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Archive: March, 2011

Phils have high hopes for Bastardo

Friday, March 4, 2011, 6:13 PM
The biggest news out of Bradenton today was the Grapefruit League debut of lefthander Antonio Bastardo. The Phillies love his arm and would really like to see him pitch well enough to be the second lefty in the bullpen. But he had elbow issues early in the spring. He seemed in midseason form at McKechnie... Read more

Romero's $190,000 Porsche reportedly stolen

Friday, March 4, 2011, 3:07 PM
The Porsche Panamera belonging to Phillies reliever J.C. Romero has been stolen from a St. Petersburg car dealership, according to Tampa television station WTSP 10. The 2011 blue Porsche Panamera, valued at $190,000, was being serviced when it was stolen Thursday night. Romero had driven his car... Read more

Video: Hamels sharp, Utley waits

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7:28 PM
Video: Paul Hagen of the Daily News and CineSport's Jerry Recco discuss Cole Hamels' sharp outing against the Red Sox, Chase Utley's knee, and Domonic Brown's struggles. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage, plus app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get... Read more

Amaro labels Red Sox the best team in the majors

Thursday, March 3, 2011, 12:08 PM
Call him the anti-Jimmy Rollins. As Ruben Amaro Jr. sat in the visitor's dugout at City of Palms Park and surveyed the Red Sox, he gave his assessment of the pecking order in Major League Baseball. And the Phillies were not at the top. "This is the best club in baseball, I think," Amaro said of... Read more

Shane Victorino getting back to bunting

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 3:04 PM
Shane Victorino did something we have seen him do just twice during the regular season since 2008: bunt for a base hit. He also attempted a second bunt, and almost beat it out for another single. In the clubhouse after he left the game, Victorino was coy about his decision to bunt. He's always bunted... Read more

Philly's Carlos Ruiz population continues to grow

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 1:48 PM
Congratulations are in order for Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz, who returned to Panama yesterday for the birth of his second child. The baby is a healthy boy named Carlos, although he has a different middle name so he is not technically a Jr. Ruiz also has an eight-year old son named Carlos. Factor... Read more

Morning Edition: Leave the kid alone

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 10:18 AM
There was an interesting scene in the clubhouse this morning. On the television, the crew at MLB Network was dissecting Domonic Brown's swing, pointing out flaws they feel have contributed to his slow start this spring. Harold Reynolds isn't exactly the most reserved analyst in the world, so much of... Read more

Hot Button chat with Paul Hagen / Phillies vs. Orioles live coverage

Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 12:00 AM
Join Daily News baseball columnist Paul Hagen for a live chat about all the latest Phillies happenings at noon. Then stick around right here for live coverage of the Phillies' spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles with Sam Dolson. First pitch at Bright House Networks Field in Clearwater... Read more

The Cliff Lee Kids: How do they stack up?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 1:35 PM
Over the last 15 months, 11 minor league prospects have switched organizations in trades for Cliff Lee (oh, OK -- and Mark Lowe and Ben Francisco). At some point I think it would be fun to organize a charity game in which Lee squares off against a team composed entirely of players for whom he was traded... Read more
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