Philadelphia Phillies News and Rumors

  • Setting record straight on Arbuckle

    Setting record straight on Arbuckle

    philly.com Updated Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    The Kansas City Royals' success in the postseason could lead to a GM job for former Phillies exec.
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  • Phillies need bullpen to royally improve

    Phillies need bullpen to royally improve

    philly.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Dominant relievers have been the key to Kansas City's success this season.
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  • Johnny Almaraz could raise Phillies' international profile

    Johnny Almaraz could raise Phillies' international profile

    philly.com Oct 16 (4 days ago)
    Johnny Almaraz did not plan on taking off his baseball uniform and putting on a scout's hat in his early 20s. No, the plan was to pitch in the big leagues and, if that did not work out, he was going to return to Southwest Texas State and get his degree …
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  • Byrd, Brown might be Phillies' best outfield assets

    Byrd, Brown might be Phillies' best outfield assets

    philly.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    Ben Revere is little more than a weak-armed singles hitter, and the Phillies need power from their outfield.
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  • Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season

    Brown's future with Phillies uncertain after trying season

    MLB.com Oct 15 (5 days ago)
    Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia.
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  • Phillies' options with Howard limited

    Phillies' options with Howard limited

    philly.com Oct 14 (7 days ago)
    Even if they could trade Ryan Howard, for the amount of the contract they'd have to pay, they might as well release him.
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  • NLCS preview: Cardinals and Giants meet (again) for World Serie…

    NLCS preview: Cardinals and Giants meet (again) for World Series berth

    yahoo.com Oct 10
    ST. LOUIS — Since the 2010 season when the Philadelphia Phillies missed making the World Series for what would have been a third straight year, the National League champion has been either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants. It's the second…
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  • Wolever: No ill will after unexpected firing from Phils

    Wolever: No ill will after unexpected firing from Phils

    philly.com Oct 8
    Marti Wolever thought his job was safe when he was stopped outside the press box at Citizens Bank Park a few days before he made LSU pitcher Aaron Nola his final first-round selection for the Phillies in June.
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  • Mike Arbuckle, Lee Thomas winning in AL

    Mike Arbuckle, Lee Thomas winning in AL

    philly.com Oct 6
    Mike Arbuckle, the man who did not get the job as Phillies general manager, is only four wins away from the World Series. So, too, is Lee Thomas, the former Phillies general manager who brought Arbuckle to Philadelphia in October 1992. One of them is go…
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  • What's ahead in Phillies offseason?

    What's ahead in Phillies offseason?

    philly.com Oct 5
    THREE KEY PLAYERS Ryan Howard. Just about everything the Phillies want to accomplish this winter hinges on Howard's future. He is owed $60 million. The Phillies will look to trade him, but could an outright release serve as a much-needed olive branch to…
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  • Don't expect much improvement for Phillies anytime soon

    Don't expect much improvement for Phillies anytime soon

    philly.com Oct 3
    With front office in limbo, Phillies are unlikely to make the kinds of changes need to turn things around.
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  • Expect Comcast to insist on Phillies changes

    Expect Comcast to insist on Phillies changes

    philly.com Oct 1
    If the front office and baseball administration hierarchy of the Phillies organization has any fear of a major upheaval following the team's second straight 73-win season, that fear certainly won't be realized at the hands of acting president Pat Gillic…
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  • Surgery for Ruiz, Revere among Phils' injury updates

    Surgery for Ruiz, Revere among Phils' injury updates

    MLB.com Oct 1
    The Phillies announced injury updates on Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere, Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett on Wednesday.
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  • Amaro gets one more chance at turnaround

    Amaro gets one more chance at turnaround

    philly.com Sep 29
    It was a beautiful day for baseball, unless, of course, it was that brand of baseball the Phillies have tortured their fans with the last two seasons. Not even clear skies and comfortable temperatures could erase the stench that has saturated Citizens B…
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  • Bonifacio, Braves Beat Phillies 2-1

    Bonifacio, Braves Beat Phillies 2-1

    nytimes.com Sep 28
    Emilio Bonifacio led off the game with home run and Freddie Freeman added an RBI single in the first, and the Atlanta Braves finished a disappointing late-season collapse with a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
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  • Phillies' fans mock Craig Kimbrel's delivery in hilarious scene…

    Phillies' fans mock Craig Kimbrel's delivery in hilarious scene (VIDEO)

    Being the fan of a team headed nowhere can be awfully frustrating this time of year. Especially when you look around and see the excitement in places like Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Seattle. Still, there are few better places to go than the ballpark, a…
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  • Inside the Phillies: In the end, age caught up with lineup

    Inside the Phillies: In the end, age caught up with lineup

    philly.com Sep 28
    The sort of history these Phillies accomplished fit all of the preseason stereotypes. No team until the 2014 Phillies ever boasted four 34-or-older players with 600 plate appearances. The geriatric jokes dogged them through the spring, and when the seas…
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  • Touch 'Em All: Bobby Abreu retiring at season's end

    Touch 'Em All: Bobby Abreu retiring at season's end

    philly.com Sep 27
    Bobby Abreu plans to retire after the season. A reserve outfielder and pinch-hitter with the Mets, the 40-year-old Abreu, who also played for the Phillies from 1998 to 2006, made the announcement Friday at Citi Field before New York's game against Houst…
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  • Papelbon Pitches 9th, Saves Phillies' Win

    Papelbon Pitches 9th, Saves Phillies' Win

    Jonathan Papelbon made his first appearance in Philadelphia since he made a lewd gesture as he left the field, closing out the Phillies' 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night with a scoreless ninth inning.
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  • After last-place finish, Phils fire assistant GM

    After last-place finish, Phils fire assistant GM

    ESPN.com Sep 26
    The Philadelphia Phillies have fired assistant general manager and amateur scouting director Marti Wolever.
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  • Kendrick does it all in final start of year vs. Marlins

    Kendrick does it all in final start of year vs. Marlins

    MLB.com Sep 24
    If Kyle Kendrick made the final start of his eight-year Phillies career Wednesday, he made it a memorable one. Kendrick allowed one run in seven innings and went 3-for-3 with one double and one RBI in a 2-1 victory over the Marlins at Marlins Park.
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  • Report: Ex-player/analyst Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Dead…

    Report: Ex-player/analyst Mitch Williams sues MLB Network, Deadspin

    yahoo.com Sep 24
    Mitch Williams' wild-thing act might play next in a courtroom. Williams, the boisterous ex-Philadelphia Phillies closer and MLB Network analyst, is reportedly suing both MLB Network and sports blog Deadspin in the aftermath of a May controversy centered…
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  • Alvarez Outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins Win

    Alvarez Outpitches Phillies' Hamels as Marlins Win

    nytimes.com Sep 23
    Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and the Miami Marlins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Tuesday night.
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  • Plotting Phillies' future

    Plotting Phillies' future

    philly.com Sep 23
    The organization needs a change in vision that goes beyond easy target Ruben Amaro Jr.
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  • Inside the Phillies: Braves jettison GM, but Phillies stay cour…

    Inside the Phillies: Braves jettison GM, but Phillies stay course with Amaro

    philly.com Sep 22
    MIAMI - There will be no "Mission Accomplished" banners hanging from Citizens Bank Park if the Phillies surpass last season's win total with more than two victories in their final six games. Outsiders will see that feat as further proof that a…
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  • Video - Bruno Bash: Puppy-Related Injuries & Castle Marathons 06:48

    Bruno Bash: Puppy-Related Injuries & Castle Marathons

    Oct 3
    Tony Bruno joins Keith Olbermann to discuss a Lions TE injuring himself while trying to prevent his puppy from peeing inside the house, and several Twitter complaints directed at TNT after a Castle marathon was preempted to show an ALDS playoff game.
  • Video - Mint Condition: Schmidt's Special Collection 04:10

    Mint Condition: Schmidt's Special Collection

    Sep 30
    Goldin Auctions founder Ken Goldin joins Darren Rovell to break down the Mike Schmidt memorabilia, including Schmidt's 1984 Gold Glove Award, up for auction.
  • Video - Shirt Grab Gets Ump Joe West One-Game Ban 02:27

    Shirt Grab Gets Ump Joe West One-Game Ban

    Sep 17
    Jerry Crasnick discusses umpire Joe West's one-game suspension without pay for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon's jersey.
  • Video - Padres Hold Off Phillies 00:20

    Padres Hold Off Phillies

    Sep 16
    The Padres picked up their 70th win of the season in a 5-4 win over the Phillies.

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    Oct 17
    The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to trade wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets, sources confirmed to ESPN.