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Phils Get Bevy Of Prospects In Deal For Cole Hamels

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Finally, the Phillies got a deal done for left-handed ace Cole Hamels and hopefully some of these young players will turn out to be outstanding Major Leaguers for the Phillies.  We won’t know what he Phils have got for a couple of years, but the Phillies needed to make this move.
Reportedly the Phils are trading […]

Phillies Want “Best” Offers For Hamels, Today

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According to ESPN, the Phillies have told all the teams that are interested in acquiring Phils left-handed ace Cole Hamels, to give the Phillies front office their “best” offer by today, Wednesday.   Numerous outlets have reported that the Phils will trade Hamels before the trade deadline, which is this Friday at 4pm.
There’s quite a list of […]

Phils Deal Papelbon To the Nationals For A Double-A Pitcher

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Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon went to the top of the roof and screamed as loud as he could that he wanted to traded off of the Phils awful baseball team.  “I definitely didn’t come here for this”, the right-hander said numerous times in talking about his team.
The Phillies front office finally gave him what he […]

Cubs Manager: Phils Should Get Higher-Tier Prospect Because Of Hamels’ Gem

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He had struggled mightily in his last two starts, while allowing 20 hits and 14 runs in only 6 1/3 innings.  The Major League Baseball trade deadline is only six days away, so the stories and rumors were circulating which claimed he was hurting his trade value with his poor outings.
There was a lot on the […]

Ruben Amaro On Papelbon, Hamels and Utley

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Yesterday on the 94WIP Morning Show Phillies GM Ruben Amaro let us know what going one with the trade possibilities regarding Jonathan Papelbon, Cole Hamels and Aaron Harang, as well as what they will do with Chase Utley when he gets healthy.
Regarding Papelbon, Amaro doesn’t think the reliever’s brash personality will hurt his value on […]

Philadelphia’s Chance To Get A Good Look At Phillippe Aumont

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Charlie Manuel has made yet another dumb managerial decision.
Last night in a 0-0 game at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Manuel put Phillippe Aumont in to pitch the bottom of the 9th inning, rather than multi-million dollar set-up man Mike Adams.
We never got to see what Aumont would do against Zack Cozart, Joey Votto, […]

Roy Halladay Struggles Again

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With the start of the season less than a week away, Roy Halladay struggled through another outing down in Florida. They just took him out of the game with the Phils trailing 2-0.
Yes, his day is through for the Phils down in Clearwater, Florida.  He threw a total of 96 pitches and he went 4 […]

How Long Will It Take Roy Halladay To Reinvent Himself?

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Phillies veteran pitcher Roy Halladay has come to the realization that he’s got to reinvent himself as a Major League hurler.  On Saturday he pitched against some minor leaguers and he was not even close to being impressive.
His fastball was between 85 and 89 miles per hour.  He did reach 90mph on one pitch, but […]

Papelbon Sticking By Statement, But Now He’s Taking Some Of The Blame

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Earlier in the week Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon made some bold and as he saw them, honest statements to an Allentown sports reporter earlier.  He said there was a lack of leadership in the Phillies clubhouse.
“Since I’ve been here I haven’t seen any leadership,” Papelpon told the Allentown Morning Call. “Every good team that I’ve […]

Roy Halladay Gets Rave Reviews From Batting Practice Stint

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One of the keys to the Phillies season will be the arm of Roy Halladay.  Is he still an ace or is he a star on his way down?  It was reported a year ago at spring training that his fastball and other hard stuff didn’t have the zip on it, which he had been […]

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