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Phillies manager Gabe Kapler believes FIP stat predicts bright future for three of his young starting pitchers | Bob Brookover

If Kapler is right, the futures of Nick Pivetta, Vince Velasquez and Zach Eflin are better than their conventional numbers from last season indicate.


Juan Samuel’s absence from coaching a major-league loss | Bob Brookover

Spring training is a month away and the former Phillies third-base coach is still out of work.


Harper meeting could persuade Phillies to turn attention away from Machado | Bob Brookover

If Machado really wants to play for the Phillies, who have wanted him since the middle of last season, then he better make his mind up very, very soon.

Manny Machado and Bryce Harper still have us (and the Phillies) waiting | Extra Innings

Spring training opens in a month, and we are still waiting to see where Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are going to sign.


Phillies' free agency signings show they could be joining baseball’s bullpen revolution | Bob Brookover

The Phillies, with the acquisition of David Robertson and three other relievers this offseason, could be about to lean on their bullpen more than ever.


It’s dumb to think Phillies would not be smart by spending ‘stupid’ money on Manny Machado | Bob Brookover

Manny Machado seems to prefer the navy-blue pinstripes, and plenty of Phillies fans say they could care less if he ends up playing home games at Citizens Bank Park. That is just stupid.


Phillies are the best option for Manny Machado | Bob Brookover

Manny Machado's tour ended Thursday in Philadelphia and New York might have Broadway, but the best theater in this case was right outside Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies will give Manny Machado some brotherly love today | Extra Innings

The Phillies will entertain the free agent today at Citizens Bank Park in the hope they can sign him to a nine-figure deal to be their third baseman.


Phillies must convince Manny Machado and Bryce Harper that they are about to join a dynasty | Bob Brookover

The Phillies will host star free agent Manny Machado Thursday in Philadelphia. In addition to offering him a ton of money, they must also convince him that something special is about to happen here.


Historic data doesn’t make Phillies' decision on giving Bryce Harper and Manny Machado big money any easier

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are likely to sign nine-figure deals in the near future. History tells us how risky those moves can be.