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  • Phillies Considering Attempt To Acquire J.A. Happ

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are at least internally weighing pursuit of Blue Jays lefty J.A. Happ, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. The southpaw has emerged as one of the best rental starters available on this summer’s trade market. Of course, there are also a few other..." July 17

  • Orioles 'very close' to trading Machado, not going to Yankees

    The Score "Months of speculation as to where Manny Machado will end up could soon be resolved. The Baltimore Orioles are "very close" to a trade involving their shortstop, though he won't be dealt prior to Tuesday's All-Star Game, sources told Jon Heyman of..." July 16

  • Cole Hamels is focused on the Rangers, but a trade to Phillies would be a 'blessing' "Cole Hamels stays in touch with enough of his former teammates to know that the Phillies will honor the 2008 World Series champions before the Aug. 5 game at Citizens Bank Park. He also knows there’s only one way he would be able to attend the ceremony. And don’t think for..." July 16

  • Report: Phillies, Giants interested in Jeurys Familia

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Phillies and Giants are among the teams interested in Mets closer Jeurys Familia. Olney adds that the Phillies may prefer to wait to see what happens on the Manny Machado and Zach Britton fronts before moving on to..." July 16

  • Sizing up the sluggers and betting odds for the 2018 MLB Home Run Derby "Major League Baseball's annual slugfest goes Monday night at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. If you're one of those people that simply can't take a night off from betting sports - and the WNBA doesn't appeal to you (wait...there are no WNBA games Monday either?!?! Jeez.) -..." July 15

  • Report: Phillies could try to sign both Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies are among the teams that are trying to trade for Manny Machado as the July 31 deadline nears, and they will likely try to sign the star shortstop this winter even if they can’t acquire him sooner. Believe it or not, signing Machado to a long-term deal may not..." July 15

  • Zach Eflin placed on DL; De Los Santos to start "Right-hander Zach Eflin will be heading to the 10-day disabled list Saturday, still nursing a blister on his right middle finger. Minutes after a 2-0 loss to the Marlins, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler explained that the DL stint is a precautionary..." July 15

  • Phillies trade left-handed pitcher Hoby Milner to Tampa Bay Rays

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While all eyes are on Manny Machado, the Phillies on Saturday night made a minor move. The Phillies traded left-handed pitcher Hoby Milner to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. Milner was designated for assignment on Tuesday. Milner, 27, began the season with..." July 15

  • Phillies president Andy MacPhail weighs in on team’s rise to contention, cost of trades, attendance

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Phillies president Andy MacPhail is surprised by the team’s success. “I was hoping for and expected that we would have meaningful, measurable progress and I think what we’ve done to this point exceeds meaningful, measurable progress,” he said..." July 14

  • Report: Two teams among finalists for Manny Machado

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baltimore Orioles appear to be moving closer to a Manny Machado deal. According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the Orioles are narrowing down their potential Machado trade partners to move closer to a final deal. Among the finalists are the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers,..." July 14

  • Phillies are upping their offer for Machado

    Hardball Talk "Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Phillies have increased their trade offer for Orioles shortstop Manny Machado. The specifics of any potential deal have not been released, obviously, but the Phillies are said to be willing to part with minor league pitching depth from Low-A ball..." July 14

  • MLB, KBO Reportedly Agree To New Posting System

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball and the Korea Baseball Organization have agreed to a revised version of the posting system that allows players who are not yet free-agent eligible to move from the KBO to MLB, according to a report from South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. The new agreement runs..." July 13

  • Rhys Hoskins to compete in 2018 MLB Home Run Derby

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Aaron Nola isn't the only Phillie headed to Washington for the All-Star festivities. Rhys Hoskins will compete in Monday's Home Run Derby. "I think it's a cool honor, just the fact that I would even be considered," Hoskins said..." July 12

  • Phillies Among Teams With Interest In Zach Britton

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies have joined a growing list of clubs with interest in Orioles lefty Zach Britton, according to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia. It does not appear, however, that there’s any particular momentum toward a deal. Quite a few organizations surely see Britton as a..." July 12

  • Home Run Derby field: Bryce Harper headlines slugging showcase

    USA Today "Washington Nationals outfielder and All-Star Game ambassador Bryce Harper will headline this year's Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington. Joining him for Monday's showcase is a group of sluggers who have hit 150 home runs. Seven of the eight..." July 12

  • Phillies' Maikel Franco is finally finding success after lineup demotion "Phillies manager Gabe Kapler filled out another lineup card on Tuesday afternoon with Maikel Franco batting eighth. It was Franco’s eighth straight start in the No. 8 spot, which he had not occupied since 2014 when he was a September call-up. The new spot has brought some early..." July 11

  • Phillies Select Trevor Plouffe, Designate Hoby Milner For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced a series of roster moves today, revealing that in addition to the previously reported promotion of right-handed pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos, they’ve selected the contract of Trevor Plouffe. In order to create space for both De Los Santos and Plouffe on the..." July 10

  • Manny Machado still ‘top target’ for Phillies

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly found that the asking price for Manny Machado is steeper than they are comfortable paying, but that does not mean they are giving up on acquiring the star shortstop. Jon Heyman of Fancred reported on Tuesday that Machado remains the “top..." July 10

  • Vince Velasquez likely to return to Phillies rotation Wednesday

    Larry Brown Sports "Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Vince Velasquez looks set to make a quick return to the mound after being hit by a comebacker last week. Phillies manager Gabe Kapler announced Monday that Velasquez, who last pitched on June 30, looks set to make his return to the mound on Wednesday..." July 09

  • Phillies To Promote Enyel De Los Santos

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies are set to promote promising young right-hander Enyel De Los Santos, as first reported by Tom Housenick of the Morning Call (via Twitter). He’ll make his Major League debut when he starts Tuesday’s game. The promotion will require the Phillies to formally select De Los..." July 09

  • Phillies, Brewers Suitors for Royals Whit Merrifield

    Bleacher Report "As the July 31 MLB non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Kansas City Royals will explore all of their options as sellers as they look to build for the future. MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Saturday that Kansas City second baseman Whit Merrifield has drawn..." July 07

  • Report: Phillies Have 'Moved On' From Manny Machado Trade

    12 Up "?The Phillies are ready to go all-in this offseason on free agent spending, and Manny Machado's young bat is a perfect target for a franchise ready to make a statement. But, not at the ?midseason mark. According to reports, Philadelphia's going to ignore Dan..." July 06

  • Phillies Acquire International Bonus Space From Cardinals For Elniery Garcia

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced today that they have acquired international bonus pool availability from the Cardinals. In exchange, lefty Elniery Garcia heads to the St. Louis organization. While the value of the bonus availability isn’t known, it’ll obviously boost the..." July 05

  • Phillies’ trade target Manny Machado doesn't rule out signing contract extension this summer

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Manny Machado looked at the reporter and said, “That’s a bold question.” But really, it’s the only question that matters right now as it pertains to the Phillies’ quest to land the slugging infielder. The Phillies are going to be aggressive in..." July 05

  • What a Phillies trade for Cole Hamels might mean for their rotation "The Phillies could get Cole Hamels, but then what? Cole Hamels will almost certainly be traded this month by the Texas Rangers, who could be selling off most of their players as they sink deeper and deeper in the standings. And the Phillies will almost certainly be in the mix. You can..." July 05

  • Phillies have shown ability to survive, but are they ready to thrive?

    Courier-Post "Gabe Kapler pondered whether he should deliver a message to his young players. After fighting their way through a brutal 42-game stretch against a gauntlet of baseball’s best teams, the Phillies ventured into a part of the schedule where they play sub-.500..." July 05

  • Phillies eyeing Cole Hamels reunion?

    Larry Brown Sports "As he enters the twilight of his MLB career, Cole Hamels could be headed back to where it all began. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported on Tuesday that he has heard chatter about a possible reunion between Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies. While Heyman does say that it is..." July 03

  • Orioles' Manny Machado to Phillies could happen 'sooner rather than later'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado is the best hitter available before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. There are no less than 10 teams interested in trading for Machado, who will become a free agent after the 2018..." July 03

  • Jake Arrieta's latest woes nothing to worry about for Phillies

    Courier-Post "Jake Arrieta has every right to be upset. Outside of calling out rookie shortstop Scott Kingery for a making a crucial error in San Francisco on June 3, Arrieta has followed the lead of his manager Gabe Kapler, who keeps everything positive even in trying times. If..." July 03

  • Shane Victorino to sign one-day contract, retire as a Phillie in August celebration "Shane Victorino, a Rule 5 draft pick who became the spark plug of a World Series champion, plans to retire next month after signing a one-day contract with the Phillies. Victorino, 37, last played in 2016 with the Cubs’ triple-A affiliate. He will retire with the Phillies on..." July 03

  • Phillies’ Vince Velasquez leaves game after making amazing play

    Yardbarker "Vince Velasquez made one heck of a play on Saturday night for the Philadelphia Phillies before leaving the game. Velasquez was pitching in the second inning against the Washington Nationals when Adam Eaton hit a two-out line drive back up the box. Velasquez was hit in his pitching arm..." July 01

  • Phillies Place Vince Velasquez On DL, Activate Pat Neshek

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced a series of roster moves Sunday, including sending right-hander Vince Velasquez to the 10-day disabled list and activating reliever Pat Neshek from the DL. Additionally, the club recalled righty Jake Thompson from Triple-A Lehigh Valley and optioned left-hander Zac..." July 01

  • Phillies, Royals discussing Mike Moustakas

    Hardball Talk "Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that the Phillies and Royals have discussed a potential deal for third baseman Mike Moustakas. Although the two sides don’t appear to be closing in on anything definite yet, Salisbury points out that the Royals have sent scouts to evaluate..." June 30

  • Phils, Dodgers reportedly making Machado push "Orioles shortstop Manny Machado would be an ideal addition to just about all of the 29 MLB clubs he doesn't currently suit up for. But as his trade market heats up once again, contenders are begging to emerge from the pack. In a story for Fancred Sports published Thursday,..." June 28

  • Report: MLB working on relaxing shoe restrictions

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB is working on a more relaxed shoe policy after encountering criticism the past few years. Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports that MLB and the MLBPA are working on changing the league’s footwear policy to allow players the ability to wear cleats with more..." June 28

  • Three youngsters have made the Phillies' rotation one of their strengths

    CBS Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies have lost three consecutive games. An undesirable development within itself, but one that could get worse: the Phillies have another game to play on Wednesday against the New York Yankees, then they'll welcome in the Washington Nationals for a pivotal four-game set..." June 27

  • Phillies' bullpen sends Ramos to DL, anticipates return of Neshek

    Courier-Post "Cue the music, the Phillies’ bullpen carousel took another spin on Monday. Before one of the most anticipated series at Citizens Bank Park in recent memory, the Phillies went into battle with the Bronx Bombers armed with a battered and depleted bullpen. The club placed..." June 26

  • Rhys Hoskins admits he was wrong for challenging fan

    Larry Brown Sports "Rhys Hoskins got into it with a fan during Monday’s loss to the New York Yankees, and now he is acknowledging that he probably shouldn’t have. After striking out in the sixth inning of the 4-2 defeat, the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder was seen jawing with somebody in..." June 26

  • Phillies Place Edubray Ramos On DL, Recall Hector Neris

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced Monday that they’ve placed right-hander Edubray Ramos on the 10-day disabled list due to a right shoulder impingement and recalled Hector Neris in his place. The loss of Ramos is a significant hit to the Philadelphia relief corps, as he’s somewhat..." June 25

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies, Braves among 4 teams battling for Rangers' Adrian Beltre?

    Newark Star-Ledger "And here we go. As the calendar flips to the final week of June, these two intertwined realities are about to hit contending (and non-contending) clubs in baseball: The halfway-mark of the season is rapidly approaching, and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is just five..." June 25

  • Report linking Padres to Maikel Franco seems like no coincidence

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It doesn't seem like a coincidence that Ken Rosenthal's report of the Padres' interest in Maikel Franco came after Franco's best game of the season Saturday. Franco has been available for quite a while and no team has bit. Saturday, a few hours..." June 25

  • Padres Interested In Maikel Franco

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have interest in Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (video link). A deal may not be easy to swing, though, as Rosenthal notes that the Phillies would have to acquire a third baseman or a shortstop from elsewhere in order to move..." June 24

  • Odubel Herrera just entered a pretty exclusive club

    The Sports Daily "The Philadelphia Phillies have surprised quite a few by jumping out to a 41-33 record to start the 2018 regular season. Their current plan has been working much better than expected, as they enter Sunday’s action just 1.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place in the National..." June 24

  • The strikeout epidemic ailing Major League Baseball is showing no signs of slowing down

    New York Daily News "From his office high above 245 Park Ave. in Manhattan, the commissioner of baseball, Rob Manfred, can feel and hear it: Whiffff! It is the sound of his players striking out in record numbers, sucking the action out of his game to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for..." June 22

  • MLB Rumors: Phillies, Astros, Indians battle for Orioles' Zach Britton?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zach Britton trade rumors will likely be a whirlwind this summer. After missing the bulk of the season with an Achilles injury, Britton is now back and trying to re-establish himself as one of baseball's best closers after battling injuries for the better part of..." June 22

  • Phillies sign infielder Danny Espinosa

    Courier-Post "The Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent infielder Danny Espinosa, an eight-year veteran who boasts a .221 career batting average in 872 big-league games, on Friday. The Phillies will send Espinosa to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He hasn’t played since May 30 when he was released..." June 22

  • Report: MLB bans transactions with Mexican League over ‘corruption’

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball has reportedly banned teams from signing any players who are affiliated with the Mexican League due to questions and concerns over how contracts have been negotiated. In a letter sent to teams on Tuesday that was obtained by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, MLB..." June 22

  • Forget Machado (for Now), Phils Reportedly Eyeing HOF Third Baseman

    NBC Philadelphia "Forget Manny Machado (for now). The Phillies are reportedly also interested in an older third baseman who can still hit but would come much cheaper. That would be Rangers 3B and future Hall-of-Famer Adrian Beltre, according to MLB's Jon Paul..." June 21

  • While going through old Facebook messages, Pat Neshek discovered a contract offer for 2014 "If you've ever found yourself sorting through old mail, you've probably discovered that you've missed out on some opportunities. Maybe it was a great coupon for discounted chicken wings, or maybe it was a free car wash. Chances are that none of us have ever stumbled upon a..." June 21

  • Phanatic's flying hot dog leaves Phillies fan with facial injuries

    ESPN "The Phillie Phanatic has been launching hot dogs into the stands at Philadelphia Phillies games for years -- first at Veterans Stadium and now at Citizens Bank Park -- without any injuries. That changed Monday night. Using his customary launcher, the Phanatic sent..." June 20

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