Jun 20, 2014, 6:05 PM EST
Things went south quickly for Grady Sizemore after he made his return to the big leagues in April following a two-year absence. The Red Sox recently released him, but Sizemore is drawing interest from several teams, including the Phillies.
Jun 17, 2014, 12:13 PM EST
Phillies center fielder Ben Revere is the most adorable player in baseball and last night, after a 13-inning victory over the Braves, right fielder Marlon Byrd gave him a piggyback ride in from the outfield.
Jun 11, 2014, 6:01 AM EST
Collin Cowgill’s walkoff homer in the 14th was something. Yoenis Cespedes’ throw in the eighth was even more something.
Jun 8, 2014, 2:30 PM EST
Ryne Sandberg doesn’t know what to make of the home plate rules after different umpires have interpreted the rules differently over the course of the season.
Jun 1, 2014, 11:05 PM EST
Marlon Byrd broke his bat without making contact with a baseball (or a knee).
May 25, 2014, 3:58 PM EST
Dodgers right-hander Josh Beckett made history with nine no-hit innings Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.
May 19, 2014, 5:07 AM EST
Two homers for Alex Gordon, a triple play for the Rockies and another shellacking of a hapless opponent by the Oakland Athletics.
Apr 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EST
First, the umpires nab Michael Pineda for pine tar. Then they get Oliver Perez for having slits in the sleeves of his undershirt. What’s next?! Where do you draw the line?!
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EST
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Apr 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EST
Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight.
Mar 31, 2014, 6:25 PM EST
Cliff Lee, it turns out, just knows how to win.
Mar 21, 2014, 10:15 PM EST
MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki reports that Phillies outfielder/first baseman Darin Ruf has been diagnosed with a Grade 1/2 left oblique strain and will be out four to six weeks as a result. Ruf suffered the injury taking a swing during batting practice. Ruf was competing for a roster spot as a back-up outfielder and first baseman.…
Mar 7, 2014, 8:10 PM EST
Earlier, we learned that the Phillies might have checked in with free agent starter Ervin Santana. But, wait! There’s more Ervin Santana news. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is hearing from sources that Santana wants to sign a one-year deal as quickly as possible, preferably with a strong offensive team. Rosenthal adds that the Blue…
Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EST
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…
Mar 1, 2014, 1:09 PM EST
Here’s something pretty cool. With the Philadelphia 76ers set to retire Allen Iverson’s number before tonight’s game against the Washington Wizards, new Phillies outfielder Marlon Byrd decided to honor the occasion by wearing an Iverson No. 3 jersey during batting practice this morning. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has the photo evidence: Allen Iverson's number retired…
Feb 8, 2014, 9:30 PM EST
By weighted on-base average (wOBA), Darin Ruf (.354) out-hit every Phillie except Chase Utley (.356). PECOTA, the projection system found at Baseball Prospectus, projects Ruf to be more valuable than All-Star Domonic Brown in 2014. And yet, most are expecting Ruf to start the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. It makes logical sense. The Phillies’…
Jan 27, 2014, 11:46 AM EST
Marlon Byrd was suspended for PED use in 2012 and, after a surprisingly productive 2013 season, people still whisper about him. But he’s pretty open about how he tested positive and why and doesn’t shy away from it. From CSNPhilly.com: “Guys that don’t like talking about it are the guys that were trying to beat…
Jan 26, 2014, 9:50 AM EST
With the signing of Marlon Byrd and Bobby Abreu — and because they’re counting on Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley to be the motors of the offense once again — the “Phillies are old” jokes have been all over the place this winter. My favorite two so far are (1) the one about…
Dec 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EST
Following up the ranking of the five best off-seasons thus far, let’s take a look at the five worst. 26. Minnesota Twins — The Twins won 66 games in 2013 but help is on the horizon. They have one of the best Minor League systems around and it’s only a matter of time before the…
Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EST
Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…
Dec 10, 2013, 9:21 AM EST
If someone — anyone — has a clue what the Phillies’ grand plan is, I’d love to hear it. I’m sure anyone would: The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 10, 2013 I suppose that…
Dec 3, 2013, 5:17 PM EST
Cole Hamels gave an interview to Philadelphia magazine back in September for a story about his wife and CSNPhilly.com put together some interesting tidbits, including this about the vibe in the Phillies’ clubhouse during their 89-loss season: The energy in the clubhouse changed. It used to be all high fives. This season, there weren’t as…
Dec 1, 2013, 10:10 PM EST
This is a few days old, but per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard thinks he can still be a 30-100 guy (as in 30 home runs and 100 RBI). Howard has been slowed by injuries ever since he tore his Achilles tendon making the final out in Game 5 of the 2011…
Nov 22, 2013, 6:05 PM EST
Free agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta is seeking $56-75 million on a four- or five-year deal, tweets Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The former Tiger has drawn interest from a handful of teams, including the Mets and Yankees, but he might have to settle for less to sign a deal. Earlier, Jon Morosi of…
Nov 16, 2013, 5:30 PM EST
The Orioles retained outfielder Nate McLouth on a one-year deal following an unexpected strong finish last season and now they’d like to bring him back for 2014. According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles are interested in re-signing McLouth and have talked with his representatives since the free-agent signing period began. However,…
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