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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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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies trade talks continue. While the Phillies have played well of late, the team is still intent on being sellers. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. recently described the Phillies in a recent Ken Rosenthal piece as "one stop shopping" for contending teams. But, the... Continue reading
Posted 1 hour ago at Philliedelphia
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Philadelphia will make a top-3 pick, as they are one of three teams remaining in the lottery. They are joined by Minnesota, with the best odds, and the Lakers, with the fourth-best. Los Angeles going in the top-3 prevents the Sixers from obtaining their pick, however. Stay tuned for more... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Sixerdelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Miami Marlins fired manager Mike Redmond months after giving him a contract extension through 2017. While rumors circulated yesterday that former Marlins player Jeff Conine would be the team's new manager, those rumors proved to be false. Marlins general manager Dan Jennings named a new... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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More bad press for Philadelphia fans today as the Diamondbacks broadcast on Fox Sports Arizona highlighted some inconsiderate behavior from a Phillies fan during today's broadcast. As a woman bent over to pick up Maikel Franco's first Major League home run ball, a male Phillies fan who was much younger... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
Joe Blanton has been called up to the majors by @Royals. The 10-year MLB vet was 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA at Triple-A. pic.twitter.com/dILbTzQ752 — ExCats (@ExCats) May 16, 2015 Former Phillies pitcher Joe Blanton returns to the Major Leagues. After being released by the Angels prior to the 2014... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Few players in baseball changed addresses more than infielder Jayson Nix. Nix probably will be just as busy moving in 2015, too. After signing a minor-league deal with the Baltimore Orioles this past offseason, nix is on the move once again. The Phillies have reacquired their... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Another long staple has been moved out of his normal spot in the batting order. Chase Utley, in a prolongued slump and batting just .118, continued to bat third for the Phillies despite his struggles. Today, will change. Meghan Montemurro of the Delaware News Journal reports: Chase Utley is batting... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies added infield prospect Maikel Franco to the roster this morning. Since the Phillies added starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan when sending infielder Cody Asche down to AAA Lehigh Valley, the team had an extra pitcher. The one to be subtracted was veteran Dustin McGowan. The... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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@IronPigs #CocaColaPark looks sooooo much better with @cody_smasche in leftfield! 💕 pic.twitter.com/KxkUfAInoG — Amber Lynn (@philliesgirl121) May 12, 2015 Today was a big day for a few members of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Cody Asche made his debut for the IronPigs and was stellar at the plate. Maikel Franco continued... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Domonic Brown declared himself ready to return to the Major Leagues, and went so far as to tell reporters that he was going to join the Phillies in St. Louis. But then Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg objected to Brown's assessment and suggested no decision was made... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Pittsburgh Pirates returned to the .500 mark last night, as the Pirates took care of the Phillies 6-5. The Pirates look to get back to a winning record tonight as they send former Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett to the mound. The Phillies will counter with... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Upon hearing the news that third baseman Cody Asche had been optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley to work on becoming an outfielder, many fans were confused by the move. The move cleared the way for prospect Maikel Franco to permanently claim the position later this week.... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies farm system is pretty devoid of young catching talent, which is why the Phillies were reportedly asking for top catching prospects such as Blake Swihart (Red Sox), Jorge Alfaro (Rangers), and Austin Hedges (Padres) in potential Cole Hamels trade scenarios. After two injury-riddled seasons,... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Philliedelphia
For those who do not like change, this could be good. Fans who love the 76 and the stars will not be disappointed. The Sixers unveiled their "new" logos this morning and the changes are mostly subtle: Here's your first taste of our new look. We'll complete it on June... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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The Phillies needed a roster spot to bring Sean O'Sullivan back to the Major Leagues in time for Tuesday evening's start. In a surprising move, the Phillies sent their starting third baseman to the minor leagues to make room...without bringing another infielder up. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said in his... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com Phillies third base prospect Maikel Franco has been performing very well at the Phillies' highest level of minor league play. For AAA Lehigh Valley, Franco is batting .336 with three home runs and 17 RBI. Franco also has 12 doubles and one triple. 12 doubles would... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Wikipedia Commons The Sixers have been pretty busy re-branding themselves in recent days. Aside from overhauling the roster, the new Sixers ownership changed the uniforms once again, introduced a new mascot, and now even more is in the works. According to a report, the Sixers logo will change. Paul... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Sixerdelphia
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When the Phillies signed veteran pitcher Aaron Harang in the offseason, the Phillies were not expecting to have a long-term Phillie. Having turned 37 years old yesterday, Harang is in the twilight of his Major League career. But that's okay; Harang fits the bill of someone that a rebuilding team... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Having won two consecutive games at Citizens Bank Park, the Philadelphia Phillies (11-19) will seek to gain ground in the National League East this evening against the division-leading New York Mets (18-11). Starting Pitching Matchup: New York Mets (18-11)Philadelphia Phillies (11-19) LHP Jon Niese RHP Aaron... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com It was an up-and-down week for Ryne Sandberg and his Philadelphia Phillies. Consecutive wins over Miami (6-2) and Atlanta (5-2), put the team in position to get its first winning streak of the season. However, the Fightins were also shut out twice, and outscored 31-19 overall,... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies bats woke up for Sunday's and Monday's games against the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. However, the bats went absolutely silent on Wednesday night, as the Phillies were shut out 9-0. Braves starter Shelby Miller needed just 99 pitches (or 11 pitches an inning)... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The image above is almost sad. Chase Utley sitting on the bench as the Phillies took on the Atlanta Braves last night is not something to which Utley or Phillies fans are accustomed. But, Utley's .103 batting average this late in the season made it almost... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies bats came to life in last night's 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Jeff Francoeur had four hits, Darin Ruf had three, and Cesar Hernandez reached base four times to help Aaron Harang earn his third win as a Phillie. Harang went six innings,... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com On Monday night, the Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-2. The Phillies' lineup put up five runs for the second night in a row, but there was another common theme for the second night: Chase Utley was hitless. The Phillies long-time second baseman is batting just... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies were able to get out of Miami with one win yesterday and avoid a sweep, as Severino Gonzalez picked up his first Major League victory, before being optioned to AAA Lehigh Valley. The Braves picked up a shutout victory yesterday over the Cincinnati Reds... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Philliedelphia