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Voting is closed! Here are the results of the poll question, Will Ryan Howard be in a Phillies uniform next season? Here are the results:
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Phillies rumors week of October 19
by Scott Butler 10/25/14
MLB Trade Rumors is a site which describes themselves as "a clearinghouse for relevant, legitimate baseball rumors." Each week at Phils Baseball, we grab the latest rumors from their Phillies rumors page and put it all together in one weekly post.
Here are the latest Phillies rumors from the past week:
Phillies should pursue Joe Maddon
by Scott Butler 10/14/14
One of the best managers in baseball just became available. Joe Madden surprised many by opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. Could the Phillies be in on the Joe Maddon sweepstakes?
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The Phillies sent 7 players to the AFL this year (click on their name for stats):
Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB Adam Morgan L-L 6'1" 195 Feb 27, 1990 Colton Murray R-R 6'0" 195 Apr 22, 1990 Ryan O'Sullivan R-R 6'2" 190 Sep 5, 1990 Nefi Ogando R-R 6'2" 185 Jun 3, 1989 Ethan Stewart L-L 6'7" 235 Jan 19, 1991 Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB Logan Moore L-R 6'3" 190 Aug 22, 1990 Infielders None Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB Roman Quinn S-R 5'10" 170 May 14, 1993
You can follow the progress of all Phillies players on the Scorpions home page.
Brief History of the Arizona Fall League
The Arizona Fall League was founded in 1992 mainly as a developmental league for top prospects. Major League Baseball created it as an offseason league in which they could monitor the players better than in winter leagues overseas. Each Arizona Fall League team is made up of several MLB teams, and each team must provide six players. Major League clubs hold a draft each August to determine which players will go to the AFL. Most are AA and AAA players, but each team can choose one Class A player.
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John Middleton equals big changes for the Phillies...or not
by Scott Butler 10/14/14
When the Phillies finally announce (or word leaks out) that billionaire cigar guy John Middleton is the majority owner of the Philadelphia Phillies, it should not come as a big surprise. As I pointed in July, an ownership change has likely been in the works for quite some time as the owners prepared for the lucrative TV contract they signed with Comcast last January.
Regardless of how it evolved, replacing the current stagnant ownership arrangement with one in which the decision maker happens to have the most money invested is big news. If Middleton is the aggressive, hungry owner he appears to be from the limited information we have on him, the announcement could mean serious changes. Perhaps some of the following:
2014 Baseball Bloggers Alliance Awards Ballot
by Scott Butler 10/12/14
Founded in 2009, the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) is a collection of over 200 baseball blogs across the nation. Like the BBWAA (Baseball Writer's Association of America), the BBA posts their end of the year awards at the end of every season. Member blogs are tasked to choose the top three rookies, managers, and relievers, as well as the top five pitchers, and the top 10 MVP candidates.
Here is my list:
Connie Mack (Manager of the Year)
Willie Mays (Rookie of the Year)
Goose Gossage (Reliever of the Year)
Walter Johnson (Pitcher of the Year)
Stan Musial (Most Valuable Player)
The final tally for the BBA will be released starting tomorrow with the Connie Mack (Manager of the Year) award.
Phillies rumors October 5-10
by Scott Butler 10/11/14
Bringing back our regular feature on Phils Baseball, here are some Phillies rumors from the past week from the guys at MLB Trade Rumors. They have a page devoted just to Phillies rumors (this is not a paid plug, honest) which we present as only weekly post.
Here are the latest Phillies rumors from October 5-10:
The Ruben Grinder
We are serving up something deliciously awful here at Phils Baseball and it is called the Ruben Grinder. What is the Ruben Grinder?
In blog form, the Ruben Grinder is a page devoted to everything Ruben Amaro. In addition to any posts regarding Ruben, this page will include all trades, signings, releases, or comments from the Phillies' GM. Let's put him through the grinder and see what comes out.
For starters, here are all Ruben Amaro articles over the last couple of months, including the three articles I wrote a couple months ago chronically all of Amaro's moves to this point: