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Phillies to Interview Ng, Atkins for General Manager Role

Per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Phillies are continuing their search for a general manager by scheduling interviews with Kim Ng and Ross Atkins. Ng made her mark first as a Chicago White Sox intern in 1991 and then as the Assistant Director of Baseball Operations in 1994 where she became the youngest and first female to ever defend and win an arbitration case on behalf of an MLB...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Season in Review: Carlos Ruiz

(Photo: Matt Rappa/Philliedelphia) With the 10th season officially in the books for 2008 World Series champion catcher Carlos Ruiz, Philliedelphia's latest installment of "Season in Review" will examine the Panamanian-native's 2015 contributions to the Philadelphia Phillies. At the Plate Excluding his rookie season, Ruiz's production hit career-low marks nearly across...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WSBGMs Collection of Phillies (2006-2015)

We Should Be GMs was established March 28, 2006 and I have been blogging for 10 seasons now. In that time we've witnessed the Phillies ascend the NL East and triumph over all of baseball and stake claim to being a perennial contender in the National League until steadily plummeting the bottom over the past four seasons. Many players and coaches have come and gone with some even staying...
Via We Should Be GM's
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Tom Marshall and Cesar Hernandez interviews; World Soccer Talk Radio (10.8.15)

Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring interviews with ESPN FC reporters Tom Marshall and Cesar Hernandez. During the interview, the two reporters frame Saturday’s CONCACAF Cup game from a Mexican perspective, talking about what the game means to El Tri, how the passion and hype for this one is building so quickly, the latest injury news and whether Chicharito...
Via World Soccer Talk
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Phils Outright De Fratus, Pettibone, Five Others

The Phillies announced today that they have outrighted seven total players off of their 40-man roster. For those unfamiliar, outrighting exposes the players to waiver claims but allows the team to keep players in their minor league system should they clear waivers. In the event the player is a veteran, read: has, at some point, exhausted arbitration or other circumstances, the player...
Via Phillies Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin De Fratus, Erik Kratz among seven Phillies outrighted off 40-man roster

With the offseason officially in high gear for the Phillies, the team made some moves on Thursday afternoon, removing several players from the 40-man roster. According to beat writer Todd Zolecki, Justin De Fratus, Erik Kratz, Chase d'Arnaud, Jordan Danks, Adam Loewen and Ken Roberts were all removed. Meanwhile,...
Via Philliedelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Review: Aaron Altherr

In the 2009 MLB Draft, the Phillies selected two center fielders with their first two picks: Kelly Dugan out of Sherman Oaks, CA was taken in the second round and Kyrell Hudson of Vancouver, WA in the third. Dugan, now 25, has reached Triple-A Lehigh Valley and is on the 40-man roster while Hudson is out of baseball after hitting just .224 and maxing out at Clearwater in 2013. Of...
Via Phillies Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback: Phillies' Roy Halladay throws no-hitter in NLDS

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay waited his entire career to pitch in a playoff game. And he certainly made his postseason debut memorable.On Oct. 6, 2010, Halladay tossed a no-hitter in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay, who had pitched a perfect game in May of that same season, allowed only a fifth-inning walk to Jay Bruce.It was just the second no...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After total rebuild, Phillies have hope for future

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The manager quit. The general manager got fired. The president is retiring. From the front office to the clubhouse, it was a complete rebuilding year for the Philadelphia Phillies. They finished with the worst record (63-99) in the majors but showed promise. Third baseman Maikel Franco, center fielder Odubel Herrera, starting pitchers Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies monthly review: September/October 2015

The Phillies have 99 problems but 100 losses ain't one.
Via PhilsBaseball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies end on high note

The 2015 Phillies season wrapped up today at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies would beat the Marlins 7-2, which means one thing. Avoid 100 Losses!!!  Thats right, this may have been one of the worst Phillies teams ever, but realistically, it was a successful season. Here’s why 1. We got the first pick in the draft 2. We traded Cole Hamels for a quality package 3. We got rid of...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies to honor catcher Carlos Ruiz in 'Chooch Recognition Ceremony'

View image | The Philadelphia Phillies will honor the career accomplishments of catcher Carlos Ruiz this afternoon in the season finale against the Miami Marlins. The following is from a team press release: Chooch Recognition Ceremony: Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, who this season caught the fourth no-hitter of his...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Surprises Ahead for 2016’s Phillies

Overlooking the clues to 2016, many fans miss the upside of clutch-hitter Maikel Franco and a completely healthy squad that the front office of the Philadelphia Phillies is deliberately silent on. Additionally, until the faithful can see past the losing record under the new skipper, they will remain in the dark blind to the hidden and surprising potential of these new regulars...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robles Suspended 3 Games For Intentionally Throwing At Rupp

MLB has announced that Hansel Robles has been suspended for three games for “intentionally” throwing a pitch at the head of Cameron Rupp in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Don’t know how they determined it was intentional, but Robles is really becoming a very high maintenance player. Funny thing is that I thought […]
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cespedes avoids serious injury despite being hit on hand

    The New York Mets appear to have avoided disaster. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes was hit on the hand during the top of the third inning of the team’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday and left the game. He went inside the clubhouse to be examined and undergo evaluation. Luckily the X-rays were negative, and the team said he just has a contusion on two fingers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies decide to decline 2016 option on Cliff Lee

WASHINGTON -- Interim general manager Scott Proefrock says the Philadelphia Phillies are shutting down rookie pitcher Aaron Nola and will decline their 2016 option for Cliff Lee. The 37-year-old Lee did not pitch this season because of an elbow injury. The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner's $120 million, five-year contract included a $27.5 team million option for 2016; instead, the...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Altherr hits inside the park grand slam against the Nationals

The Washington Nationals are desperately clinging to their playoff lives, and the Philadelphia Phillies are going to do everything in their power to make this a long weekend for the soon-to-be dethroned NL East champions. In the third inning of Friday’s game, Aaron Altherr hit a sinking liner to center field that Michael Taylor dove for. Taylor whiffed on Altherr’s hit, and...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies secure Pete Mackanin as manager past 2015

Not much is clear for the future of the Philadelphia Phillies, but one thing that is now certain for fans is that Pete Mackanin will be the manager in 2016. In a move that fans have been speculating and anticipating since he was named interim manager June 26, the Phillies have officially named Pete Mackanin as the manager of the team in 2016 and possibly beyond. Mackanin took over...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New Phillies skipper Pete Mackanin discusses managing philosophy

Pete Mackanin had the “interim” tag removed on Tuesday from his job title. The rebuilding Phillies extended the 64-year-old skipper’s contract through next season, with a club option for 2017. Mackanin has been at the helm since Ryne Sandberg unexpectedly stepped down in late June. The team has gone 30-46 under his leadership. This is Mackanin’s first full-time managerial...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies have their next manager. It’s Pete Mackanin

Phillies remove interim tag from manager Pete Mackanin’s job title. The Philadelphia Phillies found their replacement manager for 2016, and possibly 2017. They didn’t have to look beyond their own dugout. Pete Mackanin has been promoted to manager after having the interim tag removed from his job title today by the club. Mackinin will be the Phillies manager for 2016 and there...
Via Macho Row
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Mackanin will be retained by the Phillies for 2016

Take one managerial job off the market for 2016 – the Philadelphia Phillies will be retaining interim manager Peter Mackanin for next season. #Phillies have extended the contract of Pete Mackanin as manager through the 2016 season. The extension includes a club option for 2017. — Phillies (@Phillies) September 22, 2015   Mackanin’s Phillies have struggled overall...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Howard’s tenure with the Phillies over?

Philadelphia Phillies First Baseman Ryan Howard In a season where Philadelphia Phillies fans have been more excited for the season to end than for it to start, pieces of the team’s past glory have been fading into obscurity and/or wearing different uniforms. With Cole Hamels traded to the Texas Rangers, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley now in Los Angeles playing for the Dodgers...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Papelbon blames everyone but himself for the Phillies losing

Jonathan Papelbon is back in Philadelphia with the Washington Nationals, and he’s not exactly being careful with his words. Here’s what Papelbon said before Monday’s series opener at Citizens Bank Park, via’s Todd Zolecki. “If I say something I mean it,” Papelbon said. “I’m not going to take anything back that I’ve ever said or did because I believe...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Phillies part ways with GM Ruben Amaro

In a move that has been widely expected for months, the Phillies announced today that they’re not going to extend Ruben Amaro‘s contract, ending his tenure as general manager of the club. Full release from #Phillies on Amaro: — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 10, 2015   Amaro has been the Phillies GM since November of 2008. The Phillies...
Via Fangraphs
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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