PHILLIES SCORE: This Is What Professionals Do, As an American professional baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies are based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was founded in Philadelphia in 1883 and had replaced the team from Worcester, Massachusetts, in the National League
Competing in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the National League (NL) East division, the team’s home stadium has been Citizens Bank Park since 2004. The team is the oldest, continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in American skilled sports.
The club has won two World Series championships, against the Kansas City Royals in 1980 and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008). Since 1915, they have been seven National League pennants. The Phillies had played 77 consecutive seasons and won their first World Series.
These are one of the more successful franchises since the start of the Divisional Era in Major League Baseball.
The Phillies have won 11 division titles, including five consecutive division titles from 2007 to 2011.
The team has been ranked sixth among all teams and fourth in the National League.
|52 José Álvarez||73 Deivy Grullón|
|64 Víctor Arano||15 Andrew Knapp|
|49 Jake Arrieta||10 J. T. Realmuto|
|92 Garrett Cleavinger||Infielders|
|54 Austin Davis||70 Arquímedes Gamboa|
|51 Enyel De Los Santos||18 Didi Gregorius|
|58 Seranthony Domínguez||17 Rhys Hoskins|
|56 Zach Eflin||4 Scott Kingery|
|66 Édgar García||2 Jean Segura|
|65 JD Hammer||Outfielders|
|47 Cole Irvin||23 Jay Bruce|
|71 Trevor Kelley||3 Bryce Harper|
|85 Mauricio Llovera||40 Adam Haseley|
|77 Adonis Medina||37 Odúbel Herrera|
|46 Adam Morgan||22 Andrew McCutchen|
|50 Héctor Neris||24 Roman Quinn|
|27 Aaron Nola||5 Nick Williams|
|43 Nick Pivetta|
|30 David Robertson|
|80 JoJo Romero|
|87 Cristopher Sánchez|
|65 Robert Stock|
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The team has played at several stadiums in the city, starting from the Recreation Park, thereafter Baker Bowl followed by Shibe Park, Veterans Stadium, and now Citizens Bank Park.
Rivalry with N.Y. Mets
The Phillies have the “hottest” rivalries in the National League with the New York Mets. The two National League East divisional rivals have been opponents recently in the playoff, division, and wild card races.
Since 2006, the teams have battled for playoff position. The Phillies won five consecutive division titles from 2007 to 2011. The Phillies’ 2007 Eastern Division Title was won on the last day of the season when the Mets lost a seven-game lead with seventeen games remaining.
Phils official 5-year deal with Wheeler
On Monday, 9th December 2019, The Phillies opened the Winter Meetings making an announcement of officially signing right-hander Zack Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract. The franchise considers him the third-best free-agent starting pitcher available on the market and a safer bet to upgrade their rotation.
Wheeler’s WAR made him either the 10th- or 19th-most valuable pitcher.
Originally selected by the San Francisco Giants in the first round (6th overall) of the June 2009 draft, Wheeler was traded to the Mets in exchange for Carlos Beltran on July 8, 2011. Overall, he has started 126 games over parts of five seasons and is 44-38 with a 3.77 ERA. He will wear the number 45.
Phillies’ Adam Haseley is Expected to start in center field
General Manager, Matt Klentak, announced on Wednesday that he expects Haseley to be the team’s regular center fielder in 2020. Roman Quinn was also mentioned as a possibility. Haseley was a slight plus defense. He has shown improvement in September and his numbers at the upper levels of the minors suggest he has a better handle of the strike zone.
Mike Trout record-breaking deal with the Phillies
Mike has signed his record-breaking deal with the Phillies that made him the highest-paid athlete, at least for a while. His contract is the biggest in the history of MLB. He is a three-time American League MVP scoring 285 career home runs and 752 career RBI.
Phillies’ Didi Gregorius: Signs with Phillies
29 years old, Gregorius agreed to a one-year, $14 million deal with the Phillies on Tuesday, 2019. Gregorius will link up with his former manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia. The Phillies will benefit from the player if he can recreate something close to his .277/.326/.486 line from the two seasons prior to the injury.
Adding Gregorius to the Phillies means kicking 2019 starter Jean Segura to second base to replace the non-tendered Cesar Hernandez. The Phillies seem to be in good shape infield, with Gregorius, Segura, first baseman Rhys Hoskins and presumably Scott Kingery at third. The franchise has shown interest in the two best free-agent third basemen available in Anthony Rendon and Josh Donaldson. Before the Gregorius agreement, Jason Martinez of Roster Resource and FanGraphs had the Phillies at just over $186MM in luxury-tax payroll.
Phillies To Re-Sign Phil Gosselin
The Phillies have agreed to re-sign veteran infielder Phil Gosselin to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. He’s represented by Meister Sports Management.
31-year-old Gosselin has appeared in 44 games with the Phillies in 2019 and spent the rest of the year with their Triple-A club. During this span, he hit .314/.405/.497 in 353 trips to the dish. He was limited to a pinch-hitting and defensive replacement role in the big leagues and went 17-for-65 with three doubles.
He’s unlikely to play a significant role with the Phillies next year. But the player provides some versatile depth to stash in Triple-A or perhaps to bring north of Clearwater as the team’s 26th man on next year’s expanded regular-season rosters.
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