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Archive: February, 2013

Phillies lineup: Ben Revere is leading off. . .and so is Jimmy Rollins

Friday, February 22, 2013, 8:54 AM
The highlight of today will be watching some of the young pitchers who have used the last year to put themselves in position for a big league promotion. Specifically, lefty Adam Morgan and righty Jonathan Pettibone, who figure to be the first two in line as the next man up when, not if, injuries strike... Read more

An oral history of the time the Phillies traded Vance Worley on the day he was supposed to pick up an engagement ring for his fiancée-to-be

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 3:58 PM
VANCE WORLEY: "I was in the weight room at Citizens Bank Park, finishing up my workout there. I saw my phone was blowing up. I was looking at it, like, 'Two-one-five (area code), that can't be too important. It's probably just a sales call or something.' Then, again, it rings. Two-one-five. I think... Read more

Halladay endorses Hamels for Opening Day nod

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 12:17 PM
Roy Halladay has won two Cy Young awards. He's one win shy of 200 career wins and he's arguably been the best pitcher in baseball in the last decade. He's also started 10 straight Opening Days. But he's ready to hand the ball to the longest-tenured Phillies pitcher this year. After throwing to hitters... Read more

Phillies to square off against former prospects Cosart, Zeid on Saturday

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 5:15 PM
Officially, Bright House Field is booked to host the Phillies' Grapefruit League opener against the Astros on Saturday, but the proceedings are going to feel more like a reunion for a number of players from both teams. The Astros have announced that Jarred Cosart, a one-time Phillies prospect who was... Read more

Mike Schmidt in camp; mustache is not.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:12 PM
The following photos are from the incomparable Yong Kim, Daily News Staff Photographer. Read more

Chase Utley gets the green light to return to the field for the Phillies

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:37 PM
For the first time in three years, Chase Utley will play in a Grapefruit League game. Following Wednesday’s workout at the Carpenter Complex, manager Charlie Manuel said Utley would start and play at least a couple of innings in Friday’s five-inning intrasquad game at Bright House Field... Read more

Leftovers: Revere, Rollins, Stutes and more

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:09 PM
A relatively short practice for the Phillies today. Tomorrow is the annual golf tournament, so that will be a short workout too. A few things that didn't fit anywhere else: 1) I watched Mike Stutes face hitters in live batting practice yesterday, and I can tell you that if he does not make the Opening... Read more

Phillies Grapefruit League pitching schedule: Week 1

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 9:04 AM
Pro-tip: Before settling on the spring training games you will attend in between rounds of golf and bottles of beer when you are on vacation here in Clearwater, do your best to check out the pitchers who are scheduled to appear in those games. For example, Monday's home game against Detroit will feature... Read more

Phillies chat with Ryan Lawrence

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:31 PM
The Daily News' Ryan Lawrence takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. On a mobile device? Click HERE to follow along and submit questions. Read more

Another Jimmy thing

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 5:26 PM
I feel like I have written about 10 defenses of Jimmy Rollins over the last calendar year, but the short stop's wherewithall as a leadoff hitter was a topic of conversation again today, so I ended up writing about why he is STILL the proper choice to hit at the top of the lineup in a column that will... Read more
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