Saturday, February 6, 2016

NL East spring primer: New York Mets and Washington Nationals

Friday, February 5, 2016, 9:45 AM
With less than two weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, here is a primer on the rest of the National League East. Thursday: Miami and Atlanta. Friday: New York and Washington. New York Mets 2015 Record: 90-72 Additions: 2B Neil Walker, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, LHP Antonio Bastardo... Read more

NL East spring primer: Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 10:41 AM
With less than two weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, here is a primer on the rest of the National League East, starting with Miami and Atlanta. Tomorrow: New York and Washington. Miami Marlins 2015 Record: 71-91 Additions: LHP Wei-Yin Chen, RHP Edwin Jackson, 3B Chris Johnson Subtractions:... Read more

Phillies trade Jesse Biddle to Pirates

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 11:22 AM
If Jesse Biddle is to revive his career, the Germantown Friends product is at least headed to a haven for pitching reclamation projects. The Phillies on Wednesday traded the former first-round pick to Pittsburgh for Yoervis Medina, a 27-year-old reliever. Biddle, 24, had been designated for assignment... Read more

For six games, Phillies will wear red

Monday, February 1, 2016, 1:16 PM
For the first time in eight years, the Phillies have added an alternate jersey. It is red. It will be worn six times in the regular season, all during mid-week afternoon games. The new red jerseys will be worn with the standard white, pinstriped pants. The team will keep its cream-colored alternate... Read more

Not Another Philly Sports Talk Show previews Phillies spring training

Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5:18 PM
That's right, you get a bonus batch of cynicism this week from your friendly neighborhood podcast team. Daily News columnist David Murphy chats with Phillies beat writers Matt Gelb and Matt Breen to take a look at the big talking points heading toward Clearwater. Yes there are still a few weeks until... Read more

Phillies add David Lough to outfield mix

Monday, January 25, 2016, 3:03 PM
The Phillies on Monday signed David Lough, an outfielder who played 196 games for Baltimore over the last two seasons, to a minor-league deal. He was invited to spring training. Lough, 30, figures to man an outfield spot at triple-A Lehigh Valley with prospect Nick Williams and minor-leaguer Cameron... Read more

Phillies will 'survey' remaining free agents, but signings unlikely

Friday, January 22, 2016, 4:46 PM
Over the last two winters, the Phillies have spent a grand total of $10.9 million - the equivalent of 10 Zack Greinke starts next season - in free agency. Team president Andy MacPhail and general manager Matt Klentak have both downplayed free agency as a means of acquiring talent, especially for a... Read more

DH to NL gathering steam: this could be a boon for the Phillies

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 3:33 PM
It sounds like the designated hitter will be coming to the National League, and that's a good thing for the Phillies. According to Newsday's David Lennon, baseball commisioner Rob Manfred said that the move to a DH is "gaining momentum" and will be addressed in negotitations on a new CBA after the... Read more

Pete Rose, now permitted to be honored, is not candidate for Phillies wall

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 2:12 PM
When Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred denied Pete Rose's latest bid for reinstatement in December, he did alter one stipulation of Rose's lifetime ban: Teams are now permitted to celebrate Rose's feats with permission from the league. The Cincinnati Reds wasted little time; an announcement... Read more

Predicting the Phillies' Opening Day roster

Thursday, January 21, 2016, 11:52 AM
Hey. It's almost baseball season. Let's reacquaint ourselves with the Phillies, who will actually give you reasons to watch this year. My way-too-early roster Opening Day roster projection: Lineup 1. Odubel Herrera LF 2. Cesar Hernandez 2B 3. Maikel Franco 3B 4. Ryan Howard/Darin Ruf 1B 5. Aaron... Read more
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