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Phillies chairman David Montgomery dies at 72

Philadelphia Phillies chairman David Montgomery died on Wednesday morning following a five-year battle with cancer, the team announced.    He was 72 years old.    "Today's a really hard day," Phillies managing partner John Middleton said through tears (h/t NBC Sports). "A...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:05pm

Phillies MLB rumors: Mike Trout to sign richest deal ever with Angels

Any wild fantasies of the Philadelphia Phillies outfield containing Bryce Harper and Mike Trout in 2021 are about to be cut surprisingly short.    ESPN's Jeff Passan reported on Tuesday morning that Trout and the Los Angeles Angels are finalizing a massive 12-year, $430 million...

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 12:38pm

Phillies Mike Trout rumors: Angels reach out to MLB for tampering

The Los Angeles Angels won't just let the links between their All-Star center fielder, Mike Trout, and the Philadelphia Phillies go unpunished.  At least, that's what they're trying to do.  ESPN's Jeff Passan reported on Wednesday that the Angels have reached out to Major League...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:38am

Phillies MLB rumors: Bryce Harper recruiting Mike Trout

Bryce Harper isn't wasting much time trying to make his new team, the Philadelphia Phillies, even stronger. Asked by reporters about the impending free agency of Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout in two years, Harper said on Tuesday, "If you don't think I'm gonna call Mike Trout to come to...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 3:27pm

Macnow: For Gabe Kapler, pressure is on to do the simplest job

In some respects, Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s job grew simpler this off-season. Nothing’s easier than writing four new star players into the daily lineup, sitting back with a pack of sunflower seeds and watching the brilliance unfold. But all that talent comes with a price. For...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:59pm

Phillies MLB rumors: Latest on Mike Trout after Harper signing

After signing superstar outfielder Bryce Harper to a record 13-year, $330 million deal last week, the Philadelphia Phillies already have their eyes set towards free agency two years from now. Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci reported last week that Harper's blockbuster deal, which has an AAV (...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

Report: Phillies sign Bryce Harper to blockbuster contract

As spring training continues to press on in both Arizona and Florida, we can finally report that the everlasting Bryce Harper sweepstakes have come to an end. According to multiple reports, the Philadelphia Phillies have signed superstar outfielder Bryce Harper to a blockbuster 13-year, $330...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 5:21pm

Bryce Harper MLB rumors: Deal with Phillies could be finalized soon

After weeks of speculation, rumors, and cryptic social media posts, it appears as if the Bryce Harper sweepstakes is coming to an end. ESPN's Buster Olney reported on Sunday that negotiations between Harper and the Philadelphia Phillies could be finalized by Tuesday. He also added that the...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:52pm

Phillies MLB rumors: Latest on Bryce Harper after Machado signing

The baseball world was sent into a frenzy on Tuesday afternoon as it was reported by multiple outlets that superstar infielder Manny Machado would be signing a 10-year, $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres. Throughout the entire offseason, many fans and analysts wondered where Machado and...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 2:47pm

Macnow: Ranking the top Philly athletes of the future

Who has the highest upside among young athletes in Philadelphia? Put it this way: Who are the players who’ll provide the most value between now and the end of their careers? Here’s my take. I made the upper-end cutoff here age 26; about the time most athletes enter their prime. And I only...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 2:35pm

Phillies ink Aaron Nola to four-year extension

While the Philadelphia Phillies await decisions from both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, they went ahead and locked up their ace pitcher to a long-term extension. The Phillies announced on Wednesday that they have signed starting right-handed pitcher Aaron Nola to a four-year contract extension...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 1:35pm

Bryce Harper MLB rumors: Giants, Phillies, Mets latest

We are long past the point of ridiculousness when it comes to the current status of free-agent star outfielder Bryce Harper.  As spring training begins, the six-time All-Star and 2015 NL MVP remains unsigned as teams remain stubborn to hash out a deal in the range of 10 years worth $300...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 12:26pm

Report: Phillies acquire J.T. Realmuto from Marlins

It might not be Bryce Harper or Manny Machado yet, but the Philadelphia Phillies have joined the Philadelphia 76ers in making blockbuster trades this week. According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, the Phillies traded top pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez, catcher Jorge Alfaro, and minor league...

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 4:01pm

Phillies MLB trade rumors: Latest on J.T. Realmuto

As we inch closer to pitchers and reporting to Spring Training across the majors, the Philadelphia Phillies along with a host of other teams are waiting to see what decisions Bryce Harper and Manny Machado make about their long-term futures. While those situations are still very fluid, the...

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 2:09pm

Phillies Roy Halladay inducted to Baseball Hall of Fame

The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced on Tuesday evening that former Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer at Cooperstown, N.Y. Joining Halladay in this year's class will be Mariano Rivera...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

2019 Baseball Hall of Fame Tracker: Rivera, Mussina in

Slowly but surely, the Baseball Writer's Association of America ballots are trickling in as we get a clearer picture of who will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019.  With the announcement coming on Tuesday, trackers around the baseball world have a little over half of the...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 11:27am

MLB rumors: Phillies among multiple teams interested in Josh Harrison

While the baseball world waits to see where both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will be playing for the foreseeable future, the Philadelphia Phillies are continuing to send out feelers to other free agents. Outside of the two generational talents, we've heard throughout the offseason that...

Monday, January 21, 2019 - 4:54pm

Ranking the 5 best managers in Phillies history

With the announcement that Pete Mackanin will remain the Phillies' interim manager through the end of the season, it seems clear that Andy MacPhail will be the one hiring the next manager of the team. There is a lot of speculation on whom that may be, and it involves everyone from...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:51pm

Mike Trout MLB rumors: Phillies keeping an eye on the superstar outfielder

While everybody is sitting back and awaiting the decisions from Manny Machado and Bryce Harper on where they will be playing baseball for the foreseeable future, the Philadelphia Phillies are already thinking about 2021 free agency. You might be asking yourself, why are the Phillies concerning...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 1:49pm

Latest Phillies MLB rumors: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado

Could we be getting close to both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado making a decision on where they will be playing this upcoming season? It appears that we are on the verge of something happening as according to Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY, the Philadelphia Phillies have emerged as the "clear-...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 1:40pm