| Mar 3, 2015
| 7:32 PM
CLEARWATER, FLA. — One of the main goals for the Philadelphia Phillies and their front office this offseason was to bolster starting pitching depth.
More specifically, they wanted starting pitchers with short-term deals who could eat up innings...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 8:04 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Newly trim, Ryan Howard singled in his first two at-bats of spring training and then broke his silence.
He had not spoken with media since arriving for his 15th season with the Philadelphia Phillies. Following the offseason...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 7:17 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Sunday marks the first exhibition game the Phillies play this spring and it's the only one they have before Grapefruit League play begins Tuesday against the New York Yankees.
The Phillies host the University of Tampa at...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:13 PM
Ryan Howard has showed up to Spring Training displaying a number of changes this year.
He reported to camp noticeably thinner, which a number of his coaches have commented on. He also seems to be healthier, moving around the bases quicker than he has in...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 3:38 PM
At the end of the seventh inning for six Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs home games a season, employees working the jersey auction tables on the Coca-Cola Park concourse once had to do their best WWE imitations.
They had to wrestle clipboards and pens...
| 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...