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Archive: July, 2012

Amaro talks about Hamels and Halladay

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 2:05 PM
LOS ANGELES -- The disparity of recent contracts among baseball's most elite pitchers probably has not helped negotiations between the Phillies and John Boggs, the agent for Cole Hamels. At one end of the spectrum, you have Jared Weaver, who signed a heavily discounted five-year, $85 milliion deal... Read more

Phillies have not yet made their offer to Hamels

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 3:02 PM
LOS ANGELES -- John Boggs, the San Diego-based agent for Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels, had lunch with his client here in Southern California Monday, but he had no plans to meet with club officials during the team's three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Boggs, in fact, was flying to Boston... Read more

Rangers scout at Coors Field to watch Hamels

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2:34 PM
DENVER -- The team most linked and perhaps best positioned to acquire Cole Hamels has an interesting representative here at Coors Field to watch the Phillies lefthander pitch against the Colorado Rockies. The Texas Rangers sent scout Don Welke, a name you might recognize because he used to work under... Read more

Dubee: Halladay will pitch Tuesday

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 7:50 PM
DENVER -- Roy Halladay cleared the final hurdle Saturday. After throwing 28 pitches in the bullpen at Coors Field, the two-time Cy Young Award winner said he “felt fine” and pitching coach Rich Dubee indicated he’d be ready to pitch Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. “As... Read more

Halladay feeling good after rehab start

Friday, July 13, 2012, 7:41 PM
DENVER -- Roy Halladay remained on the disabled list as the Phillies opened the second half of their season Friday night in Coors Field, but it was clear his sights were focused on being back on a big-league mound Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. After pitching three innings during a minor-league... Read more

Phils second-round pick Rash opts not to sign

Friday, July 13, 2012, 5:18 PM
DENVER -- The deadline for signing 2012 draft picks passed at 5 p.m. Friday without the Phillies getting a deal done with Alec Rash, a second-round pick out of Iowa. Rash, an 18-year-old righthanded pitcher, was the only player the Phillies selected in the first 15 rounds who did not sign with the... Read more

Addendum to outfield scenarios: Pence's value

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 8:42 AM
There was not enough space in Thursday's Inquirer to detail all of the possible outfield scenarios for the 2013 Phillies, so one was prioritized: Trading Hunter Pence. When the Phillies acquired Pence last July, he represented everything an aging contender was looking for. He was under 30, batted... Read more

Roy Halladay to pitch Thursday for Clearwater

Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 2:47 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Roy Halladay's return to the Phillies rotation could be a mere week away. Halladay will make a rehab start for single-A Clearwater on Thursday at Bright House Field. He has not pitched in a game since May 27, when he left with a right lat muscle strain. If all goes well with... Read more

The Phillies' worst-case first half

Monday, July 9, 2012, 7:53 PM
It seems like anything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong for the Phillies in the first half of the season. But is there any reason for Phillies fans to hold out hope for the second half of the season? The Inquirer's Matt Gelb discusses. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Read more

Phillies chat with Bob Brookover

Monday, July 9, 2012, 4:49 AM
Join The Inquirer's Bob Brookover for a live chat about all things Phillies starting at noon Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. Read more
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