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Eight players who could go No. 1 in the 2016 Draft

Eight players who could go No. 1 in the 2016 Draft

MLB.com Updated 10 hours ago
By virtue of finishing with a 63-99 record in 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies have the No. 1 pick in this year's Draft. In a perfect world, there would be a slam-dunk decision in terms of who to take in that top spot. Not so much.
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  • Nationals season narrative: Nice and easy until stumbling vs. P…

    Nationals season narrative: Nice and easy until stumbling vs. Phillies

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Nationals season narrative: Nice and easy until stumbling vs. Phillies
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  • Hinojosa exits after liner hits hand; X-rays negative

    Hinojosa exits after liner hits hand; X-rays negative

    MLB.com 13 hours ago
    Phillies right-hander Dalier Hinojosa suffered a bruise on the palm of his pitching hand when he was struck by a line drive off the bat of Washington center fielder Matt den Dekker in the eighth inning of Philadelphia's 3-0 win at Nationals Park on Thur…
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  • Rupp's 9th-Inning Hit Lifts Phils Over Nats 3-0 for Sweep

    Rupp's 9th-Inning Hit Lifts Phils Over Nats 3-0 for Sweep

    nytimes.com MLB.com 14 hours ago
    Cameron Rupp hit a tiebreaking, two-run double off Jonathan Papelbon in a three-run ninth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep.
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  • Netting at Nationals Park protects fans from a splintered bat

    Netting at Nationals Park protects fans from a splintered bat

    yahoo.com Apr 28 (yesterday)
    If anyone is still objecting to safety netting at baseball stadiums, what happened during Wednesday's game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals should quiet them quickly. The game was being played at Nationals Park, and in the …
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  • Jeremy Hellickson Pitches Phillies Past Harper, Nats 3-0

    Jeremy Hellickson Pitches Phillies Past Harper, Nats 3-0

    nytimes.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    Coming off a 99-loss season that made the Philadelphia Phillies the worst club in the majors, manager Pete Mackanin set his sights on a very particular aim in 2016: winning at least as many games as they lose.
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  • Hamstring surgery will end Morton's season

    Hamstring surgery will end Morton's season

    MLB.com nytimes.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    The Phillies announced Wednesday morning that Charlie Morton will have surgery on his torn left hamstring Monday in Philadelphia. Morton will need six to eight months to recover, which means he will miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
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  • Bryce Harper and Oliver Perez continue to make baseball fun aga…

    Bryce Harper and Oliver Perez continue to make baseball fun again

    yahoo.com Apr 27 (yesterday)
    The Washington Nationals suffered a tough one-run loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night, but Oliver Perez and Bryce Harper both found their own way of making baseball fun again. Either Oliver Perez has a weird/special way of preparing to pi…
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  • Belisle leaves game vs. Phils with right calf injury

    Belisle leaves game vs. Phils with right calf injury

    MLB.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    Nationals pitcher Matt Belisle left in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies with an apparent injury.
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  • Blanco, Franco propel Phillies past Nationals

    Blanco, Franco propel Phillies past Nationals

    MLB.com Apr 26 (2 days ago)
    The Nationals' bullpen had been virtually unhittable entering Tuesday, but it proved it could be scored upon as the Phillies won, 4-3, at Nationals Park on Tuesday night. It's Philadelphia's second straight victory over Washington.
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  • Pipeline preview: Phils' Williams, Reds' Reed among those to wa…

    Pipeline preview: Phils' Williams, Reds' Reed among those to watch

    MLB.com Apr 26 (3 days ago)
    The Phillies' Nick Williams, the Reds' Cody Reed, the A's Daniel Mengden and the Astros' Joe Musgrove are among the top prospects in action on Tuesday.
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  • The Phillies outfield has a few problems

    The Phillies outfield has a few problems

    yahoo.com Apr 26 (3 days ago)
    There are a lot of good things to say about the future of the Philadelphia Phillies. They have a young pitching staff that's only going to get better with time. Third baseman Maikel Franco has insane power and increasing defensive skills. Their minor-le…
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  • Phils celebrate 40 years since 'Phillies Fever'

    Phils celebrate 40 years since 'Phillies Fever'

    MLB.com Apr 25 (4 days ago)
    Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, Greg Luzinski, Garry Maddox and Dave Cash stepped into Queen Village Studios on the corner of 4th and Catherine Streets in the middle of the summer of 1976 to record a song for Grand Prix Records called "Phillies Fever."
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  • Brewers Break Out in 6-Run 6th, Beat Phillies 8-5

    Brewers Break Out in 6-Run 6th, Beat Phillies 8-5

    nytimes.com Apr 24 (5 days ago)
    Scooter Gennett and Alex Presley homered in a six-run sixth inning, backing an encouraging outing by struggling starter Wily Peralta in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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  • Morton goes to DL with left hamstring strain

    Morton goes to DL with left hamstring strain

    MLB.com Apr 24 (5 days ago)
    The Phillies placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of a strained left hamstring.
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  • Franco's 2 Home Runs Lead Phillies to 5-2 Win Over Brewers

    Franco's 2 Home Runs Lead Phillies to 5-2 Win Over Brewers

    nytimes.com Apr 23 (6 days ago)
    A change in approach during batting practice paid off big for Maikel Franco, who hit two long home runs to power the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
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  • David Wright: 'Pretty impossible' to make game-ending…

    David Wright: 'Pretty impossible' to make game-ending play in Mets' loss to Phillies

    ESPN.com Apr 21
    David Wright: 'Pretty impossible' to make game-ending play in Mets' loss to Phillies
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  • Roundup: In Extras for the First Time This Season, the Mets’ Bu…

    Roundup: In Extras for the First Time This Season, the Mets’ Bullpen Falters

    nytimes.com Apr 20
    It took 14 games for the Mets to encounter extra innings, and when they did, they lost, 5-4, in Philadelphia.
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  • Phillies call up reliever Bailey; Russell DFA'd

    Phillies call up reliever Bailey; Russell DFA'd

    MLB.com Apr 20
    Before Andrew Bailey appeared in 10 games out of the Yankees' bullpen near the end of last season, the former All-Star closer hadn't pitched in a big league game since 2013. Bailey received something more than a September callup from the Phillies on Wed…
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  • Weekly Rotation: The five worst $100M contracts in MLB history

    Weekly Rotation: The five worst $100M contracts in MLB history

    yahoo.com Apr 20
    It's been nearly six years since Ryan Howard signed a $125-million extension with the Phillies on April 27, 2010 to keep him in Philadelphia through 2016. The deal has not panned out, as the burly first baseman began his rapid decline right as the exten…
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  • Deep 6: Mets power up in rout of Phils

    Deep 6: Mets power up in rout of Phils

    MLB.com Apr 20
    First was Michael Conforto, then Yoenis Cespedes. Two innings passed, and Neil Walker and Lucas Duda joined in. Curtis Granderson wanted to get in on the fun, too. By the end of the Mets' 11-1 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night, five Mets had put ba…
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  • Video - Phillies Temporarily Shut Down Lee 02:33

    Phillies Temporarily Shut Down Lee

    Mar 8
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the latest on Cliff Lee, who has been temporarily shut down by the Phillies after feeling renewed discomfort in his pitching elbow.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat 00:38

    A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat

    Mar 4
    Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez singled to left field in his first at-bat since he was suspended by the league for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In Yankees' Loss 00:53

    A-Rod Singles In Yankees' Loss

    Mar 4
    Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk in his first baseball game in nearly 18 months as the Phillies beat the Yankees 3-1.
  • Video - Hamels Focused On Playing Baseball 01:31

    Hamels Focused On Playing Baseball

    Mar 3
    Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels talks to Britt McHenry about dealing with trade talk and how the team is in transition.