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Wrapping it up in Dunedin

Monday, February 28, 2011, 4:48 PM
The third game of the Phillies' Grapefruit League schedule is in the books, and for those of you who were not fortunate enough to take in the sunshine and blue skies at Dunedin Stadium during a 6-3 win, here are some of the things that jumped out at me: 1) J.C. Ramirez showed why so many people are... Read more

Projecting the Roster: Attempt # 1

Monday, February 28, 2011, 12:11 PM
The Phillies must reduce their roster to 25 by March 31, which means there are five Mondays between now and then. We'll celebrate each one by offering our projected Opening Day roster at that point in time. Here's the first edition: Regulars (8) 1. Jimmy Rollins SS 2. Placido Polanco 3B 3. Chase... Read more

Well, now we know what Davey Lopes was talking about

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 12:12 PM
As you can read here, Chase Utley was diagnosed with patellar tendonitis after undergoing an MRI yesterday here in Florida. My first thought upon hearing the news? The big hullabaloo that erupted last June when first base coach Davey Lopes casually mentioned in an interview with Baseball Prospectus... Read more

Nationals GM denies comment about hating the Phillies

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:40 AM
UPDATED: The Daily News spoke with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, who addressed quotes attributed to him in a Washington Post column by Thomas Boswell. “As far as the quote, yeah, that was either taken out of context or (Boswell) didn’t hear it right. “What I hate is the... Read more

Utley not in line-up for tomorrow's game

Friday, February 25, 2011, 9:20 AM
Chase Utley won't make his Grapefruit League debut tomorrow against the Yankees, at least according to the line-up posted in the Phillies clubhouse this morning. Utley has been given a few days off to recover from what manager Charlie Manuel has called "routine" soreness in his legs and knees. Manuel... Read more

Video: Let the Phillies games begin

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 8:03 PM
Video: David Murphy of the Daily News discusses the Phillies first game action, an exhibition vs. Florida State, with CineSport's Jerry Recco. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here. Read more

GAME 1: Phillies-FSU line-up

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 9:18 AM
I probably mentioned this last year, but I still find it interesting given the events of this past postseason. Three years ago, during my first spring training on the beat, I found myself standing in the visitor's dugout at Bright House Field chatting with a couple of Florida State players. The Seminoles... Read more

Utley, Rollins only two regulars not playing against FSU

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 1:48 PM
A quick afternoon update. . . 1) The Phils play their first game of the spring tomorrow, when they will host Florida State in an exhibition at Bright House Field. 2) The only two regulars who will not start the game are Jimmy Rollins, who has been excused to attend the Motown tribute at the White... Read more

Schmidt: Rollins needs to be more "Pete Rose-like"

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 10:01 AM
Mike Schmidt spent about 30 minutes fielding questions for a small group of reporters today at Bright House Field, and the Hall of Fame third baseman had some interesting things to say. I'm in the middle of transcribing the tape, but for right now I'll leave you with his thoughts on the Phillies'... Read more

Durbin could be back with Phillies after all

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:03 PM
UPDATE: 8:46 p.m. One of the reasons why a Durbin/Phillies reunion seemed unlikely (other than the fact that the Phillies said it was unlikely) is that the Phillies payroll had swelled to more than $165 million with the signing of Cliff Lee. There was some thought that they would trade Joe Blanton... Read more
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