PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Same old problems hurting the Philadelphia Phillies

It is time for a pop quiz!  When the Philadelphia Phillies were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, what was the main reason they lost? A.) A lack of offense B.) Bullpen problems C.) All of the above D.) The Phanatic’s attempt to jinx the other team backfired. Anyone who has watched the Phillies the past few years knows that C is the obvious answer to this question.  The same thing...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole Hamels Trade Likely?

Cole Hamels will give the Philadelphia Phillies a shot in the arm Wednesday when he makes his 2014 debut against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.  Will this be the beginning of Hamels’ last season in Philadelphia? Hamels could be physically available to pitch Tuesday, but will most likely be held back until Wednesday, so he and lefty Cliff Lee don’t pitch in consecutive games. ...
Via Sports Blog Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies' Mike Adams makes first appearance since injury

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to 7-9 on the season following a 12-1 blowout loss to the Colorado Rockies in Friday night. The only bright spot for the Phillies was the return of relief pitcher Mike Adams, who hadn't pitched in a Major League game since June of last season. As reported by Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Adams entered the game in the fifth inning with the Phillies...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Jimmy Rollins’ Pleasant Start

After a 2013 season in which he posted a career-worst .295 wOBA, many fans had written off Jimmy Rollins. This offseason, Rollins was the center of numerous sports hot takes–should he be a better leader, should he lose playing time to the likes of Freddy Galvis, why the hell doesn’t he hustle?–but none of the discussion that got off the ground revolved around his ability to...
Via Fightin For Philly
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Papelbon annoyingly direct a fart at reporters?

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon has been known at times over his career for being something of a surly interview subject. Following Thursday’s 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in which the closer converted his fourth save of the season, Papelbon expressed extreme annoyance at a line of questioning regarding how his velocity is […] The post Did Jonathan Papelbon...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospects Quinn, Walding nearing return to the diamond

Roman Quinn, Image- Jay Floyd Out of action since last year following a ruptured Achilles tendon, shortstop Roman Quinn is nearing a return to game action. While recovering from a broken left wrist suffered when was he hit by a pitch last season, Quinn felt a pop in the back of his right ankle as he ran routine sprints early in the 2013/2014 off-season.  Surgery to repair the second...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Updates: Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Ethan Martin, Darin Ruf

The big injury news for Philadelphia surrounds pitcher Cole Hamels.  Our only Kerry Kauffman covered that earlier this morning & you can read about that here.  The Phillies have other injury concerns, namely outfielder Darin Ruf and pitchers Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez & Ethan Martin.  We have an update on all three.Miguel Alfredo GonzalezThe cuban defector originally...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A commentary on character...and Ryan Howard

Now that Monday's loss to the Braves has mostly scabbed over, I wanted to look back at the game through a different lens. Monday could have been a harbinger of things to come and a loss that will send the Phillies down an inevitable losing path or it could be used as a character builder. Supposedly high character teams would view such a devastating loss as an opportunity...
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Hamels, Ruf, MAG

Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock gave a few health updates on Phillies players Wednesday afternoon. -Cole Hamels appears to be nearly a lock to return to the Phillies during the west coast road trip, specifically when they’re in Los Angeles. He’ll pitch Thursday in Clearwater and if all goes well, it’s likely he’ll be with the team next week. Proefrock would not definitively...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies Top 10 Prospects

The Philadelphia Phillies have a solid farm system. Franco, Biddle, and Crawford all have star potential, but each of those three players has to make significant strides to realize that potential. Severino Gonzalez has posted excellent stats thus far in his career, but has serious durability concerns. Miguel Gonzalez is an absolute mystery. The rest of the players on this list are...
Via Batting Leadoff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies use kids’ drawings for pics of starting lineup used on jumbotron (pics)

For the team’s first Sunday game of the season at Citizens Bank Park, the Philadelphia Phillies relied upon drawings by children for the images of players in the starting lineup projected on the jumbotron. Via the official Facebook page of the Phillies: Kids draw the darndest things. Here’s your starting lineup from today, as sketched […] The post Phillies use kids’ drawings...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies let kids draw photos for players in starting lineup

Getty Image While the Philadelphia Phillies aren’t off to the best start in franchise history with a lousy 6-7 record, it’s certainly not as bad as most people expected for a team that has been perceived as over-the-hill. Perhaps in a move to liven things up and inject the team with a new youthful exuberance, the Phillies allowed some of the kids in the Phillies Phundamentals...
Via With Leather
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Adams to Return from DL, Torre Tells Amaro Call was Wrong

Phillies reliever Mike Adams told reporters on Monday that he will come off the disabled list on Tuesday. The 35-year old righty has yet to appear in a game with the Phillies after undergoing shoulder surgery this past off-season. Adams made a brief minor league rehab, stopping for three appearances in Clearwater, and one in Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Between the two stops, he pitched...
Via Phillies Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard with a Howard, Oh Yeah!

You know it's a good day when Ryan Howard notches a Howard.  That's right, the stat's namesake earned himself his first strikeout, error, homerun game of the season and naturally the Phillies won.  Not only did the Phillies win, they swept the series from the Marlins and are now 6-6 on the year.What else is good?*Chase Utley is batting .500, word.*Wil Nieves had more...
Via We Should Be GM's
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jimmy Rollins hits walk-off homer, curses out fan

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins has had quite the start to his 2014 MLB season, so I’m sure last night was his reaction to everything that’s gone on. Rollins hit a solo home run over the left field wall to give the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park in the top of the 10th inning. Rollins knew it was gone the moment he hit it, and stoical...
Via Thacover2
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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