Phillies Rumors & News

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    Andy McCullough @McCulloughStar

    The Phillies claimed Michael Mariot off waivers. KC DFA'd him earlier this month.

  • KBO’s Lotte Giants Post Third Baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang

    MLB Trade Rumors "NOV. 30: Hwang has now officially been posted. Clubs will have until 5:00pm ET on Friday to submit bids for the third baseman. NOV. 25: Hwang will actually be posted on the 30th, Han Lee of Global Sporting Integration tweets. Lotte is pushing back the date to accommodate the Thanksgiving..." November 30

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Lenny Dykstra: I Think I Have Brain Damage ... Sues for $15 Mil

    TMZ "Ex-MLB great Lenny Dykstra says he may have suffered brain damage from the alleged beating he took at the hands of corrupt cops during his stint in L.A. County jail ... and now he wants $15 MILLION to make things right. Dykstra has filed new docs in his war against L.A. County -- claiming one..." November 23

  • Might the Phillies trade Ken Giles?

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Jayson Stark reports that the Phillies have been downplaying the possibility of trading closer Ken Giles, but notes that teams which have spoken with the Phillies expect them to trade the right-hander this winter or by the trading deadline at the end of July. Giles, 25, has burst onto..." November 20

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Astros, #Marlins among teams to check in on Giles, sources say. #Phillies also could wait until July or next off-season to move him.

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Phillies will have Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez compete for a rotation spot

    Hardball Talk "’s Todd Zolecki reports that the Phillies will have Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez compete for a spot in the starting rotation during the spring if he’s healthy. The Phillies signed Gonzalez to a three-year, $12 million deal in 2013, but haven’t gotten much out of the investment as the..." November 16

  • Phillies acquire starter Jeremy Hellickson from Diamondbacks

    Yahoo! Sports "The trade winds are blowing strong across Major League Baseball. In a deal agreed to on Saturday, the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired veteran right-handed Jeremy Hellickson from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for minor league pitcher Sam McWilliams. Comcast SportsNet's Jim Salisbury..." November 15

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phillies are working on trade to acquire RHP Jeremy Hellickson from Az, according to sources

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • MLB assessing legality of daily fantasy sites

    Houston Chronicle "New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s declaration Tuesday that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in that state is being monitored by Major League Baseball, the league’s top lawyer said Wednesday at the general managers’ meetings. DraftKings and FanDuel — the former is..." November 12

  • Ken Giles is a hot name on the trade front

    CSN Philly "Baseball’s hot stove has not even begun to glow yet and already Ken Giles’ name is getting warm. Would new Phillies general manager Matt Klentak trade the 25-year-old closer if it meant getting back talent that would speed the team’s rebuild? “It’s not a goal,” Klentak said on the first..." November 11

  • Defensive standouts nab Gold Glove Awards "The 18 winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were announced on Tuesday night, and the Platinum Glove winners for the best overall defensive player in each league will be unveiled on Friday following a fan vote. Only MLB managers and coaches can vote, and they can't vote for their own..." November 11

  • Superstars among finalists for BBWAA honors "Finalists for each of the four Baseball Writers' Association of America awards were unveiled during an hour-long MLB Network special on Tuesday night. Each league's winner of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Cy Young Award, the Rookie of the Year Award and the Manager of the Year Award will..." November 11

  • 2015 BBWAA Awards finalists announced on MLB Network "The Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special starting at 6:00 p.m. ET on MLB Network. We’ll post the names here as they..." November 10

  • MLB considering rule change to prevent takeout slides

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball is considering a rule change that would force runners to slide directly into second base, ostensibly eliminating takeout slides. While there are still hurdles, namely union approval, the proposal has apparently been discussed, according to FOX Sports’s Jon Morosi. The..." November 10

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Japanese 3B-2B Nobu Matsuda, 32, has declared for free agency with hopes of MLB deal. Hit 35 HR for softbank.

  • Klentak: Howard, Ruiz 'fit into plans' for 2016

    The Score "Though the Philadelphia Phillies are trending in a different direction, general manager Matt Klentak still sees a pair of veterans playing a role on next season's roster. Ryan Howard and Carlos Ruiz are the only two elder statesmen who remain following a whirlwind season that saw the front..." November 08

  • Phillies GM doesn't think free agency's the way to rebuild club

    The Score "The Philadelphia Phillies won't be making a splash on the free-agent market under new general manager Matt Klentak. Klentak, who took over the position on Oct. 26, is dedicated to rebuilding the franchise the right way, which he thinks doesn't involve spending big bucks in free agency. "I..." November 06

  • Phillies add Mickey Morandini to big-league coaching staff

    CSN Philly "Popular former second baseman Mickey Morandini will be the Phillies' first-base coach in 2016, the team announced Monday. The move rounds out the team’s coaching staff. Morandini, 49, was a member of the 1993 National League championship team. He broke in with the club in 1990, moved on to..." November 03

  • Phillies Decline Club Option On Cliff Lee

    MLB Trade Rumors "As had been expected, the Phillies have declined their club option on lefty Cliff Lee, Todd Zolecki of reports on Twitter. The veteran will receive a $12.5MM buyout on the option, which was valued at $27.5MM. At one point, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Lee’s option would be..." November 03

  • Phillies claim Dan Otero off waivers from A’s

    Hardball Talk "Placed on waivers by the A’s following a rough season, right-hander Dan Otero has been claimed by the Phillies. Otero was very effective in 2013 and 2014, throwing a total of 126 innings with a 2.01 ERA and 72/21 K/BB ratio, but he fell apart this year while allowing 35 runs in 47 innings for..." November 03

  • Phillies have worst odds to win in 2016, according to Bovada

    CSN Philly "With the Kansas City Royals putting an exclamation point on the 2015 Major League Baseball season with their World Series-clinching win last night, it’s officially time to look ahead to next season. Avert your eyes, Phillies fans. Bovada has released its official odds for the 2016 season and..." November 03

  • 2015-16 MLB Offseason: 10 trade and free agent predictions

    CBS Sports "The 2015-16 offseason is officially upon us. The Royals clinched the 2015 World Series title with their win over the Mets Sunday night, and, at 9am ET Monday morning, a total of 139 players became free agents. Here's the list. As always, the 2015-16 offseason promises to be action packed, with..." November 03

  • Count on a busy time for free agents and a whole lot more this offseason

    ESPN "One of the great misnomers in baseball is the offseason -- because there is no such thing. The fall and winter will bring signings and trades and rule changes, with barely a pause for Christmas. The baseball season ended late this year, which means slightly less time to get everything done. But..." November 03

  • MLB free agent class highlighted by David Price, Johnny Cueto and Jordan Zimmermann

    SB Nation "The World Series is over and Major League Baseball officially shifts into the hot stove season on Monday, beginning with dozens of players hitting free agency the morning after the World Series ends. It's a loaded free agent class highlighted by ace starting pitchers and a few impact position..." November 02

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    JP Crawford has slight tear in thumb ligament. No surgery. AFL season done. Injury immobilized. Will be 100 percent for ST.

  • Juan Samuel, Larry Bowa returning to Phillies in 2016

    CSN Philly "Larry Bowa and Juan Samuel are returning to the Phillies. Bowa was a candidate for the Marlins' managerial vacancy, while Samuel entered the offseason with goals to manage, but it was announced Tuesday that both agreed to contracts with the Phillies for the 2016 season. Bowa will remain..." October 28

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Phillies announce Larry Bowa and Juan Samuel will return to coaching staff in 2016.

  • MLB Lenny Dykstra Claims to Have Used Private Investigators to Dig Up Dirt On Umpires to Get More Walks

    The Big Lead "Lenny Dykstra appeared on Colin Cowherd’s show today. During the interview, Dykstra claimed that he hired private investigators to follow and dig up dirt on umpires. Dykstra allegedly turned that information into a favorable strike zone that resulted in him being one of the league leaders in..." October 27

  • MLB commissioner Rob Manfred defends DraftKings partnership, says fantasy sports ‘not gambling’

    New York Daily News "Rob Manfred isn't a participant in daily fantasy leagues, but Major League Baseball's commissioner reiterated his support for the industry and the league's partnership with DraftKings. "I really don't have regrets about our involvement with fantasy," Manfred said. "I think that fantasy is an..." October 27

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred wants MLB to hire more minority managers

    SI "MLB commissioner Rob Manfred wants the league to hire more minority managers and coaches, the Associated Press reports. “We have had a year where our numbers are down in terms of the diversity that we have in some of our key positions,” Manfred said “I think it’s incumbent upon us to come up..." October 27

  • Domonic Brown Elects Free Agency After Outright

    MLB Trade Rumors "OCTOBER 26: Brown has elected free agency, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports on Twitter. That will bring his tenure in Philadelphia to an end, barring a somewhat surprising reunion. OCTOBER 19: The Phillies announced today that former top prospect and starting right fielder Domonic Brown..." October 27

  • What would Jackie Robinson say about lack of minority managers in MLB?

    Sporting News "One. Forty-three years after Jackie Robinson made what would be his last public appearance at Riverfront Stadium during the 1972 World Series, there is just one manager Latino or African-American or manager in MLB: Atlanta's Fredi Gonzalez, who was born in Cuba and raised in Miami. Is this..." October 26

  • Source: Former Phillies GM Ruben Amaro to be Boston's first-base coach

    Boston Globe "Former Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who was fired Sept. 10, will become the Red Sox’ first base coach, according to a major league source, replacing Arnie Beyeler, whose contract was not renewed. Amaro, 50, who was the architect of the Phillies’ 2008 World Series championship team,..." October 25

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    Sources: Phillies to name Matt Klentak GM

  • Phillies to name Matt Klentak as general manager

    NBC Sports "After it was reported yesterday that the Phillies would make a decision on their new general manager by Monday, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe hears that the team will hire Angels assistant general manager Matt Klentak. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal confirms the report. " October 24

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Sources confirm 3 finalists for Phillies' GM job are Matt Klentak, Dan Kantrovitz and Chaim Bloom. Ivy Leaguers in 30s with analytics base.

  • Report: J.J. Picollo 'out of running' for Phillies' GM job

    CSN Philly "Royals assistant general manager J.J. Picollo is no longer a candidate for the Phillies' open GM position, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Picollo, a South Jersey native, has spent the last several seasons overseeing scouting and player development for Kansas City, which after years of..." October 23

  • Phillies add Rick Kranitz, John McLaren to coaching staff

    CSN Philly "The Phillies have added two veteran major league coaches to their staff. The team announced the hiring of Rick Kranitz as bullpen coach and John McLaren as catching coach on Wednesday. Kranitz, 57, spent the last five seasons as pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers. He previously served..." October 22

  • MLB considering disciplining playoff teams over on-field champagne celebrations

    Sporting News "MLB has message to teams that carry their postseason champagne celebrations onto the field to spray fans: Put a cork in it. According to ESPN, there could even be disciplinary action involved. First, there's the image of players, manager and coaches consuming alcohol on the field (never mind..." October 22

  • Domonic Brown might not even be a worthy buy low option

    The Outside Corner "On Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies seemingly excised one of the most disappointing prospects in recent memory when they outrighted Domonic Brown off of their 40-man roster. The 28-year-old Brown isn’t a free agent yet – he could still accept an assignment to the minor leagues and stay in the..." October 20

  • Pat Gillick: There was no trade interest in Ryan Howard in 2015

    CSN Philly "A year after announcing that the Phillies were embarking on a rebuild, Pat Gillick still believes the club is “two or three years” away from contending. But that doesn’t mean Gillick did not see progress in Year 1 of the rebuild. The Hall of Fame executive, who relinquished his role as club..." October 20

  • Phillies President Andy MacPhail progressing in search for Phils GM "Phillies president Andy MacPhail is keeping quiet about his search for the Phillies' next general manager, but he is making progress. MacPhail has said it would be ambitious to hire somebody before the Phillies' organizational meetings, which begin next Monday, but the idea that an announcement..." October 19

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    The Phillies have outrighted Domonic Brown off the 40-man roster.

  • Cards' Slater reportedly a candidate for Phils' GM "The Phillies are inching closer to deciding on Ruben Amaro Jr.'s successor as general manager, and a new name has surfaced in the mix of candidates. Matt Slater, the Cardinals' director of player personnel, interviewed for the position last week, according to a Major League source. Slater joins..." October 16

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