Rosenthal: Phillies Reportedly Interested In Ibanez

The New York Yankees could possibly lose designated hitter/outfielder Raul Ibanez in free agency. The Phillies are apparently one of the few teams interested in picking up Ibanez, according to Ken Rosenthal. Along with the Phillies, the Mariners and Rangers are interested in Ibanez. The Phillies are the only National League club on that list, which is … Continue reading Rosenthal: Phillies Reportedly Interested In Ibanez

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Yankees down Phils in GFL opener

Grapefruit League is under way. The Phillies dropped their opening game of Spring Training, 8-5, to the New York Yankees Saturday afternoon in sunny Clearwater in front of a sold out crowd. Cole Hamels pitched very well and efficient in his first start of the Spring. The left-hander went two innings, allowing a run on three … Continue reading Yankees down Phils in GFL opener

Phillies Mailbag: 2012 Preseason Edition

Realistically, how much longer is the window open with this current core? – @Realdeal411 This is assuming the Phillies were going to continue basing the heart of their order around Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and Hunter Pence as well as Shane Victorino, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz and a rotation with Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels … Continue reading Phillies Mailbag: 2012 Preseason Edition

Spring is upon us….

Can you smell it in the air? Spring is here … well not here, but in Clearwater Florida it is. Phillies Pitchers and Catchers have officially reported and the smell of a new season is upon us. Last year is now behind us and as Phillies fans, we can look ahead. We now look towards … Continue reading Spring is upon us….

Official Phillies v Rollins Post

This will be a running thread to update on the Jimmy Rollins situation. Dec. 15 6:30 PM — Newly signed pitcher Dontrelle Willis believes his good friend Jimmy Rollins will re-sign with the Phillies. “He was probably more excited about the deal than I was,” Willis said of Rollins. Willis and Rollins grew up together … Continue reading Official Phillies v Rollins Post

Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

In a move to get compensation for possibly losing three crucial free agents this off season, the Phillies offered arbitration to closer Ryan Madson, short stop Jimmy Rollins and left fielder Raul Ibanez. All three have until December 7 to accept or decline the arbitration. If they accept, they will sign a one-year deal with … Continue reading Phils offer arbitration to Madson, Rollins, Ibanez

2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

102 wins. Just reading it summarizes the dominance of the Phillies 2011 regular season. But despite breaking a franchise record that stood for over four years, the season ended in disappointment. Many questions were raised towards the end of the season and soon following the Phillies elimination in the Game 5 of the NLDS to … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

Madson, Phils still discussing four-year deal

UPDATE — The report that Phillies and closer Ryan Madson have agreed to a four-year, $44 million deal was premature, according to Ken Rosenthal. President David Montgomery has yet to approve the deal and the Phillies are still considering their other options, which include Boston free agent Jonathan Papelbon. Nov. 8 — The Phillies and … Continue reading Madson, Phils still discussing four-year deal

2011 Moments: #5 Howard propels Game 1 win

It was Kyle Lohse among all people. And it didn’t take until the 6th inning before someone on the Phillies realized this. That person was Ryan Howard and his three-run homer in the 6th inning seemingly set the tone for the NLDS at the moment. Lohse had a perfect game going through the first 10 … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #5 Howard propels Game 1 win

Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?

Ryan Howard felt it as soon as he attempted to leave the batter’s box. The sharp pain running through his body wasn’t just the end of the Phillies season dribbling to Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto. It was the pop Howard felt in his left foot that dropped Howard halfway down the first base line, … Continue reading Howard will get surgery; What does this mean for Phils?