| 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...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 1:34 PM
MIAMI – It wasn't as gruesome as some of the other notable Marlins' injuries this season, but Marcell Ozuna turning his right ankle as he cruised into second base Sunday wasn't easy on the stomach.
Diagnosed with a high ankle sprain, Ozuna will...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:20 PM
MIAMI – Henderson Alvarez entered his final Marlins Park start of 2014 Tuesday tied with Clayton Kershaw for the best home ERA (1.75) in the majors. Wednesday, Alvarez will wake up in sole possession of the top spot.
He shut out the Phillies...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:24 PM
By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI - Jonathan Papelbon was effective during the game and combative immediately following.
Right fielder Marlon Byrd stroked an eighth-inning, game-winning single, and Papelbon returned from a suspension to get the...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The Marlins' blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays in November 2012, which featured the payroll purging of Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, yielded starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria among seven players.
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:36 PM
A year ago at this time, Cameron Rupp was wrapping up a season in which he surpassed Tommy Joseph and Sebastian Valle to emerge as the Phillies' top catching prospect and was heading toward a September call-up.
This season, Rupp is hoping for a strong...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Over the course of the current season, Dave Brundage has seen the best and the worst from Maikel Franco, the current jewel of the Phillies farm system.
At the moment, the IronPigs manager is seeing the best.
After going 6-for-7 with the franchise's...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:18 PM
CINCINNATI -- Ten years and 13 days since his 48th career win for the Marlins, Brad Penny picked up his 49th.
The bullpen made Penny’s five-inning, two-run (one earned) effort stand up in a 4-3 win over the Reds at Great American Ballpark...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:45 AM
— As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The Dodgers have the best starting rotation money can buy.
Best pitcher in baseball? Keep him, for $215 million. Best pitcher in free agency, in the first off-season under new ownership? Buy him, for $147 million. Best pitcher to come out of South...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 4:05 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Justin Ruggiano saw the latest phase of the Marlins' rebuilding program while spending the previous two seasons in Miami after 2,910 at-bats in the minors.
As frustrating as it was for Marlins players and fans to see veterans such...