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  • Thome dives into a new workout routine

     
    You know an athlete is serious about getting in shape when he’s willing to change his routine around at age 41. In an effort to aid and help mend his ailing lower back, Jim Thome dedicated himself this winter to......
  • MEMORABLE WIN FOR BRUNDAGE, IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE ...

     
    It's now one of 1,086 for Dave Brundage. But the ironPigs' 5-4, 11-inning win over Syracuse Saturday night was a memorable one for their first-year manager, in more ways than one. It was his first in a Lehigh Valley uniform, giving him a Triple-A...
  • Qualls surprised Philly wanted him

     
    Chad Qualls got a warning from his wife when the Phillies called him during the offseason. “She said, ‘You know you don’t have that good of numbers in Philly?’” She was right. Qualls, who signed a one-year, $1.15 million...
  • Could there be more going on with Utley?

     
    As fans, you all want to believe exactly what the Phillies are telling you. You're hoping and praying the reason Chase Utley has yet to appear in a spring training game is because they really are resting him as much......
  • WHO WILL BE THE IRONPIGS INFIELDERS NEXT MONTH? ...

     
    So, who's going to be left to play the infield at Coca-Cola Park next month? It could be anybody's guess. When spring training opened it was a lock that the shortstop here would be Freddy Galvis. Now, believe it or not, he might be the starting second...
  • Today's roster moves and how the roster could shape up

     
    We’re getting down to the nitty-gritty, and Tuesday morning started off with a few more roster moves. The Phillies re-assigned RHP Scott Elarton and RHP Brian Sanches to minor league camp, and they optioned LHP Jake Diekman to the minors.......
  • Updated: Phillies officially sign Castillo

     
    Nobody had to say it. Actions speak louder than words, and the Phillies' actions Sunday night made a huge statement. The club, favored by many to win the World Series, has been without its second baseman, and management is clearly......
  • Amaro gives Utley update

     
    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. finally acknowledged the obvious about Chase Utley. When asked if he would start the season on the disabled list, Amaro said, "I would think so. I haven't seen him on the field yet and we're......
  • UPDATED: What factors into Charlie's roster decisions?

     
    It’s getting down to the nitty gritty, and it won’t be long before some decisions have to be made. Manager Charlie Manuel said he expects to finalize the roster sometime after the Phillies final exhibition game against the Pirates on......
  • Predix for Opening Day lineup and 25-man roster

     
    With the Phillies final game in Clearwater slated for 1:05 this afternoon against the Astros, here are my thoughts on the 25-man roster and Opening Day lineup. 25-MAN ROSTER -Ryan Howard -Jimmy Rollins -Placido Polanco -Carlos Ruiz -Ben Francisco -Shane.....
  • Surprise, surprise ... Phillies finalize 25-man roster

     
    The Phillies finalized their Opening Day roster, Charlie Manuel announced today. The big announcement is that infielder Pete Orr made the team and had his contract purchased. Also, earlier in the day Manuel said Rule 5 draftee Michael Martinez had......