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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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News broke Monday that the Phillies planned to call up top prospect Maikel Franco, as the season ended at AAA Lehigh Valley. At the time, all we could do was speculate as to who the Phillies would also bring up. The Phillies released their full list today. Matt Gelb of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies had eleven no-hitters in club history heading into Monday's Labor Day matinee: Charles Ferguson, August 29, 1885 Red Donahue, July 8, 1898 Chick Fraser, September 18, 1903 Johnny Lush, May 1, 1906 Jim Bunning, June 21, 1964 Rick Wise, June 23, 1971 Terry Mulholland, August 15, 1990 Tommy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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If you have not been watching this Phillies game, it's time you put down the grilling utensils now and get to a television. Cole Hamels left the game after the sixth inning with a high pitch count and has left the game. Jake Diekman and Ken Giles followed with hitless... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
#453162996 / gettyimages.com The Phillies traded infielder/outfielder John Mayberry Jr. just in time for the August 31 deadline. That move not only helps clear playing time for players on the Phillies already-crowded roster, but also clears a 40-man roster spot that could go to a September call-up. According to a... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies made one additional trade before the August 31 waiver trade deadline. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the Phillies shipped out extra man John Mayberry Jr.: Phillies trade OF John Mayberry Jr. to Blue Jays for minor league 3B Gustavo Pierre. — Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) September 1, 2014... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
#452991404 / gettyimages.com The Phillies entered Sunday having won eight of their last 11 games and hoped to take down the New York Mets on their own territory for what could have been their fourth straight series victory. Instead, the Phillies combined sloppy play with a rough A.J. Burnett start,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
#453493344 / gettyimages.com Will some padded stats for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard help trade him this offseason? Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote the other day that the Phillies are playing Howard in the hopes that they can move him in a trade: The front office's hope, according... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
#454396936 / gettyimages.com On a night that was Marlon Byrd's 37th birthday, Jerome Williams and Byrd delivered a present to the Phillies fans, who watched the Phillies take down the Mets on enemy territory. Williams continued to give the Phillies a chance to win, and Byrd showed baseball that he... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Former Phillies pitcher Curt Schilling was pretty quiet after undergoing cancer surgery back in February. Schilling has undergone his fair share of troubles and then some after retiring from baseball: a bankruptcy, heart attack and subsequent stint placement, and now cancer. For the first time, Schilling opened up to Boston... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
#88373248 / gettyimages.com Phillies President David Montgomery is one of the nicest, genuine men in the game of baseball. Today, the Phillies announced that Montgomery would be taking a leave of absence from the team in order to tend to his health. According to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, Montgomery will... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
#454271356 / gettyimages.com The Phillies entered tonight already securing their third series victory in a row. Could the Phillies finish off a sweep against the first place Washington Nationals? While the team had to promote the Taney Dragons to help sell tickets, the team stepped up to give fans some... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
#454227518 / gettyimages.com When Darin Ruf belted a home run to center field last night, Phillies fans began to say louder what they have asked all along: What does it take for Darin Ruf to play? I wrote before that manager Ryne Sandberg's hands are tied on the issue: he... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
#453542836 / gettyimages.com The Phillies wrap up a three-game series with the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday in South Philadelphia. The two teams are split after last night's extra inning Phillies loss. Both bullpens are pretty tired, so both teams will look to their starters to go deep. The Phillies send... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies signed reliever Mike Adams to a two-year, $12 million deal prior to the 2013 season. They have not gotten much for their money, thanks to injury. Adams has only been able to give the Phillies 42 innings over 47 appearances. With a contract expiring, Adams will give it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies were one of the first teams to step up and offer Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo a private workout. As Castillo is reportedly closer to signing, two favorites appear to be emerging to sign Castillo. Neither of those two favorites are the Phillies. We first heard that the Phillies... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The link between Andrew Wiggins and the Philadelphia 76ers seems to never end. When Wiggins becomes eligible to be traded on Saturday, he is expected to be moved from the team that drafted him number one overall, the Cleveland Cavilers. There are several dominoes to fall, with the biggest uniting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Sixerdelphia
#487261603 / gettyimages.com What do you do when your General Manager leads the team to three consecutive lifeless, putrid seasons? Give him job security - what else? That appears to be what is happening right now in the Phillies front office. According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, Ruben Amaro Jr.'s... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#453357756 / gettyimages.com At the trade deadline, A.J. Burnett's player option may have kept him from joining another team. With a potentially expensive deal being locked in, cash-strapped teams feared Burnett would stick around. After tonight's loss to the Seattle Mariners, Burnett may have been speaking from the standpoint of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies are desperate for talented young players. After not trading any of their veterans for young talent this trade deadline, one way that the Phillies could have added some was by signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who is in the process of fielding offers from teams. The Phillies had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#453603804 / gettyimages.com The Phillies shipped starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez to the Los Angeles Dodgers on August 7th, their only trade before or after the trade deadline. In exchange, the Phillies received two players to be named later. The teams have named one, and he is a much higher draft... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies geared up to face the San Francisco Giants. Tim Hudson was on the mound, and Ryan Howard was out of the lineup. We were all told very plainly by Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg that Darin Ruf was going to play: But Darin Ruf, just up from Triple A,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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"Where's Chris Wheeler?" I wondered in recent days. Upon Wheels' firing by Comcast Sports Net, we were told that Wheels would remain a part of the Phillies organization and continue to be, as he put it, "be Chris Wheeler". Yet, once his public address announcing during Spring Training ended, we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Beloved former Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel is the next to get in on the ice bucket challenge. Charlie passed it on to the Phillies broadcast team: I took #ALSIceBucketChallenge & call out @mstairs12 @jmo50Moyer @JSalisburyCSN @TMacPhils to ice & sign checkto Phillies Charities fight ALS — Charlie Manuel (@CMBaseball41) August... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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Check out Ruben Amaro, Jr. taking the ice bucket challenge here: Post by Philadelphia Phillies. Roy Halladay challenged him, and he did it. Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. did the ice bucket challenge for ALS. And, Amaro kept it going. Who did he tag to do it next? Arizona... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Philliedelphia
Pat, by the time the Phillies would be good again, Hamels would be long gone. If you get young talent back that will be the next core, you have to make this move.