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Here's a projection of what the offseason holds for the newly realistic Phillies

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 9:39 AM
Today is the last day of the World Series, which makes tomorrow the first day of the rest of our lives…or, rather, the first day of the rest of the Phillies life, when they will officially emerge from this afterbirth of a season and nuzzle up to the nourishing teat of baseball's offseason. Yeah... Read more

Mets and Tigers could push Phillies for Yasmani Tomas

Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:03 PM
The only thing wrong with the logic that says the Phillies will end up signing Yasmani Tomas because they have a desperate need for him and the financial wherewithall to pay him whatever he wants is that the Phillies had an equally desperate need for his countryman, Rusney Castillo, and did not end... Read more

Phillies continue to enjoy front row seat to the progress of everybody else

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 8:50 AM
I will write more about this later. For now, just know that, as of about 2 p.m. West Coast time yesterday afternoon, five of the 15 teams in the National League had relieved a general manager of his duties in advance of baseball’s upcoming offseason. Three of those general managers had presided... Read more

Phillies tab Almaraz as new Amateur Scouting Director

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:54 PM
Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner. Matt Adams and Trevor Rosenthal. Eric Hosmer and Yordano Ventura. Manny Machado and Zach Britton. The first two already have World Series rings with San Francisco, the second two helped lead a new wave of Cardinals into another World Series appearance 12 months... Read more

Phillies rebuff Montgomery report

Friday, October 3, 2014, 10:31 AM
David Montgomery remains on medical leave after battling cancer early in the 2014 season, the Phillies announced on Friday morning, rebutting a report that the team president and CEO had been "pushed out" by ownership. Montgomery is expected to resume his role atop the organization when his health... Read more

With challenging season over, Howard looks at positives

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 12:13 PM
The home clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park was littered with boxes. Before the final game of the 2014 regular season, Phillies players packed up their things so they can exit quickly and head onto their offseason homes before the end of the day. There were handshakes and hugs all around - and some applause... Read more

Phillies fire Wolever

Friday, September 26, 2014, 7:09 PM
The Phillies clinched last place on Thursday night. Teams that finish in last place make changes, in either the front office or coaching staff - and sometimes, both. The first of those changes for the Phillies came a half hour before the first pitch was thrown at Citizens Bank Park on Friday. The... Read more

The Case for Ken Giles

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 2:20 PM
It was seven years ago, so it was difficult to remember, but Kyle Kendrick said he wasn’t sure where he finished in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in the fall of 2007. He finished 5th, behind Ryan Braun (the winner), Troy Tulowitzki, Hunter Pence and Arizona outfielder Chris Young... Read more

Papelbon ready for Phillies fans this weekend

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 11:03 PM
MIAMI - Jonathan Papelbon was bored. And anxious. And kind of ticked off, too. A former top prospect as a starting pitcher in the Boston Red Sox system, he decided the role of a closer fit his personality better. So having to sit on the sidelines for nine days in between appearances, while serving... Read more

Don't count Cody Asche out

Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:16 PM
Cody Asche has the kind of demeanor that suggests he will not settle for anything less than success. That might sound like sentimental gobbledygook, but consider his track record. A relatively anonymous fourth-round draft pick who spent his first year in the minors as a second baseman, Asche forced... Read more
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