No done deals, but Phils active at Winter MeetingsUpdated 3 hours ago Share TweetOther than dismissing or downplaying rumors involving Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Domonic Brown and Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has had little to say at the Winter Meetings. He offered a small nugget Wednesday afternoon. &quo…
The Phillies' argument for their lineupUpdated 18 hours ago Share TweetThey like the lineup they project for the 2014 season and believe it will produce. Dissenters have reason to be skeptical.
Roy Halladay and family thank Philadelphia fans with newspaper adUpdated 23 hours ago Share TweetFormer Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay officially retired on Monday after signing a one-day contract with his original team, the Toronto Blue Jays. That type of short-term agreement is a little unusual in MLB — at least compared to the o…Source: yahoo.comShare TweetNew Hall of Famers, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre helped re-define the role of a manager.Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Roy Halladay, a two-time Cy Young winner who pitched a perfect game and a postseason no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010, announced he is retiring Monday after signing a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. A…Source: yahoo.com
Inside the Phillies: Amaro's taking a chance with 'bold' offseason movesUpdated Dec 8 (4 days ago) Share TweetBold best describes what Ruben Amaro Jr. has done so far in putting together the 2014 Phillies and it sure is appropriate that the word ends with the letters O-L-D.
Phillies sign catcher Nieves to one-year dealUpdated Dec 5 (6 days ago) Share TweetThe Philadelphia Phillies have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a $1,125,000, one-year contract.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe Phillies added one arm to their bullpen Tuesday night, acquiring right-hander Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays for catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen.
Phils agree with Frandsen, tender contracts to fourUpdated Dec 2 Share TweetThe Phillies offered no true surprises before Monday's 11:59 p.m. ET deadline to tender contracts to their players eligible for salary arbitration. They avoided arbitration with infielder Kevin Frandsen, agreeing to a one-year, $900,00 contract, which i…
Kendrick among Phils waiting for contract offersUpdated Dec 1 Share TweetThe Phillies fly south to Orlando, Fla., next Sunday for the Winter Meetings, but they have things to do beforehand. They have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday to offer contracts to their five players eligible for salary arbitration: right-hander Kyle Kend…Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ryan Vogelsong is staying put with the San Francisco Giants, reaching agreement on a one-year contract Friday.Source: CNNSI.com
Phils looking for ways to stabilize bullpenUpdated Nov 26 Share TweetAlthough manager Ryne Sandberg has said that starting pitching should be an offseason priority, the Phillies also need to stabilize their leaky bullpen.
Ruiz, Phillies finalize 3-year, $26 million dealUpdated Nov 21 Share TweetCarlos Ruiz and the Philadelphia Phillies have completed their $26 million, three-year contract.Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe Phillies have hired Bob McClure to be their pitching coach.
Phillies bring Brignac in with Minor League dealUpdated Nov 19 Share TweetThe Phillies on Tuesday announced they have signed infielder Reid Brignac to a Minor League contract with an invitation to big league Spring Training.
Phils' 2014 lineup could be set after recent movesUpdated Nov 19 Share TweetYes, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. could make a big move before Opening Day on March 31 in Texas -- at this point, a trade is the only way to improve the offense -- but barring that, it looks like the heavy lifting for the 2014 offense is com…Share TweetRuben Amaro Jr. has heard all the jokes by now. He may not be laughing, but he hears them. The Phillies like the Old-Timers Game promotion so much, they're going to hold 81 of them at Citizens Bank Park next season. The 2014 team photo will be taken by …Share TweetWally Joyner -- whose return to the Phillies as assistant hitting coach has been on-again, off-again -- is off again, as the club announced Sunday that the former big league first baseman has left the organization, reportedly to be the Tigers' hitting c…
Hot Stove roundup: Phillies may be shoppersUpdated Nov 15 Share TweetThe Hot Stove endured a quiet day on Friday, but there's always the promise of weekend moves to come. Phil Rogers sees the Phillies as a team that could be aggressive this winter, and he points to the recent Marlon Byrd signing as evidence that Philadel…
Phils ink four to Minors deals with spring invitesUpdated Nov 15 Share TweetThe Phillies on Friday announced they had signed four players to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla., as non-roster players: right-hander Shawn Camp, left-hander Cesar Jimenez, and outfielder Clete Thomas and L…
Phillies are looking to win now, not rebuildUpdated Nov 15 Share TweetAs the signing of Marlon Byrd, 36, showed, the Phillies are more interested in winning in 2014 than beginning a youth movement.
Phillies following wrong swing pathUpdated Nov 15 Share TweetMarlon Byrd signing exposes the team's decision-making weaknesses
Winter Leagues roundup: Galvis caps walk-off winUpdated Nov 15 Share TweetA tight one throughout, where runs came at a premium, it was a walk-off bunt single by Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis that proved to be the difference in Zulia's 2-1 win over Caracas in 10 innings in Venezuelan Winter League action.
BBTN At Winter Meetings: Morning Report, Day 2Dec 10Jon Sciambi, Buster Olney, Jayson Stark and Jim Bowden update the latest buzz from Day 2 of the winter meetings.
Respect For Roy HalladayDec 9Former managers Bobby Cox and Joe Torre discuss Roy Halladay's retirement from baseball.
Roy Halladay RetiresDec 9Two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay signs with the Blue Jays and retires after 16 MLB seasons.
Are Mega-Deals Mega-Mistakes?Dec 4SC Centerpiece: Tim Kurkjian, Wallace Matthews and Colin Cowherd debate if long-term deals are a mistake.
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Playoffs?! We're Talking About More Playoffs?!Dec 11Playoffs?! We're Talking About More Playoffs?!
Clayton's mailbag -- Debate on low hits resumesDec 10Clayton's mailbag: Rob Gronkowski's injury revived the debate on low hits, but don't expect any changes.
Don Banks: Daniel Snyder has no one to blame but himself for mess in Washi…Dec 10No matter how it ends, or when it ends -- this latest publicly displayed spasm of organizational dysfunction in Washington -- the Redskins and owner Daniel Snyder know their way home from here. They've been here so many times before, at the end of so ma…