| Sep 30, 2014
When players arrived in Clearwater for spring training, they were welcomed by a manager beginning his first full season with a focus on fundamentals.
Ryne Sandberg opened camp by concentrating on defensive drills to cut down on errors, pitchers...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:32 AM
When I wrote a few weeks ago that the Phillies should dump all their older players and commit to discovering which youngsters can play, I got a voice mail message from a fan who thought I was crazy.
He believed the team's aging core deserved one...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:36 PM
By Jordan Hall, The Sports Xchange
PHILADELPHIA -- Brothers Justin Upton and B.J. Upton did it all Saturday night in leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Each Upton homered and threw out a...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When teams don't meet expectations — or they clinch last place in their division like the Phillies did Thursday — you can expect a number of changes both on the field and in the front office.
The first of those changes...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 8:03 PM
— It has been a season with little tangible return for Brad Hand.
The Miami Marlins left-hander's final start provided the final frustration as his inability to get the opposing pitcher out marred an otherwise solid 2014 swan song.
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:36 PM
The Miami Marlins were already assured of their first winning home season at Marlins Park.
What they were seeking in Thursday's home finale was some frosting, sweetener to take into the offseason.
A four-run seventh inning was as sweet as it gets...
| Aug 25, 2014
The Eagles appear to be in good hands, but the Phillies clearly need help. Here are the next 10 things they should do as they pave the way for rebuilding: 1. Fire Ruben Amaro and hire a bright young general......
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:59 PM
By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jerome Williams pitched seven shutout innings, shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Oakland 3-0 on Saturday, delivering a blow to the A's wild-card...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 7:39 PM
"Now batting, first baseman, Chaaaase Utley!"
You read that right: first baseman Chase Utley.
Sure, it's a bit of a stretch, but it's not completely crazy and it's something the Phillies seriously have to consider heading into the offseason and Spring...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment.
After all, Donaldson...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:24 AM
After leading his team to a third straight comeback victory, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is proving his worth every week, according to Nick Fierro in his Monday morning review of the Eagles' 37-34 win over Washington. … Are the Eagles slow...