Andy MacPhail defends Gabe Kapler, Phillies’ hiring processes amid Dodgers controversy

“I’ve been in a position of hiring people since November of 1986 — general managers, managers, scouting directors, farm directors — and in my entire history, there’s never been a hire that was as fully vetted as this one was,” MacPhail said.

The same Phillies scout who signed Aaron Nola helped them land J.T. Realmuto | Matt Breen

The week that reshaped the Phillies would not have been possible, general manager Matt Klentak said, without area scout Mike Stauffer.

The same Phillies scout who signed Aaron Nola helped them land J.T. Realmuto | Matt Breen

The week that reshaped the Phillies would not have been possible, general manager Matt Klentak said, without area scout Mike Stauffer.

Phillies’ Odubel Herrera says he lost focus last season, ‘definitely motivated’ to be better

A more regimented offseason workout program was part of the Phillies' plan to push their enigmatic center fielder.

Phillies’ Odubel Herrera says he lost focus last season, ‘definitely motivated’ to be better

A more regimented offseason workout program was part of the Phillies' plan to push their enigmatic center fielder.

Phillies figure to benefit from Rhys Hoskins’ return to first base | Extra Innings

Free from the burden of playing a position with which he never felt comfortable, the Phillies slugger should be able to focus on other aspects of his game.

Phillies figure to benefit from Rhys Hoskins’ return to first base | Extra Innings

Free from the burden of playing a position with which he never felt comfortable, the Phillies slugger should be able to focus on other aspects of his game.
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Maikel Franco’s red shoes could be filled by Manny Machado or Scott Kingery, is he still happy with the Phillies? | Bob Brookover

Maikel Franco led the Phillies in hitting last season and has averaged 24 home runs over the last three seasons, but you get the feeling nobody wants him around any more.

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Aaron Nola’s contract extension with Phillies could be sign of new MLB free-agency patterns | Scott Lauber

Two years from going through a free-agent process that players have found increasingly difficult, the Phillies ace opted to put it off by signing a contract extension.

Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta pitched last season with torn meniscus

The veteran is confident he'll be ready for the start of the season.

Whiffing on Bryce Harper, Manny Machado would not make Phillies offseason a failure, Matt Klentak says

"We’ve had an objectively excellent offseason, in my opinion. That doesn’t mean we’re going to stop trying," the general manager says.

Phillies press conference on Aaron Nola’s new deal | Live video

Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola and general manager Matt Klentak hold a press conference Thursday at 10 a.m. to discuss Nola’s four-year contract extension.

Without Manny Machado, Phillies will let Maikel Franco and Scott Kingery compete at third base

Should Machado not end up in red pinstripes, the starting third baseman job will come down to two players who both had their fair share of struggles last season.

Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta had knee surgery shortly before spring training

Also, righthander Jerad Eickhoff and outfielder Aaron Altherr are behind schedule because of injuries, and Gabe Kapler has a new slogan.

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Gabe Kapler 2.0: More boundaries and more pressure for Phillies manager | Bob Brookover

“There is no question that there were some challenges this offseason,” the second-year manager said in his first press conference this season. The pressure is truly on Kapler entering 2019.

Aaron Nola agrees to four-year contract extension with Phillies

The 25-year-old ace will be under contract with the Phillies through at least the 2022 season.

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Phillies exec Bryan Minniti has Matt Klentak’s ear, and an unusual backstory | Mike Sielski

At 39, Minniti is young in the game and has power within the franchise. But he’s not a stereotypical stat geek, either.

Do the Phillies have enough starting pitching to win NL East? | Extra Innings

Phillies pitchers and catchers work out for the first time this spring today in Clearwater.

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J.T. Realmuto will wear a regal Phillies number | Bob Brookover

J.T. Realmuto's new number (10) has been a popular one for Phillies fans. Larry Bowa and Darren Daulton were two of the favorite players in team history.

Meet the newest Phillies: What you need to know about J.T. Realmuto, Jean Segura, Andrew McCutchen, and David Robertson

Ever wonder what the "J.T." in J.T. Realmuto stands for? Quick hits for the most notable additions to this year's Phillies squad.

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