Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crawford at No. 7, Nola at No. 57 on Keith Law's Top 100

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:20 AM
It's that time of year again! Keith Law just unveiled his Top 100 prospects, the first in a long line of these kinds of lists. The usual caveat applies: these lists are unscientific, both statistically and observationally. But they do offer a good baseline to refer to throughout the year, and they... Read more

Phillies chat with Ryan Lawrence

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 4:30 AM
Join the Daily News' Ryan Lawrence as he answers your Phillies questions in live chat, Thursday at 11 a.m. Read more

Is old school Pat Gillick the right man for his new job?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 8:39 PM
Understand this: the only way the Phillies’ latest shell-shuffling makes sense is if they have settled on Pat Gillick as their architect for the future. Also, this: making sense doesn’t always seem to be a pre-requisite at One Citizens Bank Way. Chances are, the Phillies’ decision... Read more

Montgomery returns, but Gillick to remain Phils president

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 3:10 PM
David Montgomery has battled back from cancer to return to work in the Phillies front office, but his job title will change for the 2015 season and the interim tag has been lifted from Pat Gillick. Montgomery, who had surgery to remove cancer from his jaw in May, has been on a medical leave of absence... Read more

#OnDeck: Relax about Jonathan Papelbon

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 1:12 PM
People need to relax about the Jonathan Papelbon situation. As I've written before, he's the one asset they have who might be worth more to them in uniform than playing somewhere else. Don't mistake that for an assertion that he is worth a lot in uniform. But he might be worth more than anybody is... Read more

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
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