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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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The Phillies were expected to be the club busiest at this year's trade deadline. Instead, thus far it has been the Boston Red Sox. Despite winning the World Series last season, Red Sox management is not hesitating in rebuilding his underperforming team. The good news is for the Phillies, many... Continue reading
Posted 26 minutes ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies continue to be linked to the Kansas City Royals in regards to starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports Reports: Sources: #Phillies talking to #Royals about A.J. Burnett. No indication that deal is close. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2014 There is a Burnett -... Continue reading
Posted 55 minutes ago at Philliedelphia
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One of the Phillies' most tradeable commodities is outfielder Marlon Byrd. Unless one of his no-trade clause teams try to acquire Byrd, the team who signs Byrd is only on the hook for $8 million, a small number compared to the production that Byrd is putting forth. Jon Heyman of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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We are just minutes away from the trade deadline day. While the deadline looms at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, the Phillies have yet to make a single trade. The pressure of the deadline is usually enough to make something happen. But it appears the Phillies are not close to much of... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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Imagine 2015 with not one, but two Miguel Gonzalezses in the Phillies starting rotation. It could indeed happen, if a report is true. A report links the Phillies with starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez as part of a potential trade. Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports: Source: #Orioles have discussed... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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We are officially within the last 24 hours of the non-waiver trade deadline in major league baseball and the rumors are flying. All eyes are on the Phillies, who are desperate to acquire some young talent to begin a turnaround of their major league roster. Two teams are reportedly interested... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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This recap is simple. New York Nooner today and the Phillies were terrible. The Game: Kendrick: Bad Aumont: Worse Hollands and De Fratus: Not their best Final: Mets a lot, Phillies little (11-2) Impact: Trades, please. Up Next: Trade deadline: 4pm tomorrow. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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We know that Ryan Howard is building (and has for a good while) a huge mansion/fortress/city on Belleair Shore near the Phillies' Clearwater Spring Training site. Howard has plenty of money, of course, and has a Philadelphia-area site. Today a report says that Howard's Blue Bell home is in the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies cannot make a trade if they are not engaged in talks. With plenty of reports flying that the Phillies are overvaluing their players, it makes sense that teams would not even bother talking business with the Phillies. That may be happening with pitcher Cole Hamels. Ken Rosenthal of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies signed A.J. Burnett in an offseason after Burnett originally told teams he would go back to Pittsburgh or he would retire. After changing his mind, Burnett went to the Phillies, instead of Pittsburgh. While Burnett had a great two years in Pittsburgh prior to this offseason and Pirates... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in at least one of their former players, thus far, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. The Pirates players lobbied for Burnett's return. But, with Burnett's 2015 option year looming, the Pirates have cooled on the idea of Burnett, according to many reports. Though they have... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Yesterday, 28 major league baseball teams and "over 100 baseball officials" showed up for a workout of Cuban defector Rusney Castillo, a power-hitting outfielder. It appears that the Phillies were indeed one of those teams. Further, they may be particularly interested in signing Castillo, according to a report. Jim Salisbury... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Will they or won't they? Despite many reports that the Phillies have set the asking price for starting pitcher Cole Hamels so high that Hamels is really not available for trade, the Phillies may be starting to face the fact that in order to build the team for the future... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Jonathan Papelbon didn't come here for this. And, he won't go there for that. So, do the Phillies really have the ability to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon at all? Joel Sherman of the New York Post had a short piece this morning about how difficult it will be for the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies designated Tony Gywnn, Jr. for assignment last week when they needed a roster spot for the return of Cliff Lee. However, when designating a player for assignment there is a 10-day window in which teams can decide a player's fate. The Phillies could have tried to send Gwynn... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Here's what we know about the Phillies: They aren't good They're not fun to watch We stopped paying to go to the park to watch the same mediocrity over and over again Yet, the stubborn Phillies still do not want to do anything to get better, seemingly committed to the... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies have watched as big names have been moved. The Giants acquired right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim traded for closer Huston Street. Joaquim Soria found his way to Detroit via a trade with the Texas Rangers. And, looking for offense, the New York Yankees... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
#452046650 / gettyimages.com The Phillies continue to explore trades before the July 31 trade deadline that will bring the team some young talent going forward. Some of the Phillies have drawn trade interest, including starter A.J. Burnett. Burnett has drawn some interest from both the Baltimore Orioles, and the Pittsburgh... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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As the Phillies have had to resort to benching Ryan Howard, the attention on Howard is stronger than ever before. The Phillies are faced with the reality that Howard cannot play as he once was able to in the past. Without a designated hitter in the National League, the Phillies... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose The big story in today's game is not who is playing, but who is not playing. For the second game in a row, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will be on the bench. While Howard had previously sat seven other games, all of those appearances came against... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose During last night's Phillies game, Ryan Howard seemed to hit a new low. When all Howard had to do was simply make contact and the Phillies would win the game, he was unable. Having suffered a gruesome achillies injury that some never recover from, Howard still has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
#452046650 / gettyimages.com If you stayed up late last night and watched the end of the game, you saw that the Phillies lost to the Giants 9-6. Taking the first two losses in this set of four with the Giants, the Phillies will look to punch their way to a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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What happens when you give up four runs in the bottom of the 14th inning and the team is desperate for an arm that has not thrown? The answer is that you will lose your place on the Phillies roster. Jeff Manship, last night's losing pitcher in the 14-inning marathon,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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He was supposed to be the next big slugger and a really important part of his team's offense. After an offensive explosion of home runs and putting together a season that would put him on the map, he struggled. What seemed like a prolific power hitter and anchor in the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies and Giants went into the game with full knowledge that their starters were not likely to go deep into the game. So, the worst thing that could possibly happen for either side was an extra inning game. Therefore, the game went a whole 14 innings and almost six... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Philliedelphia