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Rollins Grand Slam Opening Day

Phillies Outlast Rangers in Slugfest, 14-10, On Opening Day: Recap and Analysis

Spring is finally upon us, and with Spring comes the one thing we all know and love: major league baseball. Fans around the country erupted into cheers or tears as Opening Day got under way. Opening Day is the only day in the MLB season in which every team feels that they have a chance […]

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AJ Burnett Signs Phillies

Phillies Sign Starting Pitcher AJ Burnett

The Philadelphia Phillies have made another short-term move designed to bolster this year’s team for a possible playoff run. GM Ruben Amaro signed AJ Burnett to a one-year, $16 million deal today, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. The Phillies were reportedly one of three teams in the hunt but it appears Amaro made him the best […]

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Bobby Abreu Phillies

Phillies Bring Back Outfielder Bobby Abreu

He’s baaaaaaack! 39-year old outfielder Bobby Abreu agreed to a one-year, $800,000 minor-league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies today, per CBS’ Jon Heyman. After showing interest in both Lyle Overbay and Vernon Wells, GM Ruben Amaro Jr. has chosen to take a low-risk chance on a player who hasn’t seen an MLB field since 2012. […]

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Masahiro Tanaka Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies Have Contacted Masahiro Tanaka’s Agent

The Philadelphia Phillies, especially under General Manager Ruben Amaro, are known for making big splashes in terms of their pitching rotation. Whether it was trading for Cy Young winner Roy Halladay from the Blue Jays, signing another CY winner in Cliff Lee to a five-year, $120 million deal before the 2011 season, or re-signing ace […]

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Ryan Madson Phillies Free Agent

Report: Phillies, Ryan Madson Have Mutual Interest

According to a report from CSNPhilly’s Jim Salisbury, the Philadelphia Phillies are interested in signing closer Ryan Madson. Salisbury also reports that “Madson has some interest in rejoining the Phillies, as well.” This would be one of the few signings by GM Ruben Amaro Jr. that I would support this offseason, as long as the […]

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Jimmy Rollins

Phillies Shopping Veteran Shortstop Jimmy Rollins

You never know with Ruben Amaro, who has intentionally deceived teams before to try and soften up the market for a certain position or even just to gauge interest, but according to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Phillies GM is telling other MLB executives that he is “very willing” to deal his veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins. […]

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Cliff Lee Cole Hamels

Phillies Trade Rumors: Amaro Listening to Offers for Four Key Players

The Philadelphia Phillies are an interesting team to watch at this year’s winter GM meetings. Ruben Amaro has a knack for pulling the trigger for big free agent signings, but over the past couple years his focus has been unloading key players (Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence, Michael Young, etc) in order to bring in prospects. […]

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Michael Vick vs Giants

Xs and Os: Eagles-Giants Week 8 Preview and Prediction

Daniel Wilson took over the popular Xs and Os column for this week in Manav’s stead. Follow him on Twitter. Fantasy Watch: DeSean Jackson (PHI) and Eli Manning (NYG) While both of these guys seem like obvious answers, there are compelling answers for both on why this could be a unique week for each of […]

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3 Stars vs Maple Leafs

Flyers 3 Stars: Flyers Drop Season Opener To Maple Leafs 3-1

To the disappointment of Flyers Nation, the Flyers lost their season opener by a score 3-1 to the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you could take one thing away from that it’s this: Jonathan Bernier is freaking good. However, you can’t say that Bernier stole the game, as the Flyers were 1/7 on the power-play.  Before […]

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Flyers First Line

Projecting the Flyers Line Combinations

To get more great Flyers analysis and updates from Khandyman’s Flyers staff, follow @KhandymanSports on Twitter! The Flyers’ season starts up in a couple of weeks and the first cuts have been made. However, the battles for roster spots are still in full swing so let’s take a look at how the line combos look […]

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Maikel Franco Reading

Maikel Franco: What Should the Phillies Do With Their Star 3B Prospect?

As many of you know, third baseman Maikel Franco has jumped onto the scene as the next Phillies star with a great year split between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading. But what should/can the Phillies do with Franco in the future? Franco’s achievements in 2013 were rewarded with a spot on the World roster in the All-Star […]

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nefi ogando

Red Sox Acquire John McDonald from Phillies

John McDonald was traded to the Red Sox just hours before the waiver trading deadline approached. In return, the Phillies acquired minor league relief pitcher Nefi Ogando. McDonald only hit for a .174/.208/.304 line with one home run in only 23 at bats. He did provide some key defense in the games when he was a defensive replacement. McDonald […]

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