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Phillies turn their attention toward Happ PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies courted Patrick Corbin last week at Citizens Bank Park, but the Nationals bested them Tuesday with a reported six-year, $140 … Phillies turn their attention toward Happ – Author: From Feed: Powered by WPeMatico

December 5, 2018

Patrick Corbin visited Philadelphia on Tuesday to speak with the Phillies

Multiple sources have confirmed that left-hander Patrick Corbin was in Philadelphia on Tuesday to meet with the Phillies. There are no specific details about his visit, aside from an image circulating on Twitter showing Corbin wearing a Phillies hat on the scoreboard at Citizens Bank Park. The 29-year-old is fresh off a career year where he pitched to a 3.15 ERA over 33 starts and finished fifth in Cy Young…

November 27, 2018

Philadelphia Baseball Mailbag: Could the Phillies go after Giancarlo Stanton?

Throughout the offseason and leading into the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas I’ll provide a weekly mailbox and answer questions that I receive via email relating to the Phillies and the baseball scene in Philadelphia. I saw a report out of Boston that made mention of the Phillies making a run at Giancarlo Stanton via a trade with the Yankees. How can a deal like this get done?  Pedro N. Ah,…

November 26, 2018

Phillies legend Chase Utley deserving of spot in Hall of Fame

Though his career came to a close in a utility role out in Los Angeles, Chase Utley will forever be remembered as one of the best baseball players to have ever called Philadelphia home. He spent 16 years in the majors, including a dozen years in Philadelphia. He was the epitome of professionalism and a model of the blue-collar work ethic so adored by fans. He was the catalyst of…

October 31, 2018

Schilling reflects on Phillies magical run in 1993

Curt Schilling walked into the media room at Citizens Bank Park and smirked before finding a folding chair and plopping himself down. Moments earlier, he walked off the field as the club celebrated the 25th anniversary of the 1993 squad that reached the World Series. “So, who’s running this thing?” Schilling quipped in a sarcastic tone. Schilling was one of more than a dozen players on hand in early June…

October 6, 2018

Hoskins tells Philadelphia fans the Phillies will be better in 2019

Sunday was fan appreciation day at Citizens Bank Park, a tough thing to stomach considering the way the Phillies collapsed over the final month and a half of the season. Even so, Rhys Hoskins held a microphone in his hands and spoke to fans prior to Sunday’s season finale and pledged a better outcome next year. “Obviously we’re a little disappointed with the way that the season has ended,” Hoskins…

October 1, 2018

Three things to watch this weekend as Phillies close out the 2018 season

The torture comes to an end this weekend as the Phillies host the Braves at Citizens Bank Park to wrap up the 2018 season. What appeared at one point to be a successful season has crumbled into a mess with the Phillies winning just 15 of their last 48 games. Here are three storylines to keep an eye on this weekend. Jerad Eickhoff to start on FridayEickhoff will make his…

September 28, 2018

Despite rough patch, Kapler not interested in altering his style

It was a steamy early-August afternoon and Phillies manager Gabe Kapler found himself standing on the top step of the first base dugout at Citizens Bank Park as batting practice came to a close. His club entered the day with a 1 1/2 game lead while his name was circulating as a potential candidate as Manager of the Year. Things were good in Philadelphia. By the second week of August…

September 26, 2018

Poor defense costs Phillies in crucial series opener with Braves

Lucas Duda delivered the fatal blow in the seventh with a pinch-hit driving in the go-ahead run as the Braves defeated the Phillies 8-3 on Thursday night at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. The loss leaves the Phillies 6 1/2 behind the Braves in the NL East pennant race, a nearly unconquerable ask with ten games remaining on the schedule. Thursday’s defeat seemed to be a microcosm of the 2018 season….

September 21, 2018

Phillies set for biggest series of the season down in Atlanta

For the first time in more than half a decade, the Phillies have something to play for in mid-September. The club opens a crucial four-game set in Atlanta on Thursday, trailing the NL East-leading Braves by 5 1/2 games with 11 left to play. As the baseball gods would have it, seven of those 11 games are against the Braves. It’ll take a strong showing in Atlanta for the Phillies…

September 20, 2018