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The Phillies Zone Archive: October, 2012
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Ruiz gets $5 million option; Phils buyout Wigginton and Contreras
Mon, Oct 29, 2012, 12:57 PM
We always knew catcher Carlos Ruiz would at least remain with the Phillies through the 2013 season and, barring the unlikely scenario of a...
Phillies still mulling over minor-league staff
Mon, Oct 22, 2012, 2:07 PM
The Phillies’ big-league coaching staff is in place, but the promotions of Ryne Sandberg, Steve Henderson and Rod Nichols have left some...
Sandberg thrilled to be back in the big leagues
Fri, Oct 19, 2012, 1:34 PM
Ryne Sandberg found out his climb back to the big leagues was complete shortly after the Phillies returned to Philadelphia following their...
One consolation: A high draft pick
Thu, Oct 18, 2012, 10:29 AM
An 81-81 season produced many things for these Phillies, among them, a higher draft pick than in recent history. They will select 16th in Major...
Henderson believes he can provide relaxation
Tue, Oct 16, 2012, 11:58 AM
Charlie Manuel bemoaned his hitters' tendency to press in tense situations more than once during a bitter 2012 season. The message will not...
Galvis starts hot in winter ball; no left for Ruf
Mon, Oct 15, 2012, 12:04 PM
Four days into Venezuelan winter ball play and Freddy Galvis has made a splash in his return to organized baseball while Darin Ruf is awaiting...
Wally Joyner hired as assistant hitting coach
Mon, Oct 15, 2012, 4:22 PM
During a coaching overhaul immediately following a disappointing 2012 season, the Phillies decided they wanted two hitting coaches to offer...
Raul Ibanez: Of course.
Thu, Oct 11, 2012, 1:46 PM
It was a Saturday in March and Raul Ibanez was optimistic because Raul Ibanez is always optimistic. Even when he lugged a hitless streak that...
Hunter Pence rallies Giants, and other thoughts
Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 11:39 AM
Philadelphia is reduced to watching its former players -- Hunter Pence, Scott Rolen, Kyle Lohse, Jayson Werth, Brandon Moss, Ryan Vogelsong...
An Arizona Fall League primer
Tue, Oct 9, 2012, 10:32 AM
Welcome to Citizens Bank Park, where the Phillies will hold a workout day Tuesday in between games of their division series with... oh, wait...