| Dec 31, 2014
| 11:34 PM
The Sports Xchange
12/31/2014 MLB Note - Philadelphia Phillies Lively, Ben
RHP Ben Lively was acquired by the Phillies in a Dec. 31 deal that sent OF Marlon Byrd and cash to the Reds.
Lively, 22, posted a 13-7 record with a 3.04 ERA in 26 starts last...
| 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...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The Orioles began to narrow their focus Tuesday at Major League Baseball's winter meetings in order to fill the outfield void left by the departures of Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis.
Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the club...
| 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 23, 2014
| 3:11 PM
The Phillies must have liked what they saw from Grady Sizemore because they are bringing him back for the 2015 season.
Two days after announcing they re-signed pitcher Jerome Williams to a one-year deal, the club announced a one-year, $2 million deal...
| 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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:09 PM
PHILADELPHIA — When teams don't meet expectations — or they clinch last place in their division like the Phillies did Thursday — you can expect a number of changes both on the field and in the front office.
The first of those changes...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 4:59 PM
By Eric Gilmore, The Sports Xchange
OAKLAND, Calif. — Jerome Williams pitched seven shutout innings, shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Oakland 3-0 on Saturday, delivering a blow to the A's wild-card...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:34 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. — When Oakland A's third baseman Josh Donaldson came to the plate with one out and a runner on first base in the bottom of the 10th inning Sunday of a 6-6 game against Philadelphia, he relished the moment.
After all, Donaldson...