Jake Arrieta threw two simulated innings Saturday as he faced hitters for the first time this spring.
Three Phillies went deep in the loss.
The Phils' former GM likes Rhys Hoskins, Jake Arrieta & Co., but no amount of analytic evidence will convince him that they are on par with his 2008 World Series champions.
General manager Matt Klentak says the team does not plan to acquire a pitcher to replace Eickhoff and will rely instead on their young pitchers.
Tommy Hunter and Dave Hollins made pitches this winter to help unite Jake Arrieta and the Phillies.
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Jerad Eickhoff will start the season on the disabled list because of a strained back muscle.
Ignore Franco's spring training numbers. He's crushing the ball. If his closed stance is here to stay, the Phillies' 25-year-old third baseman could make the Phillies relevant immediately.
The $75 million man lost 2 mph, but no one in the organization seems to care.
Phillies beat writer Matt Breen joins columnists Mike Sielski and David Murphy to share his insight on the signing of Jake Arrieta and what moves might be next for the Phillies.
Jake Arrieta said he feels great and expects to be ready for the season.
Phillies managing partner John Middleton spent $169 million on free agents this offseason and likely will spend even more next offseason.
The Phillies hope their investments this winter help them land the big free agents next winter.