| 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 23, 2015
| 6:13 PM
The Phillies have turned in two straight 73-win seasons and the only thing as low as fan and media expectations for the team this year is the mercury in thermometers the last couple weeks.
The front office has admitted the team is in a rebuilding mode,...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Each spring brings Major League Baseball's teams a chance to clear the slate and begin afresh.
Optimism typically runs rampant — although there won't be much of that in Clearwater for the next six weeks — as a number of veterans, along...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:05 AM
JUPITER Dan Haren did in fact consider retirement, but it had nothing to do with the December trade that sent him from the Dodgers to the Marlins.
Speaking Friday morning before the club's first pitchers and catchers workout, Haren assured his...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:31 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jonathan Papelbon insisted Friday he didn't hear nor pay attention to offseason trade speculation.
Judging from his first public comments from spring training, it's also worth wondering how much he heard or read the Phillies...
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 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...