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Archive: February, 2012

Manuel, Rollins meet to talk hitting

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 2:05 PM
Charlie Manuel wanted to sit down with veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins before the first full squad workout and talk about the upcoming season, including the offensive approach he wants to see out of his team. Manuel called the meeting "positive" and later expanded, detailing his feeling that the Phillies... Read more

Ryan Howard one of two players on the wrong side of history

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 10:38 AM
Here's something I find interesting. . . Since baseball switched to the League Championship Series format in 1969, 58 postseason series have ended with an at-bat that had the potential to drive in the tying or go-ahead run. Only two players have had the misfortune of being that batter twice. Ryan... Read more

Video: Howard taking it day by day

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 6:15 PM
Video: The big question at training camp surrounds Ryan Howard and his rehabilitation from his torn left Achilles tendon. The Daily News' David Murphy reports from Clearwater, Fla. Read more

Roy Halladay and history's greats who never won

Wednesday, February 22, 2012, 3:49 PM
This post began when I was catching up on some offseason e-mail (sorry mom). A reader emailed with some thoughts on Jimmy Rollins Hall of Fame chances, particularly in light of Barry Larkin's induction. You can read that post tomorrow (allot about three hours). But first, I thought we'd examine Roy... Read more

The one about Roy Halladay saving a naked tribe member from a giant snake

Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 2:23 PM
Note: This post has been updated. You've waited all offseason to hear Roy Halladay's side of the story. Well, you won't be disappointed. The Phillies ace was on a fishing expedition on the Amazon River when he and professional fisherman Skeet Reese happened upon a. . . Well, Halladay says it is... Read more

Hamels in line for big payday

Monday, February 20, 2012, 6:32 PM
David Murphy discusses what kind of contract Cole Hamels will be looking at when he finally inks a long term deal. Read more

Hamels addresses contract situation

Monday, February 20, 2012, 3:14 PM
It seems like only yesterday Cole Hamels was publicly expressing his dissatisfaction at having his contract renewed for $500,000. On Monday, the 27-year-old lefty chuckled ruefully at his youthful outspokeness, then did everything in his power to avoid creating a headline. In a press conference designed... Read more

Ibanez lands $1.1 million from Yankees, ESPN reports

Monday, February 20, 2012, 8:37 AM
Raul Ibanez faced an uncertain future this fall after struggling to make contact and reach base in the final year of the three-year, $31.5 million deal he signed with the Phillies after the 2008 season. But the Yankees were in need of a left-handed power bat to share designated hitter duties, and... Read more

Leading Off: Examining the Joe Blanton trade rumors and the Luxury Tax

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 8:15 AM
Don't be surprised if Joe Blanton is one of the more popular players in camp this year, at least when it comes to the Phillies front office and pro scouts from opposing teams. Two of ESPN's national writers have reported Ruben Amaro Jr.'s interest in trading the veteran right-hander, one of them Jayson... Read more

Forecasting Hamels contract, Phillies win total, NL East foes (PODCAST)

Monday, February 13, 2012, 8:37 AM
If you have not yet checked out our podcast, or even if you have, make sure to download this week's episode for a lot of Phillies talk as I throw some over/unders at Rich Hofmann, Sam Donnellon and Marcus Hayes and get their predictions on the length of Cole Hamels' next contract (o/u 5.5 years), the... Read more
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