Writers Roundtable: Can Adams, Hamels, Ruf Help?

Question: The Phillies are currently 6-7, do you think they’ll stay around the .500-mark all season or will the return of guys like Mike Adams, Cole Hamels, and Darin Ruf make a real difference? Don McGettigan (@DonM409): The Phillies have done some unexpected things in the first two weeks of the season: leading the NL in On-Base Percentage, 2nd in the NL in Batting Average, 3rd...
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Three Phillies Make the List of Highest Paid Athletes

The Philadelphia Phillies have a pretty big payroll; this much we know. Their $180,052,723 payroll is good for the third highest in baseball. So with a high payroll comes some pretty high individual salaries, of course. Some of those contracts are among the highest in all of sports. recently posted a list of the top 25 highest paid athletes in the world and three Phillies...
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How the Philadelphia Phillies will make the playoffs

It has been two seasons since the Philadelphia Phillies have been to the postseason, and with the window for the current core players to win another Word Series barely open, the time is now to make it back to the playoffs.  The season so far has been up and down, with the team’s record sitting […] The post How the Philadelphia Phillies will make the playoffs appeared first on isportsweb.
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Phillies' Cole Hamels nearing final rehab start, while Mike Adams could be activated Monday

The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday in the 10th inning with a walk-off home run by Jimmy Rollins. The 5-4 win improved the Phillies to 5-6 on the season. Giancarlo Stanton went 3-for-5 with two home runs for the Marlins. Chase Utley continued his hot start, going 2-for-4 with two doubles. Jonathan Pettibone started for the depleted Phillies' staff...
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Hamels Tosses 6 Innings with Clearwater; Adams Takes Loss

Cole Hamels was sharp during his latest rehab start in Clearwater, tossing six innings and allowing just one run. He fanned six and did not walk a batter, throwing 67 pitches, 48 for strikes. If all goes well in his next rehab start, there is a chance he rejoins the Phillies as early as April 22 in Los Angeles. Mike Adams took the loss a Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday. He allowed...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What to make of the Phillies through 7 games

The Phillies have played 7 games, which is less than 5% of the 162 games that make up a baseball season. Cole Hamels has yet to pitch, Mike Adams is still rehabbing, the Phillies have played just three teams, enjoyed only a single home game, and “hitting season” is still about a month away. In other words, it is early...
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Phillies' Cole Hamels feels he'll need two more rehab starts

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels was in uniform to be part of the team's home opening day activities and is scheduled to start on Friday at Class A Clearwater. The Phillies lost the home opener by the score of 10-4 to drop to 3-4 on the season. A.J. Burnett and Kyle Kendrick have been roughed up the part two games and the Phillies are in dire need of solidification...
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Hamels could pitch for Phillies in 2 weeks

Cole Hamels could be ready to pitch for the Phillies as they wrap up a three-city west-coast trip in two weeks. Maybe. Hamels, working his way back to the rotation with an extended spring training of sorts, is scheduled to pitch for the Single-A Clearwater Threshers on Friday in Lakeland, Fla. and could need just one more start for Clearwater after that. If everything goes as...
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Hamels Could Be Ready After Two More Rehab Starts

Cole Hamels spoke before the home opener against the Brewers and said that he might need just two more rehab starts. Ryne Sandberg backed that, but said they would reevaluated following his second start. Hamels said he’ll throw in Clearwater on Friday and hopes to get in five or six innings, or 80 pitches. His next start, the Phillies hope Hamels will reach 90 pitches. From there...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Philadelphia Phillies open day roster

It is only five days until the Philadelphia Phillies open the season at the Texas Rangers, and the team as already started to trim its roster down to 25.  Many faces that were expected to be on the opening day roster will instead start the season on the disabled list.  Cole Hamels, Darin Ruf, and Freddy Galvis are just a few of the key players they Phillies will be without to start...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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