| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:22 PM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:07 PM
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...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:44 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:24 PM
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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:22 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...