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Chase Utley and Cole Hamels will be the subject of trade rumors all season.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Chase Utley and Cole Hamels will be the subject of trade rumors all season. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Phillies Notes: Will Chase Utley Waive his No-Trade Clause, Hamels Wants Out

While the Phillies just wrapped up the second week of the baseball season, there doesn't seem to be much of a surprise, this team isn't very good.

Two names that will continue to come up in tra

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ESPN’s Sr. Baseball Writer Jayson Stark Joins 97.3 ESPN

ESPN senior baseball writer, Jayson Stark will join Mike Gill every Friday at 3:05 this baseball season to talk Phillies, NL East and more.

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The 36-year-old is owed $10 million in 2015 and has $15 million vesting options each of the next three seasons after that. (Getty Images)
The 36-year-old is owed $10 million in 2015 and has $15 million vesting options each of the next three seasons after that. (Getty Images)
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Are Chase Utley and Ryan Howard at the End of the Road?

Chase Utley has been one of the most popular, productive and accomplished players in Phillies history, but now at 36 years old some are wondering if the end of the road is near.

"He certainly looks a lot slower than he has in the past."  Phillies insider Todd Zolecki of MLB

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Jesse Biddle was selected in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, going 27th overall. (Getty Images)
Jesse Biddle was selected in the first round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, going 27th overall. (Getty Images)
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Phillies Report: Keep an Eye on the Reading Phillies Pitching Staff

Phillies fans can get a glimpse of the future today - they just have to drive to Reading to see it.

The Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, will send the seventh overall pick in last years MLB amatuer draft, Aaron Nola to the mound in game one of their double-header.  In game

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Papelbon would need to waive his no-trade clause in order to be traded. (
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Papelbon would need to waive his no-trade clause in order to be traded. ( getty Images)
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Papelbon: “I Don’t Feel Like a Phillie.”

While expectations are low for the Phillies this season, a few things fans are expecting is some trades - and drama.

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Cole Hamels will draw a considerable amount of media attention as the Phillies are expected to continue to explore trading him leading up to the July 31 deadline. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
Cole Hamels will draw a considerable amount of media attention as the Phillies are expected to continue to explore trading him leading up to the July 31 deadline. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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How Should the Phillies Handle Cole Hamles Moving Forward?

While opening day didn't quite go the way Cole Hamels would have liked, allowing four runs -- all on solo home runs -- in five innings, his name will continue to surface in trade talks between now and the July 31 deadline.

But now that the season has started, what is t

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The 36-year-old Utley is owed $10 million in 2015 and has $15 million vesting options each of the next three seasons after that. (Getty Images Sport)
The 36-year-old Utley is owed $10 million in 2015 and has $15 million vesting options each of the next three seasons after that. (Getty Images Sport)
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Will the Phillies Deal Chase Utley this Season?

Some baseball executives tell Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that they believe Chase Utley "will eventually give in to a deal" and waive his no-trade clause.

On Friday's Sports Bash, I asked ESPN

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Ruben Amaro and Ryne Sandberg. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Ruben Amaro and Ryne Sandberg. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Phillies Finalize Opening Day Roster

The Phillies have finalized their Opening Day roster for the 2015 regular season.

The club made the following transactions today:

Infielder Andres Blanco and outfielder Jeff Francoeur had their contracts selected;

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Phillies and OF Ben Revere avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract. (Photo: CSNPhilly.com)
Phillies and OF Ben Revere avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.1 million contract. (Photo: CSNPhilly.com)
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Phillies Could Make Ben Revere Available in Trade

While the Phillies have yet to finalize their 25-man Opening Day roster, they will announce the full roster tomorrow prior to the 3:00pm deadline, one guy who could be available for a team looking for an outfielder is Ben Revere.

According to FOXSports.com's MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the

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Herrera batted .321/.373/.402 between High- and Double-A last season (Stacy Revere, Getty Images Sport)
Herrera batted .321/.373/.402 between High- and Double-A last season (Stacy Revere, Getty Images Sport)
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Phillies May Have Found a Keeper with Odubel Herrera

The Phillies may have found a keeper in Odubel Herrera.

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