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Archive: March, 2011

Amaro, Schneider: Castillo a low-risk proposition for Phillies

Monday, March 21, 2011, 9:31 AM
Let's clear up a few misconceptions about this Luis Castillo deal: 1) The Phillies owe Castillo nothing unless he makes the major league roster. This is a minor league deal. They have 10 days to look at him, explore other moves, and ponder how he fits into the Opening Day roster, which does not need... Read more

Phillies bring in Castillo on minor league deal

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 8:31 PM
In the end, it was pretty much a no-brainer. According to league sources, Phillies have agreed to a contract with Luis Castillo, the three-time Gold Glove and three-time All-Star second baseman who was released by the Mets on Saturday. CSNPhilly.com reported the contract is a minor league deal, which... Read more

The latest on the payroll situation, Luis Castillo and more

Sunday, March 20, 2011, 12:14 PM
Good morning from another glorious Sunday morning in Clearwater, Florida. The sun is shining, the sky is cloudless, and the line for tickets to this afternoon's Yankees-Phillies tilt looks a lot like the line at job fairs these days. Joe Blanton will start against C.C. Sabathia and then be followed... Read more

Updated: Phillies' interest in Castillo "remains to be seen"

Friday, March 18, 2011, 11:13 AM
Update: 1:28 p.m. The Phillies haven't ruled out signing newly-released second baseman Luis Castillo. At least that was the impression given by assistant general manager Scott Proefrock today. When asked of the Phillies' interest in the three-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glover, Profefrock said... Read more

Lidge throws bullpen session, in game within 3 or 4 days

Friday, March 18, 2011, 9:42 AM
Brad Lidge hopes to be back on the mound in a Grapefruit League game in three or four days, which would enable him to log about four more appearances before Opening Day. Lidge already has five appearances under his belt. He has allowed five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks in... Read more

Stutes, Worley sent down

Friday, March 18, 2011, 9:09 AM
Another cut-down day today, and among The Departed are two young arms who have had decent springs: righthanders Mike Stutes and Vance Worley. Stutes didn't seem to have a realistic role on the big league club, despite an impressive performance in Grapefruit League play. A non-roster invitee, he appears... Read more

Video: Who's in at second, right field?

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 6:29 PM
Video: The Daily News' Paul Hagen and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss who will play second base in Chase Utley's absence, which right field candidate has the edge, and what's up with Cliff Lee? Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive... Read more

Lidge to throw bullpen session tomorrow

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 11:52 AM
After a painless game of catch today, Brad Lidge expects to throw a bullpen session tomorrow, three days after he was shut down with what the Phillies have called a mild case of biceps soreness. Lidge said he "felt good" after throwing in the outfield. In another injury update, Placido Polanco says... Read more

A thorough explanation of why I do not cheer

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 10:57 PM
First, before you blow up the comments with suggestions that I stick to baseball, let me explain the three reasons why I am writing about this topic: 1) I recently read two columns by two people I know exploring the situation. 2) There are a lot of factors that consumers of sports writing need to... Read more

One of Phillies' owners dies; Halladay, Lidge updates

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 1:42 PM
Jim Buck Jr., one of the Phillies owners, died unexpectedly during the night on Tuesday. Phillies president and CEO David Montgomery issued this statement: "We are very sorry to learn of Jim Buck’s passing. Jim had been a part of the Phillies ownership group, with his brothers Whip and Bill... Read more
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