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Archive: October, 2011

Meet new Phils director of player development

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 1:21 PM
Looking at the Phillies from the outside, Baltimore Orioles director of amateur scouting Joe Jordan saw a team that others should want to copy. So when assistant general manager, scouting and player development Chuck Lamar abruptly resigned last month, he was happy to be considered. On Wednesday,... Read more

Phillies offense: A personnel problem, or an approach problem

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 9:47 AM
If there is one thing fans have learned over the last three years, it is to consider any public comments by Ruben Amaro Jr. with a healthy degree of caution. He insisted the Phillies were not in the market for an elite starting pitcher almost to the day they traded for Roy Halladay. He insisted they... Read more

Howard has full tear; out 5-6 months

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 7:36 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. confirmed that first baseman Ryan Howard had a full tear of his left Achilles tendon, after surgery was performed by Dr. Mark Myerson in Baltimore. The surgery was described as successful and included a PRP injection. “It’s going to be 5 to 6 months... Read more

Manuel: 'We have to get better hitting'

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 12:27 PM
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel held a news conference Wednesday at Citizens Bank Park to wrap up the season. Here are some highlights: On what Amaro said yesterday about changing the approach at the plate: “I think I’m definitely on board with what Ruben says when I talked to him. At... Read more

Phillies name new player development director

Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 11:31 AM
Joe Jordan has been named Director, Player Development for the Phillies, the team announced today. He replaces Chuck LaMar, who resigned last month. LaMar carried the title of assistant general manager. The Phillies received permission to speak with Jordan earlier this week. Jordan, 49, spent the... Read more

Report: Phillies interview Orioles amateur scouting director

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 4:14 PM
The Baltimore Orioles may be looking at the Phillies to fill a front office opening. And vice-versa. It's believed that Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock is on the O's list of potential general manager candidates after Andy McPhail stepped down. They have not asked for permission... Read more

Amaro: 'This is a championship caliber lineup'

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 1:08 PM
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. held a news conference today at Citizens Bank Park to wrap up the season. Here are some highlights: On the lineup: “Abilitywise, there is no question in my mind this is a championship caliber lineup and championship caliber players. We have to go about... Read more

Pence undergoes surgery

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 12:03 PM
Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence announced on Twitter today that he had surgery this morning, presumably for a sports hernia. “Hey everyone, been hanging around Philly. My surgery went well today and I'm feeling good,” he tweeted. “Now I can start working towards 2012 and get ready... Read more

R-Phils manager Parent on White Sox radar

Monday, October 10, 2011, 11:50 AM
Mark Parent, who has taken Phillies minor league affiliates to the playoffs in each of the two years he’s managed in the system, appears to be the frontrunner to become the bench coach of the Chicago White Sox. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Sox have been given permission to interview... Read more

Your offseason shopping list

Saturday, October 8, 2011, 1:40 AM
The aftermath of a playoff exit is usually not a good time to gather information. Think about how it felt when your season ended in high school and then multiply it by about a billion and you will be where the Phillies are now. One minute, they are the team with the best record in the major leagues... Read more
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