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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. Papelbon's future in Philadelphia

    Doug Mittler

    The Phillies tried to be as diplomatic as possible regarding Jonathan Papelbon, the volatile closer who drew a seven-game suspension for making a lewd gesture at fans Sunday as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning. "We apologize to ...

    Blog | September 16, 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. Examining the future of non-playoff-bound teams - MLB

    Paul Swydan

    Several MLB teams are already focused on the future, and Paul Swydan looks ahead at what their primary objectives are.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Why Philly backtracked on Howard stance

    Joe Kaiser

    A month ago, it appeared that Ryne Sandberg and the Philadelphia Phillies would be reducing the playing time of their overpriced slugger, Ryan Howard. But after three games on the bench in favor of Darin Ruf, the 34-year-old has started 29 of the pas...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Retirement on horizon for Burnett?

    AJ Mass

    After allowing five runs in 7-2/3 innings to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, A.J. Burnett has now lost six of his last seven starts, and remains stuck at 153 wins for his career. That career may soon be over. As Bill Evans of the South Jers...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  9. Where Phillies can make a bold move

    Buster Olney

    Ken Giles will be the Phillies' closer one day because he appears to have a chance to be one of best relievers in baseball. Hidden amid the rubble of the Phillies' 2014 season, Giles made his debut June 12 and has been completely dominant, striking o...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Surgery in Cliff Lee's future?

    Joe Kaiser

    Cliff Lee's latest injury, a Grade 2 flexor pronator strain, has ended the veteran southpaw's season prematurely. Will Lee be able to avoid surgery? It appears that way, at least for now. Phillies reporter Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that L...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  14. Finding value on the waiver wire

    Buster Olney

    Think of baseball's waiver claim process as you would government funding: By the time everybody has taken their piece of the pie and it reaches the end of the line, there really isn't much left. This is what's happening in the first days of August...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  15. Will Byrd be dealt in August?

    Doug Mittler

    The July 31 trade deadline passed without the Philadelphia Phillies making a move, and no general manager has come under more scrutiny than Ruben Amaro, who was unable to find a taker for any of his bloated contracts. The Phillies had the opportu...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  16. 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