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PHILLIES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Happy Thanksgiving- Phillies Style (2014)

Via We Should Be GM's
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees offered utility player for Jimmy Rollins

The Phillies are willing to listen to offers for shortstop Jimmy Rollins but apparently have a lofty sense of his value. ESPN’s Jayson Stark has heard that the Yankees attempted to acquire Rollins but only wanted to give up a “a utility player.” Rollins is about to turn 36 and is owed $11 million in the final year of his current deal. Heard from 2 more sources on Rollins...
Via Tireball.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hamels Updates: Phils Received Offer, Wasn't Good Enough

#456274800 / gettyimages.com The main story of the Phillies offseason is obviously gauging potential deals for Cole Hamels. Will he go to Boston? Chicago? According to a source that spoke to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the one team that has made an offer on Hamels hasn't been one of the teams...
Via Philliedelphia
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fan Throws Shade At GM Ruben Amaro on His Baseball Reference Page

The offseason is always an unsettling time for Philadelphia Phillies fans. At any second, general manager Ruben Amaro can do something stupid. Whether it’s getting shafted in a trade, a stupid free-agent acquisition, or an unneeded extension—the odds are always high for something head-scratching. A reader at Beerleaguer, a Phillies blog, decided to have some fun at Amaro’s...
Via Busted Coverage
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yanks called Phillies about Jimmy Rollins; price tag “too high”

  The New York  Yankees need to find a shortstop before Spring Training, but one thing they know, it’s not going to be the Philadelphia Phillies‘ Jimmy Rollins. According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, the Yankees called Ruben Amaro inquiring about the availability of Jimmy Rollins. After the Phillies set a high asking price for Rollins, the Yankees moved on and are now looking...
Via On-Base Talk
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees called Phillies about trading for Jimmy Rollins

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting, via Twitter, that the Phillies and Yankees had preliminary discussions about Jimmy Rollins but the Yankees balked at the high asking price. The talks never got too serious, as Rollins was never asked to waive his no-trade clause. Rollins has a full no-trade clause and has stated in the past that he has no desire to change locations. Yankees...
Via Phillies Nation
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

A few weeks ago we learned that Jimmy Rollins was not willing to go to the Mets in any trade, but did not necessarily rule out going elsewhere. As the offseason opened, we learned that the Yankees might consider Rollins to take over shortstop in place of the retiring Derek...
Via Philliedelphia
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Rumor Has It, Phillies Faithful

While the days dwindle away toward the December holidays, the Philadelphia Phillies are making the most noise regarding Cole Hamels. Will he be our Opening Day hurler? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Champions on the Roster. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Land Well Traveled Chris Nelson

Chris Nelson is an everywhere man, in that he plays all over the infield and all over the map.  By signing a minor league contract with the Phillies, Nelson has joined his sixth organization since the beginning of 2013.  Nelson began his career in Colorado in 2010 and has since played for the Yankees, Angels, and Padres totaling 282 games while batting .265/.699 with a -2.3 WAR...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Cliff Lee to start throwing next week

The Philadelphia Phillies are clearly in a rebuilding mode following their second straight 73-win season. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has made it clear that he'll listen to offers for any player, including aging core veterans that helped the Phillies win a World Series six years ago. One player who could command a lot in a trade is Cliff Lee, who has been cleared to start...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Cole Hamels: "Phillies Just Want A Fair Package"

The Phillies appear ready to trade ace pitcher Cole Hamels - provided that the deal is right for a rebuilding team. The Cubs do not appear willing to trade anybody, and the team with the next amount of minor league depth would be the Boston Red Sox, who seem primed...
Via Philliedelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Off-season League Updates: Franco slumps, Martin deals with injury

It’s time once again for another weekly review of Phillies players’ performances and progress in off-season leagues around the globe. Dominican Winter League- Maikel Franco, image- Jay Floyd Third baseman Maikel Franco has been in a slump lately, going 3-for-27 (.111 avg) over his last seven games.  One positive out of that is that two of his three hits during that time are...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign Jacob Brigham, Phillies re-up Koyie Hill

The Braves have signed right handed pitcher Jacob Brigham to a minor league contract. Brigham, 26, had a 3.99 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 79/31 K/BB ratio over 99 1/3 innings at Triple-A Indianapolis. He figures to fill out a minor league rotation spot for the Braves at Gwinnett. Meanwhile the Phillies have re-signed catcher Koyie Hill to a minor league contract. The 35-year-old hill saw...
Via Tireball.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hill Re-Signed, Clemens Added

That headline reminds me of the 90's when Ken Hill and Roger Clemens were racking up the wins.  Fast forward to 2014 and we're referring to Koyie Hill and Paul Clemens...not quite the same. Koyie Hill was with the Phillies organization last season, even saw action in 10 games.  The 11 year MLB journeyman catcher is a career .207/.553 hitter over 341 games.  However, he...
Via We Should Be GM's
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phils add three pitching prospects to 40-man roster

Jesse Biddle, image- Jay Floyd It was announced on Thursday that the Phillies added three young hurlers to the big league 40-man roster.  Lefties Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan along with righty Nefi Ogando were that trio. Biddle has been among the Phillies’ top prospects since he was selected with their 27th overall pick in 2010.  This news is a rare positive nugget about the...
Via Phillies Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trading Destinations for the Phillies

During the Winter Meetings that begin on December 7 in Cole Hamels‘ hometown, the brain trust of the Philadelphia Phillies will explore roster-improving avenues at an insane pace. Then, Ruben Amaro Jr. will return to Philly with some possibilities to revamp his squad for 2015 and beyond. There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard had ugly legal fight with family over finances

Ryan Howard has struggled on the baseball diamond in recent years, and it seems his personal life isn’t going smoothly either. The Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and his family were involved in a legal dispute regarding control over his finances, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News. The fight apparently included his twin brother suing him for over...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies offseason guide: Hitters

Last week I looked at the Philadelphia Phillies possible offseason moves at pitcher and this week I will take a look at what they could do out in the field. The Phillies have a plethora of trade candidates in the field and definitely need a lineup change. The Phillies have no important positions players hitting free agency, but they did resign injury-prone Grady Sizemore to a one...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gladbach close in on Zambrano

Borussia M’gladbach are hot on the trail of Eintracht Frankfurt defender Carlos Zambrano, Bild has revealed. Die Fohlen aim to […]
Via Soccer News
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd will be traded by Phillies

Why the Phillies will trade Marlon Byrd
Via PhilsBaseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Yasmani Tomas makes sense for the Phillies

Yasmani Tomas will cost a lot money, but it is worth the risk for the Phillies...
Via PhilsBaseball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Phillies found a suitor for Ryan Howard?

The Philadelphia Phillies desperately want to move Ryan Howard, even if they have to eat the large majority of his contract and get not much of anything in return. They may have found a suitor – the 2014 AL champion Kansas City Royals. DH Billy Butler is a free agent this winter, and Kansas City could want to replace him with Howard, a native Missourian. Via USA Today’s Bob Nightengale…...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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