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Phillies give Chad Billingsley opportunity to bounce back

Phillies give Chad Billingsley opportunity to bounce back

yahoo.com Updated 39 minutes ago
Philadelphia is the place where Chad Billingsley will get his opportunity to show he can still pitch in the big leagues. According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, the former Dodger signed a one-year deal with the Phillies that guarantees him $1.5 million and…
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  • Phillies give Chad Billingsley opportunity to bounce back

    Phillies give Chad Billingsley opportunity to bounce back

    yahoo.com ESPN.com MLB.com 39 minutes ago
    Philadelphia is the place where Chad Billingsley will get his opportunity to show he can still pitch in the big leagues. According to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki, the former Dodger signed a one-year deal with the Phillies that guarantees him $1.5 million and…
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  • Good move for Phillies: Gillick is in charge

    Good move for Phillies: Gillick is in charge

    philly.com 13 hours ago
    A little more than nine years ago, Phillies president David Montgomery hired a general manager and a lot of people wondered if the man was too old for the job. Pat Gillick was 68 at the time, and his age, as it turned out, was a factor. It meant he had …
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  • Montgomery to return as Phillies' chairman

    Montgomery to return as Phillies' chairman

    ESPN.com MLB.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    After months of uncertainty, the Philadelphia Phillies clarified the status of longtime team president David Montgomery on Wednesday, by announcing he would return to work as the team's chairman.
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  • Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    Where will Moncada land among Major suitors?

    MLB.com Jan 28 (yesterday)
    Cuban teenage prospect Yoan Moncada has worked out privately for the Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Rangers and Brewers, according to sources. The Rays, Cubs, Phillies and Cardinals have also shown interest. The question remains: When will M…
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  • Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon trade

    MLB.com Jan 27 (2 days ago)
    Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.
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  • Phillies trade talks with Crew over Papelbon lose steam

    Phillies trade talks with Crew over Papelbon lose steam

    MLB.com Jan 24 (5 days ago)
    Trade talks between the Phillies and Brewers regarding closer Jonathan Papelbon have "dissipated," Brewers general manager Doug Melvin told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday.
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  • Phillies talking deal for Papelbon with Brewers

    Phillies talking deal for Papelbon with Brewers

    MLB.com ESPN.com Jan 23 (6 days ago)
    Yahoo Sports reported on Friday that the Phillies and Brewers have been in serious discussions about sending Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee, although it will not be easy. Papelbon has a limited no-trade clause and reportedly can block a trade to Milwauk…
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  • Ryne Sandberg admits to problems in Phillies clubhouse last yea…

    Ryne Sandberg admits to problems in Phillies clubhouse last year

    You don't need us to rattle off the things that were wrong with the Philadelphia Phillies last year, we all know the major one — underperforming veterans who were getting paid way too much. Well, manager Ryne Sandberg, speaking at a Phillies event Wedne…
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  • Cherington: Content with rotation, no plans to add ace

    Cherington: Content with rotation, no plans to add ace

    MLB.com Jan 22
    Though James Shields remains a free agent and Cole Hamels still hasn't been traded by the Phillies, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington isn't expecting to make a marquee pitching acquisition before Spring Training.
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  • Revere out to become more than just a singles hitter

    Revere out to become more than just a singles hitter

    philly.com Jan 21
    READING - Ben Revere was part of the contingent charged with selling the Phillies' rebuilding plan during the team's winter banquet stop inside a Reading hotel Tuesday night. More than a few people, of course, are not sold on Revere as the man who shoul…
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  • Taxing situation for the Phillies' front office

    Taxing situation for the Phillies' front office

    philly.com Jan 21
    Can Phillies afford to spend big money on Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada?
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  • Gillick says Phillies are in for challenging '15

    Gillick says Phillies are in for challenging '15

    MLB.com Jan 20
    Interim president Pat Gillick offered fans some much-needed candor in the fall when he said the Phillies would not contend again until 2017 or '18. Gillick has not shortened his timetable.
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  • Amaro: Nothing imminent involving Hamels

    Amaro: Nothing imminent involving Hamels

    MLB.com Jan 20
    Speaking before the Phillies' winter banquet, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't write off the chances of a potential deal involving Cole Hamels. But the GM also said there's nothing imminent.
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  • Healthy Lee bodes well for Phillies

    Healthy Lee bodes well for Phillies

    MLB.com Jan 20
    Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who missed much of last season with an injured left elbow, has thrown off a mound recently without issue and is expected to be ready for Spring Training. If the veteran bounces back this year, he will be a valuable chip a…
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  • Broadcaster Andersen confident Howard can rebound

    Broadcaster Andersen confident Howard can rebound

    MLB.com Jan 20
    The Phillies have been actively shopping Ryan Howard this offseason, looking for someone to take on some of his remaining salary so they can open first base for someone else. Many within and outside of the Phillies organization feel the 35-year-old Howa…
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  • Phillies clear arbitration slate, ink Revere, Brown

    Phillies clear arbitration slate, ink Revere, Brown

    MLB.com Jan 16
    The Phillies agreed to terms with outfielders Ben Revere and Domonic Brown on one-year contracts Friday, avoiding salary arbitration hearings for 2015.
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  • Sandberg plans a more hands-on approach

    Sandberg plans a more hands-on approach

    philly.com Jan 16
    Many of the players and much of the atmosphere will be different when the Phillies begin spring training next month in Clearwater, Fla. Ryne Sandberg promises an altered approach from the manager, too.
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  • Phillies prospects learning the ropes - off the field

    Phillies prospects learning the ropes - off the field

    philly.com Jan 14
    Every January, the Phillies gather a large handful of minor-leaguers for what the team calls a Prospect Development Seminar, and this week 10 players are in town for the four-day program.
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  • Offseason overhaul leaves Phillies with big arms in Minors

    Offseason overhaul leaves Phillies with big arms in Minors

    MLB.com Jan 14
    The Phillies have preached pitching and defense as their keys to success in the future, and the organization has added a number of talented pitching prospects over the past seven months to further its rebuilding effort. Of the Phillies' top eight prospe…
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  • Source: Braves agree to deal with Wandy

    Source: Braves agree to deal with Wandy

    MLB.com Jan 13
    Furthering their attempt to round out their starting rotation, the Braves have decided to take a chance on left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez, who reportedly recently failed a physical after agreeing a Minor League deal with the Phillies. The Phils hav…
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  • Phils ready to retain Howard if deal doesn't materialize

    Phils ready to retain Howard if deal doesn't materialize

    MLB.com Jan 12
    The rebuilding Phillies have already traded the franchise leader in hits, their biggest power bat and a key member of the bullpen over the last five weeks. Ryan Howard is not on that list, though.
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  • Phillies sign righty Gomez to Minor League deal

    Phillies sign righty Gomez to Minor League deal

    MLB.com Jan 12
    The Phillies, who continue to add pitching depth to all levels of the organization this offseason, have signed reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Monday.
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  • Video - Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To Brewers 02:26

    Phillies Looking To Trade Papelbon To Brewers

    Jan 23
    ESPN senior baseball writer Jerry Crasnick discusses the Phillies' talks with the Brewers about a possible Jonathan Papelbon trade.
  • Video - Dodgers Trade Haren, Acquire Kendrick In Deals 03:14

    Dodgers Trade Haren, Acquire Kendrick In Deals

    Dec 11
    Aaron Boone, Curt Schilling, Tim Kurkjian, Jim Bowden and Karl Ravech break down the Dodgers' improved defense with the acquisitions of SS Jimmy Rollins and 2B Howie Kendrick up the middle and the deal that sent Dee Gordon and Dan Haren to the Marlin
  • Video - Phillies Deal Rollins To Dodgers 02:55

    Phillies Deal Rollins To Dodgers

    Dec 10
    Tim Kurkjian discusses the Dodgers' acquisition of veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins and why Rollins waived his no-trade clause to go to Los Angeles.
  • Video - Phillies Looking To Move Ryan Howard 02:21

    Phillies Looking To Move Ryan Howard

    Nov 11
    Buster Olney breaks down the Phillies' desire to trade first baseman Ryan Howard.

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