Phillies Rumors & News

  • MLB cancels its Dominican showcase after players protest an international draft

    Hardball Talk "Ben Badler of Baseball America Reports that Major League Baseball has cancelled its Dominican national showcase, which was scheduled for today and tomorrow. Why? Because, Badler reports, trainers and players in the Dominican Republic planned to skip the showcase in protest over Major League..." October 26

  • Will Phils trade big names in offseason "At the very least, they will be open-minded to it. That might not lead to a blockbuster, but there is no reason not to inquire and listen. After all, is there anybody in the organization that is truly untouchable? The fact the Phillies engaged in serious trade talks with the Rangers in July..." October 23

  • Phillies to reportedly switch to Under Armour uniforms in 2020

    CSN Philly "We must protect this house. First reported by Terry Lefton of SportsBusiness Daily, and later confirmed by’s Darren Rovell, Major League Baseball will reportedly be switching uniform makers from Majestic Athletic to Under Armour for the 2020 MLB season. Majestic has been making MLB..." October 19

  • Curt Schilling says he’ll run for Senate in 2018. As long as his wife says it’s OK.

    Hardball Talk "Curt Schilling has been toying with the idea of launching a political career lately. I’d say “planning” or “investigating” a political career if he had done more than post dumb political memes on his social media platforms and rant incoherently on talk radio and cable TV, but at the moment we’ll..." October 18

  • 2017 free agency qualifying offer to be worth $17.2 million

    Today's Knuckleball "Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball and FanRag Sports has reported that the qualifying offer for free agents this upcoming offseason will be $17.2 million. Teams with impending free agents must make a qualifying offer to those players in order to get draft pick compensation should they sign with..." October 13

  • No firm answer for rise in home runs

    Today's Knuckleball "One of the biggest surprises of this season has been the return of the home run. Testing for performance-enhancing drugs, a more consistent calling of the strike zone and better pitching — particularly the preponderance of hard-throwing relievers — were supposed to mean the end of the..." October 13

  • TBS to add pitch count to broadcast graphic for rest of postseason

    Today's Knuckleball "TBS broadcasts have frustrated viewers thus far into the 2016 postseason with a score graphic that does not show the number of pitches thrown by a pitcher. The simplified graphic is stripped of extra information beyond score, inning, base-out state and count. According to Richard Deitsch of..." October 09

  • Phillies Announce Six Outrights

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have outrighted six players, per a club announcement. Infielder Emmanuel Burriss, outfielder Jimmy Paredes, lefty Patrick Schuster, and righties Frank Herrmann, Dalier Hinojosa, and Colton Murray all lost their roster spots. It’s no surprise to see Philadelphia partaking in some..." October 07

  • Joe Buck reveals that hair plug addiction nearly cost him his career

    SI "Fox Sports announcer Joe Buck feared for his broadcasting career five years ago when he suffered a paralyzed left vocal chord. The ailment struck him a few weeks before the start of the 2011 baseball season, and it wasn’t until October of that year that he truly felt his voice was back. At the..." October 06

  • Baseball players are getting fat like us

    USA Today "Americans tuning in to the baseball playoffs might notice an unfortunate trend: Like much of the country, baseball players are increasingly overweight or even obese. Being classified as normal weight is now the exception rather than the rule in the U.S. The collective expansion of our..." October 06

  • Rob Manfred again deflects questions pertaining to paying minor leaguers a livable wage

    Hardball Talk "Though it’s an issue that has been on the back burner for a few months, earlier this year, the topic of minor league salaries was a huge issue. Near the end of June, Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) proposed H.R. 5580, or the “Save America’s Pastime Act,” in..." October 05

  • Baseball analyst John Kruk out at ESPN

    Sporting News "Another big-name talent is on the move at ESPN. ESPN has parted ways with Major League Baseball analyst John Kruk. The former Phillies star has been with ESPN since 2004. The news was first broken by Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead . “ESPN and John Kruk have mutually agreed to end our..." October 04

  • Final 2017 MLB Draft order set: The Twins are on the clock and here's what to know

    CBS Sports "At 59-103, the Minnesota Twins not only had the worst record in baseball in 2016, they also had the worst record since the Washington Senators franchise relocated to Minnesota and became the Twins in 1961. The 1982 team, which went 60-102, previously had the worst record in team history. If..." October 03

  • Phillies part ways with hitting coach Steve Henderson

    Allentown Morning Call "After finishing the season with one of the worst offenses in baseball, a source has confirmed Sunday night Steve Henderson will not return as the Phillies' hitting coach. While the rest of the coaching staff has been invited to return according to the source, parting ways with Henderson comes..." October 03

  • Phillies honor 1B Howard, rally to beat Mets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It was the end of an era in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season with a come-from-behind 5-2 win over the New York Mets. The win came on the same day they said goodbye to long-time 1B Ryan Howard, who is the last member of the 2008 World Series..." October 02

  • Phillies to honor Howard in regular-season finale

    Fox Sports "After the Mets clinched a playoff berth and home field for the National League wild-card game on Saturday with a 5-3 victory over the Phillies, all eyes shift to longtime Phillies slugger Ryan Howard on Sunday afternoon. Howard said he's not taking anything extra in right now and is only..." October 02

  • Hellickson open to possibility of returning to Phillies "Jeremy Hellickson's first and possibly only season with the Phillies had to be considered a success. Philadelphia traded a Minor League pitcher to Arizona for him in November, hoping he could stabilize an inexperienced rotation. Hellickson fulfilled the Phillies' wishes, finishing his season on..." October 02

  • Phillies’ Freddy Galvis leaves with hamstring injury

    Today's Knuckleball "Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis left Friday night’s game against the New York Mets with a tight right hamstring. He was pinch-hit for in the bottom of the seventh inning by Andres Blanco, who promptly struck out. Galvis left the game 1-for-3 with two strikeouts of his own. This..." October 01

  • Loney powers Mets to the postseason

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The New York Mets are going back to the playoffs. On Aug. 19, it seemed unlikely the Mets would be popping champagne in the Philadelphia Phillies' locker room on October 1. New York was 5 1/2 games out of a Wild Card spot and two games below .500 with a long list of names on..." October 01

  • Jeremy Hellickson leaves final start of season with right knee sprain

    CSN Philly "Phillies pitcher Jeremy Hellickson left his final start of the season Thursday night with a right knee sprain. Facing the Atlanta Braves, Hellickson had gotten one out in the fourth inning when he waved for athletic trainer Scott Sheridan to come to the mound. Hellickson left the field with..." September 30

  • Mets win, close in on wild-card berth

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jay Bruce is doing everything in his power to help the New York Mets reach the postseason. "I'm swinging at pitches I can hit," Bruce said. "That's the bottom line. That's the key to my success." He continued his stretch of success Friday night. Bruce knocked in..." September 30

  • Phillies Likely To Pursue Veteran Arm In Offseason

    MLB Trade Rumors "While much has been made of the Phillies’ desire to add a veteran bat this winter — two, if manager Pete Mackanin gets his wish — Jim Salisbury of writes that adding a veteran starter to provide some stable innings in the rotation “seems to be as big a priority” for GM Matt Klentak..." September 29

  • Kemp sparks Braves' win vs. Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves are 35-34 since the All-Star Game, and the hot hitting of Freddie Freeman and Matt Kemp has fueled the turnaround. Don't forget the contribution of rookie shortstop Dansby Swanson as well. Swanson hit his first homer at Turner Field and scored the tie-breaking..." September 29

  • Jeremy Hellickson Departs Final Start Of 2016 With Knee Sprain

    MLB Trade Rumors "8:12pm: Hellickson has a right knee sprain, the club announced (via Jim Salisbury of, on Twitter). That’s certainly good news for the Phils and for Hellickson, assuming that there’s no further damage. 7:30pm: Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson left the mound tonight with an..." September 29

  • Braves escape six-run hole, edge Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia bullpen had another meltdown and the Atlanta Braves were grateful recipients. Atlanta pinch hitter Emilio Bonifacio's infield single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning capped the Atlanta Braves' 7-6, come-from-behind win against the Phillies on Tuesday at..." September 28

  • Freeman's hit streak reaches 30 games as Braves rout Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker almost takes Freddie Freeman's offensive production for granted. "Sometimes I see it and I don't even realize it because I'm living it," Snitker said. Freeman extended his hitting streak to a major league-best 30 games and the Atlanta..." September 28

  • Curt Schilling's Dead Serious About Political Career, Eyes White House in 2024

    TMZ "President Curt Schilling??? It's possible ... because the ex-MLB superstar tells TMZ Sports he's 100% serious about launching his political career ... starting with a senate run in Massachusetts in the VERY near future. Schilling is a staunch republican and says he's seriously leaning..." September 28

  • Why some agents have serious concerns about MLB's next CBA

    Fox Sports "Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said last week that he was optimistic a new collective-bargaining agreement could be reached in "relatively short order." While most in the sport would celebrate a resolution prior to the current CBA's Dec. 1 expiration, some player agents fear that the new..." September 27

  • The Phillies have shut down Jake Thompson

    Hardball Talk "Phillies rookie starter Jake Thompson has been shut down for the year. Not that there’s much of the year left, but he will not make what would’ve been his last start. Thompson allowed three earned runs over four innings in the Phillies’ 17-0 blowout loss to the Mets. " September 26

  • Phillies open 10-run lead, hold on for 10-8 win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had to convince himself that he was happy Saturday night after the Phillies put a crimp in the New York Mets' playoff hopes with a 10-8 win at Citi Field. Meanwhile, his Mets counterpart, Terry Collins, had no trouble keeping a smile on..." September 25

  • Gsellman, Mets manhandle Phillies in 17-0 rout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- When the New York Mets played their home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 8, Robert Gsellman was about 190 miles north of Citi Field in Binghamton getting ready to make his first start of the season the next day for the Mets' Double-A affiliate. On Sunday,..." September 25

  • Conforto's blast lifts Mets over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first two contests of the New York Mets' four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies lasted 20 innings over a span of 8 hours, 3 minutes and required 35 players. But the most important number for the Mets was two. The Mets pieced together a second straight vital..." September 24

  • Cabrera's walk-off blast in 11th lifts Mets 9-8

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera walked to his locker late Thursday night sporting a sleeveless T-shirt with the words "Has tu diligencia" -- Spanish for "Do your thing," the slogan devised by teammate Jose Reyes that is plastered atop the doorway heading out of the team's..." September 23

  • Phillies reliever Joely Rodriguez lighting up the radar gun "The Phillies had a five-run lead in a September game between two eliminated teams, so what Joely Rodriguez did in the eighth inning Wednesday must not be embellished. Still, it opened some eyes in the Phillies dugout. Rodriguez, a 24-year-old lefthanded reliever who was demoted to high-A..." September 23

  • Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel diagnosed with concussion

    CSN Philly "Phillies outfielder Tyler Goeddel has been diagnosed with a concussion. He did not accompany the team here for Thursday night’s game against the Mets. Goeddel, a rookie, was hit in the head with a 93 mph fastball by Chicago White Sox reliever Chris Beck in the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s..." September 23

  • Herrera powers Phillies past White Sox

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Odubel Herrera is a streaky hitter, someone who can lose his swing and his composure at the plate for long stretches. When he finds that rhythm again, though, he is one of the most dangerous offensive players in the National League. Herrera went 3-for-4 with a home run,..." September 21

  • Marlins rally to avoid sweep in Philly

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- An eighth-inning rally helped the Miami Marlins avoid a sweep with a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. Reliever Hector Neris (4-4) took the loss after blowing a two-run lead for Philadelphia. Center fielder Christian Yelich belted a..." September 18

  • Seven MLB managers who could be fired after the season

    Sporting News "The regular season is winding down, and you know at least a couple of MLB managers are wondering whether they’re wearing their current uniform for the final few times down the stretch. At one point this season, Yankees manager Joe Girardi might have wondered about his job security. But after..." September 18

  • Phillies outlast Marlins in 13 innings

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In the Philadelphia Phillies' longest game this season, at least the home crowd went home happy. Pinch-hitter Jimmy Paredes played hero in the 13th inning with an RBI single to deliver a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. "Where do I start?" Phillies..." September 17

  • Hellickson, Phillies shut out Marlins 8-0

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The word 'explosive' hasn't been used much to describe anything the Philadelphia Phillies have done in the second half of a season that had seen them go 18-34 entering the weekend. Yet, that term perfectly summed up their performance Saturday. Behind a seven-run onslaught in..." September 17

  • Ryan Howard will play a lot in the Phillies final home games

    Hardball Talk "Recently things got grumbly between Ryan Howard and the Phillies as Howard’s playing time was reduced. He’s clearly on his way out of Philly and, as a wise man once said, everything ends badly; otherwise it wouldn’t end. But there’s at least some chance that Howard’s end will be somewhat..." September 16

  • Phillies get young outfielder to complete Ruiz deal "The Phillies acquired outfielder Joey Curletta from the Dodgers on Thursday, completing the club's Carlos Ruiz trade from Aug. 25. Philadelphia had sent Ruiz to Los Angeles for A.J. Ellis in a swap of veteran catchers; as part of the deal, the Phillies also acquired Minor League right-hander..." September 15

  • Pirates belt five homers, bury Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With the Pittsburgh Pirates in the midst of a season-altering skid, Andrew McCutchen was glad he and his teammates could still show what they can do. The Pirates crushed five home runs and put up an eight-run rally in the ninth inning Thursday in a 15-2 win over the..." September 15

  • Heyman: Top 30 free agents and early contract guesses

    Today's Knuckleball "Edwin Encarnacion rolled the dice, declining to counter the Toronto Blue Jays’ mild overtures in spring, and he’s hit a grand slam. Encarnacion moves way up the free-agent list (he’s No. 2 on our list, and actually No. 1 among players who are unfettered free agents: technically, Yoenis Cespedes..." September 15

  • Phillies add to Pirates' late-season struggles

    The Sports Xchange "By Stephen Pianovich, The Sports Xchange PHILADELPHIA -- Freddy Galvis' power stroke continued Wednesday night, as did the Pittsburgh Pirates' late-season struggles. Galvis homered for the third time in four games, and the Philadelphia Phillies had 15 hits in a 6-2 victory at Citizens..." September 14

  • MLB releases 2017 schedule "After a fourth installment of the World Baseball Classic in March, the 2017 Major League Baseball regular season will arrive with three games on the first Sunday (April 2), 13 more Opening Day games on that Monday, and a calendar that includes the debut of a brand-new ballpark in Atlanta and the..." September 14

  • Rodriguez homer in ninth lifts Pirates over Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Clint Hurdle was aware of the number because, he said, it gets brought up periodically. But after being ejected in the sixth inning Tuesday night, he saw the number brought up again on the television inside the clubhouse. It had been 140 games since Hurdle's Pittsburgh..." September 13

  • MLB's most disappointing players of 2016

    Fox Sports "Between hefty free-agent contracts and big trades made this past offseason, a number of players went into the 2016 season with huge expectations. And of course, not everyone lived up to those expecations. In fact, some players fell flat on their faces in the first year with their new teams...." September 13

  • Hellickson spoils Cole's return as Phils top Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- This time of year, with another losing season wasting away, all the Philadelphia Phillies can do is play spoiler. On Monday night, they helped push the Pittsburgh Pirates further away from playoff contention. Jeremy Hellickson took care of the Pirates on the mound to..." September 12

  • Rendon, Gonzalez power Nationals past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- There is not a whole lot of stability these days in the pitching rotation of the Washington Nationals, who nonetheless could run away with the National League East title. Star right-hander Stephen Strasburg left his start after 42 pitches Wednesday with a flexor mass strain,..." September 11

Phillies Forum Top 5

  1. Official 2016-2017 offseason thread.
    Last post: koldjerky
  2. Official Roster Moves and Trades Thread 2015-2016
    Last post: The A Team