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Archive: February, 2011

Howard's power and sabermetrics

Friday, February 18, 2011, 9:58 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The ankle, Ryan Howard says, is about 98 percent right now. So what condition was it in during the postseason? "That doesn't really matter anymore now," Howard said this morning. "I'm not going to make any excuses about my ankle or anything like that." No, but Howard's final numbers... Read more

Coverage in Friday's Inquirer

Friday, February 18, 2011, 7:58 AM
Some Phillies coverage from today's Inquirer to read as you download the new Radiohead album... -- Bob Brookover goes Inside the Phillies and wonders about a forgotten postseason incident involving Chase Utley as the second baseman looks toward 2011. -- Part of the off-season was fun for Ben Francisco... Read more

Video: Howard's expectations, Manuel's speech

Friday, February 18, 2011, 5:00 PM
Video: What are the expectations for Ryan Howard this season? The Inquirer's Matt Gelb discusses that and Charlie Manuel's annual speech with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Have a question? Send it to Matt Gelb's Mailbag. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for easy access to all of our Phillies coverage... Read more

Is Brown the first choice? Not yet

Friday, February 18, 2011, 3:28 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- More than a few ears perked up during Charlie Manuel's daily briefing with reporters as he discussed seeing some younger and non-roster players compete for jobs. "We're seeing how we can fill right field," Manuel said. "Domonic Brown is definitely kind of the first choice there... Read more

Morning report: Thanks, Chase

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 10:12 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- In full midseason mode, Chase Utley was a ray of sunshine this morning as he addressed reporters for the first time this spring. The dramatic highlights: -- He is happy to see a bunch of players here early. "I think everyone is excited to get the season started," Utley said. "We're... Read more

Coverage in Thursday's Inquirer

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 7:56 AM
Your daily rundown of Phillies coverage in The Inquirer as we wonder if it will crack 80 degrees in Florida... -- It was an emotional day at camp as Dallas Green made his first public comments since the Arizona shootings that killed his granddaughter. -- As Bob Brookover writes in Inside the Phillies... Read more

Maine's decision coming; Phillies among interested

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 2:28 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- John Maine, the 29-year-old righthander who spent the past five seasons with the Mets, could make a decision on where he will sign by Thursday, his agent said. The Phillies remain interested in Maine but are not by any means the most likely destination as suggested in an ESPNNewYork... Read more

Dallas Green remembers his granddaughter

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 11:46 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- With tears in his eyes, Phillies legend Dallas Green spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday morning about the loss of his 9-year-old granddaughter Christina Taylor, one of six people killed during a shooting rampage last month in Tucson, Ariz. "You know, I'm supposed to be... Read more

Morning report: It's getting crowded

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:45 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Four more additions to clubhouse this morning: Placido Polanco, Wilson Valdez, Matt Miller and Brian Schlitter. That leaves, by my count, 10 players who have yet to report. The list: Freddy Galvis Cesar Hernandez Ryan Howard** Michael Martinez Matt Rizzotti Shane Victorino Tagg... Read more

Coverage in Wednesday's Inquirer

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 7:55 AM
Your daily rundown of today's Phillies coverage in The Inquirer... -- Domonic Brown has tasted failure and it's made him even hungrier as his quest for a starting spot begins, Bob Brookover writes. -- He became the fans' whipping boy of the bullpen, but Danys Baez says he learned some valuable lessons... Read more
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