Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Madson, Arbuckle win World Series title with Royals

Monday, November 2, 2015, 3:06 AM
NEW YORK --- As Kansas City Royals players sprayed each other with champagne and beer and news cameras documented the chaos of the celebration, Ryan Madson stood off to the side in the visitors clubhouse at Citi Field. A smile never left Madson's face as he described the emotions attached to his second... Read more

J.P. Crawford removed from Arizona Fall League

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 7:13 PM
Phillies top prospect J.P. Crawford was removed from the Arizona Fall League because of a partial tear of a ligament in his left thumb, according to the team. Crawford, 20, will not require surgery and is expected to be fine for the start of spring training. Crawford's thumb will be immobilized in... Read more

Bowa, Samuel to return to Phillies coaching staff

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, 2:57 PM
Larry Bowa and Juan Samuel will return to the Phillies coaching staff next season, the team said Tuesday. There had been uncertainty as to whether Bowa would return given his candidacy for the Miami Marlins' vacant managerial position. Bowa, who turns 70 in December, interviewed twice with the Marlins... Read more

New Phillies GM Matt Klentak preaches a 'balanced approach'

Monday, October 26, 2015, 12:56 PM
Matt Klentak had no trouble dispelling the notion that the Phillies hired solely an "analytics guy" as their new general manager. In his first day with his new organization, Klentak stressed balance as crucial to the team's ongoing rebuilding process. "Teams that lean too far in one direction, whether... Read more

Phillies confirm hiring of Matt Klentak as new GM

Monday, October 26, 2015, 9:43 AM
The Phillies on Monday morning confirmed their hiring of Matt Klentak as their new general manager. The 35-year-old Klentak is the 11th GM in the team's history and, according to the Phillies, the youngest. New Phillies president Andy MacPhail, Phillies part-owner John Middleton and Klentak issued... Read more

Phillies introduce Matt Klentak

Sunday, October 25, 2015, 11:34 AM
New Phillies president Andy MacPhail introduced the team's new general manager, Matt Klentak, on Monday in an 11 a.m. news conference at Citizens Bank Park. MacPhail's hiring of Klentak, last an assistant general manager with the Los Angeles Angels, came after an extensive search that heated up after... Read more

Report: Amaro to become Red Sox first-base coach

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 4:23 PM
Ruben Amaro Jr. was fired as the Phillies general manager on Sept. 10, and in the weeks since has not spoken publicly about his dismissal or his future plans. But according to the Boston Globe, in a surprise move, Amaro is set to become the first-base coach for the Boston Red Sox. Amaro, 50, does... Read more

Phillies to hire Klentak as new general manager

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 12:27 PM
Six weeks ago, John Middleton sat behind a dais in the bowels of Citizens Bank Park and expounded on what the Phillies sought in their next general manager. The team's influential part-owner explained what he had told new club president Andy MacPhail, that MacPhail needed to "hire himself." It is... Read more

Report: Klentak, Kantrovitz and Bloom are finalists for Phillies' GM post

Friday, October 23, 2015, 2:43 PM
The Phillies' organizational meetings begin Monday, a date by which Andy MacPhail six weeks ago said would be "ambitious but ideal" to have his new general manager in place. Although the weekend arrived without an announcement, the new Phillies president has at the very least reportedly narrowed his... Read more

Phillies add veteran coaches Kranitz, McLaren to Pete Mackanin's staff

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 10:15 AM
As they continue their youth movement on the field, the rebuilding Phillies will have two additional veteran coaches on their staff next season under manager Pete Mackanin. The team announced Wednesday that it hired Rick Kranitz as bullpen coach and John McLaren as catching coach. The two bring a... Read more
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