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Archive: February, 2008

Evening Round-Up: Benson Passes Physical, Howard To Speak Tomorrow, More

Thursday, February 14, 2008, 7:20 PM
This just in. . . . . .Newly-acquired pitcher Kris Benson has passed his physical, and the Phillies are hopeful that he'll report to camp tomorrow. A lot depends on Benson's schedule. He lives in the Atlanta area, but had to fly to Philadelphia for the physical with team doctor Michael Ciccotti. Once... Read more

Howard arrives at camp

Thursday, February 14, 2008, 2:29 PM
Phillies all-star first baseman Ryan Howard made his first appearance at spring training Thursday afternoon, arriving at his locker during the morning then heading outside with the rest of the position players who were present to take swings on the diamond at Bright House Networks Field. Howard has... Read more

Morning Coffee: Dempster predicts World Series title for the Cubs

Thursday, February 14, 2008, 10:48 AM
Each morning we'll take a look around Major League Baseball for some news and notes that could end up affecting the Phillies. DEMPSTER DOES A J-ROLL: Jimmy Rollins has just been one-upped by Ryan Dempster. The Chicago Cubs' closer-turned-starter informed Windy City media yesterday of his belief that... Read more

Man or Machine? You decide

Thursday, February 14, 2008, 10:13 AM
Pat Burrell spent last night at the University of Miami getting inducted into the school's Hall of Fame. But his presence is still here in Clearwater. An unknown member(s) of the Phillies distributed shirts around the clubhouse featuring a shirtless Burrell doing biceps curls. Today, Brett Myers and... Read more

The Evening News: Benson expected Friday or Saturday, spot in rotation TBD

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 8:21 PM
I just got off the phone with a friend who asked me what, exactly, the signing of Kris Benson means for this Phillies pitching staff. And I'll tell you what I told him - I have no idea. Benson's camp has said that the pitcher is healthy, that he's exactly where he needs to be for this time of year... Read more

Benson, Phillies reach agreement

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 3:28 PM
The only thing that stands in the way of Kris Benson donning a Phillies uniform is a physical. The club agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the veteran right-hander Wednesday afternoon. If he passes a physical, Benson will join the squad and continue working his way back from the rotator... Read more

Morning Coffee: Benson, Eaton, Hamels and More

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 9:05 AM
It's amazing how many question marks are attached to the Phillies' starting rotation at this time. Some are big question marks. Others aren't as big. But they are there. Today, we looked at two of them in the Daily News. Probably the biggest is Adam Eaton, a free-agent signing last year who suffered... Read more

High Cheese: The Story

Wednesday, February 13, 2008, 8:51 AM
It was October 13, 1993. National League Championship Series. Game Six. The Phillies were leading the Braves 6-3. David West had just set the Braves down 1-2-3 in the eighth, preparing the stage for a man whom the city of Philadelphia could never decide whether it loved or hated. The Phillies were... Read more

Marson pulled from Lehigh Valley line-up

Monday, February 11, 2008, 5:31 PM
Lou Marson could be a Phillie as soon as tomorrow, although manager Charlie Manuel said the team likely won't make up its mind until they re-evaluate catcher Carlos Ruiz tomorrow morning. Marson, the Phillies' top catching prospect, was pulled from the line-up at Triple-A Lehigh Valley 10 minutes... Read more
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