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Frank Klose
Philadelphia, PA
College professor and doctoral student just blogging for a distraction from the rest of life
Interests: Phillies baseball!
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#163198751 / gettyimages.com The Yasmany Tomas drama is over. The Phillies will be not signing the free agent outfielder that the Phillies were once called "favorites" on. The Phillies now will definitely be without Tomas in their outfield. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports: Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas and the D-backs... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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A few weeks ago we learned that Jimmy Rollins was not willing to go to the Mets in any trade, but did not necessarily rule out going elsewhere. As the offseason opened, we learned that the Yankees might consider Rollins to take over shortstop in place of the retiring Derek... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
#163396647 / gettyimages.com The only thing more certain than death or taxes, it appeared, was free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas signing with the Philadelphia Phillies. Since the Phillies were called the frontrunners for Tomas' services, even way back for that period of time people thought his name was spelled "Yasmani"... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Philliedelphia/Steve Trapani We are well aware that the Boston Red Sox are interested in Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, and now that they have stocked up on offense they are turning to defense next. But, the Red Sox may have competition for Hamels' services. This time it's a team on the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Wikipedia Commons The Cole Hamels to Boston rumors will not end. The Boston Red Sox have been the most active team this offseason, adding two of the top free agents in shortstop Hanley Ramirez and with third baseman Pablo Sandoval. With both on board, the Red Sox are now focused... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Well here’s some good news in a miserable season. Philadelphia is reportedly going to get Furkan Aldemir back from Galatasary, according to Sportando. Having owned his draft rights, the 76ers will obtain him back in the United States after he decided to leave over a wage dispute, reportedly. Furkan Aldemir... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sixerdelphia
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The Good: The team showed fight and a pulse Friday in the first quarter against the Suns. Aware of Eric Bledsoe’s comments, that the University of Kentucky would beat the Sixers in a seven-game series, they showed they were aware and disappointed in the comments. In the first quarter, with... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Sixerdelphia
#147344541 / gettyimages.com The Baltimore Orioles reassigned hitting coach Jim Presley within their organization and are in search of a new hitting coach. Some former Phillies have surfaced as potential candidates. However, it appears that the heavy time commitment was not appealing to them. Jim Connolly of the Baltimore Orioles... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Wikipedia Commons Phillies know shortstop Hanley Ramirez all too well. For years as a member of the Florida/Miami Marlins, Ramirez was one of the Phillies' biggest foes. Ramirez spent the latter part of 2012 as well as 2013 and 2014 with the Los Angeles Dodgers before heading into free agency... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies appear ready to trade ace pitcher Cole Hamels - provided that the deal is right for a rebuilding team. The Cubs do not appear willing to trade anybody, and the team with the next amount of minor league depth would be the Boston Red Sox, who seem primed... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Two weeks ago it was not all that difficult for us to connect the dots: Carlos Ruiz could be moved. With Russell Martin signing with a team that no one really expected (the Pirates, Cubs, and Dodgers could really use a top catcher still) and the supply limited (no free... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Everyone has their opinion on whether rebuilding is a good plan or not. It appears Brett Brown, on the surface, has a negative opinion on it himself. Though he publicly claims he doesn’t regret the plan, Brown has made it known that things are not going the way he imagined... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Sixerdelphia
#467968823 / gettyimages.com Catcher Sebastian Valle was once one of the Phillies' top prospects. But, like many prospects, he never materialized into a major league ballplayer. Valle was a member of the Phillies organization for eight seasons, but 2014 will be his last. Valle signed a minor-league contract with the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Phillies top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle had a rough 2014. After getting hit on the head with giant hail in this past summer's hailstorm that damaged countless cars and buildings in the Reading/Wyomissing area this summer, Biddle was not the same down the stretch and was ultimately shut down. Thus,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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When Ryan Howard was a young, budding superstar, his family helped manage his money. Howard got an allowance in the early days; his mother Cheryl is an accountant and she would be able to best take care of his funds. Could it be that money has gotten in the way... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#456281028 / gettyimages.com The Phillies are known to be making proposals to the Boston Red Sox over Phillies starter Cole Hamels. The team continues to keep doing work exploring a trade with the Red Sox. One report this morning seems to indicate the Phillies are going beyond simple scouting of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#458200532 / gettyimages.com Jorge Arangure of Vice Sports reported Thursday that a deal was "imminent" with free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas, with a potential deal coming by the weekend. Yet, the weekend came and went without any movement. The San Francisco Giants emerged as competition for the Phillies for Tomas'... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Wikipedia Commons Last week I wrote that Carlos Ruiz could be a good trade candidate after we see where catcher Russell Martin signed. I also wrote a couple days ago about what would happen to trade candidate Marlon Byrd as teams begin to fill holes with other players. For both... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The first two nights in Texas have been flat-out embarrassing. Each of the two nights has been embarrassing in different fashions. The game against Dallas was one that makes the Sixers more of a laughing stock than the Lakers. Brett Brown losing his cool and kicking a ball after a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at Sixerdelphia
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The Phillies continue to be linked to the Boston Red Sox over starting pitcher Cole Hamels. The left-handed starter does have the Red Sox on his no-trade list, but most believe it will be leverage for his option to be picked up. It sounds as if the Phillies and Red... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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"They owe it to their fans", baseball agent Jay Alou told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News. The Phillies most certainly do. Signing free agent outfielder Yasmany Tomas would not only be the addition of one young piece that would change the mood of the Philadelphia fanbase and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#485546845 / gettyimages.com The Miami Marlins have cried poor for years. First there was the fire sale of 1998. Then there was the fire sale of 2004. Then, there was the fire sale of 2011. Yet, the Marlins have given star outfielder Giancarlo Station the largest total dollar contract in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Hey, @wudeydo34! #WelcomeBackAJ pic.twitter.com/hjgrhTligO — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 14, 2014 Former Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett seemed to be headed back to the Phillies heading into the offseason. With a player option for $12.75 million, why would he go anywhere else? Burnett rejected a return to the Phillies, much to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies have engaged in many trade talks already in this offseason, but so far they have just accumulated inventory to sit at AAA and possibly end up in the big leagues to replace someone cast away. The Phillies need change, but the grim reality is, even when their players... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies have been the center of a lot of trade talk in recent days. Ryan Howard and the Royals. Jimmy Rollins and the Mets. Cole Hamels and the Red Sox. But one name that has been absent from talks is Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. Ruiz would make a lot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at Philliedelphia