Phillies Rumors & News

  • Jimmy Rollins’ clutch hit in seventh lifts Dodgers to 10-7 victory over Phillies

    L.A. Daily News "Jimmy Rollins played the first 15 years of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies before being traded to the Dodgers in the off-season. In his first crack at his former team Monday, Rollins stroked a tie-breaking, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning off relief pitcher Jeanmar..." July 07

  • Papelbon happy to be All-Star, would be happier to be gone

    CSN Philly "Jonathan Papelbon learned Monday that he will be headed to his sixth All-Star Game next week. The next thing he’d like to learn is that he’s no longer a Phillie. “The front office knows where my heart is and where my mind is,” Papelbon said. “And that’s to be with a contending ball club. The..." July 07

  • Cesar Hernandez backing up confidence in big way with Phillies

    CSN Philly "Cesar Hernandez, a native of Venezuela, doesn't speak much English, therefore he's often quiet and low-key. But after accepting an interview request back on June 21, he had everyone's attention. And still does. “He definitely feels like he could be the second baseman of the future and..." July 06

  • Phillies may be wise to hold onto Cole Hamels

    Baseball Essential "As the Philadelphia Phillies wrap up their most recent losing streak — a six-gamer — speculation rages on regarding the landing spot of the franchise’s ace pitcher, Cole Hamels. Hamels will be traded as the Phillies continue the rebuilding process. Hamels, in his tenth Major League season, will..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Braves deliver fireworks on the Fourth of July as they defeat the Phillies, 9-5

    Talking Chop "There were plenty of fireworks on display around the city of Atlanta tonight, but most of them happened at Turner Field. The Braves scored four runs in the first and fourth inning, and those offensive explosions were enough to carry the Braves to a 9-5 victory over the Phillies. Atlanta wasted..." July 05

  • Phillies acquire No. 1 international signing slot for 2015-2016 from the Diamondbacks

    Hardball Talk "It looks, at first glance, like another smart rebuilding move for the determined-to-rebuild Phils. Oliver, a fourth-round pick in 2014 out of the University of Arkansas, has a 4.98 ERA, 1.81 WHIP, and 37/55 K/BB ratio in 86 2/3 career innings between rookie ball and Low-A. Taylor, a 22-year-old..." July 05

  • Phillies clubhouse more relaxed since manager change

    Courier-Post "With his first full week as Phillies interim manager behind him, Pete Mackanin is finally getting settled in and the clubhouse has embraced a more relaxed atmosphere. The on-field results haven’t been what anyone has hoped – the Phillies are 1-8 since Mackanin took over for Ryne Sandberg on..." July 05

  • Juan Uribe and Jonny Gomes help lead Braves to 2-1 victory over Phillies

    Talking Chop "The Braves only scored two runs tonight, and they both came via the home run. Those two runs ended up being enough for a victory though, as Julio Teheran and company were able to keep the Phillies at bay for a 2-1 victory. After Julio Teheran fought his way out of a jam in the top of the second..." July 04

  • Late heroics give Brewers first sweep in Philadelphia

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "During the trials and tribulations of a discouraging season that only recently has featured bright spots, the Milwaukee Brewers have been able to count on their bullpen for the most part. "I've been here two months and every night I say the bullpen's been great," said manager Craig Counsell...." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Aaron Harang to DL, Phillies announce. He has plantar faciatis

  • Ramirez, Lohse spark Brewers ... and increase trade value?

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Aramis Ramirez and Kyle Lohse have been around the major-league block enough times to know that the better they play this time of year, the more likely they will become ex-Milwaukee Brewers. "It feels like trade season has been going on since May," said Ramirez. "Everybody's name has been out..." July 02

  • Brewers take advantage of second chance to beat Phillies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "On a wacky, rainy Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park, you really had to hand it to the Milwaukee Brewers. And that's exactly what the Philadelphia Phillies did. The Brewers scored twice in the eighth after what should have been an inning-ending strikeout and used those runs to beat the..." July 01

  • Phillies name Pete Mackanin as interim manager for rest of season

    Sporting News "Following the resignation of their manager and the hiring of a new team president, the Phillies are a team in flux. At least they'll have the same field manager for the rest of the season. Bench coach Pete Mackanin was named interim manager following the surprise resignation of manager Ryne..." July 01

  • Jonathan Lucroy's 4 hits lead to rout in Philadelphia "Jonathan Lucroy and Ryan Braun seem to always have a good time when hitting at Citizens Bank Park. It was no different on Monday night. Lucroy had four of the Brewers’ season high-tying 16 hits and drove in two runs and Braun added three hits and an RBI, leading Milwaukee to a 7-4 victory over..." June 30

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • Nats split doubleheader in Philadelphia

    Washington Post "With a burgeoning list of bruises leaving few healthy options on the bench, the Washington Nationals entered the weekend ill equipped for a doubleheader. They were therefore inconvenienced when one became necessary after rain ended Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    RHP Chad Billingsley will start for PHI on Thursday vs. MIL. A corresponding move will be made then to accommodate him on the roster.

  • Phillies to announce the hiring of Andy MacPhail at 2:30 today

    Hardball Talk "Ryne Sandberg bowed out Friday and today the next move in the reshaping of the Phillies future goes down: This has been a long-anticipated move, in which the man who built the 1980s-early 90s Twins, helped improve the Cubs and then set the Orioles on the road back to respectability will come in..." June 29

  • Tommy Joseph is done with catching, converts to first base

    CSN Philly "The Phillies have lost a catching prospect, but possibly gained a first base prospect. After suffering several concussions behind the plate, Tommy Joseph is officially being converted from catcher to first base. He began working out at the position on Saturday. “He’s not going to catch going..." June 28

  • Rays call up Grady Sizemore

    Sacramento Bee "The Tampa Bay Rays have called up veteran outfielder Grady Sizemore from the minors. Sizemore will serve as the Rays' designated hitter and bat second in the lineup Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. He recently signed a minor league contract with the Rays after being released by..." June 28

  • Hamels ‘open-minded’ on potential trade to Jays

    CSN Philly "Last month, there was a report that said he would not waive his no-trade clause to go to Toronto. This week, there was a report that said he would block a trade to Houston. “I hear it,” Cole Hamels said Friday. “Honestly, it makes me laugh.” It makes him laugh because he says he has not..." June 28

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    MLB Lineups @mlblineups

    6/27 @Phillies lineup vs WAS Revere CF Hernandez 2B Franco 1B Francoeur RF Ruf LF Blanco 3B Ruiz C Galvis SS Morgan P

  • Scherzer flirts with perfection again, settles for a win as Nats handle Phillies

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer did not throw another no-hitter in Friday night’s 5-2 win over the Phillies, and only in the context of his remarkable stretch of dominance could that qualify as a regression. He was not perfect Friday night, his bid for history extending to one out in the sixth inning before..." June 27

  • Ryne Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager

    ESPN "Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Philadelphia Phillies manager, he announced in a news conference Friday afternoon. Pete Mackanin has accepted the role as interim manager, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said. Mackanin will helm the team for at least its weekend series against the Washington..." June 27

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    JUST IN: Ryne Sandberg announces he has resigned as the #Phillies manager

  • Andy MacPhail expected to be named Phillies top executive soon

    CBS Sports "The Phillies plan to hire respected longtime baseball executive Andy MacPhail to lead their operations soon, people familiar with the team's thinking said. MacPhail, a former top executive with the Orioles, Cubs and Twins, is expected to be tabbed for the role of president or similar, with Hall..." June 25

  • Yankees tackle the Phillies with ease

    New York Post "The Yankees never have been quite sure what Ivan Nova was going to give them, even before he was lost for more than a year to Tommy John surgery. So it’s a bit of a stretch to expect the right-hander to save their embattled rotation, but Nova delivered a glimpse of what he may be able to..." June 25

  • Cole Hamels reveals how he's handling the trade talk

    New York Post "Cole Hamels made the second start of his career at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday afternoon. Now, the question is: How soon will he be back? Hamels took the mound for what could be one of his final starts for the Phillies, as that dismal team tries to shop him to a pitching-needy club, which means..." June 25

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    Phillies @Phillies

    After being designated for assignment on 6/20, RHP Phillippe Aumont has elected to become a free agent.

  • Franco hits two homers as Phillies rough up Yankees

    Courier-Post "Maikel Franco homered twice among his career-high four hits, drove in five runs and made a fabulous diving play at third base Monday night, helping the Philadelphia Phillies snap a 12-game road skid with an 11-8 victory over the New York Yankees. Franco’s fellow rookie teammate Cesar Hernandez..." June 24

  • Chase Utley to DL with ankle injury, Ryne Sandberg surprised

    CSN Philly "Maybe this is the reason why Chase Utley has been struggling so badly at the plate, though manager Ryne Sandberg sounded like he had his doubts. Moments after the final out of the Phillies’ 11-6 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night, the team announced that Utley was being placed on..." June 24

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    TR Sullivan @Sullivan_Ranger

    Rangers source says Cole Hamels trade is "not on the board."

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #Rangers and #Phillies having ongoing dialogue about Cole Hamels, and he is willing to waive no-trade to Texas. @FOXSports

  • Maikel Franco puts on a show in Phillies' win over Yankees

    CSN Philly "Yankee Stadium is one of the most famous sports arenas in the world. In Latin America, kids grow up dreaming of one day playing under its bright lights. Maikel Franco, the Phillies’ 22-year-old third baseman, did more than play in the big ballpark in the Bronx on Monday night. He was a star..." June 23

  • Report: Phillies, Rangers Have ‘Ongoing Dialogue’ On Cole Hamels Trade

    NESN "Cole Hamels has been Major League Baseball’s most talked-about trade chip in recent months, and it sounds like trade talks are heating up again. FOX Sports MLB reporter Jon Morosi reported Tuesday that the Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers are having “ongoing dialogue” about a trade..." June 23

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    Roger Mooney @RMooneyTBO

    Beckham starts his rehab and Sizemore will try to show #Rays he's got something left with Class A @StoneCrabs , beginning tonight

  • Adam Morgan makes memorable debut in Phillies' Father's Day win

    CSN Philly "On Father’s Day 2015, Adam Morgan was left feeling grateful. Grateful for his dad being his biggest mentor. Grateful for his family always being there. And grateful for just a chance. Following a trying recovery from nagging shoulder issues that eventually required surgery and..." June 22

  • Utley’s Playing Time to Begin Dwindling? "Chase Utley did not play today at Citizens Bank Park. It was the fourth time in seven games he had not started at second base, although in two of those games he served as the Phillies’ first baseman and designated hitter. Utley’s playing time is being monitored closely these days because he is..." June 22

  • Team president Pat Gillick says his replacement likely will be hired soon "It was the top of the second inning and there was cheering in the press box. Pat Gillick, the president of the worst team in baseball, had just watched Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, second baseman Cesar Hernandez and catcher Cameron Rupp team up for an unconventional double play that..." June 22

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    Todd Zolecki @ToddZolecki

    Cole Hamels just threw a bullpen session. He gave a thumps up afterward. He's expecting to start Wednesday in New York.

  • Grichuk powers Cards past Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "So what happens when Randal Grichuk actually figures out what this game is all about? “Great question,” said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. “He’s learning. He’s trying to learn the craft of hitting and what guys are doing with him and what his approach should be and how much he should let..." June 21

  • Phillies designate Phillippe Aumont

    Hardball Talk "Phillippe Aumont was designated for assignment by the Phillies this afternoon, less than 24 hours after he walked seven batters in a loss to the Cardinals. With Cole Hamels sidelined due to a minor right hamstring strain, Aumont was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to make a spot start..." June 21

  • Cards enjoy a rare lopsided win against Phillies

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "If any team was ready, in sports parlance, for a “laugher,” it was the Cardinals. Ten of their previous 12 games had been decided by two runs or fewer, and six of those were one-run games. And then they played the Philadelphia Phillies, who lately have been a balm for anything that possibly..." June 20

  • Ryan Howard's homer helps Phillies snap nine-game skid

    CSN Philly "Baltimore Orioles pitcher Bud Norris apparently got the word that Ryan Howard doesn’t get around on fastballs the way he used to. With his team up by a run in the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday afternoon, Norris had gotten ahead of Howard with a one-ball, two-strike count. What next? Get..." June 19

  • Cole Hamels plays empty locker prank, may miss just one start

    CSN Philly "Ryne Sandberg says it’s possible that Cole Hamels may miss just one start because of a mild right hamstring strain. Hamels played catch in the outfield late Thursday morning at Citizens Bank Park and was later scratched from his scheduled Friday night start against the St. Louis Cardinals. It..." June 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Heavy scouting presence as Papelbon averaged 94.1 mph yesterday in nine-pitch save. Other teams inquiring beyond #BlueJays, #Cubs.