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  • Burnett won't return to Phillies, elects free agency

    Burnett won't return to Phillies, elects free agency
    After pitching his 27th start on Aug. 19 and increasing his player option to $10 million, A.J. Burnett began mulling retirement. He wavered on the decision to pitch next season as the year continued, struggling on the mound while dealing with an...
  • Let the wheeling, dealing begin for Phillies

    Let the wheeling, dealing begin for Phillies
    PHOENIX — Whether by striking early or by reeling in an pre-Christmas gift, the Phillies under general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. have never lacked for drama during baseball's hot-stove season. In an attempt to extend (and later, pry open) the window...
  • Phillies' Hamels to Cubs could jumpstart rebuilding like it did in Kansas City

    Phillies' Hamels to Cubs could jumpstart rebuilding like it did in Kansas City
    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...
  • Jon Lester would further solidify solid Cubs staff

     Jon Lester would further solidify solid Cubs staff
    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...
  • Andrew Friedman will have a different business model with the Dodgers

    Andrew Friedman will have a different business model with the Dodgers
    Evan Longoria was in the major leagues for less than a week when Andrew Friedman signed him to a contract guaranteed for $17.5 million. In addition to saving the Tampa Bay Rays millions of dollars in the arbitration process, Friedman's foresight has...
  • Jerome Williams agrees to one-year contract extension with Phillies

    Jerome Williams agrees to one-year contract extension with Phillies
    With Cole Hamels being the only reliable starter the Philadelphia Phillies could pencil in to their 2015 rotation at season's end, the team had its work cut out for them this offseason. The Phillies took their first step to fill out the rest of that...
  • Better days ahead for the Phillies?

    Better days ahead for the Phillies?
    Seven years ago Tuesday, Brett Myers tossed his glove into the air after striking out the Washington Nationals' Willy Mo Pena and helping the Philadelphia Phillies clinch the first of five straight NL East division titles. This past Tuesday, the...
  • Two Phillies undergo surgery, a third is being scheduled

    Two Phillies undergo surgery, a third is being scheduled
    Two Phillies had surgery this week and another is in the process of scheduling surgery, according to a press release the Phillies issued Wednesday. Carlos Ruiz was the first to go under the knife on Monday. He had minor arthroscopic surgery on his...
  • What went well, and not so well, with the 2014 Phillies

    What went well, and not so well, with the 2014 Phillies
    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...
  • Phillies Season from Hell

        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...
  • Gonzalez finally gets to Triple-A, joins ever-changing IronPigs bullpen

     
    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...