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Philadelphia Phillies 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 5 months ago
After several years of hoping to coax one more run out of the rusting frame of the team that won five division titles, two pennants and a World Series from 2007-11, the Phillies have finally given in to a full rebuilding effort. Consecutive 89-loss seasons and the organization’s first last-place finish since 2000 did the trick. “What we have isn’t working,” said embattled...

Cliff Lee undergoes MRI on elbow

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Clearwater, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - A day after his first spring training start, Phillies starter Cliff Lee reported elbow soreness during an off-day workout. Lee, a former Cy Young Award winner, was limited to 13 starts in 2014 due to a strained flexor tendon in his left elbow that led to two stints on the disabled list. Philadelphia general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the...

Recap: NY Yankees vs. Philadelphia

By The Sports Network, 2 years 5 months ago
Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Odubel Herrera went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and scored two runs as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the New York Yankees 3-1 in Alex Rodriguez's spring training debut. Rodriguez, who missed all of last season due to a PED suspension, batted second and served as the designated hitter on Wednesday. He singled off Phillies starter Kevin Slowey in the...

Ranking the Best and Worst MLB Logos

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 5 months ago
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.    As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the understanding of concepts like advertising, marketing and, of course, branding. So things like tag lines — “I’m loving it...

Phils ace Hamels says he's ready to move on

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Cole Hamels says he's ready to move on from the Philadelphia Phillies after nine seasons. The ace left-hander, who has been the focus of trade speculation as his team rebuilds for the first time in years, told USA Today in an interview published Wednesday that he wants to play for a winner. "That's all. That's all any competitor wants," Hamels said. "And I know it'...

10 Lamest Nicknames in Professional Sports

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago
The 10 strangest, lamest and least intimidating pro sports team names.

Phillies sign P Billingsley

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies signed right-handed pitcher Chad Billingsley to a one-year, $1.5 million contract on Thursday. The 30-year-old Billingsley did not pitch in 2014 while he was recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and surgery on his right flexor tendon. He last pitched in 2013 when he made two starts for Los Angeles. ...

Phillies' Montgomery returns as chairman

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pat Gillick will continue as the Philadelphia Phillies' president and David Montgomery, the club's longtime president who had been on a medical leave of absence, will return as the team's chairman, the Phillies announced Wednesday. Gillick assumed the role of president back in August when Montgomery took a leave of absence. He has served as a senior...

Phillies add Harang to rotation

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Philadelphia Phillies have signed pitcher Aaron Harang to a one-year contract worth $5 million. The deal includes bonuses for performance and awards. Harang was 12-12 with a 3.57 earned run average in 33 starts for the Atlanta Braves last season. He finished ninth in the National League with 204 1/3 innings pitched. "Aaron brings a wealth...

Phillies trade Byrd to Reds

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday in exchange for pitching prospect Ben Lively. The Phillies will also send the Reds an undisclosed amount of cash to cover a portion of Byrd's remaining salary. The 37-year-old is set to make $8 million next season and has an $8 million option for 2016...