| Jan 27, 2015
| 10:03 AM
Cole Hamels. Ryan Howard. Chase Utley. Jonathan Papelbon.
Will they all still be in a Phillies uniform when the club reports to Clearwater in less than a month for spring training?
That's the golden question right now and with each passing moment,...
| 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 24, 2015
| 12:05 AM
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Milwaukee Brewers are in "serious" talks with the Philadelphia Phillies about acquiring veteran closer Jonathan Papelbon.
The Brewers have been looking for a late-inning reliever with closing experience...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:35 PM
A $13 million-per-year closer, no matter how effective or how controversial, is a superfluous asset on a rebuilding team whose strength is its young bullpen arms.
It is no secret the Phillies have long sought suitors for Jonathan Papelbon, entering the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 11:33 PM
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MLB Team Report - Philadelphia Phillies - INSIDE PITCH
The Philadelphia Phillies finally are embarking upon a long-overdue rebuild of an aging and recently ineffective nucleus.
The dismantling of the roster started with the...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Baseball's annual rumor fest is upon us. The winter meetings start Monday in San Diego, and what traditionally deteriorates into a week of overblown analysis of overblown hype might actually amount to something big.
One reason: teams looking for offense...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2014
The Eagles appear to be in good hands, but the Phillies clearly need help. Here are the next 10 things they should do as they pave the way for rebuilding: 1. Fire Ruben Amaro and hire a bright young general......
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:00 PM
The Angels will be making their seventh appearance in the American League Division Series, and it will be the first time they won't be playing either Boston or New York. A look at their previous six ALDS matchups:
Angels 3, New York Yankees 1...
| 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...