Monday, December 22, 2014

Source: San Diego has talked about Hamels trade

Sunday, December 21, 2014, 4:01 PM
The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source. The Padres have been baseball’s busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego earlier this month, acquiring three starting... Read more

Rollins eager to help end Dodgers drought

Friday, December 19, 2014, 4:00 PM
Jimmy Rollins had just finished some pilates work this morning at his home in Tampa when the phone call he'd waited a week for finally came through. It was from Dodgers team president Andrew Friedman. Rollins was no longer a Philadelphia Phillie. "The Phillies are going one way," Rollins said,... Read more

Rollins officially headed to Hollywood

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:30 AM
Jimmy Rollins is officially headed to Hollywood. After more than a week of waiting, and silence from nearly all parties involved, the Phillies sent their long-time leadoff hitter and shortstop, a former National League MVP who helped lead the franchise into the best era in its history, to the Los... Read more

Diminishing hopes for landing a haul for Hamels

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 10:57 AM
It is looking increasingly unlikely that the Phillies will end up landing the haul they say they want in order to part with star lefty Cole Hamels. That's not to say a deal is impossible. But two potential suitors have dramatically increased their leverage in recent days, whittling away the likely... Read more

Fire sale: Bastardo traded to Pittsburgh

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:27 PM
First, the longest tenured athlete in Philly. Now, the longest tenured Phillies pitcher not named Cole Hamels. Less than hour after reports surfaced that former MVP, 4-time Gold Glove winner and 3-time All-Star Jimmy Rollins had been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, a deal that is still being finalized... Read more

The misunderstood legacy of Jimmy Rollins

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:01 PM
For the first time since before the Sept. 11 attacks, Jimmy Rollins is not a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. We'll have a complete retrospective on the spectacular career of the franchise's all-time hits leader in due time, but for now, I leave you with this piece I wrote back in the autumn of... Read more

Reports: Rollins open to Dodgers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 3:04 PM
According to multiple reports, including CBS Sports and CSNPhilly.com, Jimmy Rollins may be willing to waive his full no-trade clause to go to Los Angeles and the Phillies and Dodgers are talking trade. The revelation is good news for Phillies fans hoping to see their team make significant change... Read more

Hamels wants to win. Will it come in Boston?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 1:15 PM
Finally, the rest of the dominos on baseball’s winter diamond are ready to fall. Jon Lester, identified by none other than Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as the “linchpin” of the offseason, has found a new home. Lester chose a chance to make history on the north side of... Read more

Dick Allen shut out of Hall of Fame

Monday, December 8, 2014, 2:13 PM
The fraternity of Phillies hitters in the Hall of Fame isn’t a large one. In the last quarter century, it’s been limited to Mike Schmidt and Richie Ashburn. And Ashburn had to wait more than 30 years after his career was over before reaching Cooperstown. On Monday, that fraternity came... Read more

Everything you need to know about the Phillies at the winter meetings

Monday, December 8, 2014, 11:57 AM
Try this on for size: for less money than the Phillies will pay to Ryan Howard over the next three seasons, they could have signed Adam LaRoche, Michael Cuddyer, and Luke Hochevar for 2015 and 2016. Those three signed for a combined six years and $56 million this offseason. That would leave the Phillies... Read more
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