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Hamels remains on track for Tuesday 'pen session

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 2:07 PM
Cole Hamels feels like he’s entering his first week of spring training. While that might be worrisome given that March is less than a week away and the regular season begins in five weeks, Hamels remains unconcerned about being behind schedule. After throwing a high-intensity side session on... Read more

Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and the Phillies' lack of starting pitching depth

Friday, February 21, 2014, 1:18 PM
There are no replays or radar guns or umpires on the playing fields at the Carpenter Complex, so you have to rely on your eyes and comparative analysis to render any sort of judgments about the pitchers who are throwing live batting practice here. Today, we had a chance to watch Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez... Read more

Your Complete Phillies Spring TV Schedule

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10:39 AM
Phillies hitters and pitchers will not face off in live batting practice sessions today, which is completely OK for some observers as such workouts can become monotonous. Thankfully for such observers, games are less than a week away. MLB Network today announced its complete broadcast schedule for... Read more

Did the Phillies sandbag Ben Wetzler's senior season out of spite?

Thursday, February 20, 2014, 9:54 AM
While it may be impossible for an organization to ever sink to the depths that the NCAA has reached in its quest to continue operating its billion dollar minor league sports franchises without the expenses typically associated with such ventures, the Phillies seem determined to try. Or, at least, to... Read more

Ryno calls third base job a 'competition'

Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 2:26 PM
Maikel Franco didn't turn 21 until August, when his breakout minor league season was nearly finished. He's young. He probably still has some more developing to do as a professional; Franco began last season at A-ball and played a little more than two months at Double-A. Cody Asche, meanwhile, gained... Read more

Hamels, Adams to throw bullpen sessions next week

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 3:29 PM
While half of the pitchers in Phillies camp faced hitters for the first time in live batting practice sessions on Tuesday afternoon, Cole Hamels and Mike Adams both said they have tentative dates for when they’ll throw off the mound for the first time. Hamels, who said last week that he was... Read more

Dom Brown alters offseason routine to increase durability

Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 9:30 AM
The Phillies will hold the first full squad workout of the 2014 season today. Everyone in camp is optimistic, which isn’t a surprise - every player on every team is upbeat in mid-February, when all things are possible. But then April rolls around and reality sets in. The reality of the 2013... Read more

Papelbon wants 'to be more of a positive influence'

Monday, February 17, 2014, 2:55 PM
The first words out of Jonathan Papelbon’s mouth were telling. “This year I’ll definitely try to be more of a positive influence, be more upbeat.” But then Jonathan Papelbon spent the next 20 minutes pretty much saying he was not a problem, that he was a victim of losing,... Read more

A.J. Burnett arrives in Clearwater

Sunday, February 16, 2014, 2:42 PM
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr., who is attempting to extend the window of opportunity while the likes of Chase Utley and Cliff Lee are under contract, called the addition of A.J. Burnett a "perfect fit." Sitting two seats to Amaro's left, manager Ryne Sandberg was downright giddy. There's nothing... Read more

Ryan Howard out to prove doubters wrong

Saturday, February 15, 2014, 1:04 PM
Ryan Howard saddled into the chair in front of the “Phillies Spring Training 2014” backdrop in the dining room at Bright House Field on Saturday and let out an exaggerated sigh. Then he uttered something about it being the “same old thing,” with the same questions. But Ryan... Read more
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