Crash Bag, Vol. 12:

This is my first attempt at a Crash Bag and I am already off to a great start with posting it a day later than intended. In the past I have done mailbags more focused on answering lots of questions and talking about many topics about the current team and minor league system. That is not the Crash Bag, the Crash Bag is something different, it is more tangential, it…

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Indians Return Rule 5 Pick Hoby Milner

Due to the unfinished CBA and a deep farm system the Phillies were forced to protect 11 players on the 40 man roster from the Rule 5 draft. They did leave a couple of players unprotected, the most notable and major league ready was LHP Hoby Milner. The Indians took Milner in the Rule 5 draft and added him to their 40 man roster. At the time the only left…

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Phillies RF Michael Saunders Takes Pitch to the Hand

Phillies outfielder and star free agent leaves a game after being hit by a pitch Michael Saunders signed with the Phillies this offseason after garnering very little attention as a free agent. Much of the concern surrounding Saunders related to his inability to stay healthy, which dismantled his early professional career in Seattle and Toronto. […] Phillies RF Michael Saunders Takes Pitch to the Hand – That Balls Outta Here…

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Phillies Send Tyler Goeddel, Jake Thompson to Minor-League Camp

The Phillies returned outfielder Tyler Goeddel pitcher Jake Thompson, and others to minor-league camp Friday after spending more than a month in big-league camp. With the regular season nearing, the Phillies sent a few more players back to the minor-league camp. Outfielder Tyler Goeddel and right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson have both been reassigned to the […] Phillies Send Tyler Goeddel, Jake Thompson to Minor-League Camp – That Balls Outta Here…

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The State of the Bullpen

The Phillies bullpen looks a lot different than it did entering last season. It’s clear that the front office made improving the bullpen in the short term a major priority for the offseason, as it made a series of deals for relievers without many years of control. Let’s run down the Phillies news look ‘pen, with the assumption that they’ll carry seven relievers. The Sure Things Jeanmar Gomez – The…

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Hector Neris: Building the Next Bullpen

Heading into the 2017 season, we here at Crashburn Alley strive to update you on a specific storyline regarding many of the returning staples from last season’s roster. Today is starting pitcher Hector Neris. The Phillies had a bad bullpen in 2016. The trade of Ken Giles left them with newly signed David Hernandez as the only competent looking reliever in the bullpen. After a disastrous first week of the season…

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Philadelphia Phillies Interested in Angel Pagan For Some Reason – Call to the Pen

Call to the Pen Philadelphia Phillies Interested in Angel Pagan For Some ReasonCall to the PenThe Philadelphia Phillies are a rebuilding team that has a habit of picking up flippable veterans during the offseason. The latest vet that they have been linked to is Angel Pagan. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Philadelphia Phillies are …Phillies, Blue Jays Interested In Angel PaganMLB Trade Rumors all 8 news articles » Philadelphia…

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Philadelphia Phillies 2017 season preview: Developing youth this year's main goal – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com Philadelphia Phillies 2017 season preview: Developing youth this year’s main goalCBSSports.comThe five-year stretch of NL East titles that included two pennants and one World Series championship seems in the distant past for the Philadelphia Phillies . They went 81-81 in 2012 and haven’t won more than 73 games since. They did, however, leap … Philadelphia Phillies 2017 season preview: Developing youth this year's main goal – CBSSports.com Author: From Feed:…

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Dallas Green, who managed Philadelphia Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82 – The Denver Post

The Denver Post Dallas Green, who managed Philadelphia Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82The Denver PostGreen, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, the Phillies said. He was 82. Green spent 62 years in …Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82Artesia Daily PressFormer Philadelphia Phillies Manager Dallas Green…

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Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82 – Artesia Daily Press

Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia Dallas Green, who managed Phillies to 1st title, dies at 82Artesia Daily PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dallas Green, the tough-talking manager who guided the Philadelphia Phillies to their first World Series championship, died Wednesday. He was 82. The Phillies said Green died at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia.Adam Morgan impresses in audition for Phillies’ bullpen jobComcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaDallas Green, first Phillies manager to win World Series, dies6abc.comEx-Mets, Yankees,…

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