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Archive: October, 2012

Phils exercise Carlos Ruiz's option

Monday, October 29, 2012, 11:22 AM
With the conclusion of the 2012 baseball season Sunday night, major league teams will officially begin crossing off items on their offseason to-do lists. The Phillies' first move of the winter was hardly surprising. On Monday, according to a baseball source, the Phils exercised the club option in... Read more

Phillies 2013 Spring Training Schedule

Monday, October 22, 2012, 4:38 PM
Tired of the offseason? Pitchers and catchers report to Clearwater on Tuesday, February 12. The first full-squad workout will be held on February 15. And the Phillies will take the field for the first time in 2013 exactly four months from Tuesday. The Phils unveiled their spring training schedule... Read more

Wally Joyner joins Phillies coaching staff

Monday, October 15, 2012, 4:14 PM
The Phillies have hired an assistant hitting coach. Former All-Star Wally Joyner will hold the role as the assistent to new hitting coach Steve Henderson. The 50-year-old Joyner was a .289 hitter in 16 big league seasons, seven with the Anaheim/Los Angeles Angels. Joyner has previously worked as... Read more

State of the Phillies: The bullpen

Thursday, October 11, 2012, 5:16 PM
Anybody who has watched Sean Doolittle pitch this season knows that when it comes to building a successful major league bullpen, sometimes a team just has to get lucky. Doolittle, the hard-throwing 25-year-old set-up man for the Oakland A's has yet to complete his second full season as a pitcher. Not... Read more

State of the Phillies: Center field

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 1:30 PM
Yesterday, we kicked off our week-long State of the Phillies series by breaking down the past, present and future of the first base and second base positions. Our mission over these next few days is to identify where, exactly, the Phillies can improve this roster. The outfield is one such area, although... Read more

State of the Phillies: corner outfield

Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 9:43 AM
Yesterday, we kicked off our week-long State of the Phillies series by breaking down the past, present and future of the first base and second base positions. Our mission over these next few days is to identify where, exactly, the Phillies can improve this roster. The outfield is one such area, although... Read more

State of the Phillies: shortstop

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 4:51 PM
I. 2012 production, Phillies shortstops (NL rank out of 16 teams in parentheses) AVG: .244 (10) OBP: .309 (9) SLG: .413 (6) OPS: .722 (6) HR: 23 (3) RBI: 68 (5) RS: 102 (1) BREAKDOWN: Evaluating Rollins is always a complicated task because of the varying perceptions that surround him. He has... Read more

State of the Phillies: Third base

Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 7:31 AM
Yesterday, we kicked off our week-long State of the Phillies series by breaking down the past, present and future of the first base and second base positions. Our mission over these next few days is to identify where, exactly, the Phillies can improve this roster. The lesson from yesterday was that... Read more

State of the Phillies: Second base

Monday, October 8, 2012, 3:10 PM
This week, the Daily News and High Cheese will be taking an in-depth look at the Phillies roster moving forward, breaking down the state of each position as it relates to the future and the present. In Tuesday's newspaper, Ryan Lawrence will look at the infield. Earlier today, we looked at first base... Read more

State of the Phillies: First base

Monday, October 8, 2012, 11:20 AM
This week, the Daily News and High Cheese will be taking an in-depth look at the Phillies roster moving forward, breaking down the state of each position as it relates to the future and the present. In Tuesday's newspaper, Ryan Lawrence will look at the infield. Today, we'll start things off with a... Read more
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