe, playing this well. That’s a better way to put it, because they’re playing very well. But I still don’t know how to frame how “good” they actually are. So let’s try to do that. Record The Phils are 15-11, but their Pythagorean Win/Loss record (an estimate of a team’s winning percentage given their runs scored...
Via Crossing Broad
8 hours ago

Neris' unhittable splitter boosting Phillies bullpen

Hector Neris isn't exactly a name as big as those leading the Philadelphia rotation right now, but he's having nearly as large an impact. Thanks to his unhittable slider, the Phillies may have found themselves an unexpected new weapon.
Via Phillies.com
8 hours ago

Minor league fantasy stock watch: Could Zach Eflin replace Morton?

Welcome to week four of the minor league fantasy stock watch. Each week in this feature we will look at: Recently promoted prospects to see if they are worth the hype. Prospects down on the farm who could be making an impact in the majors sooner rather than later. Players further down the rung that may not make an impact this season, but are definitely names to know of the future...
Via Today's Knuckleball
10 hours ago

Double-A Starter Of The Week: Reading’s Anthony Vasquez

LHP Anthony Vasquez is leading the Eastern League in wins with five. (Photo:CBSPhilly) If anyone were to deserve a great start to the season, Philadelphia Phillies’ prospect Anthony Vasquez would definitely be on the top of the list. The left-hander has had quite the journey through the Minor League’s since signing with the Seattle Mariners in 2009. He now starts the season...
Via Legends On Deck
10 hours ago

The Phillies' Historically Stunning April Whiff Rate

There was so much that was shocking about the Phillies' April. But, outside of the team's win percentage, perhaps nothing shocks more than the team's historically-great whiff rate. Going into last night's game, Phillies' pitchers led all of baseball with 254 strikeouts.  The Boston Red Sox were running a not-so-close second with 243, and the Washington Nationals were an-even-more...
Via The Good Phight
12 hours ago

Phillies to wear retro pillbox caps for two games in June (pics)

The Philadelphia Phillies will pay tribute to the funky style the team rocked in the 1970s by donning retro pillbox caps during two games later this season against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citizens Bank Park. For the games scheduled for June 3 and June 5, the Phillies will take the field in not only the pillbox caps but also the replicas of the uniforms the team wore in 1976. ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Monday Mailbag: hot start, Rhys Hoskins, trade deadline

Phillies mailbag explores the hot start, trade deadline, and prospect Rhys Hoskins
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview, Saint Louis Cardinals

Don’t look now but the Philadelphia Phillies are on a hot streak having won six straight games.  They have gone 9-1 over their last ten games. Tonight the Philadelphia Phillies will start a series with the Saint Louis Cardinals who are reeling. The Phillies come into this series at 15-10 on the back of strong pitching […] Philadelphia Phillies: Series Preview, Saint Louis Cardinals...
Via Section215
1 day ago

The Phillies Have Had an Almost Perfect Start

If the season ended today, it would be chaos. There would be significant protestation from players, owners, and fans alike, all parties confused by the suddenly truncated schedule. But if matters were allowed to proceed from there, the National League would have the Mets grab one wild-card slot. The other entry would be determined through a different one-game playoff — that one...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What We Learned About the Phillies in April

The Phillies just wrapped up a 14-10 April which ties the ’01 (14-10) and ’03 (16-12) teams for the Phillies’ second best April record since 2000 and trails only the legendary 2011 squad’s 18-8 run. Baseball may be an extraordinarily long season rich with unpredictable twists and turns, but there is still meaningful information to be gleaned from the start of the 2016 season...
Via Crashburn Alley
1 day ago

Phillies Prospect Watch: J.P. Crawford’s Solid Start

The Phillies will be watching their top prospect, J.P. Crawford, closely this season. Here is a look at his solid start with AA Reading Fightin’ Phils. The Phillies have started the season off with a surprise month. The team finished 15-10 and on a 6-game winning streak. The Phillies are overachieving for a rebuilding team, and […] Phillies Prospect Watch: J.P. Crawford’s...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Phillies' potential No. 1 pick Groome thrives in return

Potential Philadelphia Phillies No. 1 overall pick Jason Groome was impressive in his return to the mound this past weekend.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Phillies head to Busch to face struggling Cardinals

The Philadelphia Phillies are in position to match their longest win streak since 2012, and facing a pitcher with one of baseball's worst ERAs could help their cause.The struggling Adam Wainwright, however, has fared well against the Phillies in the past and will start Monday night for the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium.Philadelphia (15-10)...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies team leaders - May 1

Here are your Phillies team leaders after the month of April comes to a close...
Via PhilsBaseball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians rally falls short, edged by Phillies 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis homered and had the go-ahead single to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their fifth straight win, 4-3 over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.The Phillies (14-10) have won eight of nine and are four games over .500 for the first time since they finished the 2011 season 102-60.Jeanmar Gomez had Phillies fans on edge in the ninth before he earned...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies are asking alot out of their young rotation

Aaron Nola – Photo Credit – Arturo Pardavila III   The season did not start off pretty for the rebuilding Philadelphia Phillies. Three consecutive losses to the Cincinnati Reds to open the new year and a loss to the rival (and defending NL champs) New York Mets had them sitting at 0-4 and people wondering if this team was destined for 100 losses, which they avoided by one game...
Via Hot Stove MLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Look Now, The Phillies Are Playing Some Great Baseball.

The almighty Bryce Harper was at the plate in the bottom of the 9th at a brisk night in DC. Jeanmar Gomez got him to fly out. Ryan Zimmerman came up next, a traditional Phillies killer, here we go. Wait, did he just strike out looking? With that, Gomez picked up his 6th save of the season, the Phillies head to 11-10 (above .500 for the first time in 381 days) and have won two in...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Park netting stops busted bat from flying into seats

The extended netting installed at Nationals Park once again saved the day when it prevented Cesar Hernandez’s broken bat from flying into the stands. During the top of the 7th inning of Wednesday's game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies, a pitch from Gio Hernandez got in a bit on the Phillies second baseman’s hands, breaking the bat and sending a huge...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Going On With Odubel Herrera

This year, Odubel Herrera is an everyday player, and only two players in baseball have drawn more walks. On its own, maybe that doesn’t convey its real significance, so consider that, last year, Odubel Herrera was an everyday player, and 193 players in baseball drew more walks. Herrera today has more than twice as many walks drawn as Joey Votto. Votto last year out-walked Herrera...
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ outfield is out of this world…bad

The Phillies have a lot of issues. Their bullpen has been both really good and really bad. Their starting pitching started out great, but appears to be coming back to earth.  They have made the habit of making boneheaded base running mistakes. Their offense is putrid. Among all these issues, the most glaring one is possibly their outfield. It’s horrendous. To be fair, it never...
Via The Outside Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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