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  • Phillies Likely To Place Pat Neshek On Injured List

    MLB Trade Rumors "Phillies reliever Pat Neshek suffered a left hamstring strain in the team’s loss to the Nationals on Wednesday night. He’s likely heading to the 10-day injured list as a result, manager Gabe Kapler said (via Scott Lauber of This will..." June 20

  • J.T. Realmuto emerges as rock among Phillies' stars: 'His toughness is already legendary'

    USA Today "Wherever he goes, it seems, J.T. Realmuto’s athletic achievements aren’t so much registered on a stat sheet as they are steeped in folklore. As a high school quarterback in Oklahoma, his exploits were so staggering – 45 touchdowns on the strength of his right arm and..." June 19

  • MLB trade rumors: Phillies landing Tigers’ Matthew Boyd without surrendering top prospect?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Now this is a fascinating idea. As we approach the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline, the idea of the Detroit Tigers shopping breakout lefty Matthew Boyd is gaining steam. Among the possible destinations for the 28-year-old lefty: the..." June 19

  • Phillies need a 5th and 6th starter this weekend; who could it be?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Consecutive rainouts Monday and Tuesday benefited the Phillies by giving J.T. Realmuto and Jay Bruce two additional days to recover from their injuries. Had the Phils played Tuesday night, both players would have been available to pinch-hit but would have likely needed pinch-runners. Realmuto..." June 19

  • Lenny Dysktra spent Father's Day weekend dumpster-diving for his $80K dentures

    USA Today "Former MLB player Lenny Dykstra has a long history of odd behavior and run-ins with the law, but even by his standards, what happened to him this weekend may have been his weirdest story yet. The former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies outfielder chronicled his..." June 19

  • M.L.B. and Players’ Union Set to Begin Early Labor Talks

    New York Times "Top officials from Major League Baseball and the M.L.B. Players’ Association met at the league office on Monday, the first step in a process that the union hopes will result in substantive changes to the sport’s labor agreement. Monday’s meeting was only to discuss..." June 18

  • Why the NL East could be thinned to a true two-team race between the Braves and Phillies by the end of this week

    CBS Sports "Entering play on Tuesday, the National League East had four teams within nine games of the division lead: the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies (three back), New York Mets (8.5), and Washington Nationals (nine). Calling the NL East a four-team race is a..." June 18

  • Odubel Herrera's administrative leave extended through July 1

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Administrative leave for Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera has been extended through July 1, Major League Baseball announced on Monday afternoon.  Herrera, 27, has been on administrative leave since May 28 after he was arrested last month in New Jersey on a charge of domestic..." June 18

  • Top 50 Trade Candidates For The 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’re bringing back our annual series in the run-up to the trade deadline, drawing from our power ranking approach to pending free agents. As the summer trade market develops on a fairly tight timeline, you can expect more regular updates when modifications to the list are..." June 18

  • Phillies Activate Roman Quinn, Place Jerad Eickhoff On IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies announced a series of roster moves today, including the activation of outfielder Roman Quinn. He’ll take the place of fellow outfielder Nick Williams, who was optioned down. Meanwhile, the Phils placed righty Jerad Eickhoff on the 10-day injured list with what the..." June 17

  • Bryce Harper, Manny Machado sit outside starters election places for All-Star Game

    The Score "The two biggest superstars signed during Major League Baseball's offseason are not drumming up the kind of support needed to start the All-Star Game on July 9. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper (10th among NL outfielders with 498,100 votes) and San..." June 17

  • Trade deadline moves might not matter for Phillies if they don't get their ace, Aaron Nola, back

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Equally important as the result of the Phillies-Braves series this past weekend was another high-stress, low-quality start from Aaron Nola. Nola just can't find a groove this season. He's made 15 starts. In his first five, he had a 6.84 ERA. In his next five, he had a..." June 17

  • Phillies Odubel Herrera’s Court Date On Assault Charges To Be Rescheduled

    CBS Philly "Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera was due in court Monday but the arraignment has been waived by his attorney. His next court appearance will be scheduled by the court. Herrera was due in court on assault charges stemming from a domestic incident at an Atlantic City hotel...." June 17

  • Phillies’ Phil Gosselin designated for assignment; Malvern Prep alum’s dream run ends for now

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Phil Gosselin lived his dream for 58 days. Gosselin, who grew up in West Chester and played in high school at Malvern Prep, was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Friday, potentially bringing to a close a two-month run with his hometown team. The move was made to open a..." June 17

  • Seranthony Dominguez will attempt to rehab UCL injury

    Yardbarker "Phillies righty Seranthony Dominguez has avoided Tommy John surgery — for the time being, at least. He instead will rehab through an injury to his ulnar collateral ligament after receiving a platelet-rich plasma treatment,’s Todd Zolecki reports on..." June 15

  • Eight MLB players having disappointing seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "We’re over two months into the MLB season, and things are really starting to take shape across the league. While we’ve been delighted by the performances of numerous star players, there are also some big names that have, for whatever reason, simply failed to launch in 2019 and have..." June 14

  • Ridiculous Stretch of Phillies' Early Schedule Proves MLB Truly Screwed Them Over

    12 Up "The Philadelphia Phillies begin play on Friday night against the division-rival Atlanta Braves, who are 1.5 games ahead of them in the NL East. The Phils have started the month of June poorly, as they are 5-6, and it's only going to get tougher when you take a look at their..." June 14

  • Why MLB players are being hit at a historic rate

    NBC Sports Washington "The baseball has been a torture device this season, thumping hitters from shoulder to toe, producing injuries which have altered races. The Nationals know this as well as anyone. Anthony Rendon appeared part of Voodoo get-back when he was hit on the elbow, foot, shin and quad. He’s played..." June 14

  • MLB trade deadline: Red Sox, Giants among baseball’s most interesting potential dealmakers

    Sporting News "When the Red Sox fell to 11-17 in late-April with a loss to the Rays, they forced themselves to spend much of the first half playing catch-up in the AL East. Boston has somewhat recovered from the slow start, but it remains 7 1/2 games out of the AL East and in far worse shape than Tampa Bay or..." June 14

  • MLB trade rumors: Tigers’ Matthew Boyd and Shane Greene to Philadelphia Phillies?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The lowly Detroit Tigers could decide the 2019 Philadelphia Phillies fate. As the countdown to the July 31 Major League Baseball trade deadline commences, the Phillies will likely be one of the most aggressive contenders in the sport. With Jay Bruce and Brad..." June 14

  • Phillies trade for utility player Brad Miller, send Yankees cash considerations in return

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "The Phillies will add utility player Brad Miller to their bench this weekend after acquiring him Thursday from the Yankees for cash considerations. Miller, 29, had a .994 OPS this season in 41 games with the Yankees’ triple-A affiliate. He’s lefthanded and can play nearly..." June 14

  • Phillies, John Curtiss Agree To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies and right-hander John Curtiss have agreed to a minor league contract, according to Roster Roundup (Twitter link). The 26-year-old Curtiss elected free agency earlier in the month rather than accepting an outright assignment with the Angels. The former Twins..." June 13

  • MLB Rumor: Major League Baseball Possibly Exploring Las Vegas Expansion

    Total Pro Sports "Las Vegas has been mentioned in the past few years as a possibility for Major League Baseball expansion, with MLB commissioner Rob Manfred stating on The Dan Patrick Show in 2018, “I think Vegas is a viable expansion alternative. I think it’s big enough.” Vegas..." June 13

  • Trump Will Play Ball With MLB On Cuban Players If League Helps With Venezuela

    NPR "President Trump has resumed talks with Major League Baseball owners after his administration blocked a historic agreement that would have allowed Cuban baseball players to join MLB teams without having to defect. But the White House made clear that in exchange for revisiting..." June 13

  • What Gives With This Phillies Offense That Was Supposed to Be Among the League's Best?

    NBC Philadelphia "With Bryce Harper out of the Phillies' lineup for the first time all season, the Phillies had their weakest offensive performance of the season, mustering just three baserunners - two singles and a double - in a 2-0 loss to the Diamondbacks. The loss dropped the Phillies out..." June 13

  • Phillies Agree To Sign Aussie Hurler Josh Gessner

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Phillies struck a $850K deal with right-hander Josh Gessner, according to’s Jesse Sanchez (via Twitter). It seems the move was already known about overseas, as Cleve Dheensaw of the Times Colonist reported the decision a few days back. This move comes..." June 12

  • Jake Arrieta was not the star Tuesday night, but he delivered in his most important start as a Phillie

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jake Arrieta made his 45th start with the Phillies on Tuesday night. It might have been his most important and here’s why: The veteran right-hander had pitched poorly in his previous two starts, both losses in California on the team’s last road trip. He gave up 10 runs in..." June 12

  • MLB trade rumors: Diamondbacks’ Adam Jones to Phillies?

    Arizona Central "Several Arizona Diamondbacks players are seeing their name come up in speculation and chatter before the MLB trade deadline. Adam Jones is among them. The outfielder, who is hitting .276 with 12 home runs and 37 RBIs for the Diamondbacks this season, is being..." June 12

  • Chase Utley: I Hate The New York Mets

    The Big Lead "Chase Utley spent 13 of his 17 Major League season with the Philadelphia Phillies, bitter division rival to the New York Mets. Then, while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, the second baseman was involved in quite the fracas involving aggressive slides, broken legs, and..." June 12

  • A couple of MLB division races are already over – but others are just about to get going

    USA Today "With four teams on pace to lose 100 games, there will already be enough meaningless baseball this summer without declaring any division races dead by Flag Day. Yet here we are. A potent combination of organizational brilliance and competitive malfeasance has once..." June 12

  • Phillies Move Jerad Eickhoff To Bullpen

    Phillies Nation "After pitching four scoreless inning in relief of Nick Pivetta in a 14-3 win over the New York Mets on April 16, it was clear that Jerad Eickhoff had earned a shot to re-join the Philadelphia Phillies rotation after missing nearly the entire 2018 season. The Phillies gave Eickhoff that chance,..." June 11

  • The Phillies should not go all-in on a starting pitcher

    The Good Phight "Throughout baseball history, the surest way to get through the 162-game regular season marathon was to have five starting pitchers you could reasonably count on to give you a quality start, with some outstanding starts thrown in the mix. You would have to have an ace, a solid No. 2, a..." June 11

  • Phillies saved some of their ‘stupid money’ by not signing Dallas Keuchel

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "John Middleton might have been willing to “be a little bit stupid” with his money this offseason, as he told USA Today, but the Phillies’ principal owner drew the line at starter Dallas Keuchel and his audacious demands. Keuchel reportedly wanted six or seven years and $120 to..." June 11

  • Diamondbacks, Phillies set new MLB record with 13 combined homers

    Hardball Talk "The Diamondbacks’ back-to-back-to-back home runs to open Monday night’s game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank park was certainly a harbinger of things to come. The two clubs combined to hit 13 home runs, a new major league record. The previous record of 12 homers..." June 11

  • Plenty of available names if Phillies look to trade for help in center field

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Phillies' depth in center field has taken a huge hit recently. Roman Quinn, Andrew McCutchen and Adam Haseley are all down with injuries. Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment and Odubel Herrera is on administrative leave and facing an uncertain future that could include a..." June 10

  • Orioles acquire RHP Tom Eshelman from Phillies for international bonus slots

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles acquired right-handed pitcher Tom Eshelman in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies for international bonus slots, the team announced Monday morning. He will join Triple-A Norfolk. Orioles general manager/executive vice president Mike Elias’..." June 10

  • Adam Haseley sidelined with groin strain

    Hardball Talk "After making his anticipated MLB debut on Tuesday, Phillies top prospect Adam Haseley collected one hit over his first two major-league games this week. Now, per a team announcement on Saturday, he’s headed for the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. It’s an..." June 08

  • Bryce Harper Has Certainly Lived Up to the Hype of 'Chosen One' SI Cover on its 10th Anniversary

    12 Up "Today marks the 10-year anniversary of 16-year-old Bryce Harper gracing the cover of "Sports Illustrated" with a caption that reads "Baseball's Chosen One." It's a play on SI anointing LeBron James as "The Chosen One" when he landed the cover as a..." June 08

  • Where will teams who missed out on Craig Kimbrel, Dallas Keuchel turn next?

    The Score "Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel are both off the market after a lengthy wait in Major League Baseball's unemployment line. While the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves are delighted to acquire players of their caliber to aid with potential postseason runs, a handful of other teams..." June 08

  • Phillies reliever Seranthony Dominguez has UCL injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Phillies are facing a relief crisis with a long way to go in the regular season. The Phillies are placing reliever Seranthony Dominguez on the IL with a UCL injury. This can mean Tommy John surgery is required, though that determination does not appear to have been..." June 07

  • Bryce Harper is a business, man "The Phillies have never had a player like Bryce Harper. They have had the greatest third baseman in baseball history in Mike Schmidt and one of its greatest left-handers in Steve Carlton. They have had MVPs, like Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard; Cy Young winners, like Roy Halladay; and..." June 07

  • Phillies have a new slugger and maybe a new third baseman

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Andrew McCutchen’s injury means the Phillies have a new leftfielder. Maikel Franco’s lengthy slump means the Phillies might have a new third baseman. The Phillies got several important contributions in snapping a five-game losing streak with a 9-6 win over the..." June 06

  • Phillies wipe references to Odúbel Herrera from Citizens Bank Park

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the Phillies were away on a weeklong road trip to Southern California, workers quietly removed all banners depicting the image of Odubel Herrera in and around Citizens Bank Park. Herrera was arrested in New Jersey last month on a charge of domestic violence. He is currently on..." June 06

  • Top 2019 MLB Trade Assets Who Should Be Untouchable

    Bleacher Report "This is the time of year when it's easy to get carried away with discussions of which players should be moved ahead of Major League Baseball's July 31 trade deadline. In this instance, we're going to shift the focus onto players who shouldn't be..." June 06

  • Let's explore how the Phillies will deal with the loss of Andrew McCutchen

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Andrew McCutchen leaned his crutches against the wall and made a difficult announcement. “My ACL is torn,” he said Tuesday afternoon. “So I’m out for the season. It’s a sucky dynamic. It’s not the news anyone wanted to hear. It’s not the news..." June 05

  • Top 10 MLB trade deadline candidates

    Larry Brown Sports "The Major League Baseball trade deadline is roughly a month and a half away, but trade season appears to have started in earnest with the Seattle Mariners shipping Jay Bruce to the Philadelphia Phillies. While the trades won’t exactly come fast and furious from this point on, it is..." June 05

  • What should the Phillies do with Maikel Franco?

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Maikel Franco went to the plate as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning last night, turned on an 87-mph slider from Padres reliever Luis Perdomo, and crushed it off the facade of the second deck in left field at Petco Park. What a tease. That, in a nutshell, is Franco, who..." June 05

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred: MLB will continue focus on fan safety

    Houston Chronicle "The terrifying incident that saw a young fan struck with a foul ball last week at Minute Maid Park "will spur additional conversations" about ballpark netting and safety, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said Tuesday. "That conversation will take..." June 05

  • Jay Bruce knows what winning looks like in Philly and can't wait to feel it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The newest Phillie is ... well, the smile on Jay Bruce’s face said it all. “I’m so happy to be here, man,” Bruce said upon joining the Phillies on Monday. “These guys are obviously playing well and playing meaningful baseball and that’s..." June 04

  • Report: Phillies ready to promote Adam Haseley

    Hardball Talk "In the wake of outfielder Andrew McCutchen‘s apparent knee injury suffered during Monday night’s loss to the Padres, the Phillies had top prospect Adam Haseley fly out to San Diego as a precaution,’s Todd Zolecki reports. If McCutchen needs to go on the 10-day injured..." June 04