Phillies Announce Plans for Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak hints at where Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp will start their 2017 seasons For years the Phillies had no reason to worry about the man behind the plate. Carlos Ruiz solidified the catching position in Philadelphia for 11 seasons, and was a favorite not just of the fans, but the […] Phillies Announce Plans for Jorge Alfaro and Andrew Knapp – That Balls Outta Here…

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Hot Stove yields little additions to Phillies team

photo: ben britten on flickr Well, another Hot Stove season for baseball, and another season that is just plain boring for the Phillies fan. Just a few short years ago, we were treated to some great news of players joining the team but lately, that news hasn’t been there. The Phillies have made a few moves this off-season, but nothing to really hold out hope that it’s going to be…

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Phillies Prospect Mickey Moniak Adds 20 Pounds of Muscle

Making an appearance at the winter meetings, Phillies No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak proudly boasted his recent addition of 20 pounds of muscle. Mickey Moniak had an exciting 2016. After batting .476 with seven home runs in his senior season at La Costa Canyon High, the Phillies made him the No. 1 draft pick in […] Phillies Prospect Mickey Moniak Adds 20 Pounds of Muscle – That Balls Outta Here…

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2016 Phillies Report Card: Jeanmar Gomez

That Jeanmar Gomez played the role of an effective closer for the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies for so long was a slight miracle in and of itself. It’s not to say that Gomez is an incompetent reliever, but simply one not built for high-leverage situations. You can’t find a semi-reliable closer in the league without a great out-pitch, an offering that jumps out on opposing scouting reports like a bolded stat on…

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Phillies Rumors: Team DFA’s Michael Mariot, Adds Benoit

The Phillies made another unsurprising move, cutting loose reliever Michael Mariot from the 40-man, clearing room for newly signed Joaquin Benoit. The Phillies officially announced on Tuesday that team signed veteran RHP Joaquin Benoit. The reported details of the deal are one-year at $7.5 million. The Phils 40-man roster was full before the signing, so […] Phillies Rumors: Team DFA’s Michael Mariot, Adds Benoit – That Balls Outta Here –…

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Phillies Ink Reliever Joaquin Benoit to a $7.5 Million, One-Year Deal

According to multiple reports, the Phillies and 39-year old reliever Joaquin Benoit have agreed to a one-year, $7.5 million contract. The MLB winter meetings just started yesterday, and the Phillies wasted little time in making their first big move of the week. According to both Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports and an Associated Press source, […] Phillies Ink Reliever Joaquin Benoit to a $7.5 Million, One-Year Deal – That Balls…

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Phillies Expected to Sign Joaquin Benoit

According to Jim Salisbury, the Phillies have reached an agreement with right-handed reliever Joaquin Benoit, pending a physical. Benoit split last season almost evenly between the Mariners and the Blue Jays. He was terrible in Seattle and amazing in Toronto, and the main culprit (as these things usually go) was an increased walk rate and home run rate in Seattle. Taken as a whole, his last season was not very…

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Phillies Rumors: Team Close To Signing Veteran RHP Joaquin Benoit

The Phillies are not waiting at the winter meetings as the club is reportedly close to signing veteran reliever Joaquin Benoit. Rumor has it, the Phillies are not waiting around this offseason. The club is reportedly continuing its efforts for more quality veterans, as they’re apparently close to signing veteran right hander Joaquin Benoit. Benoit, […] Phillies Rumors: Team Close To Signing Veteran RHP Joaquin Benoit – That Balls Outta…

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Phillies Former Pitcher Vance “Vanimal” Worley Non-Tendered

Phillies former pitcher “The Vanimal” is on the market Vance Worley looked like a shining star when the Phillies promoted him in 2010. Bouncing between Lehigh Valley and Philadelphia mainly as an emergency starter, Worley finally got his shot at being a member of the Phillies rotation in 2011. With an ERA of 3.01, an […] Phillies Former Pitcher Vance “Vanimal” Worley Non-Tendered – That Balls Outta Here – That…

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Phillies Rumors: Team Tenders Contracts To Three Players

The Phillies had to cut ties with a familiar face on Friday, but still tendered contracts to three potential key components to the team next season. The Phillies faced four decisions on Friday. Two relatively easy, and two not as much so. The decisions were whether or not to tender contracts to the following: Freddy […] Phillies Rumors: Team Tenders Contracts To Three Players – That Balls Outta Here –…

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