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Archive: February, 2008

Kendrick Done That, Hasn't Been Here

Friday, February 29, 2008, 7:35 AM
People are really counting on Kyle Kendrick this year. Quite a change, huh? Think back to last June. A relative unknown, the Phillies promote Kendrick from double-A Reading to replace Freddy Garcia (aka The $10 Million Bust) in the Phillies' rotation. Kendrick hadn't even been invited to big-league... Read more

A Record Payroll

Thursday, February 28, 2008, 6:39 AM
The Phillies could have a record payroll of more than $106 million come Opening Day. People figure out Opening Day payrolls differently, but here's how we did it: We projected a 25-man roster, and also included four other players (Jim Thome, Wes Helms, Kris Benson and Chris Snelling) who figure into... Read more

Hamels Does Not Flip Buffet Table

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 10:48 AM
If you were wondering if Cole Hamels threw chairs and flipped tables when Charlie Manuel told him that Brett Myers would be the team's Opening Day starter, he did not. Damn. "My understanding going into spring training was to just go out and play," Hamels said this morning. "I wasn't... Read more

Myers Gets Nod Over Hamels

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 7:09 AM
Most everybody assumed Cole Hamels would be the Phillies' Opening Day starter. Not quite. The Phillies announced yesterday that Brett Myers would start March 31 agaisnt the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels will start April 2 against the Nationals. Myers considered the news... Read more

Phils Win Grapefruit Opener

Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 5:35 PM
Looks like they're ready to me. The Phillies opened their Grapefruit League schedule today with an 8-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Lefthanders Jamie Moyer and Travis Blackley each threw three scoreless innings. Top prospect Carlos Carrasco impressed manager Charlie Manuel and pitching coach... Read more

This week's PhilliesCast

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 9:39 PM
Hey everyone, this is Jonathan Tannenwald, host of the PhilliesCast. Todd let me come on here for a moment so I could tell you that the latest edition of the PhilliesCast is now available for you to download. You can listen to it by clicking on the audio player below, and you can subscribe to the podcast... Read more

Myers to Start Opening Day

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 6:06 PM
The Phillies just announced that Brett Myers will be their Opening Day starter March 31 against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Cole Hamels will start Game 2. Charlie Manuel explained that they made the move for match up reasons, but it wouldn't be surprising if they also made the... Read more

Having Problems?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 5:22 PM
Hey, everybody - If you're having problems with the blog (logging on, posting comments or anything else), you're definitely not alone. I'm having numerous problems myself. But because I care about this thing, please e-mail me with any questions, problems or concerns you have. And I mean anything. My... Read more

Flash In The Pen, And Healthy

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 4:22 AM
Tom Gordon had hoped after the way he finished 2007 that he would have a chance to compete for the Phillies' closer's job in 2008. But then the Phillies traded for Brad Lidge in November. That ended that. "Nobody likes to lose a job," Gordon said. "I felt healthy enough like I was... Read more

Phillies Claim Olmedo

Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 3:41 PM
The Phillies today claimed infielder Ray Olmedo off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Olmedo, 27, played in 27 games last season for the Toronto Blue Jays. He is a career .228 hitter, who has hit two home runs and 26 RBIs in 198 games for Cincinnati (2003-06) and Toronto. In the majors, he has... Read more
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