Phillies Rumors & News

  • 2d
    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Multiple sources say #Yankees talked to #Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins. But asking price was so high, Yanks moved on....

  • 3d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Los Angeles #Dodgers now also in pursuit of #Phillies ace Cole Hamels, joining #Redsox and others.

  • 3d
    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Ex-#Phillies mgr Charlie Manuel gave consideration 2 #Orioles hitting coach job & had opportunities w/ other AL East teams but declined all.

  • 4d
    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Los Angeles #Dodgers now also in pursuit of #Phillies ace Cole Hamels, joining #Redsox and others.

  • Phillies have “cooled” on signing Yasmany Tomas

    Hardball Talk "For months now the Phillies have been heavily linked to Cuban free agent Yasmany Tomas, but now Paul Hagen of reports that they’ve “cooled on the idea of signing the 23-year-old.” Apparently they still like his offensive potential a lot, but are worried that Tomas may be “more of a..." November 20

  • Ryan Howard recently finished legal battle with family over money "It was late July when Ryan Howard pointedly asked a reporter if he wanted to trade places with him. The anguish in his tone was palpable. A former perennial MVP candidate, the slugger's career was nearing its nadir. Two years removed from a return from a ruptured left Achilles tendon, Howard..." November 19

  • Phillies reportedly scouting Red Sox prospects for possible Cole Hamels trade

    Newark Star-Ledger "Things appear to be heating up on the possibility of the Phillies trading Cole Hamels to the Boston Red Sox front. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are doing background on three of the top prospects in the Red Sox organization including highly touted catcher Christian..." November 19

  • Pirates sign A.J. Burnett to one-year, $8.5 million deal

    Hardball Talk "Last offseason A.J. Burnett left the Pirates for the Phillies, but after a rough season in Philadelphia he’s going back to Pittsburgh. Burnett has signed a one-year deal with the Pirates worth $8.5 million, which is significantly less than the $12.75 million player option he declined to leave..." November 15

  • Cole Hamels wants out, but trade could be costly

    USA Today "Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels realizes that no one is going to feel sorry for him. You can't have Hollywood looks, marry a gorgeous actress, have two beautiful kids, sign a six-year, $144 million contract extension, and suddenly get sympathy cards because you're employed by the..." November 13

  • Joe Torre: Skippers no longer can use stall tactics for MLB replays

    New York Post "Rest in peace, Awkward Manager Ambling From The Dugout to the Field So a Team Can Decide Whether To Challenge a Call. You won’t be missed. Phase Two of Major League Baseball’s extended instant-replay rollout hasn’t yet been finalized, MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe..." November 13

  • Cole Hamels knows it's go time in Philly

    USA Today "Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels realizes that no one is going to feel sorry for him. You can't have Hollywood looks, marry a gorgeous actress, have two beautiful kids, sign a six-year, $144 million contract extension, and suddenly get sympathy cards because you're employed by the..." November 13

  • Nats-Cubs trade rumor could reshape market for Hamels

    CSN Philly "A report surfaced Tuesday night that the Cubs and Nationals were engaged in trade discussions about starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann. "One source said the teams have enough mutual interest that names have been discussed," Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote. "Another said he..." November 12

  • 17d
    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Ruben Amaro said Jesse Biddle is headed home from Puerto Rico to have sore elbow checked.

  • 17d
    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Darek Braunecker says client Cliff Lee, who missed last 2 months of '15 with strained elbow, close to beginning throw program #Phillies

  • Source: Royals’ 'interest' in Howard overblown

    CSN Philly "Ryan Howard is not going to the Kansas City Royals any time soon, and maybe not at all. USA Today reports that the Royals have had internal discussions about acquiring Howard from the Phillies, but a person with knowledge of the situation characterized the matter as overblown on..." November 11

  • Phillies, Giants and Padres among teams keeping eye on Tomas "Yasmany Tomas, the Cuban slugger and one of the few power hitters on the market, keeps drawing crowds for workouts in the Dominican, and word is the Phillies, Giants and Padres have come to view his exploits most often. All three of those teams have seen Tomas at least three times -- though..." November 11

  • 17d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The continued refrain from evaluators who've had discussions with the Phillies: They're going to move Ryan Howard, no matter what it takes.

  • Phillies looking for “at least three top prospects” in return for ace left-hander Cole Hamels

    CSN Philly "What could be a whirlwind offseason for the Phillies will begin to intensify with the arrival of the annual general managers’ meetings this week in Phoenix. Over the years, the Phils have made significant moves at this event, acquiring Andy Ashby in 1999, Brad Lidge in 2007 and Marlon Byrd in..." November 10

  • Cubs looking again at Cole Hamels, plus top free-agent pitchers "The Cubs, already connected heavily in speculative reports about top free-agent pitchers Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, are also interested in Cole Hamels, according to sources, and are expecting to talk to the Phillies about him. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the Cubs will look into..." November 05

  • You can't pay A.J. Burnett $12.75 million to pitch for the Phillies

    CSN Philly "I want to type out the full number -- $12,750,000 -- with all of the zeroes just to make sure we have a clear picture of what exactly A.J. Burnett opted not to take from the Phillies next season. So now that we've got that $12.75 mil out of the way, what exactly would it take for Burnett to..." November 05

  • MLB Gold Glove awards 2014

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball's Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners for 2014 were announced Tuesday night. Voting was done by MLB managers and coaches before the end of the regular season. Three American League squad was dominated by the Royals and Orioles, who met in the ALCS. Kansas City placed Alex..." November 05

  • With Phillies' trade market open, clubs want Byrd in hand

    Fox Sports "The Phillies are willing to move any player on their roster, but their most popular target in early trade discussions might surprise you. According to major-league sources, it's right fielder Marlon Byrd. While Byrd is 37, he hit 25 home runs last season, more than any free-agent outfielder..." November 04

  • Is Ryan Howard tradable? "Ryan Howard has had his last at-bat as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. That’s what the Phillies hope, anyway. That’s their goal, according to rival executives. The Chicago Cubs want to add high-end pitching and contend. The Los Angeles Dodgers are thinking World Series or bust, again...." November 04

  • With Phillies' trade market open, clubs want Byrd in hand

    Fox Sports "The Phillies are willing to move any player on their roster, but their most popular target in early trade discussions might surprise you. According to major-league sources, it's right fielder Marlon Byrd. While Byrd is 37, he hit 25 home runs last season, more than any free-agent outfielder..." November 04

  • A.J. Burnett Declines Player Option

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett has declined his player option, the Phillies announced. By turning down his $12.75MM option, Burnett will become a free agent. " November 04

  • Phillies, A.J. Burnett decline $15 million mutual option

    Hardball Talk "According to the Associated Press, via the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies and veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett have each declined their halves of a $15 million mutual option for the 2015 season. It was an expected move. Now we’ll see whether Burnett exercises his $12.75 million player..." November 02

  • 27d
    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    New round of Article XX(D), elected minor league FAs includes #Cubs OF Ryan Kalish, #WhiteSox OF Michael Taylor & #Phillies SS Andres Blanco

  • Burnett, Phillies opt out of mutual option "A.J. Burnett and the Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option yesterday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he..." November 01

  • 29d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Phillies decline club option on Mike Adams. No-brainer.

  • Phillies' entire coaching staff will return in 2015

    CSN Philly "Last month the Phillies invited back the entire coaching staff for the 2015 season. On Wednesday, the team announced the entire gang is under contract and will return. Manager Ryne Sandberg’s staff, comprised of bench coach Larry Bowa, pitching coach Bob McClure, hitting coach Steve Henderson,..." October 30

  • Cole Hamels updating his 20-team no-trade list

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter Cole Hamels could be traded this winter, but the lefty’s contract includes a 20-team no-trade list. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Hamels is updating the list, due on November 1. Currently, the teams to which Hamels can be traded are the Dodgers, Angels, Padres,..." October 26

  • Konerko, Rollins win Clemente Award "Retiring White Sox star Paul Konerko and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins were picked Friday as the first co-winners of Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award. The annual honor is given for contributions on and off the field that best represent the sport and is named for the..." October 25

  • With Phillies needing to retool, Cole Hamels could hit trade block "Phillies ace Cole Hamels could hit the trade market this winter, competing teams are saying. Hamels could be dealt, but only for a very steep price, executives on other teams say they've been told. Hamels himself has been told by the Phillies that they would love to keep him but also that..." October 25

  • 35d
    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    One PHI player other teams are going to monitor closely, to see if he becomes available: Chase Utley. He would have to consent to any trade.

  • Phillies Extend Grady Sizemore For 2015

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have agreed to a one-year, $2MM extension with Grady Sizemore that will keep the outfielder in Philadelphia for 2015, the club announced. Sizemore’s contract includes performance incentives that could boost its value to $5MM, per’s Chris Cotillo (via..." October 24

  • 36d
    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Source: #Phillies sign catcher John Hester to minor league deal with ST invite for next season. Hester elected FA after spending year w/ LAA

  • MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

    Los Angeles Times "On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year. Rob Manfred, who replaces the retiring Bud Selig..." October 23

  • Phillies' A.J. Burnett likely to return for 2015

    CSN Washington "At times during 2014 it sounded like the struggling A.J. Burnett would call it a career after this season. But now, over three weeks since the regular season ended, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro now expects to have the veteran back for 2015. Burnett, who turns 38 in January, has a mutual option worth..." October 23

  • Who is Yasmany Tomas, and who will sign him?

    New York Daily News "Spending on Cuban talent has become the trendy way for a baseball team to try to improve quickly. We all know about Yasiel Puig, the most interesting man in baseball, and Jose Abreu is about to win a rookie of the year award for the White Sox. Boston’s effort to engineer another fast turnaround..." October 22

  • Phillies re-sign Jerome Williams for $2.5 million

    Hardball Talk "After pitching terribly for the Astros and Rangers to begin the season journeyman right-hander Jerome Williams was claimed off waivers by the Phillies and started nine games with a 2.83 ERA for Philadelphia. That was apparently enough to convince general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. that he was..." October 21

  • If Phillies move on, Domonic Brown says he will “definitely have a job somewhere else” "Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia. Brown made the National League All-Star team in '13, but hit just .235 with 22 doubles, one triple,..." October 19

  • 49d
    Jesse Sanchez @JesseSanchezMLB

    It's early & Yasmany Tomas field is still developing but sources say TX, PHI, SDP, SFG, SEA, & Dodgers have already shown strong interest.

  • Nothing set yet, but signs suggest A.J. Burnett likely to pitch in 2015 "Indications are that there's a good chance A.J. Burnett will return to pitch in the majors in 2015. While nothing is set yet, people close to Burnett suggest it is more likely than not he will be back pitching. Besides his love of pitching, Burnett has a $12.75-million player option with..." October 09

  • Brandon Moss on batting average: “It’s the stupidest stat!”

    Hardball Talk "Brandon Moss was a big part of the Athletics’ offense both in the regular season, and in the American League Wild Card game against the Royals. In the one-game playoff, Moss homered twice and knocked in five runs, but it just wasn’t enough as the A’s were eventually the victims of a 12-inning, 9-8..." October 05

  • MLB To Test Pace-Of-Game Initiatives In AFL

    Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01

  • Phillies announces return of all coaches

    Courier-Post "With a last-place finish in the National League East for the first time in 15 years, changes seem inevitable for the Phillies. But one area that may look very similar next year is the coaching staff. The Phillies announced Tuesday that all members of the coaching staff have been asked to return..." October 01

  • Braves end rough season on a high note with 2-1 victory over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The only way that this would've been a more fitting end to the 2014 season for the Atlanta Braves was if they were the team getting shut out after getting all of their hits in the first inning. Instead, only the latter part of that first sentence was true: Yes, the Braves only got 3 hits on the..." September 29

  • A.J. Burnett will undergo hernia surgery, still undecided about his future

    Hardball Talk "Phillies starter A.J. Burnett pitched through pain for five and a half months, suffering an inguinal surgery in mid-April. It turned out to be a poor idea, as Burnett finished the season with a league-high 18 losses, 96 walks, and 108 earned runs allowed. Burnett racked up 34 starts, which..." September 29

  • Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin..." September 28

  • The Phillies let go of their assistant general manager of amateur scouting

    Hardball Talk "The Phillies will miss the playoffs for the third straight season despite having one of the highest payrolls in the majors. While many would like to see general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. take the fall for the organization’s downturn, assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever got..." September 27

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