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#“Howie comes up with the big sacrifice fly,” Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. “And I think he hit it a little off the end of the bat.” #The Phillies had loaded the bases against reliever Nick Masset, who gave up singles to Herrera and second
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Phillies make a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks looking to the future

View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies made a shrewd trade today with the Arizona Diamondbacks that will go pretty far towards the future. The Phillies have long-been rumored ready to sign Dominican outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz, but he has not been signed since the international signing period began. It’s for a…

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100 Losses, Here We Come!

Philadelphia Phillies current record: 27-56
Philadelphia Phillies projected record: 52-110

100 Losses, Here We Come!
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Braves Tomahawk Correia, Phillies

The host Atlanta Braves used the occasion of the 4th of July to set off some fireworks of their own on the field, exploding for four first-inning runs and then rocketing to a 9-5 victory over the Phillies. Phils’ starter Kevin Correia was tomahawked by the Braves to the tune of 9 earned runs on […]

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Philadelphia Phillies Trade Rumors: Ben Revere To Angels – The Inquisitr – The Inquisitr


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MacPhail tasked with charting a better course in 2016 – Phils still sink to historic lows in 2015

Phillies part owner, John Middleton, at the announcement of MacPhail’s hiring along with Pat Gillick (current Phillies President) was indeed rare, until now Phillies ownership has been silent on what has happened to this team

Last Sunday, Bob Ford writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News characterized Ryne Sandberg as a bad misfit for the Phillies as manager. It’s easy to kick a guy when he’s not around anymore like Ford did but is this Ryne Sandberg’s mess in the first place?

Ryne’s been gone for a week or better now and things are still the same status quo with this team, if not worse. Of course the reason the Phillies have been doing so poorly are primarily resting with the players themselves. Mostly all of this can be placed squarely on their shoulders. The decline in this team has been happening for a long time, even stretching into Charlie Manuel’s last season with the ballclub.

How could all of this blame be placed on Ryne Sandberg then?

Let’s backup a few weeks in the season to the time in Baltimore when the Phillies bullpen decided to go on strike. The bullpen phone was taken off the hook, you had a position player on the mound that was about ready to throw his arm out, and a bullpen that was oblivious to it all. I’ll almost guarantee that Jonathan Papelbon was responsible for that prank.

Chase Utley lashed out at pitching coach Bob McClure, he publicly cursed his own coach during a trip to the mound. Chase knew the reason why McClure couldn’t get anyone to come in, why didn’t he sprint out to the bullpen himself and give them an earful? Utley has been a big reason that this team has played so badly this year, he really should have been benched himself having a BA under .200 all year. Utley may not have agreed with what was going on, but to go out and publicly embarrass a coach in a bad spot is even worse.

The Phillies won a World Championship in 2008 as a team, they didn’t have a bunch or free agent names that were put together to ‘win’ a championship. They were a bunch of players that played well together and together they won a championship. In the last several years that’s the way teams have been winning World Championships in baseball. It’s not always the team loaded with free agent superstars. Just look at all of the money that the Phillies and the Yankees have spent since 2010 and add it up, it’s over $2B in salaries – and they have nothing to show for it when it comes to winning a championship.

Andy MacPhail was hired to become the next Phillies president in 2016, he’s been known for making a few good deals, but he’s also not a miracle worker. After resigning from the Cubs in a 12-year tenure in October of 2006, MacPhail had agreed that he had failed to bring the Cubs to the World Series which was his goal, it was sited as the reason he resigned.

The Phillies need a new course for sure, the rebuilding hasn’t been much of a rebuild and the primary players that needed to be moved for this rebuilding to continue hasn’t happened either, Ruben Amaro Jr. is squarely responsible for that as well. Maybe it’s not in Ruben’s DNA to resign, but with all of the mess that has happened with this team, he too should consider it. He seems attached like crazy glue to Phillies ownership though, even with all that the team has been though.

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Philadelphia Phillies Trade Rumors: Ben Revere Trade Agreed To, Angels Back … – The Inquisitr


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Philadelphia Phillies trade rumors reveal a Ben Revere deal was in place. The Phillies trade involved the Los Angeles Angels, with Revere going to LA in exchange for Double-A pitcher Trevor Gott. A report from the Boston Globe suggests the teams were …

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Atlanta Braves eyeing options as trade deadline approaches

There are two official “sellers” in baseball right now, the Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are the worst team in baseball, literally, their record proves it. As for the Braves, well the Braves are decent, not very good, but not terrible enough to make you want to throw your beer at the T.V., which, if your a Phillies fan, is what its like to watch the Phillies play baseball this season.
With the trade deadline swiftly approaching expect the two teams to be very involved in the discussion.
Since the winter meetings, it has been nothing short of wacky over in Atlanta. General Manager John Hart, has proved that he is willing to try anything; consider the fact that a couple weeks ago the Braves purchased Touki Toussaint from the Arizona Diamondbacks, a number one draft choice from just a year ago, and then was roundly applauded for the move by the rest of baseball. But in retrospect, such a move wasn’t so out of the ordinary for John Hart and Co. Since Hart’s…

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Philadelphia Phillies seeking trade options for Cole Hamels

The Philadelphia Phillies, also known as the worst team in baseball, has perhaps the most attractive trade chip on the market in veteran lefty Cole Hamels. Hamels has a list of nine teams to which he can be traded without his approval; those nine teams include a list of big market clubs along with most, if not all, of the California teams (Hamels is a native of San Diego).
Theres also been rumors in recent days about Hamels going to the Toronto Blue Jays or the the Houston Astros, two teams that if Hamels is being candid about he probably has no desire (Blue Jays) or little desire to go to (Astros). ”He’s just trying to say the right thing,” says someone in the know who knows he’s already told the Phillies he’d rather not go to Toronto.
Theres no real indication of where Hamels will end up. The Texas Rangers and the Phillies were once in dialogue regarding a trade, Hamels for a couple of the Rangers’ top prospects seemed to be the most logical trade for the Phillies at the time. Tho…

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Where’s Ben Revere?

Ben Revere is not in the starting lineup for a third consecutive game. He last started on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Odubel Herrera starts again in center field while Darin Ruf mans left field and Jeff Francoeur will take care of right field.

Among Phillies with at least 100 plate appearances, Revere’s adjusted OPS of 97 ranks third on the team behind Maikel Franco and Cesar Hernandez. Along with ranking among the Phillies’ most productive hitters, Revere is one of few threats on the bases, having stolen 19 bases in 24 attempts. The 19 steals exceeds that of the Phillies’ number two and three base stealers combined.

As it turns out, Francoeur petitioned interim manager Pete Mackanin for more playing time:

Jeff Francoeur batting cleanup tonight for the first time since May 9. He met recently with Mackanin and told him he wanted to play more

— Matt Breen (@matt_breen) July 4, 2015

Francoeur has been nearly as good a hitter as Revere, just a different way: rather than hitting for average or getting on base, Francoeur has hit for more power. The more relevant detail, though, is the fact that Frenchy has no trade value. Now 31 years old, he entered the season with an aggregate .615 OPS over the past three seasons. He adds nothing of value except for the ability to occasionally crank out a home run, and occasionally throw out a runner from right field. He’s a subpar defender and frequently makes outs.

Meanwhile, Revere is 27 years old and has two more years of team control left. He could reasonably start for a contending team despite his lack of power and lack of an arm. He would also be an excellent bench bat, pinch-runner, and/or late-inning defensive replacement. The Phillies could easily get a useful player or two at the trade deadline for Revere.

That would require first allowing him to play. An interim manager shouldn’t have much input on the starting lineup for a rebuilding team. That should be dictated from the front office. And that only becomes more imperative with the knowledge that Mackanin is easily swayed by campaigning from the players.

In Oakland, the Athletics’ front office has instructed manager Bob Melvin to sit All-Star-caliber outfielder Josh Reddick against left-handed pitching. Reddick has compiled a .459 OPS against lefties this season compared to .937 against right-handers. Still, Reddick was upset about his diminished playing time and ranted about it on the radio. What are the odds the Athletics budge after hearing Reddick complain? Close to zero. Jeff Francoeur shouldn’t be calling the shots; GM Ruben Amaro, current president Pat Gillick, and incoming president Andy MacPhail should be. They should make it a point to include Revere in the starting lineup as often as possible over the next four weeks.

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