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Archive: February, 2013

Domonic Brown says he is looking for that "sink or swim" opportunity

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8:50 AM
Domonic Brown was mostly the Domonic Brown that you have heard over the last three years. Soft spoken, politically correct, deferential. But the former top prospect does sound like he is anxious to be judged over the course of a full major league season, which is an opportunity he has yet to receive... Read more

You can be a Nationals racing president if you can run an 8.0 40-yard dash (Sorry, Mr. Foles)

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 8:10 AM
Once upon a time, before the days of Todd Zolecki, there was a guy who wrote for Phillies.com. We'll call him Ken. One day, Ken finagled his way into the nightly presidents' race in Washington, D.C., in which the Nationals pay tribute to some of our nation's finest leaders with a competition featuring... Read more

Ruiz talks about suspension

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 1:52 PM
On Wednesday, after the first official workout of the spring, Carlos Ruiz spoke to the media for the first time since Major League Baseball handed him a 25-game suspension in late November. Ruiz violated MLB’s performance-enhancing drug policy when he tested positive for Adderall, which is commonly... Read more

Roy Halladay says he will pitch 320 innings if it means winning a World Series

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:37 PM
Some more good stuff from Roy Halladay's press conference today. He was asked if he is concerned at all about his workload given the fact that he will likely be a free agent after this season. Not surprisingly, the veteran righthander said he was not worried. "I'm playing to win a World Series,"... Read more

Roy Halladay says says lower back, not shoulder, hampered him in 2012

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 12:20 PM
Roy Halladay flipped the script a bit during his first press conference of the spring here in Clearwater. The veteran righthander said that lower back problems were the source of most of what ailed him last season, a disappointing campaign in which he posted an ERA approaching 6.00 over his last 20... Read more

Phillies, reliever Cruz 'part ways'

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 10:33 AM
On the first day of workouts for pitchers and catchers at Camp Clearwater, the Phillies have one fewer pitcher on their spring training roster. Veteran reliever Juan Cruz will not report to the Carpenter Complex. “We mutually parted ways, so to speak,” general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.... Read more

Phillies, etc.: A look at current and former prospects, etc.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:55 AM
Some Phillies-related odds and ends from the World Wide Web on this first day of spring training. . . Here is Keith Law's ranking of the Phillies' Top 10 prospects: - LHP Adam Morgan - LHP Jesse Biddle - SS Roman Quinn - 3B Maikel Franco - C Tommy Joseph - RHP Ethan... Read more

Mike Stutes says he feels like he has a brand new shoulder

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 9:05 AM
Mike Stutes has been something of a forgotten man this offseason. Whenever you hear about a pitcher undergoing shoulder surgery, you tend to lower your expectations. But Stutes' feels just the opposite. "I feel like I have a brand new shoulder," the 26-year-old righthander said this morning. The... Read more

Phillies chat with David Murphy

Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 2:10 AM
The Daily News' David Murphy 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

Clearwater 101

Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 2:09 PM
The first rule of Clearwater is you do not talk about Clearwater. Actually, that's not true. In fact, it doesn't make sense. Because I'm about to talk about Clearwater to you. Every year around this time I get a slew of emails asking for some recon on the spring training home of your Fightin' Phils... Read more
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