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63-99, 5th in NL East

Plenty of talent available for Phillies

When Philadelphia picks first in the 2016 MLB draft, it'll have it's fair share of top prospects to choose from. Keith Law and Eric Longenhagen break down some of the best players available. Top 2016 draft prospects (Insider)


Will Phils be best of bad in Philly?

The Phillies finished 2015 with the majors' worst record but have the best winning percentage among Philadelphia's "big four" teams during this calendar year with about a month to go. And they won't lose another game this year.

The Phillies know the 76ers' pain

As the Sixers approach the NBA record for longest losing streak (again), they can look to their baseball brethren for comfort. The 1961 Phillies hold the modern-era MLB record for consecutive losses with 23 in a row. Longest losing streaks

Light at the end of the tunnel for Phils?

The last-place Phillies made progress last season in the Cole Hamels deal. Jim Bowden thinks they're trending upward, though fans will need to be patient with this rebuild. MLB status check (Insider)

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Ken Giles already among game's best

He may only have two seasons in the majors, but Giles has quickly proven that he's an upper-tier reliever. The Phillies' closer has faced 201 hitters and hasn't surrendered a single home run. Olney: Top 10 relievers (Insider)

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Would the Phillies trade for Yasiel Puig?

Puig is exactly the kind of player the rebuilding Phillies should take a chance on. Who would they trade? Ken Giles is a good start, but since the Dodgers won't settle for swapping Puig for a reliever, expect a deal like this to expand. Other possible destinations

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Phils could exploit market with Giles

So many teams are looking for closers this offseason, and Philadelphia has an excellent one in Ken Giles. Although trading a young arm like his is always a tough decision, it could be the right one for the Phillies. Bowden: Potential big-name trades (Insider)

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Phillies dealing Giles remains possibility

Teams that have spoken with Philadelphia expect closer Ken Giles to be dealt this winter or in July, according to ESPN's Jayson Stark. Giles (15 saves, 1.80 ERA in 2015) became the team's closer after Jonathan Papelbon was dealt to the Nationals in July.

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Would the Phillies trade Ken Giles?

Rebuilding teams like Philadelphia are supposed to hold on to arms like Giles. However, other clubs, like the Astros and Marlins, are reportedly checking in on the 25-year-old closer. MLB rumors roundup

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Los Gigantes del Cibao anunciaron que el 3B Maikel Franco debutará el domingo en la temporada de República Dominicana. Franco fue una de las piezas claves para que los Gigantes ganaran su primer campeonato el pasado invierno. Durante el verano, fue uno de los novatos más destacados de la Liga Nacional, en su primera temporada con Philadelphia Phillies.

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Even with Francisco Rodriguez off to Detroit, amazing how many closers are still out there to be traded for. Aroldis Chapman. Andrew Miller. Jonathan Papelbon. Mark Melancon. Ken Giles. Had an exec of one team tell me this week he thinks the Yankees "will move" Miller this winter -- for a big, Craig Kimbrel-like package built around big-league ready starters.

Amaro's parting gift to Philly

Believe it or not, Philadelphia's won something. Thanks to the prospect goldmine reaped in the trade of staff ace Cole Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman, (former) Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. wins the award for best win-later trade. MLB executive awards (Insider)

Few have upside like J.P. Crawford

If Crawford gets a chance to start for the Phillies next summer, expect him to be in the mix for Rookie of the Year. The shortstop has the tools to do some serious damage in the majors. Early ROY candidates (Insider)

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Phillies acquire Jeremy Hellickson

Philadelphia got the RHP from Arizona in exchange for minor league righty Sam McWilliams. Hellickson, the 2011 AL rookie of the year, was 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA in 27 starts last season for the Diamondbacks.

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2015 offseason preview: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies have money to spend but aren't likely to make any big moves, preferring to stay in rebuild mode and get another high draft pick.

Phillies' offseason needs (1:36)

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A plea to Hall of Fame voters: Mike Mussina and Curt Schilling are both easily qualified by established Hall of Fame standards. Both finished with more career WAR than Tom Glavine or John Smoltz. Mussina won 270 games and Schilling was one of the great postseason pitchers of all time. Time to give more support to these two.

Jayson Stark ESPN Staff/Senior Writer 

I don't expect Billy Wagner to get elected to the Hall of Fame. Not this year. Maybe not any year. But the people who want to dismiss him aren't looking closely enough. Finished with the best WHIP of any closer in history (1.00), a fraction ahead of Mariano!

No. 16 ranking too high for Phillies

Contrary to popular belief, David Schoenfield argues that Ruben Amaro's ouster doesn't change much. And if you're excited over the prospect returns for Cole Hamels, remember that the major league squad is still a debacle. Back to the cellar for you, Philly. Schoenfield: Ranking reactions

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Light at the end of the tunnel

There will still be plenty to grumble about next year. That said, a No. 16 ranking is far from the MLB cellar the Phillies are crawling out of. Why are we optimistic about Philadelphia's future? Future Power Rankings (Insider)

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Phillies add Dan Otero

Philadelphia claimed the right-hander off waivers from Oakland on Tuesday. Otero, one of the game's top relievers from 2013-14, struggled this year, posting a 6.75 ERA in 41 games with the A's.

Another dismal year in store for Philly?

It's still early, but it looks like the Phillies will once again be one of the worst teams in baseball in 2016. Were they at least able to avoid the bottom spot in our Way-Too-Early Power Rankings? Find out here

Edubray Ramos on AFL Stars roster

The right-hander will be the Phillies' lone representatitive this Saturday in a game designed to showcase the best prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

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The 2016 World Series odds are already in and says the Chicago Cubs are the betting favorite at 11/1. The rest of the top five: the Royals, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Mets and Nationals all at 12/1. At the bottom: the Braves and Rockies at 100/1 and the Phillies at 200/1.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24924th
On Base Percentage.30329th
Slugging Percentage.38228th
Earned Run Average4.6929th
Quality Starts6628th

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