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Giles: 'I'm going to show them what I can do'

Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:05 AM
Ken Giles hadn't pitched in the previous two days. And then a save situation presented itself on Saturday afternoon at Coca Cola Park in Allentown, where the Lehigh Valley IronPigs held a 3-1 lead over Indianapolis. Luis Garcia, and not Giles, was called in for the ninth inning. The IronPigs won. Giles... Read more

Phillies favor college players in MLB Draft

Friday, June 6, 2014, 7:25 PM
With a minor league system in dire need of depth, particularly on the pitching end, it was hardly surprising that the Phillies came away with six pitchers and nine college players after the first two days of Major League Baseball’s Draft. After selecting two college pitchers on Thursday - righthander... Read more

Aaron Nola's right shoulder does strange things (VIDEO)

Friday, June 6, 2014, 10:57 AM
I wrote a little bit about risk, and risk pools, and balancing risk in today's column about the decision-making process that led the Phillies to select LSU righthander Aaron Nola No. 7 overall. When a team selects a college hitter, the biggest risk it assumes is the hitter being unable to make contact... Read more

Brandon Moss is a symptom of the difference between the Phillies and the A's

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:24 AM
EDIT: I changed the headline on this piece because it was unfair to just about everyone involved. I slapped it on top after writing the post and ended up conflating my analysis with Moss' words to get, "Brandon Moss says he is living proof the Phillies are an inferior organization to the A's." First... Read more

Sandberg calls team meeting

Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 4:53 PM
The Phillies' train arrived in Washington early Tuesday morning following an 11-2 defeat to the New York Mets, their fourth defeat in five games. It was a quiet two-hour train ride. The Phillies went just 4-7 on a season-high 11-game homestand. They entered play Tuesday with the fifth worst record... Read more

Phillies scouting director Marti Wolever discusses NCAA, Ben Wetzler suspension

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 6:55 PM
It was always heat of the moment moral indignation more than rational thought that said the Phillies would somehow suffer significant consequences for whatever role they played in the NCAA suspension of Oregon State Ben Wetzler for using an agent during their negotiations with him last year. Under... Read more

Amaro: Franco 'not ready to be a big leaguer'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 5:54 PM
When the Phillies reported to spring training a little over three months ago, the depth at third base was minimal. There was incumbent Cody Asche, who played 50 games as a rookie at the position last year. There was Kevin Frandsen, who was never known for his defense, which was one of the reasons... Read more

Might the Phillies consider sending Dom Brown to the minors?

Friday, May 23, 2014, 9:18 AM
During my years traveling regularly with the Phillies, it sometimes rankled me when writers back home would cherry pick a quote from afar and make a big deal about it without having been privvy to the proper context. So that's exactly what I'm about to do (although, in my defense, I must point out... Read more

Revere returns to starting lineup

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:30 PM
Ben Revere wasn’t the latest victim of Shake Shack, like his manager Ryne Sandberg the weekend before. Revere said the culprit of his diminished energy and 10-pound weight loss last weekend was a bad batch of spinach. He showed up to the ballpark last Friday and immediately got sick. On Saturday... Read more

Ruf hoping for opportunity

Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 5:10 PM
Darin Ruf may just be making a cameo appearance in the major leagues. Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday afternoon, manager Ryne Sandberg admitted Ruf could be with the team just during the three-day period before the Phillies need to make another roster... Read more
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