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Phillies | No Ryan Howard again

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:22:39 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Friday, July 25, against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley, a left-hander. 1B Darin Ruf is playing first base and batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: So continues the platoon saga that'll give Ruf more deep-mixed value and makes Howard expendable in many formats.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: - Jim Salisbury

Phillies | Jeff Manship clears waivers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:35:10 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jeff Manship cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard won't be released

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:25:19 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not a candidate to be released, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr., but that a straight platoon arrangement is possible. Amaro anticipates Howard being with the team next year at spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Howard, however, will lose playing time to Darin Ruf, which strips away much of his already tenuous mixed-league value. Howard is the subject of trade talks, so maybe a better situation will help him recover.

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Phillies | Jimmy Rollins close to vesting option

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:29:28 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins needs two more plate appearances to vest his $11 million option for 2015.

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Phillies | Trying to trade Ryan Howard

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:19:35 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies are working hard to trade 1B Ryan Howard and would be willing to swallow much or most of the remaining $70 million they owe him, according to rival executives.

Fantasy Tip: Howard's relationship with Philly management is becoming toxic, and a change of scenery could be a positive. Still, you know what you're getting with Howard: low BA, decent power and RBI potential. He could be much more useful in an AL environment.

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Phillies | Cole Hamels upping velocity

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:41:51 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels hit 96.2 mph on the radar gun Thursday, July 24. It was the fastest he has thrown since 2010.

Fantasy Tip: Hamels missed the beginning of the season with a shoulder injury, so this is encouraging news for fantasy owners. He has allowed three earned runs or less in his last 10 outings, striking out 107 batters in 103 2/3 innings pitched, with a 2.43 ERA.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Philadelphia Inquirer - Matt Gelb

Phillies | Cole Hamel tosses a gem

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:36 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels pitched eight innings, allowing an earned run on six hits and a walk, while striking out 10 batters, to earn his fifth win Thursday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: It was business as usual for Hamels, who now sports a measly 2.72 ERA. Fantasy owners would love to see an uptick in wins, which could happen if he is moved to a superior team.

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Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon bounces back

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon struck out a batter and threw 10 pitches to earn save No. 24 Thursday, July 24.

Fantasy Tip: It is good news for Papelbon owners, after he blew a save Tuesday and took the loss Wednesday. Despite his recent struggles, Papelbon's job is safe. Papelbon's name has been involved in trade talks, so joining a new team could alter his value significantly.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting, platoon likely

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:11:48 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Thursday, July 24, against a right-handed pitcher. Manager Ryne Sandberg wants to get 1B Darin Ruf's feet wet after his recent call-up, but he also said that he's planning on using a platoon more frequently moving forward.

Fantasy Tip: Ruf should be added in NL-only and some deep mixed games. Howard is looking more droppable in mixed leagues by the day.

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Phillies | A.J. Burnett moves up strikeouts list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett worked eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits and four walks in a no-decision Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He also struck out six batters while throwing 131 pitches. He moved to 48th on the all-time strikeouts list, passing former New York Mets SP Dwight Gooden.

Fantasy Tip: Burnett is a trade target for plenty of contenders down the stretch, and his fantasy prospects could be about to improve dramatically, depending on where he lands. If he pitches like he did Wednesday, it won't matter where he is.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

Phillies | Trade target Jonathan Papelbon bounced around

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon was pounded for three earned runs, one hit and two walks in a relief loss Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He has been outspoken about his interest in moving to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but he has had two ugly performances in a row. "Whatever happens happens," Papelbon said. "I have no control over it. If you were to put the entire season into two games, it would be pretty dumb."

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Phillies | Ryan Howard's future in question

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:12:07 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard was held out of the lineup Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. Manager Ryne Sandberg suggested the first base spot "will be a day-to-day thing," and that Howard's huge contract will not dictate playing time. "It's about wins and losses out here," Sandberg said. "When the game starts, it's about winning the game and being productive and chipping in and doing the part and doing something to help win a game. If that means playing somebody else there and there's production right away - that's trying to win a baseball game." OF Darin Ruf made the start at first base with a left-handed pitcher on the hill for San Francisco. He played four of his past five games at Triple-A at first base, so the team appears to have been planning an unofficial platoon type situation.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners cannot be pleased with the news, although it's hardly a surprise given Howard's low batting average. Fantasy owners knew what they were getting into before drafting Howard back in the spring. With the team out of contention, using some younger players in the lineup down the stretch wouldn't be surprising, so if you're a Howard owner, especially in daily leagues, picking up Ruf, and perhaps stashing Maikel Franco, is essential.

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Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:39:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. 1B/OF Darin Ruf if hitting seventh and playing first base.

Fantasy Tip: The Phils are facing San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, so the newly recalled Ruf is getting platoon duty. He's worth a grab in NL-only and some deep mixed games.

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Phillies | Phillippe Aumont coming up

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Phillippe Aumont was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In a corresponding move, RP Jeff Manship was designated for assignment.

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Phillies | Carlos Ruiz activated

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:13 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, July 23. In a corresponding move, C Cameron Rupp was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Fantasy Tip: Put Ruiz back into your two-catcher mixed lineups.

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Philadelphia Phillies Player News

Adams Mike RP
Altherr Aaron OF
Anderson Jason RP
Antoniato Pasquale SS
Asche Cody 3B
Aumont Phillippe RP
Austin Richard P
Bacil Alvaro P
Bacsu Kirk C
Barnes Casey P
Bass Brian P
Bastardo Antonio RP
Beattie Andrew INF
Bermudez Gabriel P
Best Carlos P
Biddle Jesse SP
Blaine Davis P
Blalock Jake OF
Blanco Andres SS
Blanton John SS
Bohn T.J. OF
Bolsenbroek Michael P
Bolt Karl OF
Bootcheck Chris RP
Bozied Tagg 1B
Bramhall Bobby P
Breslin Gerard P
Brignac Reid SS
Brown Domonic OF
Brunink Joseph 1B
Buchanan David SP
Budzinski Mark OF
Bump Nate P
Burgamy Brian OF
Burnett A.J. SP
Burnham Gary OF
Byrd Marlon OF
Cabrera Nathan P
Cameron Ryan P
Carter Josh OF
Cartwright Albert 2B
Castillo Luis V. P
Castro Leandro OF
Cerrato Justin P
Chantres Carlos P
Chapman Chance P
Charles Art 1B
Cheesman Aaron C
Chiavacci Ron P
Coca Marcos P
Collier Zach OF
Colvin Brody P
Correa Hector P
Cortez Jose C
Crawford J.P. SS
Crosland Jason 3B
Dalton Brett 2B
Dawson Layne P
De Fratus Justin RP
DelaCruz Daniel P
DeRenne Keoni INF
Deschaine Jim INF
Diaz Dennis 2B
Diefenderfer Joseph P
Diekman Jake RP
Doi Bruno OF
Dugan Kelly OF
Edwards Matt 1B
Ellis Jordan P
Ellison Jason OF
Encarnacion Luis 3B
Ennis John P
Enright Barry SP
Erbe Brandon SP
Evans Terry OF
Farkes Zak C
Farnsworth Jeff RP
Feng Lin Yen P
Fields Josh D. 3B
Florence Branden OF
Fox Jake 1B
Franco Maikel 3B
Frazee Joseph OF
Frew Bryan OF
Friend Justin RP
Gallagher Austin 1B
Galvis Freddy SS
Garcia Edgar P
Garcia Harold 2B
Garcia Luis RP
Garner Perci P
Garrett Shawn OF
Gibbs Kevin OF
Giles Ken RP
Gomez Raywilly C
Gonzalez Andy INF
Gonzalez Miguel Alfredo SP
Gooch Tyler P
Greene Larry OF
Griffith Derek P
Gueller Mitch P
Guevara Orlando C
Gwynn Jr. Tony OF
Haislet Brandon OF
Hall Victor OF
Hamels Cole SP
Hamilton Jeremy INF
Hammond Joey INF
Hargrave Daniel INF
Harker Brett P
Harman Brad INF
Harris Ryan SS
Harris William P
Hernandez Cesar 2B
Hernandez Fidel INF
Hernandez Roberto SP
Herndon Ken P
Hill Jason C
Hill Koyie C
Hill Ronald P
Hinkle Austin P
Hitchcox Brian INF
Hollands Mario P
Hooper Matthew 1B
Horst Jeremy RP
Howard Ryan 1B
Hudson Kyrell OF
Hyatt Austin P
Jacobson Russ C
Jarrin Stefan INF
Jimenez Cesar RP
Johnson Cedric OF
Johnson Jay RP
Johnston Trey 3B
Joseph Tommy C
Kendrick Kyle SP
Kennelly Tim OF
Key Chris P
King Brennan 3B
Kissock Christopher P
Knapp Andrew C
Knotts Gary SP
Langley Torre C
Laureano Wilfrido P
Lee Cliff SP
Libey Justin P
Lincoln Brad RP
Linder Matthew P
Lino Gabriel C
Loewen Adam P
Loops Derrick P
Made Hector INF
Mangum Caleb C
Manship Jeff RP
Mariotti John P
Marquis Jason SP
Martin Ethan SP
Martinez Casey C
Martinez Gaby 1B
Mattair Travis 3B
Matton Nick P
Mayberry Jr. John OF
Maza Luis INF
Mazone Brian P
Meaker Jordan P
Mendez Ronald P
Mercado Anderson INF
Merricks Charles P
Miller Matt OF
Minix Travis P
Mojica Jose SS
Mora Audrys P
Moran Javon OF
Morgan Adam P
Mulligan Nolan P
Murakami Fabio OF
Myette Aaron P
Nelson Kevin C
Nestor Scott P
Nieves Wil C
Nola Aaron P
Nunez Miguel P
O'Hare Christopher P
O'Sullivan Ryan P
O'Sullivan Sean SP
Ogando Nefi P
Olson Matt P
Osteen Cooper 2B
Overholt Patrick P
Overton Brad P
Padilla Matthew P
Papelbon Jonathan RP
Parcus William P
Pascual Joan P
Pereira Gilmar P
Pettibone Jonathan SP
Phillips Anthony INF
Pinckney Brandon 3B
Poe Chad P
Prall Rich C
Pratt Trent C
Pritchard Stephen P
Pujols Jose OF
Purdom John C
Quinn Roman OF
Raggio Brady RP
Ramirez Juan Carlos P
Ramos Peter INF
Randolph Stephen P
Rawl Aaron P
Revere Ben OF
Reyes Jo-Jo SP
Rhoads Christopher P
Rio-Nunez Ruddy OF
Roberge J.P. OF
Robles Oscar INF
Rocchio Joseph P
Rodriguez Jean C
Rodriguez Ricciard P
Roller Adam P
Rollins Jimmy SS
Rosenberg B.J. RP
Rosin Seth RP
Ruf Darin 1B
Ruiz Carlos C
Rupp Cameron C
Rushford Jim OF
Ryal Rusty 2B
Salazar Jeremy C
Sanchez Angelo P
Sasaki Ryan P
Schwartz Dan P
Sellers Neil 3B
Simon Kyle P
Sizemore Grady OF
Sladek Jakub INF
Smith Casey INF
Smith Greg SP
Smith Mark OF
Smith Matt P
Solano San Lazaro P
Sorgi Adam 2B
Spears Nate SS
Spidale Mike OF
Squires Matt P
Standridge Jason P
Suomi John C
Tartaglia Evan OF
Tejeda Juan INF
Tempesta Nick SS
Thayer Matt OF
Thomas Clete OF
Tocci Carlos OF
Tolbert Matt INF
Tompkins Jacob P
Trinidad Jose OF
Tugwell Marc 2B
Utley Chase 2B
Valle Sebastian C
Van Steensel Todd P
Vanden Berg John C
Villegas-Andino Jesus SS
Waite Charles C
Walker Chris OF
Wassermann Ehren RP
Watson Shane P
Wedel Jeremy P
Welty Ron OF
Wertz Luke P
Williams Everett OF
Williams Jermaine OF
Wilson Kris RP
Winchester Jeff C
Woodrow Christopher P
Worthington Adam P
Wright Matt P
Yarnall Ed P

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Bowa Larry TO
Gillick Pat TO
Henderson Steve TO
Mackanin Pete TO
Manuel Charlie TO
McClure Bob PC
Morandini Mickey TO
Nichols Rod TO
Proefrock Scott TO
Samuel Juan TO
Sandberg Ryne MAN
Tracy Andy TO
Wade Ed TO

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