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Archive: January, 2013

Morgan rising rapidly through Phillies farm system

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Adam Morgan provided another reason why Jesse Biddle’s expected climb through the minor leagues to an eventual spot in the Phillies’ starting rotation is so intriguing. The two men were teammates last season at single-A Clearwater and there is a panoramic photograph just outside the clubhouse... Read more

Musial, Weaver Numbers to Remember

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
As word spread separately on the passing of baseball immortals Stan Musial and Earl Weaver over the weekend, a single stat popped into my head for each: 1815 for Musial, 283 for Weaver. ♦ Musial's 3,630 career hits were equally divided in home and road games, 1,815 for each. His career H/R splits... Read more

The Saturday Baseball Quiz

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
(We post a baseball trivia question every Saturday, just for fun. On Sunday, we publish the answer with charts and commentary. Pass along your questions, thoughts and ideas to boopstats@phillynews.com.) THIS WEEK'S QUESTION Which member of the 600-home run club hit his 300th, 400th, 500th and 600th... Read more

Phils, Bastardo avoid arbitration

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Phillies won’t have to deal with any arbitration hearings when spring training gets underway next month. The team reached an agreement with its only arbitration-eligible player on Friday. Antonio Bastardo and the Phillies avoided arbitration by coming to an agreement on a one-year, $1.4... Read more

Bastardo agrees to $1.4 million deal

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
Before they exchanged salary arbitration numbers Friday, the Phillies and reliever Antonio Bastardo came to an agreement on a one-year deal worth $1.4 million. The deal includes award bonuses and represents an $895,000 raise for the 27-year-old lefthander who figures to play a major role in manager... Read more

Joseph, Martin and Simon improved Phillies farm system

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
A couple hours after the Eagles introduce Chip Kelly as their 21st head coach Thursday, the Phillies will hold a media event of their own at Citizens Bank Park. As they do every year around this time, the Phillies brought in a pack of minor-league prospects for a four-day orientation program that... Read more

Jimmy Rollins selected to represent Team USA in World Baseball Classic

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
For the second time in four years, Jimmy Rollins will represent Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Rollins was the lone Phillies player listed when the WBC’s American roster was unveiled on Thursday morning. Rollins also played for Team USA in 2009, the second go-round of the Olympic-style... Read more

Phils add three veteran arms

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:55 AM
The Phillies may be a little slim on the corner outfield spots as spring training nears, but they should have plenty of pitching depth. The front office, which has been mostly quiet since the holidays, added to the pitching staff’s inventory in the last week by reining in three veterans. The... Read more

Phillies sign veteran starter Aaron Cook

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
By DAVID MURPHY UPDATED: 10:14 a.m. Turns out, Aaron Cook made a bit of history last season, becoming the first pitcher in 37 years to post a K/9 and BB/9 rate of lower than 2.1. EARLIER: The Phillies will have some veterans in spring training to compete with Kyle Kendrick and John Lannan for a... Read more

Nationals get stronger with addition of Soriano

Monday, May 13, 2013, 10:54 AM
The Washington Nationals were already the team to beat in the National League East and Tuesday they made it even more unlikely that somebody will beat them. According to Yahoo.com's Jeff Passan, the Nationals have teamed up with their favorite agent, Scott Boras, and struck a two-year, $28 million... Read more
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