Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Report: Phils talking Papelbon trade with Milwaukee

Friday, January 23, 2015, 10:58 AM
Six months ago, Jonathan Papelbon sat in front of his locker stall at Miller Park and held court with reporters. The subject: the upcoming July 31 trade deadline. The summary of Papelbon’s stance: get me the heck out of here. Papelbon may finally get his wish, and coincidentally, find a new... Read more

Trading Papelbon, Rollins, Byrd, and Bastardo for Yoan Moncada

Friday, January 23, 2015, 9:55 AM
EDITED: My original figure of $27.1 million was off because I credited the Brewers with paying $10 million over two years instead of $16 million. As you may have read, the Phillies are reportedly discussing a trade that would send Jonathan Papelbon to the Brewers. Time and time again, we've heard... Read more

#OnDeck: Cole Hamels and the going rate of a big league ace

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 12:04 PM
Pitchers and catchers will take part in their first official workout in Clearwater, Fla. four weeks from tomorrow. If you’ve listened to Ruben Amaro Jr. within the last week, he expects Cole Hamels to be among those pitchers popping mitts with a free and easy motion (spring training jargon alert!)... Read more

Amaro not worried about "awkwardness" with Howard

Friday, January 16, 2015, 6:45 PM
About two weeks after not divulging anything he’s said to Ryan Howard this winter to beat reporters at the Winter Meetings, Ruben Amaro Jr. was blunt on the topic in a radio interview. "We've talked to Ryan," Amaro told 97.5 The Fanatic. "And I told him that in our situation it would probably... Read more

Phils avoid arbitration with Brown, Revere

Friday, January 16, 2015, 3:47 PM
A little more than 2 weeks after trading away Marlon Byrd, the Phillies agreed to terms with their other two starting outfielders from the 2014 season on Friday, avoiding arbitration. Ben Revere signed a one-year, $4.1 million deal while Domonic Brown agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. All... Read more

The case for Ryan Howard on the Opening Day roster

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 3:42 PM
With a little over a month remaining until the first full squad workout at Bright House Field, it is looking increasingly likely that Ryan Howard will be a participant. That's because they have little to gain and nothing to lose by holding on to him for the first couple months of the season. First... Read more

Phillies chat with David Murphy

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 4:40 AM
Join David Murphy of the Daily News as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Tuesday at noon. Read more

An odds-on favorite for Ryan Howard's new team?

Sunday, January 11, 2015, 11:13 AM
Jimmy Rollins was introduced as a Dodgers last week and Marlon Byrd will report to camp with the Reds, not the Phillies, when spring training begins next month. Subtracting one-fourth of the regular lineup is a start, but it’s difficult to label the Phillies rebuilding efforts this winter as... Read more

#OnDeck: A look at the Phillies' 2015 Opening Day roster

Friday, January 9, 2015, 8:47 AM
There's little doubt in my mind that the Phillies will finish 2015 with the worst record in major league baseball. Perhaps the Rockies give them a run. We'll handicap that race some other day when we have time to kill. For now, let's take our first look at the likely Opening Day roster. You could say... Read more

Maikel Franco and Odubel Herrera are on fire in the Caribbean

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 10:12 AM
Maikel Franco is currently sixth in the Dominican League in OPS, hitting .272/.335/.469 with seven home runs in 147 at bats while playing for Los Gigantes. It’s worth noting that he ranks just a couple of spots above Jordany Valdespin, and that 27-year-old White Sox minor leaguer Dan Black leads... Read more
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