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Hamels feels 'really good' following bullpen session

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:37 AM
Cole Hamels said his arm felt “really good” following his first throwing session off a mound in 11 days. Hamels remains noncommittal on whether he thinks he’ll be able to join the rotation in April, preferring to take his progress in week-by-week steps. Last Thursday, Hamels, who... Read more

Rollins rests, again

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 8:28 AM
Jimmy Rollins walked into the home clubhouse at Bright House Field around 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Minutes later, he said he was fine (translation: healthy). He hit in the indoor cages before the Phillies bus left for Sarasota. It's just curious because, for three straight days this week, Rollins is... Read more

Buchanan relies on advice of Lee, Halladay

Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 2:57 PM
David Buchanan was one of the final players added to the Phillies spring training roster this winter. Two months ago, he thought he was headed to minor league cap yet again. Now Buchanan is competing for the fifth spot in the Phillies rotation, at least until Cole Hamels is healthy and strong enough... Read more

Hamels to throw 'pen session Wednesday

Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:44 PM
If you peaked into the game on TV or checked the box score this afternoon, you saw something familiar: the Phillies failing to score runs this spring. Following Monday's 8-1 loss to the Braves, the Phillies have scored three runs or fewer in 9 of 13 games this spring, and 2 runs or fewer in 6 of... Read more

Pitching injuries run rampant in NL East

Monday, March 10, 2014, 1:36 PM
“Thank God that we signed Freddy Garcia this winter.” Those were the words spoken by Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez before his team took batting practice on Monday morning at Bright House Field in Clearwater. Garcia, who turns 38 in October, is famous in Phillies history for being... Read more

Some realistic options to replace Cole Hamels (hint: not Jesse Biddle)

Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:11 PM
Neither Jesse Biddle nor his legion of followers in Philadelphia should take this as a slight. He isn't ready. Ruben Amaro Jr. has been steadfast that the Phillies top pitching prospect will not be on the major league roster on Opening Day. I'll take it one step further and say that he is an extreme... Read more

Amaro, Sandberg talk about the Hamels situation

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 1:28 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. says that he does not have any concern about the structural health of the Cole Hamels' shoulder. Ryne Sandberg says he wants his No. 2 starter to make sure he is healthy "for the long haul." But the Phillies have a roster that cannot afford to give away a month, and these were the names... Read more

Hamels suffers setback

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 8:45 AM
On Monday, the pitching schedule was posted in the clubhouse at Bright House Field. It said that Cole Hamels would face hitters in a live bullpen session for the first time this spring on Thursday. Thursday arrived, and it wasn't the persistent rain showers that cancelled the throwing session. Hamels... Read more

Sandberg will employ defensive shifts

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 5:05 PM
The more information you have, the better chance you'll have at being successful. That, of course, is the logic of baseball people who employ advanced metrics into their decision making. The Phillies have been criticized for being slow to jump on the sabermetrics train. But Sandberg said the team... Read more

Lidge arrives as guest instructor at Phillies camp

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:22 PM
First came Roy Halladay, Larry Andersen, Dave Hollins and Gary Matthews. On Wednesday, Brad Lidge joined the list of former beloved Phillies to put the uniform back on as a guest instructor this spring. Lidge said he'll sit in the bullpen during games and watch the side sessions of many of the young... Read more
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