Philadelphia Phillies

Could Phillies benefit from Crew's moves?
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The Brewers made a big splash Thursday when they acquired both Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. The Phillies had coveted Yelich for some time.

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Thome's former Phils 'mates offer Hall congrats
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The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday that Jim Thome, who received votes on 89.8 percent of ballots cast, was elected into its 2018 Hall of Fame class. Thome’s former Phillies teammates, managers and more offered their congratulations.

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Philly favorite Thome elected to Hall of Fame
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Jim Thome sparked a baseball renaissance in Philadelphia 15 years ago. He ignited that rebirth because he had Hall of Fame talent and chose to play in a city that had not enjoyed postseason success since 1993.

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Schilling increases vote total, falls short of Hall
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Former Phillies ace Curt Schilling fell short of election into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but he at least increased his percentage of the vote from a year ago.

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Abreu guest instructor at Phillies' spring camp
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The Phillies love hitters that make pitchers work, and almost nobody in club history made pitchers work harder than Bobby Abreu.

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No. 7 SS prospect Crawford starting for Phils
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Yes, J.P. Crawford is going to be the Phillies’ shortstop on Opening Day. Yes, he is still considered a prospect. MLB Pipeline ranks Crawford as the No. 7 shortstop prospect in baseball and the Phils’ No. 4 prospect.

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All-around excellent Kingery is top 2B prospect
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Scott Kingery is one of those players who has captured the imagination of Phillies fans. Top prospects can do that.

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Diehard Eagles fan Leiter details enlightenment
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Phillies right-hander Mark Leiter became a diehard Eagles fan the same afternoon he wore a Randy Moss jersey to an Eagles-Vikings game at Veterans Stadium in November 2001.

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Klentak open to adding more pitching to Phils
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Phillies general manager Matt Klentak is not feeling tempted to throw a six- or seven-year mega-deal at anybody, even as Spring Training approaches and pitchers like Jake Arrieta and Yu Darvish remain on the free-agent market.

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Alfaro has tools to be No. 1 catcher in Majors
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Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro is not one of those hitters that sees a lot of pitches or draws a lot of walks. The Phils value those things. They love hitters that “control the strike zone.” But that does not mean they do not have high expectations for Alfaro. MLB Pipeline ranks Alfaro as the sixth-best […]

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Sixto climbing up prospect rankings
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The best young arm in the Phillies’ system is not ready for that opportunity, but he could move himself into position with a strong 2018. MLB Pipeline on Tuesday ranked Sixto Sanchez as the 10th best right-handed prospect in baseball. He is the No. 47 prospect overall.

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Young arms ready to give Kapler options
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Young arms like Jerad Eickhoff, Nick Pivetta and Aaron Nola may be short on service time, but they’re long on upside. The Phillies have a bevy of options to fill first-year manager Gabe Kapler’s rotation.

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