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Archive: February, 2012

Papelbon speaks

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 1:10 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — As far as perfunctory press conferences go, this was up there. Jonathan Papelbon sauntered into the cafeteria at Bright House Field wearing shower sandals and spent 20 minutes answering many of the same questions he fielded upon becoming the highest paid reliever ever in November... Read more

Roy Halladay welcomes you to spring training

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 11:12 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. — All is quiet at the Phillies complex on the eve of the first formal workout. Most of the pitchers and catchers are here. Some threw long toss. Others spent the morning in the weight room. Jonathan Papelbon just finished tossing with Joel Pineiro and will address the media... Read more

Phillies serious about Soler interest

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 2:17 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies are definitely a serious player in the Jorge Soler sweepstakes. "Our scouts have seen him and we like him," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday. "It may come down to where he wants to play and, of course, the money." Exactly what it's going to take... Read more

Camp Primer: The hitters

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 9:35 AM
Here at The Phillies Zone, we're making the final preparations for a six-week trip to Clearwater. Most of this week's space has been dedicated to off-the-field business matters. Such is when the local baseball franchise morphs into a powerful commodity. But fake baseball is nearing and that's better... Read more

Camp Primer: The pitchers

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 10:20 AM
Here at The Phillies Zone, we're making the final preparations for a six-week trip to Clearwater. Most of this week's space has been dedicated to off-the-field business matters. Such is when the local baseball franchise morphs into a powerful commodity. But fake baseball is nearing and that's better... Read more

TV and $$: A FAQ

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 11:40 AM
The feedback from Tuesday's column about the future windfall the Phillies stand to gain when their TV rights are for sale again has been enormous. I'm sifting through the emails and tweets, and some readers have asked pertinent questions I didn't have space to address or completely overlooked. So here's... Read more

It must be Schilling, right?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 11:38 AM
The Phillies revealed the 12-man ballot for this year's Wall of Fame voting and, once again, Curt Schilling has to be considered the favorite. That, of course, did not matter in 2011 when John Kruk was enshrined. The team opens voting to fans online and the choices are whittled to five for the team-picked... Read more

Mailbag: Bullpen, Blanton and Galvis

Monday, February 6, 2012, 11:35 AM
We're back with another edition of the winter mailbag. There are less than two weeks to spring training, and even though nothing is happening in Phillies Land, there is a clear desire for baseball now that the Super Bowl is over and done with. (And how bad were those commercials? Don Draper fired everyone... Read more

Nats want to keep Phils fans away

Friday, February 3, 2012, 10:15 AM
Apparently the Washington Nationals do not want your business. According to a Washington Post blog posted Friday morning, the Nationals plan on doing all they can to prevent Nationals Park from being invaded by Phillies fans this season. "Frankly I was tired of seeing it," Nats COO Andy Feffer told... Read more
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