MLB Rumors: Philadelphia Phillies

With Sizemore in, is Brown out? 

October, 24, 2014
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In a move that prevented Grady Sizemore from entering the free agent market, the Philadelphia Phillies announced Thursday that they have signed the outfielder to a one year, $2 million contract that includes performance bonuses.

Updated Tomas sweepstakes 

October, 22, 2014
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Free agent Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas is still getting courted by several major league teams, but there may be a frontrunner emerging from the interested pack.

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Burnett to return for 2015? 

October, 22, 2014
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While retirement may yet end up the option that pitcher A.J. Burnett chooses to take, the door still remains open for the 37-year-old to return to the Philadelphia Phillies for the 2015 season.

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Next step for Dodgers? 

October, 15, 2014
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With the Los Angeles Dodgers having new leadership in place following the announcement they have hired former Tampa Bay Rays executive vice president Andrew Friedman as their new president of baseball operations, there's plenty of buzz as to what Friedman might do to shake things up with his new team.

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Will Burnett decline 2015 option? 

October, 10, 2014
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Earlier this week, veteran pitcher Josh Beckett of the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that he was retiring from baseball. Reports also surfaced this week that Ryan Dempster was officially hanging it up for good after having sat out all of 2014. But A.J. Burnett doesn't appear to be ready to say goodbye.

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Changes ahead for Phillies? 

October, 5, 2014
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Earlier this week, Philadelphia sportscaster Howard Eskin made some waves when he reported that the team is "in the process of beginning a huge turnover in the front office that will lead to an ownership change taking the decision making power away from Owner David Montgomery."

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Phillies seek power bat 

September, 30, 2014
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Adding a power outfield bat is one of the primary offseason goals for the Philadelphia Phillies, but it could come down to whether general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is willing to take another huge financial risk.

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No major changes at top for Phillies? 

September, 26, 2014
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While the Philadelphia Phillies locked up a last place finish with their Thursday loss to the Miami Marlins, there doesn't seem to be any push by upper management for a change in leadership.

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Papelbon a problem for Phillies? 

September, 22, 2014
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On Tuesday night, Jonathan Papelbon will return to the Philadelphia Phillies after serving a week-long suspension for making an obscene gesture at hometown fans who booed his efforts in a blown save. However, the impact of that lack of judgment on the reliever's part may be longer-lasting that the team would like.

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Phillies ready for new slugger? 

September, 18, 2014
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On Sunday, scouts from around the league are expected to converge on the Dominican Republic to get a glimpse of Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas, the latest free agent from the island nation to become available following a defection.

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Papelbon's future in Philadelphia 

September, 16, 2014
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The Phillies tried to be as diplomatic as possible regarding Jonathan Papelbon, the volatile closer who drew a seven-game suspension for making a lewd gesture at fans Sunday as he walked off the field to boos in the ninth inning.

"We apologize to our fans for the actions of our player yesterday,” concluded a statement released by the club.

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Phillies making OF decisions? 

September, 5, 2014
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Since joining the Philadelphia Phillies on July 11, Grady Sizemore has started just 28 games, but his .304 batting average and .840 OPS in limited action may have impressed the organization enough that they'd be willing to keep him around.

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Why Philly backtracked on Howard stance 

August, 30, 2014
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A month ago, it appeared that Ryne Sandberg and the Philadelphia Phillies would be reducing the playing time of their overpriced slugger, Ryan Howard. But after three games on the bench in favor of Darin Ruf, the 34-year-old has started 29 of the past 30 games. What gives?

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Is Phillies GM's job safe? 

August, 21, 2014
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The Philadelphia Phillies have won just four of their last 12 games and -- at 17 games out of first place -- are deeper in the National League East cellar than at any time all season. Yet, management of the team doesn't seem to think there's a need for a change of leadership.

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Retirement on horizon for Burnett? 

August, 20, 2014
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After allowing five runs in 7-2/3 innings to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night, A.J. Burnett has now lost six of his last seven starts, and remains stuck at 153 wins for his career. That career may soon be over.

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