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  • David Murphy: Phillies GM Amaro needs to get real

    PHILADELPHIA The general manager who has failed to produce a winning season since 2011 insisted he has a realistic sense of the market value of the players. It is the general managers who are actually in contention for the playoffs whose valuations are...
  • Aging players, bulky contracts force Phillies to stay silent at trade deadline

    By the time 4 p.m. rolled around Thursday, the Phillies were supposed to have traded a number of their players for prospects, beginning a rebuilding process that could take a number of years. Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett, Antonio Bastardo, Cliff Lee,...
  • Bob Brookover: Phillies hit trade deadline with few options

    NEW YORK If Ruben Amaro Jr. was still on the fence about being a buyer or seller, then Trade Deadline Eve should have helped sway the thinking of the Phillies general manager. Amaro's problem: No general manager in baseball history has ever been able...
  • No trades for Phillies at non-waiver deadline

    WASHINGTON The trade deadline passed Thursday without a Phillies trade, the latest confirmation of how the rest of Major League Baseball views Ruben Amaro Jr.'s roster. The general manager attempted to deal veteran players with cumbersome contracts and...
  • Hamels brilliant again in Phillies' 6-0 win over Mets

    NEW YORK There was no reason to believe it ended Tuesday at 9:27 p.m. with an 87-mph cutter that Daniel Murphy rolled to second base. Cole Hamels did not pause for a moment to savor his effort, eight shutout innings in a 6-0 Phillies win over the Mets. On...
  • Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland

    Ex-IronPig Moss evolves into an All-Star with Oakland
    NEW YORK — His numbers this season — 21 home runs, 66 RBIs entering the All-Star break — are impressive, and one can just imagine how they would look in the middle of the Phillies' oft-punchless lineup. Some believe that were it not...
  • Home run derby kicks off All-Star festivities

    Home run derby kicks off All-Star festivities
    Many sluggers would rather sit than swing in the annual all-star home run derby which goes on tonight at Minneapolis' Target Field (7 p.m., ESPN) The All-Star game is Tuesday night… Brandon Moss has become an all-star with the Oakland A's, but...
  • With changes looming, Sandberg needs to look further ahead than second half

    With changes looming, Sandberg needs to look further ahead than second half
    As the Philadelphia Phillies begin the second half of the season — with a three-game series in Atlanta starting tonight — manager Ryne Sandberg is poised to look forward. He didn't want to dwell on the fact that the Phillies entered the All-...
  • All eyes will be on Cliff Lee's first start in two months

    All eyes will be on Cliff Lee's first start in two months
    ATLANTA - The prize of the pitching market this July, David Price, plays for a team enjoying its best run of the season. There are no guarantees that Tampa Bay will deal Price, and that steers all focus toward Cliff Lee. He will pitch tonight for the...
  • Phillies 'High Hopes' hard to come by this spring

    Phillies 'High Hopes' hard to come by this spring
    My fellow geeks and I had our annual fantasy baseball draft Saturday. Some of us have been at this for 27 years, and it's still one of my favorite days of the year. We use an auction format where someone throws a player's name out, we write our bids...
  • Lee placed on DL, who might take his spot?

     
    Cliff Lee was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday evening following an MRI on his left elbow. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images file photo) Earlier Tuesday, Ruben Amaro Jr. announced Cliff Lee had received an MRI on his elbow after dealing with...