Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT
Who is buying? Who is selling? Who is on the block? And is next week’s trade deadline really a deadline?
Jul 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
While we wait to see if the Phillies will end up trading aces Cole Hamels and/or Cliff Lee, it sounds likely that reliever Antonio Bastardo will be moved before July 31.
Jul 22, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT
Oh, and thankfully there’s video.
Jul 21, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT
Plenty of scouts were in attendance tonight for Cliff Lee’s first start in the majors in over two months. They likely didn’t come away impressed.
Jul 18, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT
Cliff Lee struggled in a minor-league rehab start Monday at Single-A, allowing eight runs and failing to make it out of the fifth inning as he comes back from elbow problems, but the Phillies have decided he’s ready to rejoin the rotation.
Jul 17, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
The Yankees have lost four-fifths of their starting rotation with Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, and Ivan Nova all sidelined due to injury, but general manager Brian Cashman isn’t ready to throw in the towel on the season.
Jul 16, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
What contenders are just a pretenders? Who needs to make a big trade? Who actually WILL make a big trade? Come on in for all of your second half preview needs.
Jul 15, 2014, 12:30 AM EDT
Cliff Lee is slated to return from the disabled list one week from today against the Giants in Philadelphia, but his final tuneup in the minors didn’t go smoothly.
Jul 13, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT
Cliff Lee is on track to return to the Phillies’ starting rotation on July 21. The veteran left-hander has been out since the middle of May because of a muscle strain in his pitching elbow but could be an attractive name at this year’s trade deadline.
Jul 11, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT
Including one that is actually interested in Byrd.
Jul 10, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT
Grady Sizemore was released by the Red Sox last month, but he’s getting another chance with the Phillies.
Jul 10, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Cliff Lee’s first minor-league rehab start was cut short by bad weather, but the Phillies left-hander took the mound at Single-A for the second time last night and tossed four innings as planned.
Jul 8, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT
When left-hander Cole Hamels inked a six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies in late July 2012, he was given the right to veto a trade to 20 out of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams. FOX Sports has dug up nine of the 10 he can be dealt to without consent.
Jul 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
“You could see the weather coming, so I was trying to hurry.”
Jul 4, 2014, 10:46 PM EDT
Outfield prospect Billy McKinney and right-hander Dan Straily also on the move to the Cubs.
Jul 2, 2014, 8:33 PM EDT
Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee threw 60 pitches in a three-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon and he woke up Wednesday morning without any abnormal physical issues. So he’s moving on to the next big step in his recovery from a left elbow strain.
Jul 1, 2014, 6:22 PM EDT
Cliff Lee threw a successful three-inning simulated game on Tuesday and could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment.
Jul 1, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
It’s time to re-tool in Philadelphia.
Jun 28, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT
Phillies president David Montgomery thinks that a rebuild is too risky from a business perspective.
Jun 23, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT
Cliff Lee has been sidelined for over a month due to a flexor strain in his elbow, but the Phillies are beginning to map out a plan for his return.
Jun 20, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Cliff Lee is slowly making progress, but said that something is “still there” in his injured left elbow. The Phillies hope he can return by the All-Star break.
Jun 17, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT
Cliff Lee threw 20 fastballs off a mound on Tuesday. It was his first bullpen session since he landed on the disabled list with a flexor strain in his left elbow.
Jun 11, 2014, 10:18 PM EDT
Phillies ace Cliff Lee played a light game of catch on Wednesday. It was the first time he had picked up a baseball since landing on the disabled list in mid-May with an elbow strain.
Jun 10, 2014, 7:18 PM EDT
Finally a dose of hope for injured ace Cliff Lee. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg told Matt Gelb at the Philadelphia Inquirer on Tuesday evening that the left-hander is nearly over the discomfort in his pitching elbow and “very close to picking up a ball.”
Jun 6, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT
The Phillies once sold Tyson Gillies as the center fielder of the future. On Friday, they outrighted him from the 40-man roster.
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