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Archive: February, 2010

Live chat with Matt Gelb

Monday, March 1, 2010, 2:31 AM
Join The Inquirer's Matt Gelb for a live chat from Spring Training at 2 p.m. Monday. Read more

New Yankee Chan Ho Park: "Philadelphia was the no. 1 choice."

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 12:03 PM
TAMPA--As a reporter, it is my job to be skeptical of messages like "the Phillies have one of the best clubhouses in baseball, and many players want to play for the team." It's not that I'm supposed to be overly negative about something like that; I just have to make sure that it isn't mere... Read more

Complete pitching probables for Week 1

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 9:40 AM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- You want pitching probables? We got 'em all. The order listed is the order in which the pitchers will throw. The first time through the rotation, starters will throw around 45 pitches. Wednesday vs. Florida State J.A. Happ Phillippe Aumont Yohan Flande Drew Naylor Joe Savery Jesus... Read more

Halladay will start Thursday vs. Yankees

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 12:23 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's a slow day on the fields. With a steady rain falling, the Phillies were limited to some batting practice in the cages in the tunnel. But after the shortened workout, pitching coach Rich Dubee provided a glimpse into the starting rotation as Grapefruit League play begins this... Read more

The Phearless Phour

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 4:48 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla.--In reporting a story for tomorrow's paper about what the Phils infield is working on this spring, I naturally had a long conversation with infield coach Sam Perlozzo. Perlozzo is always good for shop talk, and generous in sharing specific insights about his players. I did not know... Read more

Dubee impressed as Hamels works on fourth pitch

Friday, February 26, 2010, 1:58 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Earlier in the week, we wondered about the fate of Cole Hamels' cutter, the fourth pitch he experimented with this off-season and hoped to add to his repertoire. But pitching coach Rich Dubee downplayed the cutter last week, saying he wanted Hamels to focus at one pitch at a time... Read more

Bold Brown swings away against Halladay

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 3:52 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Charlie Manuel said he wouldn't hold anyone back from swinging during the first live batting practice of the season. Against their own pitchers, most players will "track" pitches early in spring training, which is baseball lingo for standing there and taking the pitch... Read more

Time for some live BP

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 1:43 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- It's one of the most exciting drills of the spring: live batting practice. Why? Well it's the only time all season you can see Chase Utley hit off of Roy Halladay or Ryan Howard take swings against Cole Hamels. In the grand scheme of things, live BP isn't a huge deal -- but it... Read more

Catching up with Cliff Lee

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 3:11 PM
PEORIA, Ariz.—Today was an important one for the most popular ex-Phillie of the moment, Cliff Lee. He threw his first bullpen session for the Seattle Mariners this morning, after undergoing minor foot surgery this winter. He threw about 45 pitches, and said his foot felt fine. Of greater potential... Read more

Rollins has goals, but few predictions

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 2:48 PM
CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Jimmy Rollins says he is out of the prediction business. Just like the countdown to pitchers and catchers, Rollins' prognostications are an annual rite of spring. This spring, he would only go so far as to say Roy Halladay is the best pitcher in the National League East rather... Read more
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