The Phillies Zone Archive: March, 2012

Phillies sign Blanco

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Phillies and Nationals are trading castoffs all of a sudden. Andres Blanco, a 27-year-old utility infielder,... Read more

Bullpen depth will be used

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — It's about this time of spring when fretting about the opening day roster becomes the cool thing to do, except when... Read more

Et tu, Mayberry?

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TAMPA, Fla. — Earlier, we discussed some hints that Juan Pierre stands to gain quite a deal of playing time. He's leading off for Charlie... Read more

Pierre leading off

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TAMPA, Fla. — When Juan Pierre was summoned to Charlie Manuel's office Thursday afternoon, he had no inclination of his fate. He knew... Read more

Kratz optioned to minors

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Catcher Erik Kratz was optioned to minor-league camp Thursday, but expect Kratz to don a Phillies uniform sometime... Read more

A word on Mayberry

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — The volume of questions about John Mayberry Jr. has expanded in recent days. The majority sound something like this:... Read more

Did Hamels show his hand?

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — Surely, you've noticed it. Cole Hamels has acted and talked like a very confident man. Almost too confident. Hamels... Read more

Galvis sits

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Freddy Galvis was spared the 130-mile bus ride Wednesday to Hammond Stadium, but that was not the only reason to smile... Read more

Total lunar eclipse of the heart

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — So here we are, three days away from breaking camp in Florida, and finally the lasting image of this morose Phillies... Read more

Bench auditions

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — And so we've reached the final stretch of the Grapefruit League. This morose Phillies spring has been consumed with... Read more