Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lee faces hitters, ready for next step

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 2:06 PM
After throwing off the mound with the rest of the Phillies projected starting rotation on Thursday, the first day of official workouts in Clearwater, Cliff Lee did not join Cole Hamels, Aaron Harang and company when they were back on the bumps Saturday. The Phillies are being cautious with Lee, so... Read more

Brown says Phils weren't 'on same page' last year

Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:29 AM
Domonic Brown probably has as much to prove in 2015 as anyone in the Phillies clubhouse at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla. But he arrived Monday in an upbeat mood. He's coming off a poor season and is apparently subscribing to the power of positive thinking. How does that work? "Just staying... Read more

Phillies lose out on top Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada

Monday, February 23, 2015, 9:16 AM
According to MLB.com, the Phillies will not be signing ballyhooed Cuban prospect Yohan Moncada. That's because he has signed with the Boston Red Sox, who last year signed Cuban center fielder Rusney Castillo. Moncada signed a bonus in the $30 million range, per MLB.com, which means the Red Sox committed... Read more

Amaro apologizes to Howard

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:24 PM
Before departing for Clearwater, Ruben Amaro Jr. reached out to Ryan Howard and asked him to come into the office. Within the last two weeks, the embattled general manager spoke with the beleaguered first baseman. Amaro, mainly, wanted to make amends for comments he made concerning Howard’s... Read more

Galvis not feeling pressure to replace Rollins

Sunday, February 22, 2015, 9:23 AM
Freddy Galvis arrived to Clearwater on Friday, four full days before Phillies position players will have their first workout of the spring. It's nothing out of the ordinary for Galvis. He spends the majority of the winter playing baseball in his native Venezuela. No matter the year, or his standing... Read more

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
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