| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:13 PM
The Phillies have turned in two straight 73-win seasons and the only thing as low as fan and media expectations for the team this year is the mercury in thermometers the last couple weeks.
The front office has admitted the team is in a rebuilding mode,...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 8:21 PM
Each spring brings Major League Baseball's teams a chance to clear the slate and begin afresh.
Optimism typically runs rampant — although there won't be much of that in Clearwater for the next six weeks — as a number of veterans, along...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 7:31 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Jonathan Papelbon insisted Friday he didn't hear nor pay attention to offseason trade speculation.
Judging from his first public comments from spring training, it's also worth wondering how much he heard or read the Phillies...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 12:48 PM
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg says Ryan Howard will start at first base this season, despite plans to rebuild the team and attempts to trade the declining slugger.
Sandberg spoke in support of Howard on Wednesday during his first news conference of...
| 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 6, 2015
| 12:49 PM
It's no secret that one of the top priorities for the Philadelphia Phillies this offseason is making sure Ryan Howard is not on the roster come April 6 when they open the season against the Boston Red Sox.
The Phillies have been wrestling with the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 8:29 AM
The Padres have had discussions about trading for San Diego native Cole Hamels with new outfielder Wil Myers as potential bait, according to a baseball source.
The Padres have been baseball's busiest team since the Winter Meetings ended in San Diego...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The next time that Jimmy Rollins walks through the front door at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia and — to borrow an old Rollins line — "represents the P" instead of wearing Dodger blue or some other color that he may adorn in the twilight...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:32 AM
It took over a week for the final word to come, but Jimmy Rollins is now officially a Los Angeles Dodger.
The Phillies announced the deal Friday morning which sent the 36-year-old shortstop west along with cash for two minor league pitching prospects....
| 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...