| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:04 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Phillies left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee is confident his elbow problems from last year are behind him as he begins a new season.
The 36-year-old veteran was limited to 13 starts in 2014, when he went on the disabled list...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:35 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. It was a routine conversation, Ryne Sandberg said. One that the Phillies manager insisted would have taken place even if Cole Hamels had not been quoted a day earlier by USA Today saying he hopes to be traded.
The manager and his top...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 3:50 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. A Magic 8 Ball appeared Thursday in Cliff Lee's locker at Bright House Field, and the 36-year-old left-hander carried it with him to his first news conference since last summer.
He brought it, he said, "to answer my hard questions." When...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Coming off arguably the greatest 9-9 season in the history of major-league pitching, Cole Hamels edges toward the late prime of his career still anchored to a team that seems intent on repeating its mistakes.
Can the Phillies ever get their timing...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:20 PM
As teams move through the offseason and head into spring training, all are equal in the standings and there's typically hope.
For the recently successful ones, hope that they can repeat or build off of last season. For the ones coming off forgettable...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:33 PM
David Buchanan recited the fifth inning of his June 8 start in Cincinnati as if it occurred yesterday.
Most importantly, the 25-year-old remembers the mistakes he made in a game in which he had really good stuff.
The right-hander got cute with a...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:04 PM
Cliff Lee enjoys his four days off between starts.
But the Phillies left-hander is now 175 days removed from the last time he took the mound in a major league game.
"I don't think Cliff likes sitting idle, not being able to pitch," Phillies general...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:38 PM
Ricky Bottalico and Steve Blass are not only former major league pitchers, but they're also current TV analysts.
Bottalico, the original color analyst for Lehigh Valley IronPigs broadcasts on Service Electric TV2, is now entrenched as a studio analyst...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:32 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Chicago baseball fans — and retailers.
This year's winter talks brought a lot of enthusiasm back to the Windy City with free-agent, left-hander Jon Lester signing with the Cubs. And on the South...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:25 AM
With the trading of Marlon Byrd, Jimmy Rollins and Antonio Bastardo, the Phillies have shown they are committed to rebuilding and starting a youth movement in Philadelphia.
Although, with the shape of their roster, the contracts they've handed out and...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:19 PM
Hundreds of front-office executives, managers, coaches and scouts will descend upon San Diego this week for Major League Baseball's annual winter meetings, all with the singular purpose of molding their teams into World Series contenders.