Phillies Rumors & News

  • Mets manage to be not quite as awful as Phillies

    New York Post "The Mets are bad, but the Phillies are worse. In the epic battle for fourth place in the NL East, the Mets at least caught the routine fly balls Friday night. The same was not true of the Phillies. Left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped Juan Lagares’ fly ball with two outs and the bases loaded..." August 30

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 29

  • Phillies president Montgomery takes leave of absence after cancer surgery "The Phillies on Thursday announced that team president and CEO David Montgomery is taking a leave of absence after undergoing surgery in May for cancer of the jaw. Former GM Pat Gillick will perform Montgomery's duties while he's out. Here's the full statement from the team: "The Phillies..." August 28

  • Phils sweep Nats to conclude successful homestand

    CSN Philly "Here’s a little indication of how poorly the Phillies have played at home in 2014: They completed their best homestand of the season with an 8-4 win to complete a three-game sweep of the previously rampaging Washington Nationals on Wednesday night. The sweep gave the Phillies a 7-2 homestand..." August 28

  • Phillies probably can't solve rotation issues by 2015

    CSN Philly "You've probably noticed that the Phillies' starting pitching hasn't been strong in 2014. With a 3.98 ERA, their starters rank fourth-worst in the National League and over the NL average of 3.79. Cole Hamels has been dominant, but that's it. Cliff Lee hasn't been healthy. A.J. Burnett has not..." August 28

  • Sandberg believes he has a handle on Phillies' clubhouse

    CSN Philly "Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg believes he has a good handle on his clubhouse despite the fact that four of his players, by word or action, have been critical or disrespectful of him over the last two weeks. “Yes, yeah,” Sandberg said when posed with that question on Wednesday..." August 28

  • Hamels appears upset with Sandberg in Phils' win over Nats

    CSN Philly "Another Phillie appears to be upset with manager Ryne Sandberg and this one isn’t a fifth starter with a bloated ERA, a stumbling outfielder or a headstrong rookie. This one is the highest-paid athlete in Philadelphia sports history and a former World Series MVP. Cole Hamels appeared none..." August 27

  • A.J. Burnett: maybe I won’t retire after this season after all

    CSN Philly "A.J. Burnett sounds a little like that golfer everybody knows, the one who’s ready to give up the game and sell his clubs until one great round pulls him back in. After getting beaten by the Seattle Mariners last week, Burnett sounded like a man who was ready to walk away from at least $10..." August 26

  • Ruben Amaro is still shocked no one wants Jonathan Papelbon

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies had a surfeit of expendable players that were perfect for other teams, but the club stood pat as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passed. GM Ruben Amaro said other GM’s were overvaluing prospects, and that his demands for his own players were reasonable. With the August 31..." August 25

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    Meghan Montemurro @M_Montemurro

    #Phillies have designated Reid Brignac for assignment and recalled Freddy Galvis from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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    Matt Gelb @MattGelb

    Sunday's outfield: Domonic Brown, Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore.

  • Cards regroup to beat Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "It was a night when Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras, who was benched recently for inattentive and indifferent baserunning, ran the bases with gusto and actually was even too aggressive. It was a night when the Cardinals’ bullpen was both awful and stunning in the same inning and then just as..." August 24

  • Phillies know what they have in Grady Sizemore

    CSN Philly "Grady Sizemore was not in the Phillies’ starting lineup for Friday night’s game against the Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. In fact, Sizemore, a three-time All-Star with the Indians, has started just one game since Aug. 13. What gives? “He’s fine,” manager Ryne Sandberg said before Friday’s..." August 23

  • Phils exercise patience in beating Wainwright, Cards

    CSN Philly "It wasn’t the prettiest game for the Phillies, but in another sense it would be tough to draw up a winning game as textbook as Friday’s 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park. Facing Adam Wainwright, the winningest pitcher in the league for the past two seasons, the..." August 23

  • Ex-Orioles left-hander Adam Loewen back on the mound in Double-A Reading

    Baltimore Sun "As a free-agent outfielder playing in Venezuela last winter, Adam Loewen hoped to show enough to earn a chance in spring training. And then he realized that his best shot to get back to the major leagues might be what originally got him there: his prized left arm. Now with the Reading Fightin..." August 22

  • Hamels, Phillies beat Mariners 4-3 "The Philadelphia region prepared itself for the main event of Wednesday’s sporting schedule, a Little League game played out at Citizens Bank Park. And not of the high-caliber kind that’s being played this week in Williamsport. More of the endless, error-filled brand of ball found at your local..." August 21

  • Iwakuma dazzles M's to 5-2 victory over the Phillies

    Lookout Landing "was a little worried writing about Hisashi Iwakuma today. I'd been planning to praise Jack Zduriencik for the signing and subsequent extension of Iwakuma for a few weeks, but hadn't found the right time to write about it. Penning it today, hours before his start in an important game, didn't seem..." August 20

  • Curt Schilling: Chewing tobacco ‘gave me cancer’

    Boston Herald "Curt Schilling revealed this morning that he has been suffering from oral cancer — the result of a 30-year chewing tobacco habit that the former Red Sox ace said he wishes he never began. “I do believe without a doubt, unquestionably, that chewing is what gave me cancer,” Schilling said during..." August 20

  • Burnett loses, says he'll probably retire after season

    CSN Philly "A.J. Burnett’s major league-leading walks total wasn’t the only number that rose in the Phillies’ 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. With his 27th start of the season, Burnett passed a plateau that took his contract from $8.5 million to $10 million if he decides to pitch next..." August 20

  • Phillies welcomed the Mariners to the east coast with a 4-1 game

    CSN Philly "After just two starts with the Phillies this season, Jerome Williams has a new lease on life. More interestingly, he has had an epiphany of sorts and it comes just in time. Yes, nine years into his big-league career while pitching for his seventh different team, including his third team this..." August 19

  • Kyle Kendrick apologizes for showing up Sandberg

    CSN Philly "The morning after he angrily stormed off the mound after a defensive collapse by teammates, Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick apologized to manager Ryne Sandberg for his actions. “We talked,” Kendrick said before Sunday afternoon’s game. “I know it wasn’t the right thing to do.” Kendrick took a..." August 18

  • Joe Panik's 2 hits help Giants rally for 6-5 winover Phillies

    San Francisco Chronicle "Maybe the Giants have their second baseman. "I think he's earned going out there every day, the way he's played," manager Bruce Bochy said of Joe Panik. "It certainly helps your decisions at the end of the year when looking at your needs." The Giants didn't find a second baseman before the..." August 17

  • Trade rumors continue to swirl around Phils' Hamels "The rumors of Cole Hamels' departure will not soon subside. The ace lefthander cannot be traded until November. Whether or not to deal Hamels to replenish a depleted pool of young talent will be the winter's most significant dilemma. Hamels has made his intent clear: He wants to remain in..." August 17

  • Phillies 5, Giants 3 (10 innings)

    CSN Philly "Cody Asche belted a game-tying two-run homer in the eighth inning and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th as the Phillies rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants, 5-3, at AT&T Park on Friday night. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the..." August 16

  • Angels Back Up Wobbly Weaver in Win Over Phils

    Halos Heaven "Jered Weaver allowed eight hits and two walks in six innings but he struck out five and only ended up allowing two runs. The Angels turned a 2-1 Philly lead into a 4-2 lead of their own with a three-run sixth inning. With Weaver in line for the Double-You, Mike Scioscia rolled out Kevin Jepsen,..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Angels shake off slump in one explosive inning, beat Phillies, 7-2

    Los Angeles Times "In his 15 years as the Angels' manager, Mike Scioscia never has used a position player to pitch, no matter how lost the cause. So it took about a second for him to reject the slump-busting trick of picking the batting order out of a hat. "I don't think so," Scioscia said. No major changes..." August 13

  • Blockbuster trade brewing between Phillies and Red Sox?

    CSN Philly "The non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the Phillies were subsequently unable to come to an agreement with the Cubs on a deal for Cole Hamels after Chicago reportedly claimed him last week. But still, a blockbuster could be in the works. The Phillies have been heavily scouting the Red..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Phillies bullpen could be strength for many seasons

    Courier-Post "Ken Giles can still recall the first time he threw a 100-mph pitch. Giles was a sophomore at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona when he clocked a triple-digit heater, which had been a long-time goal of his. The 23-year-old rookie's emergence this season has added a power arm to what has..." August 13

  • Phillies claim right-hander Jerome Williams from Rangers, expected to start him Tuesday

    Hardball Talk "From Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer … Two of the worst pitching staffs in baseball jettisoned Jerome Williams this season, but the veteran righthander has found a new home with the pitching-starved Phillies. On Sunday, they claimed Williams off waivers from Texas. The..." August 11

  • Lucas Duda’s clutch hit in 11th leads Mets past Phillies

    New York Post "Lucas Duda was under the microscope Saturday night to produce against a tough lefty starter. That he won the game against a respectable lefty reliever should count for something. With Duda’s RBI single against Antonio Bastardo in the 11th inning responsible for the go-ahead run, the Mets beat..." August 10

  • Colon earns 200th career victory as Mets hang on to beat Phillies

    New York Post "Bartolo Colon has stuck around long enough to pitch for eight different major league teams and earn $84 million in his career. But as far as numbers go, the most significant attached to Colon is 200. The veteran righty on Friday became the third active pitcher to reach that plateau in career..." August 09

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    Matt Gelb @MattGelb

    Domonic Brown is not in the Phillies lineup for the ninth straight game.

  • Cubs, Phillies talking Hamels but unlikely to complete trade "The Cubs and Phillies have engaged in talks on a trade for star Philly pitcher Cole Hamels, but are not especially likely to complete a deal, according to people familiar with the situation. Chicago claimed Hamels on revocable waivers, as Mike Missanelli of 97.5 the Fanatic originally reported,..." August 08

  • Phillies sweep Astros behind Ryan Howard slam

    CSN Philly "The last two weeks have been filled with highs and lows for Ryan Howard. This was most definitely a high. Howard capped a terrific at-bat -- “A battling at-bat,” manager Ryne Sandberg said -- with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Phillies to a 6-5 win over the..." August 08

  • Cubs claim Cole Hamels off revocable trade waivers "The Cubs have claimed left-hander Cole Hamels off revocable trade waivers from the Phillies, Jon Heyman of has confirmed. Mike Missanelli of 97.5 the Fanatic first reported the claim. One of three things will happen now: The Phillies pull Hamels back off trade waivers and..." August 08

  • Dodgers Acquire Roberto Hernandez

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announce that they have traded Roberto Hernandez to the Dodgers for two players to be named later." August 08

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    Mike Missanelli @MikeMiss975

    My info sez the CUBS put in the waiver claim on Cole Hamels. Would the Phils trade him there now and would Cole accept?

  • David Buchanan auditions for job in Phillies' win over Astros

    CSN Philly "Here’s a fun fact. Or maybe it’s a depressing fact. Depends on your perspective. Either way, hey, it’s a fact: At present, Cole Hamels is the only Phillies pitcher who is 1) healthy and 2) under contract for next year. A.J. Burnett, who will turn 38 in January, has an option. So it’s pretty much..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Report: Phillies LHP Lee done for season but won't need elbow surgery

    Fox Sports "Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will not pitch again this season but will avoid surgery on his injured elbow, reports. Lee, on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 flexor pronator strain, lasted only 2 2/3 innings in his most recent start on July 31. That was his third..." August 07

  • Report: Unidentified team claims Cole Hamels off waivers "An unidentified team has claimed Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels off waivers, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The Phillies have two days to construct a deal with that team or pull him back off waivers. Hamels has a partial no-trade clause and can only be traded to nine teams..." August 07

  • Cliff Lee likely done for season as locker is cleaned out in Phillies clubhouse "Cliff Lee's locker at Citizens Bank Park was cleaned out before Wednesday's game against the Houston Astros, a foreboding sign that suggests the injured 35-year-old will not return this season for the Philadelphia Phillies. Lee returned from the disabled list July 21 after missing more than two..." August 07

  • Ryan Howard gives Phillies win over Astros in 15

    CSN Philly "For Ryan Howard, manager Ryne Sandberg knew it was just a matter of time. Little did Sandberg realize that Howard was going to hit his way out of a slump and then back into one before delivering the winning hit all in the same game. Given the Phillies’ penchant for playing extra-inning games..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Tony Gwynn Jr is back w Phillies on minor league deal. Goes to triple A

  • Strasburg dominates in Nats' 4-0 win over Phillies

    CSN Washington "Before the Phillies bullpen allowed the Nationals to secure a comfortable lead in the eighth inning on Sunday, much of the afternoon was the Stephen Strasburg vs. Cole Hamels show. Both starters were locked in, neither giving an inch to their opponent. Hamels was the one to blink with a run..." August 04

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Phillies put their first set of players on revocable trade waivers Saturday - Burnett, Bastardo, Howard, Kendrick, R. Hernandez.