Phillies sign utility fielder Adam Rosales to minor league deal

The Phillies bench is starting to come into focus with their latest signing After deciding not to re-sign veteran fielder Andres Blanco, the Phillies made a move to add a very similar player to their young ballclub. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale the Phillies have agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation […] Phillies sign utility fielder Adam Rosales to minor league deal – That Balls Outta…

January 31, 2018
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Season Recap: Rhys Hoskins

Rhys Hoskins was a freak. He arrived on August 10th and destroyed everything thrown his way for two months. In the coming days, we’re going to recap every player who spent a part of  2017 with the Philadelphia Phillies. The previous post looked at relief pitcher Rhys Hoskins. We even have a landing post with a link to each player’s season. Hoskins played well enough that MLB Network’s hosts had…

January 31, 2018
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Phillies could give bench spot to Roman Quinn this year

The Phillies bench situation is up in the air this season, which leaves the chance for Roman Quinn to make the major-league team as a fifth outfielder. Matt Breen of Philly.com dropped an interesting tidbit about the Phillies Wednesday: he wrote that injury-plagued outfield prospect Roman Quinn has a “real chance” to make the major-league […] Phillies could give bench spot to Roman Quinn this year – That Balls Outta…

January 31, 2018
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Today’s notebook….more HOF news, free agent former Phils, Crawford gets high grade.

January 31, 2018

Jim Thome’s going to Cooperstown having been elected on his first-time ballot last week. For other former Phillies who were on that ballot, the news wasn’t as good. Thome received 89.8 percent of the votes. 75 percent is needed for election. Curt Schilling (51.2 %), Billy Wagner (11.1) and Scott Rolen (10.2) will be back next year. Players that do not receive 5 percent of the notes are dropped from future…

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Low-risk, high-reward move for Phillies in signing Rodriguez

January 29, 2018

The Phillies have money to spend, so there’s probably worse ways to burn cash than tossing a few million dollars at a six-time All-Star looking to resurrect his career. The Phillies signed reliever Francisco Rodriguez to a Minor League deal with an invite to Spring Training, the club confirmed Sunday. He’ll earn $2.5 million if he makes the Major League roster, plus the deal includes bonus incentives that could elevate…

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Dumbed-down Phillies Phanatic the new Atlanta Braves mascot

The Atlanta Braves unveiled their new mascot over the weekend, and it looks quite similar to the best mascot in baseball, the Phillies Phanatic. The Phillies Phanatic is arguably the best mascot in all of American sports and easily one of the best in baseball. Other teams certainly recognize that, and at least one is […] Dumbed-down Phillies Phanatic the new Atlanta Braves mascot – That Balls Outta Here –…

January 29, 2018
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Report: Phillies sign Francisco Rodriguez to Minor League deal

January 27, 2018

Six-time All-Star reliever Francisco Rodriguez has signed a Minor League deal with the Phillies, according to Jon Heyman of the MLB Network. The deal is worth $2.5 million but includes incentives that could increase the worth to $3.75 million. Rodriguez, 36, had an abysmal season with the Tigers in 2017, struggling to the tune of a 7.82 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 28 appearances. He was released by Detroit in…

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Phillies sign veteran closer Francisco “KRod” Rodriguez to minor league deal

Another veteran arm has been added to the Phillies bullpen One of the best closers of the early 2000’s has been added to the Phillies bullpen for the 2018 season. Francisco “KRod” Rodriguez has reportedly signed a minor league deal with Philadelphia with an invitation to minor league camp, according to Jon Heyman. KRod can […] Phillies sign veteran closer Francisco “KRod” Rodriguez to minor league deal – That Balls…

January 27, 2018
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Phillies Talk Podcast: Super Bowl 52 Special and the Phillies get ready for Spring Training 2018

It’s the first show of 2018 for the Phillies Talk Podcast, a raucous bunch took to the microphones on this show! We discussed the Eagles and how they made it to the Super Bowl, and of course the Phillies and how they will be heading down to Spring Training to start up a new season under new manager Gabe Kapler. We heard from Gabe Kapler and Andy Galdi, Phillies Director…

January 27, 2018
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Philly fan-favorite Jim Thome elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

January 25, 2018

Jim Thome knew the phone call was coming Wednesday night, but that knowledge didn’t diminish his joy once he heard it ring. Thome, listed on the Hall of Fame ballot in his first year of eligibility, will be enshrined in July in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He received 89.8 percent of the votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America, easily surpassing the 75-percent required to earn a plaque…

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