| 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 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 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
It is coming later rather than sooner, but Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez’s progress through the Phillies system continues. The 27-year-old Cuban native, who signed a three-year, $12 million contract last August, was promoted Friday from Double-A Reading...
| Aug 3, 2014
IronPigs manager Dave Brundage called reliever Hector Neris into his office after Saturday’s night’s win over the Durham Bulls, then promptly took a shower. Neris was left to talk with pitching coach Ray Burris about mechanical things the...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The last few offseasons the Phillies have wavered back and forth on whether they should rebuild or retool.
Every year the answer was retool — until this year that is.
Now that Philadelphia's front office has finally come to the realization...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 8:05 PM
PHOENIX — After grooming Ben Cherington replace him eventually with the Red Sox, Cubs President Theo Epstein goes head-to-head against his one-time protege for the first time since both interviewed Dale Sveum for their manager openings three years...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The 2015 starting rotation for the Philadelphia Phillies has yet to be completely filled out, but good news from Cliff Lee certainly helps make things a little more clear.
After suffering two flexor pronator strains last season, the second of which...
| 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.