Phillies Rumors & News

  • Mets erupt in extras with crazy play, scoring outburst to keep rolling

    New York Post "Murphy’s Law: The Mets aren’t allowed to lose. Daniel Murphy enforced his law Thursday night, both offensively and defensively, helping the Mets complete a four-game Philly sweep and extend their winning streak to seven. His biggest contribution was a two-run double in the 13th inning that..." August 28

  • Sarah Palin rips ESPN for Curt Schilling suspension: 'Stick to sports'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Ex-Phillies pitcher and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling finally has a supporter in his corner for the Nazis/Muslims tweet that got him taken off the network's Little League coverage: Sarah Palin. The politician/analyst/author/Tea Party supporter tore into the network she once wished she..." August 28

  • Bartolo Colon dominates as Mets pound pitiful Phillies again

    New York Post "This is one punching bag the Mets can’t pummel enough. Long removed from their run of five straight NL East titles, the Phillies are rebuilding and trying to avoid last place for the second straight year, but may have too many games remaining against the Mets to have a chance. On Wednesday,..." August 27

  • MLB “actively studying” fan safety; Phillies plan to expand netting at Citizens Bank Park

    Hardball Talk "Over the past year-plus, multiple high-profile players and agents have come out in favor of expanding the use of protective netting at Major League Baseball stadiums. Currently nets only cover the sections surrounding home plate, and there’s a push to have it extend farther up both foul..." August 27

  • Mets beat Phillies, two teams have shouting match over quick-pitch controversy

    New York Daily News "Daniel Murphy has driven Mets fans crazy over the years with his erratic defense and occasional bone-headed base-running plays. But that’s nothing compared to the effect he has on fiery Phillies coach Larry Bowa. A spat over a percieved quick pitch from Mets reliever Hansel Robles turned..." August 26

  • Curt Schilling -- Islam Heading Down Nazi Path

    TMZ "Curt Schilling believes radical Muslims are as serious of a threat to the world as the Nazis -- and says the numbers prove it. The former Boston Red Sox pitcher just posted a meme to Twitter which says, "It's said only 5-10% Muslims are extremists. In 1940 only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd..." August 26

  • Mets bash franchise record eight home runs in David Wright’s return from DL, rout Phillies 16-7

    New York Daily News "David Wright had to keep himself together. For the first time in over four months, the Mets captain was back in the lineup. Mets fans at Citizens Bank Park cheered his first batting practice swings, when he ran out onto the field to stretch and then again when he came up to the plate in the second..." August 25

  • ESPN removes Curt Schilling from LLWS assignment after 'unacceptable' tweet

    The Score "Curt Schilling, the six-time All-Star who currently serves as an analyst for ESPN, drew the ire of both the internet and his employer after posting (and hastily deleting) an offensive tweet Tuesday that likened Muslims to Nazis. After deleting the tweet, the 48-year-old wrote in reply to an..." August 25

  • Phillies announcer calls Mets fans “obnoxious”

    Hardball Talk "Phillies radio announcer Larry Andersen didn’t like the fact that there were a lot of Mets fans in Citizens Bank Park last night. Here’s what he said after they cheered David Wright‘s homer and a double by Michael Cuddyer: “I’ll take the Nationals fans over the Mets fans,” Andersen said on..." August 25

  • Aaron Nola dazzles as Phillies take series from Marlins

    CSN Philly "In a couple of years, Aaron Nola will be permitted to put the final brush strokes on a masterpiece outing like the one he delivered on Sunday. But not now. This is a developmental season for the Phillies and the 22-year-old right-hander’s development was served just fine as he tossed eight..." August 24

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Jeff Francoeur was recently claimed on waivers and pulled back by #phillies. Can't be traded this month.

  • Chase Utley takes out full page ad in Philadelphia Daily News

    CBS Sports "Chase Utley debuted for the Philadelphia Phillies on April 4, 2003. He last played for them on Aug. 18, 2015 before being traded to the Dodgers. In between, we saw Utley make six All-Star games, make the playoffs five times, help the Phillies win the pennant twice and World Series..." August 24

  • PHILLIES: Back-to-back homers fuel victory against Miami

    Courier-Post "Aaron Altherr and Darin Ruf hit back-to-back solo home runs in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night. The Phillies scored two runs in the top of the eighth, sparked by Darnell Sweeney’s first major league hit, a..." August 23

  • Eickhoff makes strong debut in 7-1 win against Marlins

    Courier-Post "Jerad Eickhoff pitched six scoreless innings and drove in two runs in his major league debut to help the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Ryan Howard had three doubles and drove in two runs and Odubel Herrera had two hits and scored twice for the..." August 22

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    Steve Adams @Adams_Steve

    #Brewers have claimed LHP Cesar Jimenez off waivers from #Phillies, per source. Jimenez was DFA last night.

  • Marlins continue runaway offense; hold off Phillies

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Even rehabbing slugger Giancarlo Stanton was impressed by the way the Marlins’ resurgent lineup flexed its muscles on the recent road trip. “Smacked it around a little bit. Good to see,” Stanton, who is trying to regain the strength in his hand and wrist following surgery, said before..." August 21

  • Altherr, Morgan star as Phillies give Utley a farewell win

    CSN Philly "It was rather apropos that lefty pitcher Adam Morgan and newly called up outfielder Aaron Altherr starred in the Phillies' 7-4 victory over the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. After all, given the recent moves the team has made, guys like Morgan and Altherr..." August 20

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    Jake Kaplan @jakemkaplan

    Jerad Eickhoff will be recalled to start Friday. Darnell Sweeney is also coming up to take Utley’s roster spot.

  • Phillies trade Utley to Dodgers for pair of prospects

    The Score "Chase Utley is packing his bags for Tinseltown. The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired the veteran second baseman from the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night in exchange for a pair of minor leaguers. The Phillies will also send $4 million in order to help cover the remaining $6 million owed to..." August 20

  • Phillies agree to trade Utley to Dodgers; deal not yet official

    CBS Sports "The Phillies have agreed to trade veteran second baseman Chase Utley plus $2 million to the Dodgers in exchange for two minor-leaguers, sources said. The deal has not been signed yet, though both sides have agreed to the trade. The deal would be expected to be for multiple "mid-level"..." August 19

  • Dodgers reportedly front-runners to acquire Phillies' Utley

    Fox Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are the front-runners to acquire second baseman Chase Utley from the Philadelphia Phillies, as first reported by MLB.com on Tuesday. FOX Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal reported earlier Tuesday that the situation was "coming to a head." Utley, 36, has spent his entire..." August 19

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Utley situation with #Phillies coming to head. Trade possible today.

  • Josh Donaldson lifts Blue Jays to 8-5 win in Philly

    Toronto Star "Josh Donaldson may be in tough to unseat Mike Trout as American League MVP, but the Blue Jays’ all-star third baseman seems determined to at least give the reigning champ a run for his money. As usual, it was Donaldson who led the way for the Jays on Tuesday night, hitting a pair of homers —..." August 19

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Chase Utley likely to stay with #Phillies rest of season, GM Ruben Amaro tells SportsRadio WIP

  • Maikel Franco on DL with small fracture

    Philly.com "Philllies third baseman Maikel Franco has a small fracture in his left wrist and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, possibly ending his rookie season. X-rays revealed the fracture. The wrist will be in a splint for two to three weeks, after which the Phillies will reevaluate the..." August 18

  • Rejected? GM Ruben Amaro Jr. says the Phillies are unlikely to trade Chase Utley

    Hardball Talk "Trade speculation has been swirling around Chase Utley for the past couple weeks, with multiple contending teams being linked to the six-time All-Star second baseman, but general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said during a radio interview this morning that Utley “is likely to be with the Phillies for..." August 18

  • Ryan Braun ties Robin Yount's Brewers home run record in 6-1 victory

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Sunday was one of those rare days when everything went right for the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryan Braun tied Robin Yount's franchise record with his 251st home run, Taylor Jungmann struck out a career-high nine and the Brewers completed a season sweep of the Philadelphia Philles with a 6-1 victory..." August 17

  • Yankees, Phillies' Chase Utley linked again

    Newark Star-Ledger "Still, the rumors swirl. Even as the Yankees continue to trot Stephen Drew out to second base as August nears a close, there are still reports that the team is interested, at least a little bit, in the Phillies' Chase Utley. The latest, from the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo: 3. Chase..." August 17

  • Elvis Araujo settling in with Phillies' youthful bullpen

    CSN Philly "The Goo Goo Dolls played a concert at Miller Park following Saturday’s game between the Phillies and Brewers. Among the opening acts was a man named Elvis. Though the Phillies lost the game, 4-2, and relief pitcher Elvis Araujo faced only one batter, it was yet another strong showing from the..." August 16

  • Brewers continue dominance over Phillies

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "There were several junctures in the game Saturday night at Miller Park when it could have gotten away from the Milwaukee Brewers. Each time, a pitcher made a pitch or a hitter got a hit. The result was a hard-fought 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in which the Brewers overcame..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • Chase Utley to sit Sunday, fueling speculation the Phillies will trade him

    CBS Sports "Phillies manager Pete Mackinin announced Phillies veteran second baseman Chase Utley will not be in the lineup Sunday, fueling speculation that he is set to be traded, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Utley has been on a tear since his activation off the disabled list." August 16

  • What Should We Expect From Aaron Nola?

    Baseball Essential "Aaron Nola has been one of the few bright spots for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015. The Phillies obviously thought very highly of Nola, as they took him with the seventh overall pick in the 2014 draft. When that selection was made, the Phillies were hopeful that Nola could rise through the..." August 15

  • Wily Peralta has best outing for Brewers since return from DL

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "When you're as far out of the running as the Milwaukee Brewers are at this stage of the season, you set smaller goals to achieve before all is said and done. One of the Brewers' quests is to get starting pitcher Wily Peralta squared away after spending two months on the disabled list, and they..." August 15

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Hearing credible buzz tonight about Astros being in Utley chase. Could get time 1B, DH. 6 teams apparently in: Cubs, SF, NYY, 2 LA

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems

    MLB.com "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    Chase Utley controls where he'll go, but executives involved believe the #Phillies 2B will ultimately choose between the #Cubs and #Angels.

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    Alden Gonzalez @Alden_Gonzalez

    #Angels are exploring the possibility of adding veteran 2B Chase Utley, who has cleared waivers and is 7-for-17 since coming off the DL.

  • Giants may be willing to pay more luxury tax to pursue Phillies' Utley

    Fox Sports "The San Francisco Giants, seeking their fourth World Series title in six years, have crossed a new payroll boundary and might continue to add salary before the Aug. 31 deadline for setting postseason rosters. For the first time, the Giants are in position to exceed the luxury-tax threshold,..." August 14

  • Fearless Ken Giles passes huge test as Phillies beat Arizona

    CSN Philly "If you like the game within the game, those one-on-one, man-to-man matchups that occasionally pop up when a power pitcher faces a power hitter with the game on the line, then they don’t get a whole lot better than this. Bottom of the eighth inning. Ken Giles, he of the 98-mph fastball, on..." August 13

  • Chase Utley gets day off as trade drama drones on

    CSN Philly "There was no showcase on Wednesday. Chase Utley got the day off. Utley has started four of six games, and batted leadoff each time, since coming off the disabled list. He will likely be in the lineup when the Phillies return to action Friday night in Milwaukee. That is, if he’s still a..." August 13

  • Diamondbacks cruise to .500 in another big win over Phillies

    Arizona Republic "The Arizona Diamondbacks easily reached .500 for the first time in more than a month, pulling away for a 13-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday at Chase Field. Arizona exploded for 11 runs in the second inning, and added to their lead with a run in each of the fifth and sixth..." August 12

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #SFGiants and #Phillies in ongoing talks about Chase Utley trade. Stage is advanced enough that prospect names have been discussed.

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history

    MLB.com "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

  • Chase Utley reportedly clears waivers; no deal yet

    Courier-Post "Within three weeks, the Phillies will know if they will have to keep getting creative in putting together their everyday lineup. Chase Utley’s return from the disabled list has resulted in interim manager Pete Mackanin trying to find ways to get the veteran in the lineup regularly. The Phillies..." August 12

  • 'Lucky' Maikel Franco avoids broken wrist, could still miss some time

    CSN Philly "Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco left Tuesday night's game in pain after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch from Arizona right-hander Jeremy Hellickson in the first inning. X-rays came back negative. Franco was diagnosed with a wrist contusion, but he still could miss time. "It's..." August 12

  • Yasmany Tomas delivers for Diamondbacks after three days on bench

    Arizona Republic "When he left Yasmany Tomas on the bench for the third consecutive game on Sunday, Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale wanted to meet with his young slugger. Hale said it wasn’t that he didn’t want to play Tomas, rather it was that he thought the matchups were better for fellow outfielders David Peralta..." August 11

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Utley cleared waivers. Can be traded to any club. Has right to veto any deal as player with 10 years service, five with same team.

  • Phillies acquire infielder Tyler Pastornicky from the Rangers

    Philly.com "The Phillies on Monday bolstered their organizational infield depth by acquiring Tyler Pastornicky in a trade with the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. Pastornicky, 25, will report to triple-A Lehigh Valley, which opens a three-game series Tuesday night in Syracuse, N.Y. The former..." August 11

  • Phillies stay hot in 2nd half with sweep of Padres

    CSN Philly "The Phillies did not play a perfect game Sunday, far from it. A miscommunication led to a botched ball in the outfield. A potential double play went unturned, and Maikel Franco, the often brilliant third baseman, made an error on a ball he should have easily handled. But the Phillies are..." August 10