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Phillies chat with Jake Kaplan

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 9:49 AM
Join the Inquirer's Jake Kaplan as he takes your Phillies questions in a live chat, beginning Wednesday at noon. Read more

Kendrick reportedly set to join Rockies on one-year deal

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 5:57 PM
Kyle Kendrick, who pitched in more than 200 games for the Phillies over the last eight seasons, has agreed to a free agent contract with the Colorado Rockies, according to multiple media reports. The deal is for one year and $5.5 million in base salary, according to Yahoo! Sports. The 30-year-old... Read more

Phillies to bring eight guest instructors to spring training

Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:26 PM
In addition to Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and former manager Charlie Manuel, the Phillies are bringing six other former players to Clearwater later this month. Roy Halladay, Greg Luzinski, Dave Hollins, Larry Anderson, Aaron Rowand and Dan Plesac will also serve as guest instructors during spring... Read more

Maikel Franco playing in this week's Caribbean Series

Monday, February 2, 2015, 9:58 AM
Maikel Franco, who eight days ago drove in seven runs to lead his team to a winter ball championship, continues his stint with Gigantes del Cibao in the Caribbean Series that begins Monday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. By virtue of winning their league's championship, Franco and Gigantes represent the... Read more

Refining change-up, command key to Windle's development

Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:23 PM
Until he arrived at the University of Minnesota, Tom Windle threw a loopy curveball that even he now admits “wasn’t very good.” The school’s longtime pitching coach, Todd Oakes, suggested the left-hander start throwing it harder. The result was the slider that’s carried... Read more

#OnDeck: PECOTA projects Phillies as MLB's worst team

Thursday, January 29, 2015, 10:55 AM
Baseball Prospectus on Wednesday released its annual PECOTA projections, which always makes for an interesting read. The sabermetric system developed by Nate Silver not at all surprisingly this year projects the Phillies to, at 69-93, finish with baseball's worst record. It has the Twins winning 70... Read more

Gillick to continue as Phillies' president; Montgomery returns as chairman

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2:57 PM
Returning from a five month-long medical leave of absence, longtime Phillies president and CEO David Montgomery will assume the position of chairman while Pat Gillick continues to serve as president, the team said Wednesday. The shake-up could pave the way for a new Phillies president in the near... Read more

Neris could push for spot in Phillies' bullpen

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 9:36 AM
Before he was thrust into action in the 15th inning of a meaningless August game, Hector Neris was relatively unknown compared to many of the Phillies’ other young relief pitchers. Nine pitches that night were all the righthander needed to earn his first major league win, and to catch the attention... Read more

As manager of Phils' Williamsport affiliate, '92 World Series MVP Pat Borders to impart experience

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:36 AM
Pat Borders broke into professional baseball in 1982. Before his playing career ended in 2006, it consisted of two position changes, appearances in 1,099 major league games over 17 seasons, two championship rings and a World Series MVP trophy. Following about nine years away from pro ball, Borders... Read more

Buchanan working to improve curveball

Monday, January 26, 2015, 12:19 PM
David Buchanan relied heavily on his cutter, sinker and change-up last season through the first 20 major league starts of his career. He had changed his grip on his curveball in spring training, when his cutter and slider began to blend together, and he utilized the pitch much less than his others... Read more
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