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  1. 2015 MLB Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2015, 4:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Seattle Mariners

    We’re recapping all of the deals as they come down.

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 31, 2015, 7:34 AM EDT

    Jason Castro

    In a night of several walkoffs — including a walkoff walk — Jason Castro had the biggest, helping Houston complete the sweep of the Angels.

  3. Both the Phillies and the Rangers did well in the Cole Hamels trade

    Jul 30, 2015, 7:33 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro

    Trades are judged twice: when they’re made and a couple of years later when we see how they turned out. For now, however, this is a win-win deal for Texas and Philadelphia.

  4. Rangers land ace left-hander Cole Hamels from Phillies

    Jul 29, 2015, 10:46 PM EDT

    Philadelphia at Chicago Cubs

    It’s a massive two-team, eight-player blockbuster deal that will net the Phillies a frontline starter for this year and years to come while injecting more young talent into the Phillies’ under-construction minor league system.

  5. Rangers “close to getting” Phillies ace Cole Hamels

    Jul 29, 2015, 6:17 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels

    The very latest on the Cole Hamels trade front …

  6. Carlos Ruiz caught his fourth no-hitter, tying Jason Varitek’s record

    Jul 25, 2015, 7:19 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels, Carlos Ruiz

    Carlos Ruiz and Jason Varitek have each caught four no-hitters, a major league record.

  7. Cole Hamels throws a no-hitter at Wrigley Field against the Cubs

    Jul 25, 2015, 5:53 PM EDT

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    Cole Hamels is dealing against the Cubs in what could be his final start as a member of the Phillies.

  8. Play of the Day: Freddy Galvis makes a no-look behind-the-back flip for the out

    May 30, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT

    Freddy Galvis

    Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis made a terrific play on Saturday afternoon, making a no-look, behind-the-back flip to Chase Utley for an out.

  9. Ruben Amaro on Andy Oliver’s decision to elect free agency: “I think it was a very foolish move on his part, but that’s OK.”

    Apr 17, 2015, 11:30 PM EDT

    Andy Oliver

    Ruben Amaro seems a little upset that Andy Oliver didn’t want to start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

  10. Red Sox get a pair of two-homer games in beating Phillies

    Apr 6, 2015, 6:54 PM EDT

    Dustin Pedroia

    They’re the seventh team since 1914 to pull off the feat.

  11. No-hitter! Four Phillies pitchers combine to blank the Braves

    Sep 1, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

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    Four pitchers, led by Cole Hamels, who handled six innings of it, combined to no-hit the Atlanta Braves.

  12. Craig Kimbrel was unavailable Monday due to a sore shoulder

    Apr 14, 2014, 11:38 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel AP

    Craig Kimbrel didn’t pitch Monday due to a sore shoulder, but the Braves are hoping he’ll only have to miss a few days.

  13. A.J. Burnett exits start in the fifth inning with groin soreness

    Apr 11, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Are the Phillies doomed to lose yet another starting pitcher to injury?

  14. Jonathan Papelbon thinks the Phillies will have a top-five bullpen

    Mar 8, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon

    The Phillies had the fourth-highest bullpen ERA in baseball last season at 4.19, according to FanGraphs. Don’t tell that to closer Jonathan Papelbon, who thinks the Phillies will have a top-five bullpen in 2014. Via CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury: “I will be very, very surprised if this is not a much better bullpen this year,”…

  15. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  16. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  17. Report: Phillies GM Ruben Amaro willing to give three years for a new set-up man

    Nov 15, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweeted last night that the Phillies are “strongly pursuing” set-up men to pitch the eighth inning behind closer Jonathan Papelbon, namely Edward Mujica. Passan says the Phillies are believed to be willing to go up to three years for such a bullpen piece. Though it doesn’t make sense from a…

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