Saturday, December 20, 2014

A 28-year-old Ryan Howard got an "allowance" from parents

Friday, November 21, 2014, 1:48 PM
I first found out about the legal issues Ryan Howard and his family were having before the sun came up on Wednesday morning, by way of a message from a co-worker. While a city slept, David Murphy discovered all of the very sad details in a series of lawsuits between the Phillies first baseman and his... Read more

What to make of the latest on Yasmani Tomas

Friday, November 21, 2014, 11:48 AM
The latest smoke suggests that the Phillies' negotiations with Yasmani Tomas have reached the make-em-blink stage, with both sides engaging in the classic art of Chinese Media Torture, feeding steady drips of information to reporters in an attempt to erode the psychological underpinnings of the other's... Read more

On Cole Hamels, Anthony Gose, and the opiate of front offices

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 2:47 PM
Anybody who was paying close enough attention during the 2014 season has to agree with USA Today reporter Bob Nightengale's conclusion that Cole Hamels would welcome a trade away from the doldrums that have infected Citizens Bank Park over the last few years. The most telling sign came in early July... Read more

If not Kansas City, then where for Ryan Howard?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 10:59 AM
The Royals have interest in acquiring Ryan Howard! But that interest is overblown! And a deal is highly unlikely! Ah, baseball's hot stove. Drink it in. Logically, all three of the above reports can co-exist. But if all three reports are true, then what do we really know? First, we know that the... Read more

Amaro will listen, but Rollins, Utley expected to return in 2015

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 5:02 PM
A week ago, Ruben Amaro Jr. answered the phone inside his office at Citizens Bank Park and spoke candidly about his team’s need to rebuild and the mindset a general manager has to have during that process. “We're keeping our thoughts and eyes open and not leaving anything off the table... Read more

Kansas City interested in Howard? Not so fast.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 1:52 PM
PHOENIX - If Ryan Howard is going to have any chance to revitalize his fading big-league career, he'll have a better chance of doing so with an American League team, which can use him as a designated hitter. So why shouldn't the Phillies try shipping Howard to the reigning AL champs, who happen to... Read more

Reds, Cardinals top list of potential Marlon Byrd suitors

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:28 PM
Marlon Byrd is going to be dealt this offseason. There are simply too many teams in need of a corner outfielder and too few options on the free agent market to think otherwise. Through a process of elimination, we’ve zeroed in on 15 potential suitors for the Phillies, all of whom Ruben Amaro... Read more

What the Mets' Michael Cuddyer signing means for the Phillies

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 9:37 AM
When news broke of the Mets decision to part with the No. 15 pick in next year’s draft as well as $21.5 million over two years for a 36-year-old veteran who hasn’t played in more than 139 games since 2010, our first thought was probably the same as yours: Sandy Alderson must have read the... Read more

Phillies meet with Yasmany Tomas' agent

Monday, November 10, 2014, 3:24 PM
Yasmany Tomas does not turn 24 until next week. So he’s younger than Cody Asche, Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez, three players continuing to develop in Phillies uniforms. He’s just 22 months older than Maikel Franco. “Yasmany is working on things,” said Jay Alou, Tomas’... Read more

A trade fit for Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown?

Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:55 PM
Among Phillies players, Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard’s names will dominate the chatter during this winter’s hot stove league. Hamels is an attractive alternative to contenders scouring the free agent market for a top tier pitcher - and the kind of player who could bring back 2-3 legit prospects... Read more
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