The Phillies claimed LHP David Roberts off waivers from the Texas Rangers. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Phillies designated OF Cody Asche for assignment. Continue reading Phillies Claim Pitcher; DFA Asche
Okay, I don’t know how close baseball really came to a lockout as reported and discussed over the past 10 days. But assuming there was at least a remote possibility of a lockout, baseball dodged that bullet when owners and players agreed to a new Collective Bargaining Agreement Wednesday evening.
Ken Rosenthal was the first to break the news with the simple and succinct Twitter announcement, “Source: CBA is done”. The new agreement will be in place for 5 years, and runs through the 2021 season. While an official announcement was being prepared, the following details were reported (these came mostly from Twitter and the MLB Network, and may change when the official announcement is released): Continue reading Baseball Avoids Work Stoppage
With the 8:00 PM deadline approaching, the Phillies finalized their 40-Man Roster for the Rule 5 Draft.
The Phillies chose to protect 11 players from their minor league system, Continue reading Phillies Make 40-Man Roster Moves; November 18, 2016
The Philadelphia Phillies announced today that they have released Matt Harrison. The LHP was acquired as part of the Cole Hamels deal and was viewed as a salary dump by the Rangers. Continue reading Phillies Release Matt Harrison
In what will come as a surprise for many Phillies’ fans, RHP Jeremy Hellickson has accepted the team’s $17.2M Qualifying Offer.
The biggest surprise is that a Scott Boras client would forgo the opportunity to test free agency in what is considered to be a lean market for starting pitchers. Continue reading Hellickson Accepts Qualifying Offer
In a trade completed this afternoon, the Phillies sent Darin Ruf and Darnell Sweeney to the Los Angeles Dodgers and received Howie Kendrick in exchange. Continue reading Phillies Acquire Kendrick
Earlier today, the Phillies announced the 2017 managerial assignments for the organization’s stateside affiliates.
Dusty Wathan will take over Lehigh Valley. Greg Legg will take over Wathan’s spot in Reading. Shawn Williams will move into Legg’s Clearwater position. Marty Malloy was hired to manage Lakewood. The former infielder most recently managed in the Houston system from 2014-15. Continue reading Phillies Set Managerial Corps for 2017
The Phillies have outrighted 6 players according to a story posted by MLB Trade Rumors Jeff Todd.
In an announcement by club officials, the Phillies have cleared roster spots with the outright assignments of LHP Patrick Schuster, RHPs Frank Herrmann, Dalier Hinojosa, Colton Murray, INF Emmanuel Burriss, and OF Jimmy Paredes.
Darn Mets! Darn Reds!
The Phillies will go into their final weekend series with a slim lead over the Cincinnati Reds for the worst record in baseball and the prize that come with it, the number one pick in the 2016 June Amateur Draft.
After sweeping the Mets (a team they were 2-14 against this season), the Phillies find themselves in danger of improving from the worst record in baseball for the first time since June 8th when they successfully held off the Milwaukee Brewers. But the Phillies have won six of their last ten and the Reds are mired in an 12-game losing streak. Continue reading What? We Worry?
The Phillies activated Maikel Franco from the DL this morning. Todd Zolecki made the announcement in his post today. He is expected to play this weekend. Jordan Hall got a couple quotes from manager Pete Mackanin in this article.
Playing Franco in meaningless games in Philadelphia is not that big of a deal. He would be playing in Instructs games in Clearwater anyway as he continues to ready himself for winter ball. He may as well play the games in the big league environment in Philadelphia in front of season ticket holders and Phillies’ execs. Continue reading Phillies Activate Maikel Franco