Remembering the Real Grady Sizemore

This afternoon, the Phillies designated outfielder Grady Sizemore for assignment. What this means is that the Phillies removed him from their roster in order to make room for the return to the team of Cody Asche, who was demoted a few weeks ago in order to become more acclimated to a position switch from 3rd base to left field.Sizemore … Continue reading Remembering the Real Grady Sizemore

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Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Must Go

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr had an interesting statement to make during an interview with writer Jim Salisbury."They don't understand the game," said Amaro in regards to critical fans. "They don't understand the process. There's a process. And then they bitch and complain because we don't have a plan. There's a plan in place and … Continue reading Pat Gillick and Ruben Amaro Must Go

As Cole Hamels Heats Up, So Do Trade Rumors

Well, Phillies fans, it's Memorial Day weekend, and Cole Hamels is still here, plugging away in red pinstripes for your Fightin' Phils.The ace lefty will take the mound on Saturday opposite Stephen Strasburg in a marquee pitching matchup that will give him yet another opportunity to shine in the spotlight for possible trade suitors.Hamels has allowed two or fewer … Continue reading As Cole Hamels Heats Up, So Do Trade Rumors

Phillies Should Go For Ian Happ in 2015 MLB Amateur Draft

In the 3rd round of the MLB 2004 Amateur Draft, the Phillies selected a lefthanded pitcher out of Northwestern University by the name of J.A. Happ. In the upcoming 2015 MLB Draft, it might be time to give yet another Happ a serious look.The Phils have the 10th overall selection in the Draft, which will be held … Continue reading Phillies Should Go For Ian Happ in 2015 MLB Amateur Draft

Maikel Franco’s Return Begins the Phillies Rebuild in Earnest

All evidence points to the Phillies calling up 3rd baseman Maikel Franco this weekend. The team's #3 prospect, who received a taste of the big leagues last September, should be taking over the starting role at the hot corner for the forseeable future.The team is in a very public rebuilding stage, one that will take at least 2-3 years … Continue reading Maikel Franco’s Return Begins the Phillies Rebuild in Earnest