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  1. So maybe Cole Hamels is available after all

    Jul 28, 2014, 4:00 PM EDT

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    After a couple months worth of reports that Cole Hamels is not on the market . . . maybe he’s on the market.

  2. Phillies release Tony Gwynn Jr.

    Jul 28, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT

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    Gwynn had a brief run as a regular for the Padres and Dodgers, but he profiles strictly as a backup outfielder at this point and at age 31 will likely have to prove himself at Triple-A for a while after hitting just .163 in 67 games for the Phillies.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 28, 2014, 6:32 AM EDT

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    The Dodgers sweep their rivals in San Francisco, the Rays complain about Big Papi and I complain about Southwest Airlines messing with my kids’ vacation.

  4. Baseball’s controversial plate-blocking rule strikes again

    Jul 27, 2014, 7:50 PM EDT

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    Baseball’s implementation of home plate collision rules, meant to protect catchers, hasn’t gone as smoothly as expected this season. There was yet another example on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.

  5. Yankees said to be eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

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    Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Yankees are eyeing Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, who would require less of a committment in years and money than Alex Rios and Marlon Byrd.

  6. Jimmy Rollins’ 2015 option just became guaranteed

    Jul 25, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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    Jimmy Rollins needed 1,100 plate appearances total between 2013-14 in order for his $11 million option for 2015 to become guaranteed. He hit PA #1,100 during tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks.

  7. Ryan Howard is riding the pine once again

    Jul 25, 2014, 3:14 PM EDT

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    Tonight makes sense. Yesterday’s benching still makes none.

  8. Mets willing to cover $2 million of Bartolo Colon’s contract in trade

    Jul 25, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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    At age 41 he’s at risk to break down, but Colon has a 2.98 ERA in his last 12 starts with a 62/14 K/BB ratio and .217 opponents’ batting average in 85 innings.

  9. Jimmy Rollins’ $11 million option for 2015 will vest tonight

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

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    Rollins also has the ability to block any potential trade, so even if contending teams think having him locked into place for 2015 adds to their interest level it may be a moot point.

  10. Ruben Amaro denies that the Phillies have considered releasing Ryan Howard

    Jul 25, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    OK, we’ll just accept that you have not at least talked about taking one of the few options you have regarding Howard, Ruben.

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

    Jul 25, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

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    It was a day of blowouts and fine pitching performances.

  12. Jonathan Papelbon to Phillies fans: Bring on the boos

    Jul 24, 2014, 11:18 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Papelbon was booed by Phillies fans this afternoon, but it didn’t bother him. In fact, he says bring it on.

  13. Report: Phillies “working hard” to trade Ryan Howard

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:09 PM EDT

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    The Phillies appear ready to move on from Ryan Howard.

  14. Ryan Howard does not seem too happy about platooning

    Jul 24, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

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    It’s been bad in Philly. Is it starting to get ugly?

  15. Everything you need to know about next week’s trade deadline

    Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

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    Who is buying? Who is selling? Who is on the block? And is next week’s trade deadline really a deadline?

  16. Ryan Howard has officially been benched by the Phillies

    Jul 24, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported yesterday that the Phillies have considered releasing struggling first baseman Ryan Howard with more than $60 million remaining on his contract and today is the day it becomes totally clear that the former MVP has been benched.

  17. Phillies officials “have contemplated the possibility of paying off” and releasing Ryan Howard

    Jul 23, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

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    CSNPhilly.com’s Jim Salisbury has heard from sources that the Phillies are considering cutting ties with struggling first baseman Ryan Howard after this season, despite the fact that he’s owed $60 million in guaranteed money.

  18. Carlos Ruiz rejoins Phillies after concussion

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Ruiz hit poorly on a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, going 3-for-17 (.176) with three strikeouts and one walk in five games, but he’s avoided any post-concussion symptoms and the Phillies are convinced he’s ready to return.

  19. Tim Lincecum saves it for utterly spent Giants

    Jul 23, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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    The Giants’ 9-6 victory over the Phillies lasted 14 innings, involved 16 pitchers throwing 507 times to the plate, took five hours and 46 minutes, included more cramping than a track meet for septuagenarians and it finally ended 7 minutes before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning at Citizens Bank Park when Tim Lincecum really and truly recorded his first career save.

  20. Phillies drawing lots of interest in Antonio Bastardo

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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    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.

  21. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

  22. Roy Halladay really loves Chase Utley

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

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    The softer side of Roy Halladay.

  23. The Phillies are telling teams Cole Hamels is not available

    Jul 22, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    A big lefty on the market would bring a nice return. But the Phillies aren’t putting their big lefty on the market.

  24. Cliff Lee struggles in first start back from disabled list

    Jul 21, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

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    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.

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