1. Vince Velasquez's 16-K Shutout Has Phillies Celebrating Ken Giles Trade Steal

    Per the early results, the recent trade between the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies should be referred to not as "the Ken Giles trade," but as "the Vince Velasquez trade...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 8 months ago 21,763 reads 28 comments

  2. Phillies Rule 5 LHP Daniel Stumpf Suspended 80 Games for Positive Test

    Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Daniel Stumpf was suspended 80 games Thursday for his first violation of Major League Baseball's policy against performance-enhancing drugs...

    Mike  Chiari Written by Mike Chiari about 8 months ago 8,070 reads 6 comments

  3. Will Venable to Phillies: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

    Will Venable didn't have to wait long to find a new team. One day after the Cleveland Indians announced they released the 33-year-old outfielder, he reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, per MLB ...

    Joseph Zucker Written by Joseph Zucker about 8 months ago 4,707 reads 5 comments

  4. Pete Mackanin, Phillies Agree to New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

    The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Friday they have signed manager Pete Mackanin to a new two-year contract for the 2016 and 2017 seasons...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 9 months ago 2,442 reads 5 comments

  5. Maikel Franco's Monstrous Spring Signals MLB's Next Big Hitting Star Has Arrived

    Maikel Franco has apparently decided on the Kris Bryant route to stardom: hit a whole bunch of dingers in spring training, and then keep right on slugging in the regular season...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 9 months ago 57,632 reads 51 comments

  6. Mark Appel Finally at Peace with No. 1 Pick Burden, Fighting for MLB Future

    CLEARWATER , Fla. — Mark Appel knows all too well the answer to this baseball brainteaser: “Who was the lone player taken before 2015 National League Rookie ...

    Bill Speros Written by Bill Speros about 9 months ago 38,618 reads 52 comments

  7. Phillies Broadcaster Narrowly Escapes Oncoming Liner During Live Coverage

    Gregg Murphy will want to give extra thanks to his reflexes tonight. If not for them, the CSN Philly reporter likely would have been the unlucky recipient of a line drive to the head...

    Vanessa de Beaumont Written by Vanessa de Beaumont about 9 months ago 10,657 reads 1 comments

  8. Phillies Rebuild Finally Transitioning from Lost Cause to Genuine Hope

    Being blinded by the captivating sunset and completely overlooking the edge of the oncoming cliff leads to an obvious outcome. That is what happened to the Philadelphia Phillies over the last four seasons...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 12 months ago 18,236 reads 31 comments

  9. Mark Appel's Fresh Start with Phillies Could Help Former No. 1 Pick Thrive

    The news was stunning, unexpected but completely understandable. The Houston Astros completed their trade with the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire closer Ken Giles, a flamethrower ...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 12 months ago 23,020 reads 31 comments

  10. Mark Appel to Phillies: Latest Trade Details and Scouting Report

    In a surprise twist to a deal that was reported earlier this week, the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies pulled a sleight of hand with 2013 No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel going to the Phillies as part of the Ken Giles trade...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 12 months ago 13,849 reads 26 comments

  11. Brett Oberholtzer, More to Phillies: Trade Details, Scouting Report

    In a deal that sent over closer Ken Giles to the Houston Astros , the Philadelphia Phillies acquired pitchers Vincent Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, a minor leaguer who is reportedly ...

    Joe Pantorno Written by Joe Pantorno about 12 months ago 12,186 reads 5 comments