Andy MacPhail hired to lead Phillies rebuild

At an afternoon press conference, the Philadelphia Phillies officially announced that longtime baseball executive Andy MacPhail will take over as the President of the club. MacPhail will take over formally from current President Pat Gillick at the conclusion of the 2015 regular season.This marks the first time in the 132+ year history of the franchise that the club has hired … Continue reading Andy MacPhail hired to lead Phillies rebuild

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Ryne Sandberg resigns: What next for Phillies?

"This is a difficult day, a challenging day, and a tough day for myself. But I am stepping down as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies."With that fairly simple, straight-forward statement, Ryne Sandberg resigned his position as the skipper of the Phillies. He leaves the team having guided them to an overall 119-149 record in one full and … Continue reading Ryne Sandberg resigns: What next for Phillies?

Future is soon For Aaron Nola, J.P. Crawford

The future of MLB will be on display on Sunday, July 12th, 2015 in Cincinnati as dozens of the game's top prospects take part in the Futures Game during All-Star Week festivities. Among the players participating will be the Phillies top two prospects, both moving ever closer to their big league debuts.Pitcher Aaron Nola was selected by the Phils with … Continue reading Future is soon For Aaron Nola, J.P. Crawford

Jonathan Papelbon Holding Up His End

With the Phillies clinging to a 2-1 lead in the top of the 9th inning this afternoon at Citizens Bank Park, the ball was turned over, as it has been for the vast majority of the last 3+ seasons, to Jonathan Papelbon.Much as he has over those 3+ seasons, Papelbon successfully closed out the game, striking out Matt … Continue reading Jonathan Papelbon Holding Up His End

When the Phillies Cole Hamels Deal Will Get Done

In reading along my Twitter feed, following comments on Facebook, and in fielding questions via DM and email, the question keeps popping up, now with a bit more regularity: when are the Phillies going to trade Cole Hamels?There is really a very simple answer to that question, though I doubt that it will be satisfactory to … Continue reading When the Phillies Cole Hamels Deal Will Get Done