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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 made three major trades last week: Jonathan Papelbon to the Washington Nationals, Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers, and Ben Revere to the Toronto Blue Jays. The trades netted the Phillies eight prospects that came into the system. Here is a breakdown of which... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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View image | gettyimages.com When the Phillies made the Cole Hamels trade with the Texas Rangers, the Phillies flexed their financial muscles. With very little substance committed in 2016 (just Ryan Howard's $25 million, Cliff Lee's $12.5 million buyout) the Phillies had some cash to spend. To land better prospects... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Philliedelphia
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Just minutes before the trade deadline on Friday afternoon, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly reported that the Chicago Cubs were showing some late interest on second baseman Chase Utley. With just a few minutes to go, it is no surprise that the two teams did not get a deal done.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is on the comeback trail. Having spent the last five weeks on the disabled list with inflammation in his ankle, Utley is ready to play live baseball. Utley heads to the Lehigh Valley to suit up for the IronPigs on Sunday. Greg Joyce of the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Hello Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes where I look at a few of the top headlines from the week. It was certainly a big week for the future of the club with multiple long-term deals announced. Flyers Sign Jake Voracek to a eight-year extension - [Sean McCullen - nhl.com] [Rob Riches - Flyerdelphia] Hopkins take: The Flyers locked up one of the top players on their team with a monstrous eight-year, $66 million deal with an average value of $8.25 million. Big money for a big-time player. Voracek led the club in scoring in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Phillies will look to continue their solid play since the All Star break tonight as they host the Atlanta Braves in the second game of a four-game set at Citizens Bank Park. Last night, Aaron Harang made a successful return from the disabled list... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies had pitcher David Buchanan on a set schedule: be ready to pitch when Cole Hamels pitches. With Hamels heading to the Texas Rangers, Buchanan will start tonight against the Atlanta Braves in Hamels' former rotation slot. But Buchanan will not be making the trip... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Cole Hamels got stuck in traffic on his way to Citizens Bank Park, but he made it to his 2:00 press conference eventually. Here are some of the highlights from Hamels' press conference as captured by various people in the media: Hamels: "A lot of us were not from Philly.... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Here are some highlights from Ruben Amaro Jr.'s 1:30 press conference announcing the Cole Hamels trade. This is a collection of tweets from various media outlets because it is hard to type that fast. RAJ on Cole trade: "We got a very good package of players to propel us into... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Your browser does not support iframes. Cole Hamels was caught in traffic, so he did not make his anticipated 2:00 p.m. start, but Hamels is speaking about his trade to the Texas Rangers. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Gary Matthews served as a judge during the event One of the staples of alumni weekend is no more. The Garry Maddox rib challenge, an annual event on Saturday of alumni weekend outside of Citizens Bank Park has been canceled. The reason for the cancellation: it simply was not making... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The trade that did not go through yesterday between the New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers got a good deal of attention. Partially it was because of Wilmer Flores crying at second base that he got traded. But the bigger news was that the trade... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The trade that will send Phillies ace Cole Hamels and left-handed reliever Jake Diekman to the Texas Rangers for several prospects is not yet complete. Thus, Diekman finds himself in a very odd limbo. Diekman is a member of the Phillies 25-man active roster. Since there... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com A couple of former Phillies find themselves in a roster spot crunch for a contender. Joe Blanton was designated for assignment by the Kansas City Royals after they acquired Johnny Cueto and needed the roster spot. Then, Blanton was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The move... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The two big aces are off the trade market. One day after the Phillies traded their ace Cole Hamels to the Texas Rangers, the other major shoe has dropped. David Price has found a new home. For this season, anyway. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports broke... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
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The Phillies pulled off the two big trades that they were out to make. Jonathan Papelbon is now a member of the Washington Nationals and Cole Hamels is now a member of the Texas Rangers, and the system of much richer in prospects. Looking around the roster there is one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Preparations are already being made for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, which will be played in Helsinki, Finland. Canada, fresh off of their 2015 victory, will kick things off by inviting 40 players to their summer showcase in Calgary which will run from Aug. 1-6. The Philadelphia Flyers will see three of their top prospects take part in the week-long camp which will act as the first phase in eventually determining the 22-man roster that will compete in Finland. Travis Sanheim, the Flyers 2014 first-round pick is arguably one of the club's top prospects. This... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com When the Washington Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon from the Phillies yesterday, they probably envisioned an enviable situation: Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon teaming up to shut down games at the back end. Without a true setup man, the Nationals uncomfortably went through the eighth inning night... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Boston Red Sox could have had Cole Hamels. Instead, they decided that they would go with a starting rotation that included Clay Buchholz, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello. Within a month, it was pretty clear that the Red Sox starting rotation... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com We are getting closer and closer to Friday's 4:00 p.m. trade deadline. However, the trade deadline for starter Cole Hamels might be the night before at 7:05 p.m. when Hamels is scheduled to make a start at Citizens Bank Park. Thus, the Phillies are reportedly telling... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com The Phillies may have made some leeway in trading one of their players to a division rival. In the past, that may have been considered a faux paus, but the rebuilding Phillies may know that they will not be better for the duration of a player's... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Philliedelphia
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Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Between the Pipes! I'm your host, Zach Hopkins, and I look forward to bringing you the latest and greatest news and notes from the Orange and Black each week. Without further ado - let's get it started. Flyers analyst Steve Coates goes one-on-one with 2014 first round pick Travis Sanheim - [Gus Richardson -Broad Street Buzz] Hopkins Take: The Flyers brass and fans alike are excited over Sanheim, as they should be. The 19-year-old defenseman scored 65 points in 67 games for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League and has... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Flyerdelphia
View image | gettyimages.com In the 2008 World Series, Taylor Swift sang the national anthem at Citizens Bank Park before her hometown team and Cole Hamels. The Houston Astros in 2015 find themselves in the thick of Taylor Swift, Cole Hamels, and the playoffs. That is because the Astros are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Another team has reportedly gotten into the Cole Hamels race. So far we have (in no particular order): Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. The next team to enter the bidding is oddly not a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia
View image | gettyimages.com Cole Hamels pitched a no-hitter on Saturday at Chicago's Wrigley Field. Besides extra trade talk, Hamels has begun to win some awards. Today Hamels was named the co-National League Player of the week. Jake Kaplan of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports: Cole Hamels was named co-National League... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Philliedelphia