.500 season would be good by Mackanin for 2017

Embed from Getty Images Andy MacPhail hasn’t shown a quality blueprint on a Phillies rebuild yet, how long can we wait for better things to happen with this team? The patience has to be wearing thin from Phillies fans as yet another prediction by manager Pete Mackanin of being happy with finishing .500 this season would make him happy. As a player, you have to been wondering, I guess management…

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Phillies 2017 Offseason Given A- Grade by Sports Illustrated

Stephanie Apstein of Sports Illustrated gave the Philadelphia Phillies an A- grade for the moves they made during this offseason. Looking at this offseason on a MLB-wide scale, few would bring up the moves the Phillies made. The White Sox kickstarted their rebuild with two blockbuster trades, and several closers earned record-breaking contracts. Comparatively, the […] Phillies 2017 Offseason Given A- Grade by Sports Illustrated – That Balls Outta Here…

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Phillies: Rhys Hoskins Named No. 9 First-Base Prospect by MLB.com

In their continuing series of ranking the top prospects at each position, MLB.com ranked Phillies first-base prospect the No. 9 1B in all of baseball. Phillies prospect Rhys Hoskins has hit at every level since being drafted in 2014, and the national media is starting to notice. MLB.com named Hoskins the No. 9 first-base prospect […] Phillies: Rhys Hoskins Named No. 9 First-Base Prospect by MLB.com – That Balls Outta…

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2016 Player Review: Colton Murray

Editor’s Note: This is the 20th in a series of looks at the men who suited up for the 2016 Philadelphia Phillies. Adam Morgan was the last player profiled.The Phillies drafted Colton Murray in the 13th round of the 2011 Amatuer Player Draft. He is the fifth player from that class to make it to the Major Leagues.Considering that the class was so recent, that’s not a bad haul so far. The other…

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Crash Bag, Vol. 3: Gazing into the Abyss

The Phillies did some things since our last installment of the Crash Bag–sign Michael Saunders, DFA Severino Gonzalez, say Aaron Nola is healthy–but, if the questions submitted for present consideration carry a larger message it is that no one give a hoot about any of that. What follows is complete frivolity. Yes, even more so than usual. In that spirit: Tommy Joseph here inviting all your jokes. pic.twitter.com/Mb1m6kOz7Z — Eric…

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Phillies Game Available for Streaming This Season Through NBC Sports App

Fans can now enjoy watching the Phillies on the go through the NBC Sports app Television ratings are down across the board, and companies are looking for ways to expand their reach and prevent people from “cutting the cord” at home. Last year NBC began streaming Flyers and Sixers games online and through the NBC Sports app […] Phillies Game Available for Streaming This Season Through NBC Sports App – That Balls…

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Phillies Prospect Carlos Tocci Wins Venezuelan Winter League Rookie of the Year

Carlos Tocci, one of the most polarizing prospects in the Phillies’ system, just had himself one heckuva winter ball. This week, Phillies prospect Carlos Tocci won the Rookie of the Year Award in his home country of Venezuela. The honor comes after Tocci batted .323 with a robust .401 on-base percentage in 217 at-bats for the Tigres de Aragua […] Phillies Prospect Carlos Tocci Wins Venezuelan Winter League Rookie of the Year – That…

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Phillies Designate Pitcher Severino Gonzalez for Assignment

Severino Gonzalez pitched as a starter and reliever for the Phillies for multiple seasons Michael Saunders’ one-year contract with the Phillies became official Thursday afternoon, giving the Phillies lineup a veteran power bat akin to Hunter Pence. With Saunders now officially a member of the organization, a corresponding move was needed on the 40-man roster. […] Phillies Designate Pitcher Severino Gonzalez for Assignment – That Balls Outta Here – That…

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Who Are You: Howie Kendrick

This is the first post in a weekly series which will run each Thursday. Over the next several weeks, I’ll take a deep dive look at new members of the Phillies roster. We’re just a couple months away from settling down to watch these guys day-in and day-out for half a year, so let’s try to find out who they are and what to expect from them in 2017. Embed…

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Phillies Alumnus Kyle Kendrick Invited to Red Sox Spring Training

Former Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick is still making his way around the league, signing a minor-league deal with the Red Sox with an invite to spring training. When the Phillies parted ways with Kyle Kendrick after the 2014 season, I honestly can’t remember ever hearing about him again. Maybe once or twice I caught a side […] Phillies Alumnus Kyle Kendrick Invited to Red Sox Spring Training – That Balls Outta…

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