Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia. The Phillies have won two World Series championships and seven National League pennants, the first of which came in 1915. The franchise has also experienced long periods of struggle.
  • Maikel Franco gets a reprieve, would welcome Bryce Harper as teammate
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    Maikel Franco gets a reprieve, would welcome Bryce Harper as teammate

    The Padres signing Manny Machado opens up an opportunity for Maikel Franco to earn a permanent spot at third base. By Jim Salisbury

  • Major League Baseball

    Here are the Phillies' Top 30 Prospects

    The Phillies ended the 2017 season in last place in the NL East, with 96 losses, but as 2018 loomed, there was hope on the horizon. The organization was in rebuilding mode and last year's introduction to the Top 30 prospects list stated the team would be fun to watch in 2018, competitive in 2019 and really ready to win in 2020. It appears the big league club is a bit ahead of that trajectory. The Phillies were in or near first place in the NL East for much of the 2018 season and though they finished two games under .500, in third place, it has sped up the expectations to reach the postseason for the first time since 2011. Help has come from the farm system in more than one way. There have been

  • Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training Games
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    Ranking the Top 50 MLB Players at the Start of Spring Training Games

    40. Carlos Carrasco, SP, Cleveland Indians 2018 WAR: 3.9 Carlos Carrasco's fastball velocity dipped to its lowest point since 2011 last year, yet he still struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings and finished with a 3.38 ERA over 192 total frames. So it goes for a guy who's been the most overlooked great pitcher since late in the 2014 season, and so shall it go in 2019. 39. Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers 2018 WAR: 3.3 Based on WAR, last year was Clayton Kershaw's worst since his rookie season in 2008. Other not-so-great data points include his diminishing fastball velocity and strikeout rate. Yet it speaks volumes of his pitching ability that he could still muster a 2.73 ERA despite

  • Inquisitive Phillies catching prospect Deivi Grullon shines early in camp
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    Inquisitive Phillies catching prospect Deivi Grullon shines early in camp

    Deivi Grullon is soaking in as much as he can from the teammates at his first MLB spring training. By Jim Salisbury

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Baseball’s Shifting Financial Equation: Long-Term Security Over Free Agency

    Proof that baseball’s financial equation has fundamentally changed isn’t in the number of free agents still available, or Bryce Harper and Manny Machado’s continuing unemployment. In a slowing employment market, the allure of becoming a free agent could be losing some of its shine. Aaron Nola, the third-place finisher in the National League Cy Young vote, agreed to potentially give up two years of free agency for a deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that could be worth $56.75 million.

  • Grading the Phillies offseason moves
    The Good Phight

    Grading the Phillies offseason moves

    1. Phillies trade JP Crawford and Carlos Santana to the Seattle Mariners for Jean Segura, Juan Nicasio, and James Pazos. Grade: A+ This deal improved the team in so many ways. First and foremost, it got us an actual shortstop to play shortstop, and one that can hit too. Segura has hit .308 over the past three seasons and can potentially hit twenty home runs after moving from spacious T-Mobile Park to the friendly confines of Citizen's Bank. (He did hit 21 homers in 2016 with the Diamondbacks). In return, we gave up Santana, which allows Rhys Hoskins to move back to first base where he belongs, and Crawford, who is looking more and more like the next Dominic Brown every day. The trade also netted

  • Major League Baseball

    Hernandez healthy, ready to run atop lineup

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Early in Jimmy Rollins' career he thought he could score 150 runs in a season hitting ahead of Jim Thome, Bobby Abreu, Chase Utley and Pat Burrell. Rollins scored 139 in 2007, when he won the National League MVP Award. It remains the second-highest single-season run total in baseball in the past 11 seasons. Cesar Hernandez scored 91 runs last season, the Phillies' highest mark since Rollins scored 102 in 2012. Now the luster is no longer there for players who score 100 runs or post 100 RBIs, but Hernandez should score at least 100 runs this season, if he stays healthy and if the Phillies' offense improves as expected. It should be much better with Rhys Hoskins, J.T. Realmuto,

  • 2019 Phillies preview: The Phillies' many paths leading to and from third base
    The Good Phight

    2019 Phillies preview: The Phillies' many paths leading to and from third base

    It's been historically tough for Phillies third basemen to get sympathy from the crowd. Schmidt wanted it. Rolen never got it. But in 1921, Goldie Rapp received it without even asking. One night, a couple of Phillies were “gallivanting” near Juniper and 13th Street. Catcher Frank Bruggy was driving, his car filled by Rapp, centerfielder Cy Williams, second baseman James Smith, and the the utility outfielder they let tag along, Clifford Lee. The Phillies had just dropped 11 of their last 15 in July, locking in a 23-55 record that was good enough for the very worst in the National League; six games behind the nearest rival in dead last. Perhaps that—in combination with a likely evening of boozing—was

  • Brian Dawkins makes a 'great' pitch for Bryce Harper to sign with Phillies
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    Brian Dawkins makes a 'great' pitch for Bryce Harper to sign with Phillies

    Who better than Brian Dawkins to throw a free-agent pitch to Bryce Harper? By Jordan Hall

  • Jerad Eickhoff takes a healthy step in front of a supportive crowd
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    Jerad Eickhoff takes a healthy step in front of a supportive crowd

    Jerad Eickhoff threw off a bullpen mound for the first time this spring on Sunday morning with many of his mates from the Phillies pitching staff there to watch and support him. By Jim Salisbury

  • Luis Severino, Yankees agree to $40M, 4-year contract
    Miami Herald

    Luis Severino, Yankees agree to $40M, 4-year contract

    Right-hander Luis Severino avoided an arbitration hearing with the New York Yankees, agreeing Friday to a $40 million, four-year contract. Severino's deal includes a team option for 2023 that could make the agreement worth $52.25 million for five seasons. If the option is not exercised, Severino would be eligible for free agency after the 2022 season. Severino gets a $2 million signing bonus, $4 million in 2019, $10 million in 2020, $10.5 million in 2021 and $11 million in 2022. The team option is for $15 million with a $2.75 million buyout. "He's a great pitcher, and I hope he's here for a long time," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the deal was announced. He had been scheduled for the

  • Now that Manny Machado got $300M, Bryce Harper and the Phillies are on the clock
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    Now that Manny Machado got $300M, Bryce Harper and the Phillies are on the clock

    In sizing up the Bryce Harper market after Machado's deal, one team makes the most sense: The Phillies.

  • 5 Phillies — and maybe a 6th — crack MLB Network's Top 100
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    5 Phillies — and maybe a 6th — crack MLB Network's Top 100

    Five Phillies made MLB Network's Top 100 players list, which clearly showed how far J.T. Realmuto is ahead of his catching peers. By Corey Seidman

  • Bob Brookover: Phillies ace Nola gives Realmuto another chance to work with a brilliant batterymate
    The Kansas City Star

    Bob Brookover: Phillies ace Nola gives Realmuto another chance to work with a brilliant batterymate

    J.T. Realmuto's relationship with Aaron Nola is still in its infancy. Sunday, for just the second time, Realmuto squatted behind home plate and caught one of Nola's bullpen sessions during the Phillies' morning spring-training workout at Spectrum Field. When the great pitchers are throwing, you don't need a batter in the box or game competition to realize it. You can see it and feel it. "Obviously he spots up," Realmuto said. "His command is unbelievable. His bullpens, I could go back there and close my eyes and open my glove and he'd pretty much hit it. That's the first thing that sticks out with him." Realmuto admitted he likes the view of Nola on the mound from behind the plate a lot more

  • The electrician who urged Manny Machado to sign with Phillies reacts to Padres deal
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    The electrician who urged Manny Machado to sign with Phillies reacts to Padres deal

    "Do the right thing and sign! Get the money," Tom Cudeyro told Manny Machado outside Citizens Bank Park. On Tuesday, Machado reportedly agreed to a deal with the Padres. By Josh Ellis