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Cole Hamels to the Yankees? Fuhgeddaboutit

Friday, July 11, 2014, 9:12 AM
A couple of quick notes on a surprisingly temperate morning here in the City of Brotherly Love. . . 1) Before we get to Cole Hamels, I need to get something off my chest, and no, it isn't the tattoo I woke up with on Sunday morning (I kinda like it). I find it highly amusing that Major League Baseball... Read more

Four other key Phillies talk trade deadline

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 2:07 PM
The trade deadline is exactly three weeks from today. You can expect a lot of noise concerning the Phillies, a team that’s won three straight against the team with the National League’s best record, but also a team headed nowhere in 2014 with more than a few intriguing veterans that could... Read more

Phillies trade deadline preview: Where is Jonathan Papelbon headed?

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:21 AM
Will Jonathan Papelbon get his wish? And will the Phillies get anything in return? The one thing Papelbon accomplished with his comments last night was to remove any doubt that the Phillies will trade him at some point this year. While it is always dangerous to judge a player by his remarks to reporters... Read more

Papelbon wants to be traded to a contender

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 11:39 PM
On Tuesday afternoon, Chase Utley sat in the dugout at Miller Park and talked about wanting to stay in a Phillies uniform after the trade deadline passes. He re-signed with the Phillies 11 months ago. And even though they're headed for their third straight season out of the playoffs, and are likely... Read more

Mike Missanelli vs. Ruben Amaro Jr.: A confessional

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 1:44 PM
I have felt the rage of thunder where faith and doubt reside, and the counterclockwise clouds that form when hope and truth collide, and the presence of the cool breeze as flames draw ever near, and the ego mix with empathy and charge my atmosphere. I have felt within myself our violent affliction... Read more

The teams Cole Hamels would accept a trade to, as reported by

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:06 PM
According to's Jon Paul Morosi, the following nine teams are the ones that are not blocked by Cole Hamels' partial no-trade clause. It's an interesting list because it is dominated by big market teams, several of whom could be looking for a frontline starting pitcher this month: Dodgers... Read more

Phillies trade deadline preview: Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee and the starting pitching market

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 10:38 AM
UPDATE, Wednesday, 8:40 a.m.: Some important information to add to our knowledge: Cole Hamels would accept trades to, among other teams, the Cardinals and the Dodgers, per Continue reading for why that is interesting. On the midsummer trade market, desperation is the ultimate demand... Read more

Now, for some good news: J.P. Crawford, Maikel Franco among Top 50 prospects

Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:12 PM
Do the Phillies envision an infield of Cody Asche, J.P. Crawford, Chase Utley and Maikel Franco taking the field at some point during the 2016 season? It's a viable question that is topical today because Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus have released their midseason Top 50 prospects list... Read more

The Ryan Howard Question

Thursday, July 3, 2014, 2:33 PM
The Phillies were in the midst of a hot streak, and I was in the midst of a sweltering summer day in St. Louis, sitting on a plastic chair and staring into a camera near the on-deck circle on the visitor’s side of the diamond. This was Philly Sports Talk on Comcast SportsNet, and everybody back... Read more

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez: a bullpen piece?

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 6:36 PM
MIAMI - In the next 4 weeks, there could be more than a few changes to the Phillies' roster, including in the bullpen. While the relief corps is home to the team's most promising crop of youngsters (Jake Diekman, Ken Giles, Justin De Fratus, Mario Hollands, et al.), two veteran relievers could move... Read more
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