Power surge continues: Castellanos now a Phillie

Nick Castellanos is baseball’s latest $100-million man. The slugging outfielder and the Phillies agreed to a five-year deal right at the $100-million mark to add Castellanos to the lineup, likely pushing also newly signed Kyle Schwarber to the DH role with the club. The Phillies had long been rumored to be interested in Castellanos, but […]

If I were the GM…

We all love to put ourselves into the plush office chair and comfy surroundings of our favorite team’s general manager. My office chair is years old and my desk is in a corner of my living room, but why not head to the world of make believe and give myself a promotion? Signing Kyle Schwarber […]

Good day for former Phils to find work

The unemployment level for former Phillies went down Thursday as no fewer than five former Phillies found gainful employment with other clubs. The group includes outfielders Corey Dickerson and Travis Jankowski, infielder Jonathan Villar and pitcher Archie Bradley. The most notable signing was former utility man “Bamboo” Brad Miller, who got a two-year deal with […]

Schwarber chooses Philly

Looking to make some sort of splash before spring games begin, the Phillies and Kyle Schwarber agreed to a four-year, $79-milllion deal, filling a need in left field. Last year’s left fielder, Andrew McCutchen, entered free agency and signed with Milwaukee creating the opening. Schwarber is best known for his time with the Chicago Cubs […]

Phillies change up coaching staff

The Phillies got to work on their off-season plans even before the regular season was even over. The first casualties were coaches Joe Dillon and Juan Castro. Dillon served as the team’s hitting coach and Castro, who formerly played for the Phillies, was the club’s infield instructor. “I think they worked extremely hard, but we […]

Phillies promote Stott, Muzziotti, O’Hoppe and others to Lehigh Valley

With the Double-A season ended and the Triple-A season having 10 games remaining in what they call their “Final Stretch,” the Phillies made a series of roster moves involving primarily the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightins. Here’s the full list. OF Charlie Tilson (LV) and INF T.J. Rivera (LV) placed on the Developmental List. […]

Medina posts second strong outing in return from ‘Pigs IL

Adonis Medina spent 24 days on the IL last month before returning to the IronPigs rotation on July 27. He continued his return Tuesday night against Buffalo with another strong outing. In his first outing last month, Medina allowed one hit and struck out three over two innings of work, needing just 25 pitches to […]

Marlins Quezada Claimed by Phils

In his debut season, Johan Quezada made just three relief appearances with the Marlins. The first two – including his career debut with one shutout innings against the Phillies – went well.

Exit Here: Phillies Continue to Show Pitchers the Door

This has been a tough week for players – primarily relievers – on the Phillies 40-man roster. With six relievers either declaring for free agency or being outrighted over the past couple of days, the exodus continued today.

Phillies Outright Hembree and Morgan

The Phillies are in the very early stages of reshaping their beleaguered bullpen and made two moves to take relievers off of the 40-man roster. Heath Hembree and Adam Morgan were both outrighted.