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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 FoxSports.com

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 8:06 PM
According to FoxSports.com'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 FoxSports.com. 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

Phillies trade partners: Breaking down the buyers

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 3:20 PM
The first significant trade of last year's pre-deadline frenzy occurred on July 2, when the Cubs shipped Scott Feldman to the Orioles in exchange for Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop, a move that has paid nice dividends so far for the Cubs. It is a pertinent move with regards to the Phillies. Arrieta was... Read more

Chase Utley's OPS is below .800 for the first time this season

Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 8:19 AM
Chase Utley’s OPS dropped below .800 for the first time this season, putting his batting line more in line with what it was in 2012 than in 2013. His rate stats suggest he is simply normalizing to the player that he has been for the last three or four years. His extra base hit percentage is 9... Read more

It's July and Amaro is assessing trade market

Tuesday, July 1, 2014, 6:49 PM
Prior to Tuesday's game in Miami, Ruben Amaro Jr. talked about his team's most recent struggles and how it impacts the trade deadline at the end of this month. Q: You guys played well on the last trip, and then kind of blew that up on this last homestand, huh? Amaro: "I think the frustrating thing... Read more
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