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  1. Phillies ready for new slugger?

    AJ Mass

    On Sunday, scouts from around the league are expected to converge on the Dominican Republic to get a glimpse of Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas, the latest free agent from the island nation to become available following a defection. According to Jim ...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  2. Another Cuban outfielder on the way?

    AJ Mass

    Outfielder Yasmani Tomas, who defected from Cuba in June, has reportedly been cleared by the United States government and will be able to sign with any major league team as soon as the league officially declares him a free agent. Here's what ESPN....

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Phillies making OF decisions?

    AJ Mass

    Since joining the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11, Grady Sizemore has started just 28 games, but his .304 batting average and .840 OPS in limited action may have impressed the organization enough that they'd be willing to keep him around. Matt Ge...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  4. Colon to remain with Mets?

    AJ Mass

    After Bartolo Colon gave up six runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday, chances are good that this outing will not be the pitcher's last in a New York Mets uniform. As Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, manager Terry Col...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  5. Is Phillies GM's job safe?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies have won just four of their last 12 games and -- at 17 games out of first place -- are deeper in the National League East cellar than at any time all season. Yet, management of the team doesn't seem to think there's a need f...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. Tigers favorite for Castillo?

    AJ Mass

    It's expected that Cuban outfielder Rusney Castilo will be making his decision in the very near future as to what team he's going to sign a huge multi-million dollar deal with -- perhaps even by the end of the week. According to ESPN.com's Buster ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  7. Papelbon's fate with Phillies

    AJ Mass

    With five losses in their last six games, save opportunities have been few and far between for the Philadelphia Phillies. However, in spite of the emergence of Ken Giles as a strong bullpen option, it's still Jonathan Papelbon who is getting those ra...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  8. Hamels ready to move on?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies have Cole Hamels under contract through at least the end of the 2018 season, and the pitcher has repeatedly has expressed his intention to remain with his current team. However, reports that Hamels was selling his home have ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  9. Any chance for Hamels deal?

    AJ Mass

    August doesn't often bear enormous fruit in terms of blockbuster trades, and it appears that in the case of Cole Hamels, it's highly unlikely that there will be an exception to the rule. The pitcher was reportedly claimed by the Chicago Cubs when ...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. Are any current Phillies in '15 rotation?

    AJ Mass

    With the news of Cliff Lee's probable season-ending injury, the Philadelphia Phillies are staring at a complete overhaul of their starting rotation for 2015. As Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly puts it, "This most recent injury ends any chance the Phi...

    Blog | August 02, 2014
  11. Will Phillies fire GM?

    AJ Mass

    There was a lot of trade deadline action on Thursday, but one team that was noticeably absent from the festivities was the Philadelphia Phillies. Despite being in the National League East cellar and having veteran talent that could have been dealt aw...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  12. Top OF names at deadline

    AJ Mass

    According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, general manager Ned Colletti of the Los Angeles Dodgers said prior to Wednesday's game that "he hopes Matt Kemp is a Dodger 'for a long, long time,' and Kemp is signed through 2019." That stance, combined ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  13. Will Phillies make any SP deals?

    AJ Mass

    If Cole Hamels pitched his final game in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform on Tuesday night, he certainly made it a good one. Hamels shut out the New York Mets for eight innings, scattering six hits and striking out eight batters in a 6-0 win. Howev...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  14. Byrd on the move?

    AJ Mass

    The Philadelphia Phillies lineup for tonight's game against the New York Mets shows that Grady Sizemore will be starting in right field and batting sixth -- instead of Marlon Byrd. While that's not typically anything to raise any eyebrows, anytime...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  15. Will Phillies make moves or not?

    AJ Mass

    There's been no shortage of rumors surrounding the Philadelphia Phillies as the trade deadline approaches, and ESPN.com's Jim Bowden says that "the time has come for the (team) to realize that it's too late to retool. It's time for them to put denial...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  16. Interest in Prado grows?

    AJ Mass

    The Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 on Saturday, in large part due to the five-RBI performance of Martin Prado, who upped his batting average to .280 thanks to his current five-game hitting streak. Zach Buchanan of the Ari...

    Blog | July 27, 2014