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Archive: March, 2008

Seven Is Enough

Thursday, March 13, 2008, 9:12 AM
Eric Bruntlett has played seven positions in the majors, every position except pitcher and catcher. Could he catch? "Seven is enough," Phillies bench coach Jimy Williams said. The Phillies acquired Bruntlett and Brad Lidge for Geoff Geary, Michael Bourn and Mike Costanzo in a November... Read more

Manuel Finally On Solid Ground

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 10:56 AM
Charlie Manuel finally has a little stability with the Phillies. Phil Sheridan returns to Philadelphia today, but before he left he tells us why Manuel isn't the accidental manager anymore. In his first year in 2005, many fans and media didn't like him because he wasn't Jim Leyland. In 2006, everybody... Read more

Grapefruit League Action

Wednesday, March 12, 2008, 6:48 PM
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Myers to the Rescue

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 9:09 AM
The longer Adam Eaton and his competitors (Chad Durbin, J.D. Durbin, Travis Blackley, etc.) struggle for the No. 5 job in the Phillies' rotation, the more important it becomes for Brett Myers to perform at the top. So far, he has. He pitched well in a minor-league game yesterday. After he started... Read more

Coste to Coste

Tuesday, March 11, 2008, 8:56 PM
Got a question for Phillies catcher Chris Coste? Sure you do. Coste toiled in the minor leagues for 11-plus seasons before he finally made his big-league debut in 2006 at age 33. It's a remarkable story. So remarkable that he wrote a book about it. The 33-Year-Old Rookie will be available in stores... Read more

Lidge Back on the Mound

Monday, March 10, 2008, 10:05 AM
Brad Lidge threw a bullpen session this morning in Clearwater -- his first bullpen after arthroscopic surgery on his right knee two weeks ago today -- and he and pitching coach Rich Dubee were very encouraged. Lidge threw 25 pitches. Lidge will throw another bullpen session Wednesday and face live... Read more

Kendrick: "No Time to Worry"

Monday, March 10, 2008, 6:56 AM
Like Chip Diller said, "Remain calm! All is well!" But is it? Hitters have pounded Kyle Kendrick in each of his last two Grapefruit League starts. He's 0-2 this spring. He has a 16.43 ERA. "I haven't struggled like this in a long time," said Kendrick, who allowed seven hits... Read more

Blue Jays 9, Phillies 4

Monday, March 10, 2008, 6:48 AM
David M Warren's photo gallery from yesterday's 9-4 loss to the Blue Jays. Read more

The Moyer Family

Monday, March 10, 2008, 4:04 PM
Check out David M Warren's photo gallery of Jamie Moyer playing baseball with his kids at Bright House Field earlier this spring. Read more

Eaton Is Out ... For Now

Sunday, March 9, 2008, 1:21 PM
Adam Eaton won't make his next start because of a back problem. "We're giving it a couple days off," said Eaton, who is 0-2 with a 15.75 ERA this spring. "The MRI results were .... slight herniated disc. And some arthritis on the right side. Which is kind of what we knew going in. But... Read more
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