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Phillies Trade Marlon Byrd to Reds, Acquire Promising Young Arm

The Philadelphia Phillies continued to make strides in their long-overdue re-build today, dealing outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for several prospects, one of whom is right-hander Ben Lively. Sources: #Phillies and #Reds have a deal involving Marlon Byrd. RHP Ben Lively one of players headed to PHI. Announcement coming today. — […]

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Phillies Make Cole Hamels Available, Dodgers Interested

With the MLB trade deadline only days away, rumors continue to swirl around the Philadelphia Phillies, who have fallen from being one of the MLB’s top teams to a cellar dwellar in a matter of just three years. Still, the Phillies have assets, and according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports, they have made one of […]

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Report: Phillies Trying Hard to Deal Ryan Howard, Would Eat Most of Remaining Money

For the latest Phillies news, follow @KhandymanSports on Twitter. Much has been made about Ryne Sandberg’s decision to bench first baseman Ryan Howard in both of the Philadelphia Phillies’ last game in favor of Darin Ruf. While some believe the Phillies would be better off paying Howard to go away by releasing him, many believe […]

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Report: Giants, Blue Jays Attempting to Land Chase Utley

For more Phillies news and updates, follow @KhandymanSports on Twitter. According to a report by Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants are the two teams most interested in trading for Phillies second baseman Chase Utley. Here’s what Cafardo had to say: “Right now it doesn’t appear that […]

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Report: Phillies, Orioles Discussing AJ Burnett Trade

As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the Philadelphia Phillies (42-54) will inevitably be linked to many trades involving veteran trade chips as General Manager Ruben Amaro looks to unload big contracts and recoup young assets in return. That happened once again today, as FOX Sports baseball insider Jon Morosi reported via Twitter that the Phillies […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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