Byron Buxton remains No. 1 on MLB.com's prospect rankings (Big League Stew)

For the second straight season, Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton is the No. 1 ranked prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com’s official rankings .  The announcement was made during a live special which aired on MLB Network on Friday night. Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant,  who was named baseball’s No. 1 prospect by ESPN analyst Keith Law , was ranked No. 2. The top five also featured a trio of…

January 30, 2015
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Phillies have trio ranked among Top 100 Prospects

A big reason the Phillies won the 2008 World Series was the steady stream of homegrown talent that funneled from the Minor Leagues to the 25-man roster from 2000 to ’07. Perhaps helps is on the way. MLBPipeline.com ranked three Phillies among baseball’s Top 100 Prospects list, which was unveiled Friday night. Phillies have trio ranked among Top 100 Prospects Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2015
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Franchise bests/worsts: Philadelphia Phillies – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.com Franchise bests/worsts: Philadelphia PhilliesCBSSports.comWe continue today with the Philadelphia Phillies. One of baseball’s oldest franchises, the Philadelphia Quakers’ recorded history goes back to 1883. They became the Phillies in 1890 and haven’t changed since. The club has the dubious distinction of … Franchise bests/worsts: Philadelphia Phillies – CBSSports.com Author: From Feed: https://news.google.com/news/feeds?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Philadelphia+Phillies&output=rss Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2015
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Daily Dose: Mesoraco's Money (Rotoworld)

Nate Grimm details the week in baseball, talking Devin Mesoraco’s extension, Chad Billingsley’s new home and more in Friday’s Daily Dose. Daily Dose: Mesoraco's Money (Rotoworld) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

January 30, 2015
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Chad Billingsley Gets Guaranteed Money

From 2006-2013, Chad Billingsley was a solid MLB pitcher for the Dodgers.  Over 8 seasons, he won 81 games in 190 starts, with 1175.1 innings pitched, 1037 strikeouts, a 3.65 ERA, and a 1.36 WHIP.  Problem being, his last MLB action was 2 games back in April of 2013, NONE in 2014.  Yet, the omnipotent Ruin Tomorrow Jr. decided to dole out a guaranteed $1.5M to him.  Must be nice…

January 29, 2015
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Phillies sign RHP Chad Billingsley – ESPN

Los Angeles Times Phillies sign RHP Chad BillingsleyESPNPHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-hander Chad Billingsley to a $1.5 million, one-year contract. Billingsley spent all of last season on the disabled list for the Los Angeles Dodgers while he recovered from both Tommy John …Former Dodgers pitcher Chad Billingsley signs with PhilliesLos Angeles TimesPhiladelphia Phillies Sign RHP Chad Billingsley To One-Year DealVavel.comPhiladelphia Phillies News: David Montgomery to Return as…

January 29, 2015
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Phillies Sign Chad Billingsley to a One-Year Deal

The Phillies announced on Twitter that they’ve signed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. To make room for Billingsley on the 40-man roster, they designated Cesar Jimenez for assignment. I had mentioned Billingsley as an option (along with Brandon Beachy) when they signed Aaron Harang earlier this month. As Wandy Rodriguez had failed his physical after the Phillies announced his signing, they were still on the…

January 29, 2015
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Phillies add pitching depth with Billingsley signing

The Phillies need to protect themselves in the starting rotation in the event somebody is injured or they trade Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee or both. They hope Chad Billingsley can be that guy. The team announced Thursday night it signed Billingsley, 30, to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, which includes performance bonuses. Phillies add pitching depth with Billingsley signing Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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