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Red Alert: Franco Plays Where, Phillies?

When was the last time the Philadelphia Phillies went into the offseason with this many difficult decisions regarding Maikel Franco and other players? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Elimination Process. RED ALERT Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Hold a Private Workout for Cuban Top Prospect

As reported this past week, the Phillies have expressed legitimate interest in slugging outfielder, Yasmani Tomas (23 years old). The Phillies attended Tomas’s workout at the Giants complex in the Dominican Republic. They must have seen something they liked from the Cuban prospect, leading them to hold a private workout...
Via Philliedelphia
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Phillies Have One Week Left of This

A week from tonight, the Phillies season will be over, and the off-season will begin. With 85 losses after today's 8-6 loss to the A's, the Phillies won't figure into any more meaningful games. Both Miami and Atlanta are playing out the string at this point, and this final week...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MAG Surrenders Tenth-Inning HR, Phils Lose 8-6

The Phillies out-hit the A’s thirteen to nine but fell short in the column that counts: runs. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez allowed a tenth-inning Nate Freiman single before Josh Donaldson drove a 94 MPH fastball to center field, ending the game in favor of the Athletics, 8-6. Byrd Starts Hot Marlon Byrd doubled in the first inning, scoring Chase Utley. In the top of the third, Byrd...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sizing Up Sandberg: Papelbon puts skipper in tough spot

Nice move: Ryne Sandberg has looked a lot like a robot this season. Everything about him, from his cliché, seemingly auto-prepared answers, to his actions in the dugout and even being around him he just seems very robotic. Well on Tuesday, he made a nice gesture that showed a more...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

LHP Loewen is a candidate for Phils rotation next season

With a considerable level of anticipation that the Phillies will experience some turnover with their pitching staff leading to next season, it feels as though fans and media alike have begun to say goodbye to certain hurlers. Who replaces those arms promises to be the focus of the team’s offseason. A candidate to fill a void in the Phillies’ rotation next is former big leaguer...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Domonic Brown scratched

The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Oakland A's on Friday by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped the Phillies to 70-84 on the season. The Phillies got their only run on a solo home run by Ryan Howard off Jon Lester, who won his 16th game of the season. The Phillies were without left fielder Domonic Brown, who was scratched from the lineup. #455650336 / gettyimages.comMatt...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Lil' Something Special About Ben Revere

The last Philadelphia Phillies players to qualify for the batting title and hit over .300 on the season were Chase Utley (.332) and Aaron Roward (.309) back in 2007.  Fast forward seven years later and now we see Ben Revere on the verge of breaking the dry spell.  He's currently sitting on a .309 batting average (good for 4th in the NL) with 9 games remaining in the 2014...
Via We Should Be GM's
3 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: The Giles Effect on the Phillies

If you’re ready for a new closer, do you think the Philadelphia Phillies will trade their current stud and anoint Ken Giles? Does it come down to dollars and cents? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: The Buzz in the Crowd.    TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Suspended For 7 Games For Grabbing Crotch At Fans

Jonathan Papelbon made a big mistake as he did this to fans.  Seven games is a lot considering the season is almost over and it was over for the Phillies in July. Jonathan Papelbon was booed off the mound and in response, he grabbed his crotch at fans. And in bigger response, MLB slapped him with a 7 game suspension.  He also got a fine for that, an undisclosed amount of course...
Via Geeks and Cleats
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB hands Jonathan Papelbon seven-game suspension

After giving up a career high four runs while blowing a save on Sunday, Jonathan Papelbon appeared to grab his crotch in response to fans booing him. Umpire Joe West thought the gesture was worthy of an ejection, and now we have learned that MLB thinks it was worthy of a seven game suspension. He will begin serving the suspension tonight, and will not appeal. Video of the crotch...
Via Phillies Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Possible Philadelphia trades Ryan Howard to AL team

The Philadelphia Phillies have struggled this season to say the least. It has been frustrating for players and fans. But news from Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe says the Phillies may be willing to trade first baseman, Ryan Howard to an American League team for use as a DH during the offseason. This could open up some much needed breathing room for the Phillies to expand.#455444484...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Papelbon Gets Ejected For Grabbing His Junk At Booing Phillies Fans

Jonathan Papelbon is no stranger to booing Phillies fans, but this is probably the first time they’ve ever caused him to get ejected from a game. After surrendering four runs and the lead in the ninth inning Sundays game against the Marlins in Philadelphia, the Phillies reliever was tossed after grabbing his crotch on the way back to the dugout in response to booing hometown fans...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon ejected for obscene gesture, then has meltdown

Jonathan Papelbon’s frustration reached a new level Sunday afternoon. The Philadelphia Phillies closer has, at times, had a tumultuous relationship with the home fans in his three seasons in Philly. That might have hit a new low on Sunday at Citizens Bank Ballpark. Papelbon blew a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins. The ex-Boston Red Sox pitcher allowed...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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