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Evasive Hamels sidesteps trade talk

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 2:21 PM
Cole Hamels threw a bullpen session for the second time in three days at the Carpenter Complex in Clearwater, Fla., on Saturday morning. He repeated his mechanics perfectly like a veteran pitcher more than prepared for spring training. Hamels, however, did not repeat the statement he made earlier... Read more

Francoeur eager for opportunity with Phillies

Friday, February 20, 2015, 10:12 AM
Phillies pitchers and catchers will take the field for their second official workout this morning in sunny Clearwater, where the morning temperature hovered in the low 30s (and that’s not including the chill from the wind off the gulf). Surely everyone in balmy Philadelphia feels for us. Despite... Read more

Cliff Lee turns to a magic eight-ball for advice

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 1:39 PM
When things began to go very badly for the 2013 Phillies, a team that would finish with the first losing record for the organization since 2002, closer Jonathan Papelbon was asked if he felt his veteran team could turn it around. "I can't predict the future," Papelbon said after blowing a save against... Read more

Amaro downplays Hamels comments

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:17 PM
Like Mike Singletary, Cole Hamels wants winners. Or, rather, one winner. This was not news to Ruben Amaro Jr. Hamels has previous expressed his preference to be traded to a team that isn't looking at a two-to-three year rebuilding process. "I thought it was pretty much what he said earlier this offseason... Read more

How hard do the Phillies' young guns throw? Pretty damn hard.

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:25 AM
I was talking to a member of the Phillies personnel department yesterday and we somehow arrived at the subject of velocity. Specifically, how much higher velocities seem to be now than they were only seven years ago when I first started covering baseball. I distinctly remember back in 2008 when Ryan... Read more

Hamels speaks, echoes sentiments of wanting to play for a winner

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 6:01 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Cole Hamels didn't come out and demand a trade - it's pretty difficult for him to do so only 2 1/2 years since signing a 6-year, $144 million extension with the Phillies. But in his first comments of the spring, in an interview with USA Today published Wednesday, Hamels made it... Read more

Phillies chat with David Murphy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 3:15 AM
Join the Daily News' David Murphy as he answers your Phillies questions in live chat, today at 11 a.m. Read more

Meet the Prospects: Ben Lively

Friday, February 13, 2015, 2:54 PM
Click here to see the graphic in high resolution. Full name: Edward Bennett Lively Position: Righthanded pitcher Age: 22. Born: March 5, 1992 in Pensacola, Fla. Height: 6-4. Weight: 190. Bats: Right. Throws: Right. How acquired: From the Reds for Marlon Byrd. 2015: Projected to open the... Read more

Meet the Prospects: Odubel Herrera

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 8:58 AM
Click here to see the graphic in high resolution. Full name: David Odubel Herrera Position: Outfielder. Age: 23. Born: Dec. 29, 1991 in Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela. Height: 5-11. Weight: 200. How acquired: Selected with the ninth overall pick, from the Rangers organization, in the Rule 5... Read more

#OnDeck: Evaluating the Phillies' offseason

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 4:32 PM
The major difficulty in assessing the Phillies performance is the uncertainty of whether their inability to move Jonathan Papelbon and Cole Hamels stems from a current bout of flawed decision making, or if it is the inevitable consequence of the flawed decision making of years past. Take Papelbon... Read more
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