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2015 Player Review: Maikel Franco

(Via It meant nothing, this Oct. 3 game between the Phillies and Marlins. The Phillies were close to sewing up the notorious title of “worst team in baseball,” and playing in the second game of a doubleheader, only needed one loss. What didn’t mean nothing was this plate appearance for Maikel Franco. The rookie third baseman who assumed his spot as a future cornerstone...
Via Phillies Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies trade rumors - Amaro wants to manage and Utley is dirty? What?

Sometimes the truth is just way better than reality.
Via PhilsBaseball
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. in 'serious' pursuit of becoming MLB manager

View image | PHILADELPHIA - According to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe, former Philadelphia Phillies' general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has turned to well-renowned NFL agent Bob Lamonte to assist in his pursuit of becoming a Major League Baseball manager. Cafardo writes: Ruben Amaro Jr. a manager? Bob...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Ken Giles

I was always a fan of Jonathan Papelbon, before he came in to Philadelphia closing for the Boston Red Sox, and even through his crotch-grabbing antics on the Phillies.  I would always say that the Phillies had the best 1-2 punch, 8th and 9th inning combination with Ken Giles and Jonathan Papelbon.  In 2015, roles changed though, and Ken Giles was placed into the role of Closer...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Expos Alumnus Mackanin Gets Another Chance With Phillies

You had to glance to find the notation last month in the Transactions in the newspaper agate pages or as some of us in the media business say it, the 6-point pages, where the point size is dramatically reduced from the size you normally see when you read stories. Philadelphia Phillies – Extend contract of interim manager Pete Mackanin through the 2016 season with a club option...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Season in Review: Ken Giles

In Philliedelphia's latest installment of "Season in Review", we'll take a look at what Ken Giles contributed to the team and if his future remains in red pinstripes. When the Phillies traded closer Jonathan Papelbon to the Nationals on July 28th, second year flamethrower Ken Giles finally got his chance...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Season in Review: Carlos Ruiz

(Photo: Matt Rappa/Philliedelphia) With the 10th season officially in the books for 2008 World Series champion catcher Carlos Ruiz, Philliedelphia's latest installment of "Season in Review" will examine the Panamanian-native's 2015 contributions to the Philadelphia Phillies. At the Plate Excluding his rookie season, Ruiz's production hit career-low marks nearly across...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WSBGMs Collection of Phillies (2006-2015)

We Should Be GMs was established March 28, 2006 and I have been blogging for 10 seasons now. In that time we've witnessed the Phillies ascend the NL East and triumph over all of baseball and stake claim to being a perennial contender in the National League until steadily plummeting the bottom over the past four seasons. Many players and coaches have come and gone with some even staying...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Offseason Preview: How do the 99-loss Phils get back on track?

Take a deep breath, Phillies fans. You just made it through a season that saw your beloved Philadelphia Phillies go 63-99 in a grueling 2015 season, trade away several longtime players and more or less clean house with the coaching staff and front office. Heck, a dead hawk even fell onto the playing field during the penultimate game of the season against the Miami Marlins. That...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback: Phillies' Roy Halladay throws no-hitter in NLDS

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay waited his entire career to pitch in a playoff game. And he certainly made his postseason debut memorable.On Oct. 6, 2010, Halladay tossed a no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay, who had pitched a perfect game in May of that same season, allowed only a fifth-inning walk to Jay Bruce.It was just the second no...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

After total rebuild, Phillies have hope for future

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The manager quit. The general manager got fired. The president is retiring. From the front office to the clubhouse, it was a complete rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Phillies. They finished with the worst record (63-99) in the majors but showed promise. Third baseman Maikel Franco, center fielder Odubel Herrera, starting pitchers Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies monthly review: September/October 2015

The Phillies have 99 problems but 100 losses ain't one.
Via PhilsBaseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies end on high note

The 2015 Phillies season wrapped up today at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies would beat the Marlins 7-2, which means one thing. Avoid 100 Losses!!!  Thats right, this may have been one of the worst Phillies teams ever, but realistically, it was a successful season. Here’s why 1. We got the first pick in the draft 2. We traded Cole Hamels for a quality package 3. We got rid of...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Surprises Ahead for 2016’s Phillies

Overlooking the clues to 2016, many fans miss the upside of clutch-hitter Maikel Franco and a completely healthy squad that the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies is deliberately silent on. Additionally, until the faithful can see past the losing record under the new skipper, they will remain in the dark blind to the hidden and surprising potential of these new regulars...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robles Suspended 3 Games For Intentionally Throwing At Rupp

MLB has announced that Hansel Robles has been suspended for three games for “intentionally” throwing a pitch at the head of Cameron Rupp in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Don’t know how they determined it was intentional, but Robles is really becoming a very high maintenance player. Funny thing is that I thought […]
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cespedes avoids serious injury despite being hit on hand

    The New York Mets appear to have avoided disaster. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand during the top of the third inning of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday and left the game. He went inside the clubhouse to be examined and undergo evaluation. Luckily the X-rays were negative, and the team said he just has a contusion on two fingers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Altherr hits inside the park grand slam against the Nationals

The Washington Nationals are desperately clinging to their playoff lives, and the Philadelphia Phillies are going to do everything in their power to make this a long weekend for the soon-to-be dethroned NL East champions. In the third inning of Friday’s game, Aaron Altherr hit a sinking liner to center field that Michael Taylor dove for. Taylor whiffed on Altherr’s hit, and...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin discusses managing philosophy

Pete Mackanin had the “interim” tag removed on Tuesday from his job title. The rebuilding Phillies extended the 64-year-old skipper’s contract through next season, with a club option for 2017. Mackanin has been at the helm since Ryne Sandberg unexpectedly stepped down in late June. The team has gone 30-46 under his leadership. This is Mackanin’s first full-time managerial...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have their next manager. It’s Pete Mackanin

Phillies remove interim tag from manager Pete Mackanin’s job title. The Philadelphia Phillies found their replacement manager for 2016, and possibly 2017. They didn’t have to look beyond their own dugout. Pete Mackanin has been promoted to manager after having the interim tag removed from his job title today by the club. Mackinin will be the Phillies manager for 2016 and there...
Via Macho Row
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Mackanin will be retained by the Phillies for 2016

Take one managerial job off the market for 2016 – the Philadelphia Phillies will be retaining interim manager Peter Mackanin for next season. #Phillies have extended the contract of Pete Mackanin as manager through the 2016 season. The extension includes a club option for 2017. — Phillies (@Phillies) September 22, 2015   Mackanin’s Phillies have struggled overall...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard’s tenure with the Phillies over?

Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman Ryan Howard In a season where Philadelphia Phillies fans have been more excited for the season to end than for it to start, pieces of the team’s past glory have been fading into obscurity and/or wearing different uniforms. With Cole Hamels traded to the Texas Rangers, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley now in Los Angeles playing for the Dodgers...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon blames everyone but himself for the Phillies losing

Jonathan Papelbon is back in Philadelphia with the Washington Nationals, and he’s not exactly being careful with his words. Here’s what Papelbon said before Monday’s series opener at Citizens Bank Park, via’s Todd Zolecki. “If I say something I mean it,” Papelbon said. “I’m not going to take anything back that I’ve ever said or did because I believe...
Via The Outside Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies part ways with GM Ruben Amaro

In a move that has been widely expected for months, the Phillies announced today that they’re not going to extend Ruben Amaro‘s contract, ending his tenure as general manager of the club. Full release from #Phillies on Amaro: — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 10, 2015   Amaro has been the Phillies GM since November of 2008. The Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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