Maikel Franco may return to Phillies this season

When last we saw Maikel Franco in an official game, the Phillies rookie had been laid out on the ground at Chase Field in Arizona, writhing in pain after being hit on the wrist by a pitch from Diamondbacks righthander Jeremy Hellickson.The injury happened in the first inning of a game on August 11th, one that the Phils would … Continue reading Maikel Franco may return to Phillies this season

Phillies are just passing time with Darin Ruf

With a likely season-ending injury to Ryan Howard, the Phillies regular 1st baseman for more than a decade, the club has apparently decided to give an increased opportunity for playing time to Darin Ruf, who has spent much of this season and his career shuffling between 1st base, left field, and the bench.In this 2015 season, the Phillies … Continue reading Phillies are just passing time with Darin Ruf

Phillies likely shutting down Ryan Howard for 2015

Phillies fans may have seen the last of Ryan Howard. Well, at least for the balance of the 2015 season, that is.Howard was injured during Monday's series opener with the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park when a throw in the 7th inning from shortstop Freddy Galvis took a short-hop on him, slamming directly into the same left knee which he had operated on … Continue reading Phillies likely shutting down Ryan Howard for 2015

Aaron Nola being shut down by Phillies

With just 16 games remaining in the 2015 regular season, and with three off-days built into the balance of their schedule, the Phillies have to be seriously contemplating shutting down rookie starting pitcher Aaron Nola.Since joining the rotation for a July 21st start at Citizens Bank Park against the Tampa Bay Rays, Nola has proven across … Continue reading Aaron Nola being shut down by Phillies

BREAKING: Ruben Amaro out as Phillies general manager

In a move only stunning due to its timing, happening within an hour of our publishing a piece here at TBOH calling for his not returning as the Phillies GM beyond this current season, the team has announced the firing of senior VP and general manager Ruben Amaro.Amaro rose from the Phillies' bat boy during their 1980 World … Continue reading BREAKING: Ruben Amaro out as Phillies general manager