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Jorge Alfaro Changes Agents

Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro recently changed agents, according to Robert Murray of Fan Rag (via Twitter). He will now be represented by ISE Baseball, which has a long list of other MLB clients. Alfaro was seen as a significant prospect when he came over to Philadelphia as part of the Cole Hamels trade. He is still just 24 years of age and produced a strong .318/.360/.514 batting line in 114 MLB plate appearances last year. That said, there are some questions facing the out-of-options...

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Phillies trade rumors - Flurry of 40-man and coaching moves, Phils not likely to get Stanton

Phils clear some space on the 40-man ahead of the Rule 5 Draft. One name you can expect to go: Carlos Tocci.

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Welcome to a Phillies Thanksgiving

Gather ‘round the fire for another year of thanks. Welcome, friends, once again, to our Thanksgiving table here at The Good Phight. You know, each year around this time we think about what we’re thankful for, and then a few weeks from now as we gather again, stricken with holiday burn-out for one last guzzle of champagne before the New Year, we will make plans for our glorious futures. In between these two holidays—the giving of thanks and the fresh start of the new year—it makes...

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Justin Klugh

Welcome to a Phillies Thanksgiving

Gather ‘round the fire for another year of thanks.

Welcome, friends, once again, to our Thanksgiving table here at The Good Phight. You know, each year around this time we think about what we’re thankful for, and then a few weeks from now as we gather again, stricken with holiday burn-out for one last guzzle of champagne before the New Year, we will make plans for our glorious futures. In between these two holidays—the giving of thanks and the fresh start of the new year—it makes...

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Phils' charitable efforts in full swing for holidays

The Phillies spent their Tuesday handing out Thanksgiving Day turkeys to families in need. They will be in the community throughout the rest of the holiday season.

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2017 Phillies player review: Nick Williams

The “ceiling?” Hell no, people; we’re aiming for the sky. This week, the Phillies added a couple of farmhands to their 40-man roster, beginning their journeys toward major league playing time. They by no means have a guaranteed future, but the move can be one of the early indicators that a player’s shot is about to arrive. Nick Williams was once an ambiguous name with an uncertain future, as well. Added to the Phillies’ meandering rebuild at the 2015 trade deadline, he had a...

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Justin Klugh

2017 Phillies player review: Nick Williams

The “ceiling?” Hell no, people; we’re aiming for the sky.

This week, the Phillies added a couple of farmhands to their 40-man roster, beginning their journeys toward major league playing time. They by no means have a guaranteed future, but the move can be one of the early indicators that a player’s shot is about to arrive.

Nick Williams was once an ambiguous name with an uncertain future, as well. Added to the Phillies’ meandering rebuild at the 2015 trade deadline, he had a...

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Phillies reportedly considering Chase Utley for bench coach

Could Chase Utley be the Phillies bench coach? (Kevin Durso/SportsTalkPhilly) By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor In his introductory press conference, new Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler spoke of wanting to create a culture where players played like Chase Utley. He wasn't kidding.  As it turns out, Kapler praising Utley wasn't simply to make a good first impression on Phillies fans. Howard Eskin of SportsRadio 94 WIP says that the Phillies are considering Utley for their...

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Phillies Add Guerrero as Assistant Hitting Coach

  The Phillies got their newest coach from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, from whom the Phillies  added manager Gabe Kapler.  Serving as assistant hitting coach for the Phillies in 2018 will be Pedro Guerrero. This is not the former Dodgers all-star Pedro Guerrero, nor are the two related, despite the Dodgers connection. This Pedro Guerrero, Pedro Manuel Guerrero, is 28 years old and was a prospect within the Dodgers system before turning to coaching.   Guerrero played two...

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Phillies hire Guerrero as assistant hitting coach

The Phillies announced the addition of 28-year-old Pedro Guerrero to their Major League coaching staff. He will serve as the assistant hitting coach to John Mallee under new manager Gabe Kapler.

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Join Phanta Claus for #PhilliesHolidays events

#PhilliesHolidays are just around the corner -- and that means plenty of free Phillies fun for the entire family!

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Phils may pursue prospect Maitan

Remember those trades the Phillies made this summer that got them a whole lot of "international amateur signing bonus space?"

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Ethan Witte

(Re)Introducing Fanpost Fridays

It’s your turn to get involved.

You are always hearing from us.

We here at The Good Phight are proud being able to provide you with some interesting analysis, thought-provoking opinions and humorous podcasts that help us all become more engaged with this team. We’ve been through the ups and downs these past few years together with you. As much as you have felt the pain of losing, the ineptitude exhibited on the field or at the plate, imagine having to write about it, day in and day...

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Top 25 Players to Ever Play a Game for the Phillies: No. 20, Cliff Lee

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor Cliff Lee was something of a mercenary during his career, which is strange considering how dominant he was at his peak. But if you wanted a starting pitcher to come in and lead your attempt to make a deep playoff run during the late-2000s, you may not have been able to do much better than Lee.  After a disastrous 2007 season, Lee wasn't on the Cleveland Indians postseason roster in 2007 when they came within one win of going to the World Series....

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Phillies add 4 prospects to 40-man roster

The Phillies are loaded with pitching prospects in the Minor Leagues and Monday they protected four of their most valuable arms from next month's Rule 5 Draft. They also cut loose a once highly touted pitching prospect.

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Phillies Designate Appel, Claim Shortstop in Flurry of Moves

Former first overall pick Mark Appel did not make the cut (Frank Klose/Sports Talk Philly) With November 20th at 8:00 p.m. being the deadline for teams to set their 40-man rosters in preparation for the Rule 5 draft, the Phillies made a flurry of moves.   The Phillies claimed switch-hitting shortstop Engelb Vielma from the San Francisco Giants as the Giants set their own roster.  The Phillies added four players to the roster to protect from the Rule 5 draft, but had to open up some...

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Phillies Designate Former First Overall Pick Mark Appel For Assignment

As a part of a series of moves to cut down on the team’s 40-man roster, the Phillies decided to designate for assignment right-handed pitcher Mark Appel. Mark Appel was the Houston Astros’ first-overall pick of the 2013 draft. Highly touted out of college, Appel has failed to live up to his pre-draft hype as a professional pitcher. After being selected by the Pirates eighth overall in 2012, the Houston Astros selected Mark Appel with their first overall pick, the following year, once he...

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Phillies news: 5 added, 3 cut to finalize 40-man roster

The Phillies made some roster moves to finalize their 40-man roster before the 8 PM EST deadline. The Phillies have selected the contracts of RHPs Seranthony Dominguez, Franklyn Kilome and Jose Taveras and LHP Ranger Suarez to the 40-man roster. In addition, they claimed INF Engelb Vielma from the San Francisco Giants. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHPs Mark Appel and Alberto Tirado were designated for assignment and LHP Elniery Garcia was outrighted to triple-A Lehigh...

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Phillies news: 5 added, 3 cut to finalize 40-man roster

The Phillies made some roster moves to finalize their 40-man roster before the 8 PM EST deadline.

The Phillies have selected the contracts of RHPs Seranthony Dominguez, Franklyn Kilome and Jose Taveras and LHP Ranger Suarez to the 40-man roster. In addition, they claimed INF Engelb Vielma from the San Francisco Giants.

To make room on the 40-man roster, RHPs Mark Appel and Alberto Tirado were designated for assignment and LHP Elniery Garcia was outrighted to triple-A Lehigh...

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Phillies Claim Engelb Vielma, Designate Mark Appel & Alberto Tirado

The Phillies have claimed infielder Engelb Vielma off waivers from the Giants, per a team announcement. Philadelphia also designated righties Mark Appel and Alberto Tirado for assignment while outrighting lefty Elniery Garcia. To round out a busy day of 40-man moves, the Phillies also added righties Seranthony Dominguez, Franklyn Kilome, and Jose Taveras, as well as lefty Ranger Suarez, to their MLB roster. Appel, 26, was the first overall draft pick in 2013. He landed in Philadelphia along...

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