Saturday, December 27, 2014

Rollins officially headed to Hollywood

Friday, December 19, 2014, 11:37 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

Cole Hamels hoping to play for team 'that wants to win'

Monday, December 15, 2014, 10:33 AM
Cole Hamels expected the rumors. He heard them last summer, and when Ruben Amaro Jr. informed the veteran Phillies players last September of the team's future direction, a trade appeared even more possible. He remains a Phillie, but during a Sunday interview with SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio... Read more

Padres pitching prospect Zach Eflin could go to Phillies in Jimmy Rollins trade

Thursday, December 11, 2014, 11:56 AM
SAN DIEGO — The names of the two prospects the Phillies will receive from Los Angeles for Jimmy Rollins remain shrouded. A source familiar with the situation said one of the players could come from a separate Dodgers trade with another club. That is the reason for the delayed announcement. Zach... Read more

Saying goodbye to Jimmy Rollins

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 8:17 PM
A couple of months after the Phillies finished 12 games behind the Mets after the 2006 season, Jimmy Rollins boldly proclaimed to the Associated Press, in a now famous interview that has become part of Philadelphia sports lore, the Phillies were the “team to beat”in the National League... Read more

Fire sale: Bastardo traded to Pittsburgh

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:41 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, 6:13 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, 3:10 PM
According to multiple reports, including CBS Sports and, 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, 1:27 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

Boston, sans Jon Lester, has options beyond Cole Hamels

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:51 AM
SAN DIEGO — John Henry, principal owner of the Red Sox, flew last week to Atlanta for a second meeting with Jon Lester. The pitcher helped Boston win a World Series. He beat cancer and threw a no-hitter two years later. He grew up in their organization. Now, Henry needed to sway a beloved figure... Read more

Phillies unveiled space age park employee uniforms 45 years ago

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 11:35 AM
Back in 1969, NASA looked to the heavens and decided to go for a walk. And in what had to be a celebration of man conquering the sky, the Phillies started making their employees dress like they were clocking in for a shift on Space Station 76. Phillies also introduced uniforms for "in-park personnel"... Read more
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