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
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Phillies believed to be favorites to sign Harper and Machado

With the World Series in the books, the baseball world now turns to the hot stove, and according to at least one online sportsbook, it appears the Philadelphia Phillies will be busy. Bovada has the Phillies as the favorites to land Bryce Harper at even money and Manny Machado at 3/2 odds. Sure, it’s plausible the Phillies could chase after both and make a real splash. The organization has the…

October 30, 2018
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Vegas sets Phillies as favorites to sign Manny Machado and Bryce Harper

Could the Phillies really land both of baseball’s big time superstars? Many around baseball have pointed to the Phillies being the favorites to sign either Manny Machado or Bryce Harper in free agency. The organization is ready to spend to win and the front office has connections with each of the players, whether through previous […] Vegas sets Phillies as favorites to sign Manny Machado and Bryce Harper – That…

October 30, 2018
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Listi to represent Philadelphia Phillies in Arizona Fall League Fall-Stars Game

Outfielder Austin Listi will represent the Phillies in the Arizona Fall League All-Star Game on Saturday, and shortstop Arquimedes Gamboa could potentially be joining him. Despite his placement on the roster, Listi has struggled through 12 games in the AFL hitting just .175 with a .267 on-base percentage. He’s driven in three runs over 40 at-bats. Gamboa will join Listi if he wins the Final 2 Vote, a gimmick similarly…

October 30, 2018
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10 years ago today the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series

Brad Lidge dropped to his knees and Carlos Ruiz leaped into his open arms, grinning from ear-to-ear. It’s an image now memorialized in poster form, found on basement walls and in man caves throughout the Philadelphia region. It was a moment of glory, a time of vitality. “I just remember letting go of the pitch,” Lidge said earlier this summer, fondly recalling the 10-year anniversary of Phillies club that won…

October 29, 2018
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Hoskins and Santana to represent Phillies in Japan

Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana will represent the Philadelphia Phillies in two weeks as a group of Major League stars head to Japan for a series of exhibitions against the Yomiuri Giants and a team of Japanese All-Stars. Major League Baseball unveiled the entire roster on Monday, highlighted by four 2018 All-Stars, with Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger and Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto joining Yadier Molina of the St….

October 29, 2018
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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler striving for better communication with fans

In an interview with Philly.com, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler explained his desire to communicate with the fans more effectively. Gabe Kapler’s first season as the Phillies manager was a polarizing one. Some fans welcomed his new-age thinking and management style; others loathed it. He had his rocky moments, from the opening series bullpen debacle to […] Phillies manager Gabe Kapler striving for better communication with fans – That Balls Outta…

October 26, 2018
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Josh Bonifay named Phillies' new director of player development

The Phillies announced Thursday the hiring of Josh Bonifay as the organization’s new director of player development. He most recently spent time with the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros as a minor league field coordinator. “Over the past several weeks, we interviewed an impressive group of candidates for this position,” said Phillies General Manager Matt Klentak. “Josh really stood out with his combination of leadership, experience, and passion for…

October 26, 2018
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Phillies new farm director Josh Bonifay could be a rising star

The Phillies appear to have quietly found their new farm director After parting ways with Joe Jordan due to philosophical differences the Phillies have been on a search for a new voice in their farm system. According to Matt Gelb of The Athletic (subscription required) the organization appears set on hiring the Texas Rangers major […] Phillies new farm director Josh Bonifay could be a rising star – That Balls…

October 25, 2018
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Phillies win the NL pennant 10 years ago today in Los Angeles

Where were you when the Phillies won the National League pennant in 2008? Ten years ago tonight the Phillies did what many thought was impossible, clinching the National League pennant. For the first time in 25 years that honor belonged to Philadelphia after a five-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Up three games to […] Phillies win the NL pennant 10 years ago today in Los Angeles – That…

October 15, 2018
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