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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 are 27 days away from the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and have yet to make a trade of any of their assets. Some reports have said the Phillies hope not to wait until the deadline, preferring to make deals incrementally. As one report... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Congratulations are in order for Phillies rookie third baseman Maikel Franco. Franco will pick up one of his first (but certainly not last) awards as a Major League player. Franco was honored for being the top rookie in the league. Jake Kaplan of the Philadelphia Inquirer... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The international signing period began yesterday on July 1 and the Phillies appear ready to make a free agent splash. The Phillies have reportedly have agreed to two new deals. One is for outfielder Jhailyn Ortiz and another for catcher Rafael Marchan. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reported the deals: The... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Many Phillies fans continue to scream the mantra, "Fire Amaro!" despite the fact that Amaro has not been in the drivers seat of Phillies moves since Pat Gillick entered the picture. Even before that, many reports have said that Phillies former president David Montgomery was the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies starting rotation has been in shambles. From the Opening Day project starting rotation, Cliff Lee, David Buchanan, and Jerome Williams all spent time on the disabled list with injury. The news just got even worse for the Phillies on a couple of fronts. Aaron... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com We learned of a rift between Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry DiPoto and manager Mike Scioscia. We wondered: with the rift, could Scioscia opt out of his contract at season's end and be eligible to sign with the Phillies? It turns out, Scioscia... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Brian Bogusevic appears to be staying with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Though he had an option to opt out of his Phillies contract today, Bogusevic appears to be staying put. In fact, Bogusevic is present with the IronPigs and readying for tonight's game. That, and a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When the Phillies picked up left-handed reliever J.C. Romero off being released by the Boston Red Sox, they probably had no idea what they would be getting. Down the stretch in 2007 Romero was near unhittable, appearing in 51 games and pitching to a 1.24 earned... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When the Phillies signed a few outfielders to minor league contracts prior to the 2015 season, they were mostly thought of as AAA inventory. One name that impressed during Spring Training was Brian Bogusevic. Since there was no room on the Phillies active roster, Bogusevic went... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Things are not going to great in Anaheim, home to the Los Angeles Angels. The players, coaching staff, and front office are in the midst of a battle over communicating scouting reports. The end result could mean that highly-respected manager Mike Scioscia could end up looking... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Flyers general manager Ron Hextall continued his rebuild of the Philadelphia Flyers with another deal. Zac Rinaldo, a member of the Flyers since being drafted by the team in 2008, has been traded to the Boston Bruins. The Flyers will receive a third round draft pick in return. The Flyers broke the news themselves: BREAKING: The #Flyers have acquired a 2017 3rd-round draft pick from the Boston Bruins in exchange for C Zac Rinaldo→ http://t.co/dUUXt4vmTL — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 29, 2015 Bill Meltzer notes that Rinaldo does not represent a large cap hit, but the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Flyerdelphia
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The announcement today the Phillies made was the one expected: Andy MacPhail will indeed become president of the Philadelphia Phillies. However, the move will not occur on the timeline that we might have expected. John Middleton, speaking on behalf of the Phillies ownership group, announced in a Monday afternoon press... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Andy MacPhail (pictured above with Sammy Sosa during his run with the Chicago Cubs) is expected to be named Phillies club president during the press conference this afternoon at 2:30. Watch it below: Your browser does not support iframes. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com As we learned earlier, the Phillies will announce some major organizational changes shortly, at 2:30 p.m. But, not everything will change in one fell swoop. While Andy MacPhail is expected to be introduced as club president, the rest might not change for a while, including the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies starting rotation has undergone many setbacks during this season. While it appeared that the Phillies would be ready to start the season with a rotation that included Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Aaron Harang, Jerome Williams, and David Buchanan, the Phillies have had to rely... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When the Phillies added catcher Tommy Joseph in a trade with the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Hunter Pence, the Phillies thought they were getting the club's next long-term catcher. Had things panned out for Joseph, he may have started as early as last season and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies have done nothing yet towards a rebuild, since an offseason in which shortstop Jimmy Rollins, outfielder Marlon Byrd, and pitcher Antonio Bastardo were traded. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg resigned rather than wait another day for nothing to happen, and the Phillies may or may... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Final: Phillies 8, Nationals 5 WP: Gonzalez (-) LP: Roark (-) SV: Papelbon () Philadelphia, PA- Phillies played two today, losing game one 3 to 2. Both Phillies runs came off the bat of Jeff Francoeur. Game two was a much different story for the Phillies... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Phillies fans have heard several reports in recent days as to whether or not Phillies ace would accept a trade to a particular destination. There were reports Hamels would not accept a trade to the Astros. However, Jayson Stark of ESPN said that the Astros are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Phillies fans have heard several reports in recent days as to whether or not Phillies ace would accept a trade to a particular destination. There were reports Hamels would not accept a trade to the Astros. However, Jayson Stark of ESPN said that the Astros are... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Adam Morgan took the mound for the Phillies and delivered two scoreless innings. Unfortunately, those two innings went to waste. Shortly after Morgan retired the Nationals in the top of the second, the tarp came on the field and the game never resumed. The Phillies and Nationals will play two... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Ben Revere is a pretty talkative guy. That is why I am sure reporters went to Revere when looking for some commentary on Ryne Sandberg's sudden departure as Phillies manager. Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard both said the right things yesterday, not willing to say anything... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
Jon, I believe Mizerock was telling Brown to round the bag as opposed to pulling up at third base so he could either keep running or stop if the coach told him to. That's why the runner is supposed to watch the coach.
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View image | gettyimages.com Cody Asche singled up the middle in the bottom of the ninth inning. Domonic Brown, who got to first base after grounding into a fielder's choice that eliminated Ryan Howard from the base paths, was on second base. John Mizerock, coaching third base for the very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Eagles look to strengthen their offensive line with an under-the-radar signing. That would be former Seattle Seahawks offensive guard John Moffitt. Moffitt's signing is somewhat unexpected because he walked away from the game. Ross Jones of Fox Sports reported: #Eagles set to sign offensive guard... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Eagledelphia