1. Philadelphia Phillies' 5 Minor Leaguers Most Likely to Contribute in September

    Well, the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline has passed, and the Phillies sure made a splash in acquiring Hunter Pence...

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  2. Philadelphia Phillies: Should Phils Consider Bringing Arthur Rhodes Back?

    Left-handed relief pitcher Arthur Rhodes was designated for assignment last week to create room on the Texas Rangers ' roster for newly-acquired setup man Mike Adams. The 41-year-old Rhodes, who signed a one-year, $3...

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  3. Will the Philadelphia Phillies' Roy Oswalt Return to 2010 Second-Half Form?

    On Sunday, Roy Oswalt made his first start since hitting the DL after lasting only two innings in his most previous start on June 23 against the St. Louis Cardinals , a start in which he gave up four runs in that time and was given the loss...

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  4. Philadelphia Phillies: Current Series vs. Giants Even More Crucial Than Last One

    Last week, the Phillies played the reigning world champion San Francisco Giants in a three-game series at home at Citizens Bank Park...

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  5. Veteran Slugger Matt Stairs Announces His Retirement

    Earlier today, Canadian veteran left-handed slugger Matt Stairs decided to call it a day and announced that he is retiring from Major League baseball...

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  6. Philadelphia Phillies: With Pence, Are They Destined to Win the World Series?

    Well, they've done it. The Philadelphia Phillies finally got the right-handed bat they've been coveting for ever so long. And a great one, too...

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  7. Philadelphia Phillies Acquire Hunter Pence, but Will They Stop There?

    Last night, the Philadelphia Phillies made a big yet somewhat expected splash when they received All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence and $1 million from the Houston Astros in ...

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  8. Philadelphia Phillies: July 29 Has Shown To Be a Big Day for Past Trades

    With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline now just three days away, the Philadelphia Phillies will have to make a tough decision or two...

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  9. Philadelphia Phillies: Hunter Pence Offer Denied by Astros, What's Next?

    Yesterday, ESPN's Jayson Stark revealed that he heard from multiple team officials that earlier in the week, the Phillies made an offer to the Astros for Hunter Pence involving ...

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  10. Philadelphia Phillies: Brad Lidge Is Back and Bye-Bye Danys Baez

    Tonight, Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge rejoins the roster after being sidelined for the whole season with a strained rotator cuff and some elbow issues...

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  11. Philadelphia Phillies: Play John Mayberry, Jr. or Trade for Carlos Beltran?

    Philadelphia Phillies bench player and outfielder John Mayberry, Jr. has been on a tear recently. In the month of July, Mayberry is hitting .256 with two home runs, 12 RBI and has an OPS of ...

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  12. Philadelphia Phillies: 5 Players They Can Get Without Passing the Luxury Tax

    According to a recent piece by FOX's Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are willing to take on roughly $2 million worth of payroll at the trade deadline this year...

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  13. MLB Trade Rumors: Phillies Are Front-Runners for Padres Relievers' Services

    Earlier today, ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the Philadelphia Phillies are currently the front-runners to acquire any of the San Diego Padres ' relievers of Heath Bell , Mike Adams or Chad Qualls ...

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  14. Phillies Trade Rumors: 5 Relievers They're Looking at to Shore Up the Bullpen

    The Phillies have been absolutely fantastic this season, and if having the best record in the majors at 57-34 doesn't show how good they've been this season, let's look at what has: their starting pitching...

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  15. Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Moves They Could Make as Buyers or Sellers This July

    Now that the All-Star Break has ended, there is one big thing left to watch for in baseball in July: trades. Since Ruben Amaro, Jr...

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  16. Philadelphia Phillies Bullpen Suffers Another Blow: Jose Contreras Hits the DL

    Thirty-nine-year-old starter-turned-reliever Jose Contreras of the Philadlephia Phillies has hit the disabled list earlier today. According to NBC's HardBallTalk.com, Contreras is headed to the DL due to a right forearm strain ...

    Alec Snyder Written by Alec Snyder about 3 years ago 274 reads 6 comments

  17. MLB Trades: Michael Cuddyer on the Trading Block, but Should Phillies Jump In?

    Earlier today, Minnesota Twins utilityman and long-time member Michael Cuddyer stated in an interview that he would be willing to waive his limited no-trade clause to go to ...

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  18. Philadelphia Phillies: Is There Any Point in Keeping Their Minor League "Aces"?

    As we all know, the Philadelphia Phillies have one of, if not the best, pitching rotations in MLB history on paper...

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  19. Jake Peavy to Make Season Debut Tomorrow: Hope for the White Sox Has Arrived

    Chicago White Sox fans, you may breathe a sigh of relief. That's right, your ace Jake Peavy has returned from the DL. For many White Sox fans, Peavy's return symbolizes the fact that their pitching rotation is stronger again...

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  20. Roy Oswalt Leaves Phillies for Personal Reasons

    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. announced earlier today that starting pitcher Roy Oswalt would be taking a leave of absence from the team for personal reasons...

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  21. Roy Oswalt Has Back Strain: Have No Fear, Philadelphia Phillies Fans

    In Friday night's series opener against the Florida Marlins, Roy Oswalt pitched four innings of no-hit baseball and looked magnificent...

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  22. Toronto Blue Jays: Is Kyle Drabek the Future Face of the Franchise?

    On December 16, 2009, the Toronto Blue Jays traded away their ace, Roy Halladay, to the Philadelphia Phillies for $6 million and three prospects: pitching prospect Kyle Drabek, ...

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  23. Philadelphia Phillies: Will They Depend on the Bullpen More Than They Thought?

    Ever since the Phillies signed Cliff Lee back in December, fans immediately began to come up with nicknames: "R2C2," "The Phab Phour," "The Four Aces," you name it...

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  24. Philadelphia Phillies: As Opening Day Approaches, Many Fans Still Have Questions

    The beginning of the Philadelphia Phillies' most anticipated season to date starts tomorrow afternoon in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at Citizens Bank Park at 1:05 p.m...

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  25. Brad Lidge Out 3-6 Weeks: Can Jose Contreras Handle the Closer Role?

    After receiving an MRI yesterday, it was determined that Brad Lidge's injury woes will continue: He has a strain in the back of his right shoulder rotator cuff...

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