Weekend Prospect Mailbag #2: Hard Throwing and Player Development

The Phillies are nurturing hard throwers, but how do we fix some of their other dev problems? We've managed to make it to week two of this project, so congrats to us! Stat-wise, it was a big week for players like Alberto Tirado and Roman Quinn, and legend-wise it was a good week for the myth of Sixto Sanchez and #TheLegend (Jorge Alfaro, for those uninitiated). Let's jump right into...
Via The Good Phight
2 hours ago

Hellickson, Syndergaard square off as Phillies look to split series against Mets

Behind veteran RHP Jeremy Hellickson, the Philadelphia Phillies (59-69) will look to even their series against RHP Noah Syndergaard and the division-rival New York Mets (65-63) Saturday evening at Citi Field.
Via Philliedelphia
6 hours ago

Howard stands as final Phillie from 2008 club

Not much remains from the Phillies' 2008 World Series team. Chase Utley? Gone. Jimmy Rollins? Gone. So are Cole Hamels, Brad Lidge and Jayson Werth. Don't forget about manager Charlie Manuel, either. Now, with Carlos Ruiz's trade to the Dodgers on Thursday, only one player from Philadelphia's magical season is left: Ryan Howard.
15 hours ago

Rookie catcher Alfaro joins Phillies in New York

Aug. 26 is a date Jorge Alfaro won't soon forget. The Phillies' No. 4 prospect, according to, was called up before Philadelphia's game against the Mets. That he's likely to be sent back down to Double-A Reading after the contest was of no consequence.
16 hours ago

Mets lineup vs. Phillies: Neil Walker returns

The Mets open a series vs. the Phillies on Friday night at Citi Field. Neil Walker returns from paternity leave. NEW YORK -- The Mets returned home on Friday after a long trip up. Welcoming them back to Citi Field: the rival Philadelphia Phillies. Here are the lineups for Friday night's game: Dad's back! Tonight's starting lineup. #LGM https...
18 hours ago

Phillies reportedly fire multiple scouts

The Philadelphia Phillies fired multiple scouts Thursday evening, according to Comcast SportsNet.
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago

Cesar Hernandez is a better leadoff hitter than Odubel Herrera

Recently, I wrote an article detailing Odubel Herrera’s regression at the plate as the season has progressed. Since then (August 3rd), Herrera has picked it up a bit average wise, hitting .281, but has drawn just seven walks, not what we were accustomed to seeing out of the once leadoff man extraordinaire. On May 23rd, his average stood at .335 with a .445 OBP. Since Herrera...
Via Phillies Nation
23 hours ago

Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: New York Mets

A preview of the weekend series between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets After a week which featured two off-days, the Philadelphia Phillies should be well rested as they take on the New York Mets. That’s a good thing since the bullpen has had a heavy workload lately, and with their rotation depleted, they didn’t […] Philadelphia Phillies Weekend Preview: New York...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Phillies Minor League Roundup - August 25, 2016

Weekend Probables:LHV: David Buchanan, Anthony Vasquez, Ben Lively REA: Tom Eshelman, Tyler Viza, TBDCLR: Luke Leftwich, Will Morris, Drew AndersonLWD: Seranthony Dominguez, Franklyn Kilome, Jose TavaresWIL: JoJo Romero, Ranger Suarez, Felix PaulinoLehigh Valley 6, Pawtucket 1Phil Klein - 7.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, BB, 7 K, HR, 8 GB, 5 FBJ.P. Crawford - 2 for 5Nick Williams - 0 for...
Via The Good Phight
1 day ago

Phillies to call up Jorge Alfaro, likely to option him over weekend

The Philadelphia Phillies are promoting one of their top prospects.
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago

Carlos Ruiz traded to Dodgers

The Carlos Ruiz era in Philadelphia has officially come to an end. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports on Thursday, the longtime Phillies catcher has been traded along with cash to the LA Dodgers in a backstop exchange for AJ Ellis. Also headed to the Phillies are right-handed pitching prospect Tommy Bergjans and a player to be named later. The 33-year-old Ruiz...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oh No, The Phillies Put Together a Carlos Ruiz Tribute Guaranteed to Make You Cry

Together, we so sad. Thank you, Chooch. — Phillies (@Phillies) August 25, 2016
Via Crossing Broad
1 day ago

Joseph, Hernandez homer as Phillies beat White Sox 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) Tommy Joseph and Cesar Hernandez homered to back Jerod Eickhoff, and the struggling Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago White Sox 5-3 on Wednesday night. Philadelphia showed some spark at the plate and on the mound after getting outscored a combined 18-1 over the previous two games against St. Louis and Chicago. The Phillies came away with the win after dropping...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Odubel Herrera and Maikel Franco building blocks for the future?

Franco and Herrera both have bright futures, but are they cornerstones to this rebuild?
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago

Another Phillies fan struck by foul ball after Freddy Galvis tirade

Philadelphia Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis went off to the media Sunday, after he accidentally injured a fan with a foul ball on Saturday. Galvis ranted about the lack of net protection, along with the lack of coverage after a certain amount of time. Well, it doesn’t appear it took too long to happen again, as it happened on Sunday shortly after Galvis went on his rant. Philly...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hernandez, Hellickson lift Phillies over Cardinals, 4-2

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jeremy Hellickson gave the Philadelphia bullpen a much-needed rest. Cesar Hernandez homered, doubled and singled, and Hellickson pitched seven strong innings in the Phillies' 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night. Hellickson became the first Philadelphia starter to throw seven innings since July 26. ''That was just what the doctor ordered...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB clears Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard of PED allegations from Al Jazeera Documentary

Major League Baseball announced today that it has completed its investigation into allegations made by news outlet Al Jazeera in the documentary, “The Dark Side,” which claimed that Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman and Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard used performance enhancing drugs, finding neither player guilty of any violation. The league’s official statement...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
7 days ago

MLB clears Zimmerman, Howard in PED investigation

Major League Baseball completed its investigation into the allegations made against Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman and Philadelphia’s Ryan Howard by an Al-Jazeera documentary, and has found neither player guilty of any wrongdoing. The league said in a statement released Friday that both players fully cooperated with the investigation, and the league found no evidence that they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies shut down Aaron Nola for remainder of season

The season is over for young Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola. Nola was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, making an assumed season shutdown official. Nola has met with Dr. James Andrews to evaluate some shoulder concerns. Dr. Andrews diagnosed Nola with a low-grade sprain of his UCL and a low-grade strain of his flexor tendon. For now, surgery is not in the offseason...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley gets ovation in return to Citizens Bank Park

Chase Utley spent nearly 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies, and he helped the team win a World Series in 2008. He returned home to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, and received a warm ovation from fans during the game. CBP even played his old walk-up music: “Kashmir” by Led Zeppelin. He tipped his hat to the fans and acknowledged Ryan Howard. Welcome back, Chase. pic...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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