Young Phillies benefiting from experience of bench coach Rob Thomson

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'aJ58I1ExSuNWQKa9UqZbgQ',sig:'No_b0SVAJcLijKtMWTbJupaPthTtTQmfPTopsaJANfA=',w:'594px',h:'404px',items:'944826974',caption: true ,tld:'ca',is360: false })});//embed-cdn.gettyimages.com/widgets.jsThomson (L) lends tremendous experience to rookie skipper Kapler (R)In late October of last year the Philadelphia Phillies announced that they would hire Gabe Kapler as their new manager. Kapler had spent a lifetime in baseball. But that lifetime was just 42 years long, and he had never held the role … Continue reading Young Phillies benefiting from experience of bench coach Rob Thomson

Phillies may fall short in the Manny Machado Derby

Manny Machado (picture: Yahoo Sports)While Rhys Hoskins was getting passed by Kyle Schwarber in the semi-finals of the Home Run Derby last night, it appears that the Los Angeles Dodgers may have also passed the Phillies in the Manny Machado Derby.MLB insider Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports was first out with the story on Twitter this morning:Breaking; The Dodgers appear to … Continue reading Phillies may fall short in the Manny Machado Derby

Phillies back in the lead in Manny Machado sweepstakes

Ken Rosenthal reports Phillies have upped Machado offerThe roller-coaster saga that is the Manny Machado sweepstakes appears to have taken another wild turn, this time back in the Philadelphia Phillies favor.On Friday afternoon, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic tweeted out that the Phillies “have increased their offer” for Machado. The information came to … Continue reading Phillies back in the lead in Manny Machado sweepstakes

Jon Heyman pulls a Slapshot on Cole Hamels

MLB "insider" Jon Heyman has once again hopped aboard the Cole Hamels Trade Rumors Hysteria Train, reporting today that "the Rangers and Phillies continue to remain in contact regarding star left-hander Cole Hamels."As usual with these bi-monthly "Hamels to..." pieces offered by one reporter or another, the substance behind Heyman's piece today is supported by information provided … Continue reading Jon Heyman pulls a Slapshot on Cole Hamels