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Archive: March, 2011

Contreras or Madson? Or. . .drumroll. . .both?

Friday, March 25, 2011, 2:28 PM
Most big Phillies news occurs when I am off, so it makes sense that Brad Lidge's new case of shoulder soreness cropped up today, when I'm supposed to be focusing my attention on writing a story for our preview section that was due yesterday. Paul Hagen will have all your nuts and bolts as the day progresses... Read more

Lidge to open season on DL

Friday, March 25, 2011, 9:43 AM
The signs were foreboding. Brad Lidge, normally the most approachable of players, left Bright House Field without speaking after pitching in a big league game for the first time in two weeks Thursday. Usually optimistic, the Phillies closer appeared dejected. So it wasn’t surprising when Lidge... Read more

Video: Plan for Hamels, Lidge

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 6:57 PM
Video: The Daily News' Paul Hagen chats with CineSport's Noah Coslov about Cole Hamels' rough spring training and the concern for Brad Lidge with a week left before Opening Day. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis... Read more

The Scott Proefrock Trophy

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 1:07 PM
Say this about Scott Proefrock: he can take a healthy dose of stone-busting. The Philllies assistant general manager grinned ruefully a few minutes ago when recounting the details of his ill-fated trip down Interstate-75 yesterday. Proefrock's rental car ran out of gas on the way to the Phillies'... Read more

Observations: Herndon, Gload, Orr, Bench, Utley, Polanco

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 12:32 PM
I feel like the last five blog posts and last five stories that have appeared under my name have all been focused on Luis Castillo. That's probably because it's true. So let's forget the newest Phillies for awhile, relegating our differing perspectives on the move to other more pertinent threads. In... Read more

Oswalt struck in head, Castillo debuts

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 2:59 PM
A scary moment today in the fourth inning today as Roy Oswalt was struck in the back of the neck by a Manny Ramirez line drive. He left the game under his own power, which was pretty amazing given what at first looked like a direct shot to the back of the head. We'll keep you updated. Here's everything... Read more

Any downside to Castillo?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 1:26 PM
Even after Luis Castillo's belated arrival in Clearwater on Tuesday afternoon, I don't see much of a downside in taking a look at him for a week's worth of games. Sam Donnellon disagrees with me. In this week's epsiode of That's Baseball, the last before we move things into our studio at 400 N. Broad... Read more

Castillo arrives, talks of opportunity

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 2:16 PM
Luis Castillo arrived at Bright House Field around 1 p.m., several hours later than the Phillies initially expected him, but intent on keeping his focus on the opportunity at hand. The second baseman, signed to a minor league deal on Sunday night, will compete with former Mets teammate Wilson Valdez... Read more

Better late than never? Castillo expected to arrive this afternoon

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 9:15 AM
Amaro just offered a more expansive explanation of the situation in a briefing with reporters. Apparently, Castillo was under the impression that he had all day to report to Clearwater. The Phillies, however, were anticipating his arrival in time for today's game. They had a doctor at Bright House... Read more

Add "corneal abrasion" to your list of 2011 Phils maladies

Monday, March 21, 2011, 1:28 PM
Pretty soon, you'll be able to construct a half-way decent hip-hop song about the various medical ailments that have befallen the Phillies this spring. The term du jour is "corneal abrasion," which is something Jose Contreras apparently suffered at some point in between the time he took the mound... Read more
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