Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Don't count Cody Asche out

Friday, September 12, 2014, 11:16 PM
Cody Asche has the kind of demeanor that suggests he will not settle for anything less than success. That might sound like sentimental gobbledygook, but consider his track record. A relatively anonymous fourth-round draft pick who spent his first year in the minors as a second baseman, Asche forced... Read more

Fans can help Ashburn get into Cooperstown - again

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 8:20 PM
The broadcasting duo of Harry Kalas and Richie Ashburn is arguably the most popular in Philadelphia sports history. Now you can help the late Ashburn, a Hall of Fame player with the Phillies, receive the most prestigious broadcasting award in baseball. Ashburn is among the 42 candidates eligible to... Read more

Jorge De La Rosa and the Rockies offer another reality check

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23 AM
Here to remind you of the brave new world in which the Phillies will be attempting to rebuild are the Colorado Rockies, who have reportedly agreed to a two-year, $25 million contract with lefty starter Jorge De La Rosa. De La Rosa will be 34 years old in 2015, and he is finishing up his second straight... Read more

Phillies just can't quit themselves, and their recent success isn't helping

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:25 PM
The dreck that you have watched for the majority of this season is remarkably close to a competent offense. And given the propensity of this front office to run around titling at rubber tree plants, that's a scary thought. Consider: If you replace Ryan Howard’s total production through 565... Read more

Gillick: Jobs of Amaro, Sandberg "absolutely" safe

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:44 PM
Pat Gillick has not spoken with David Montgomery since stepping into the Phillies team president's shoes last week. Montgomery is still recovering from a procedure to remove cancer from his right jaw in May. He took a medical leave of absence on Thursday. But Gillick has spoken to the Phillies ownership... Read more

Amaro talks "change" after trading Mayberry

Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:13 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. is not blind. Entering the final month of his team’s third straight season that will end with his high-salaried club out of the playoffs, Amaro knows the current makeup of his roster is not a winning one. After dealing John Mayberry Jr. to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday night... Read more

Sandberg talks with Hamels, says there are no issues

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 4:29 PM
Last month, it was Ryan Howard who was upset to be out of the lineup for three straight games. Two weeks ago, it was Kyle Kendrick, ticked he was given what he felt was an early hook in San Francisco. In spring training, Jimmy Rollins and Ryne Sandberg had to speak after the franchise shortstop was... Read more

Phillies undecided on Franco call up

Monday, August 25, 2014, 5:36 PM
Six weeks ago, Maikel Franco arrived in a clubhouse full of the best prospects in baseball and was upbeat. Playing in his second straight All-Star Futures Game, this one at Target Field in Minneapolis, Franco said he was looking forward, and not backward. Franco, who turns 22 Tuesday, had gotten off... Read more

The evaporation of Ryan Howard's power, in four pictures

Friday, August 22, 2014, 11:37 AM
In today's Daily News, we wrote that it is getting increasingly difficult to believe that Ryan Howard is anything other than a power hitter who is approaching the bottom of his descent. Look at the following spray charts, courtesy of BrooksBaseball.net, from Howard's 2011 season and Howard's 2014... Read more

VIDEO: What does the future hold for the Phillies?

Friday, August 22, 2014, 3:56 AM
Can the Phillies show any signs of their future plans over the last month of the season? The Daily News' Ryan Lawrence discusses with CineSport's Brian Clark. Get the full High Cheese experience at PhillyDailyNews.com. Read more
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