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Archive: February, 2011

Dubee: "Joe's our fifth starter"

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 1:46 PM
The clubhouse at Bright House Field was buzzing again today as pitchers and catchers reported to Clearwater in preparation for tomorrow's opening workout. Among the core group of position players, only Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz are here thus far. The first full-squad workout takes place on Feb. 19... Read more

Being Raul Ibanez (with video)

Friday, February 11, 2011, 7:37 PM
Here's the thing about mind over matter. At some point, matter wins. The role of the mind is to postpone the victory as long as possible. Raul Ibanez is well aware of this. ""The moment that I say, 'I can't have a better season than last season,' then it's probably time to go home," Ibanez told me... Read more

Michael Young not a real possibility, reports

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 9:14 PM
When news broke of Michael Young's trade request yesterday, several e-mailers wondered if the well-regarded infielder could provide an out-of-the-box solution for the absence of a right-handed power bat in the Phillies line-up. According to's Jerry Crasnick, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr... Read more

Chat Phillies with Marcus Hayes

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 5:06 AM
Live Chat: Marcus Hayes will chat about the upcoming Phillies season on Wednesday beginning at noon. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat. Read more

Platoon role a possibility for Brown

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 4:20 PM
In today's paper, we took a look at one piece of work that hitting coach Greg Gross has performed with Domonic Brown this offseason. I didn't delve much into the actual competition for right field, mostly because we'll have plenty of time over the next couple months to cover that. One of the more... Read more

Looking for the first loser: Who is the second-best rotation in the NL?

Monday, February 7, 2011, 3:12 PM
Unless you have spent the last two months holed up in Charlie Sheen's hotel room, you've probably heard that the Phillies are supposed to have a pretty good rotation this season. To fans at the ballpark, that means the potential for a lot of victories. To sports writers filing on deadline, that means... Read more

In defense of a colleague

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 12:37 PM
This is a baseball blog, and I generally try to keep the conversation steered toward that topic. But this is also a Daily News and blog, and when the honor of our matriarch needs defending, I will not hesitate to pick up the shield. Dorothy Mantooth, after all, is a saint. Sometime yesterday... Read more

Hoover lands with Red Sox

Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 11:03 AM
Paul Hoover, who appeared in 12 games for the Phillies over the last two seasons, has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, according to Baseball America. The 35-year-old catcher spent most of the last two seasons at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, posting a .247/.326/.345 line in 77 games in 2010. Hoover... Read more

Phillies set broadcast schedule

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 1:11 PM
All 162 Phillies regular-season games will be shown on television this season. Comcast SportsNet will carry 103 games on their network. The Comcast Network will also air three games in April. MyPHL17 will air the Phillies 45 times during the season, including the home opener against the Houston... Read more
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