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Phillies get moving to Florida on Truck Day

Phillies get moving to Florida on Truck Day

MLB.com Updated 17 hours ago
The Phillies could pack their Spring Training truck blindfolded at this point. But they made things easier on themselves Friday morning, when they loaded the truck for its annual 1,058-mile trek from Citizens Bank Park to Bright House Field in Clearwate…
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  • Ford: Phils' future on display in Fla.

    Ford: Phils' future on display in Fla.

    philly.com 17 hours ago
    The Phillies open spring training this week in Clearwater, Fla., for the 70th consecutive season. As long as the weather is warm and the Danish are still free in Lenny's, thousands of local fans will observe the annual rite with a journey south. Maybe t…
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  • Hopeful Phillies have plenty of new faces

    Hopeful Phillies have plenty of new faces

    MLB.com Feb 11 (yesterday)
    The Phillies are in the early stages of a massive rebuild, which means there will be plenty of new faces in camp. In the second part of a seven-part series previewing Phillies' Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla., MLB.com looks at a few of the most nota…
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  • Phils acquire Featherston from Halos for infield depth

    Phils acquire Featherston from Halos for infield depth

    MLB.com Feb 10 (3 days ago)
    The Phillies added some infield depth to their system on Wednesday by acquiring Taylor Featherston from the Angels for a player to be named or cash.
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  • Pete Mackanin's spring twist: Now he's manager

    Pete Mackanin's spring twist: Now he's manager

    philly.com Feb 9 (3 days ago)
    It was a dark day for Pete Mackanin. The Phillies had just finished a disappointing season with a .500 record, ending a run of five straight National League East titles.
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  • Homer History: Joe Carter's World Series winning blast

    Homer History: Joe Carter's World Series winning blast

    yahoo.com Feb 8 (5 days ago)
    In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports NHL blogger Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy looks back on Joe Carter’s World Series-winning homer against the Phillies…
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  • Sixers' Hinkie: Why rush The Process now?

    Sixers' Hinkie: Why rush The Process now?

    philly.com Feb 3
    IMAGINE THIS: It is late October. The Eagles are in the midst of their first season under Doug Pederson. The Phillies are watching the baseball playoffs but showed some signs of hope during their sub-.500 season. And the Flyers are early in a promising …
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  • Phils trade Biddle to Bucs for righty Medina

    Phils trade Biddle to Bucs for righty Medina

    MLB.com Feb 3
    If Jesse Biddle achieves his big league dreams, it won't be with his hometown team. The Phillies on Wednesday traded Biddle to the Pirates for right-hander Yoervis Medina.
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  • Montgomery thinks Phillies have bright future

    Montgomery thinks Phillies have bright future

    MLB.com Feb 1
    Phillies chairman David Montgomery figures he has been to nearly every Philadelphia Sportswriters Association dinner since 1972. On Monday night, the PSWA honored him.
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  • Biddle says he pitched through elbow pain

    Biddle says he pitched through elbow pain

    philly.com Jan 31
    Jesse Biddle had just finished getting a haircut at his favorite barber shop in Mount Airy on Friday afternoon when a two-word text message from Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock popped up on his phone.
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  • Homer History: Joe Blanton's improbable World Series blast

    Homer History: Joe Blanton's improbable World Series blast

    yahoo.com Jan 31
    In our Homer History series, writers re-tell the stories of memorable home runs from their perspective. In this installment, Yahoo Sports college football writer Sam Cooper writes about one of the most improbable home runs of the Phillies 2008 World Ser…
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  • Google analyst Galdi joins Phillies' front office

    Google analyst Galdi joins Phillies' front office

    MLB.com Jan 28
    The Phillies announced Thursday they had hired Andy Galdi as director of baseball research and development. Galdi, 30, spent the past three years at Google in Mountain View, Calif., where he served as a quantitative analyst for YouTube. He will oversee …
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  • Seeking signs of hope with Phillies

    Seeking signs of hope with Phillies

    philly.com Jan 27
    Andy MacPhail, the Phillies president, is telling everyone to be patient. The team didn't become the worst in the major leagues in just one season, and it will take more than just that to turn things around. This makes perfect sense.
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  • MLB's No. 1 prospect? The case for Crawford

    MLB's No. 1 prospect? The case for Crawford

    MLB.com Jan 26
    Leading up to Friday's release of the 2016 Top 100 Prospects list, MLBPipeline.com will state the case for five players who could arguably be considered baseball's No. 1 prospect. Todd Zolecki makes the case for Phillies shortstop J.P. Crawford.
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  • Powerful prospect Nick Williams gives Phillies some hope

    Powerful prospect Nick Williams gives Phillies some hope

    philly.com Jan 17
    Growing up in Galveston, Texas, Nick Williams spent a lot of time in his backyard hitting golf balls without a golf club.
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  • Cubs' Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg returns to club as ambassador

    Cubs' Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg returns to club as ambassador

    yahoo.com Jan 16
    Ryne Sandberg is back where Cubs fans believe he belongs seven months after resigning as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cubs announced Friday that Sandberg is returning to the club as an ambassador. He participated in a Hall of Fame seminar o…
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  • Phils reportedly avoid arbitration with Hellickson

    Phils reportedly avoid arbitration with Hellickson

    MLB.com Jan 15
    An arbitration hearing will not be among the many events Matt Klentak experiences during his first season as the Phillies' general manager. This possibility was averted on Friday morning, when the Phillies reached a one-year agreement with right-handed …
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  • Source: Phillies, Galvis avoid arbitration

    Source: Phillies, Galvis avoid arbitration

    MLB.com Jan 13
    The Phillies avoided salary arbitration with Freddy Galvis, signing the shortstop to a one-year, $2 million contract, according to a source. The club has not confirmed the deal.
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  • MacPhail: Phillies much better off already

    MacPhail: Phillies much better off already

    philly.com Jan 12
    One hundred and 99 days ago, the Phillies introduced Andy MacPhail as their president-in-waiting, the successor to Hall of Fame executive Pat Gillick. MacPhail, a lifelong baseball man who had stepped away from the game for more than three years, sat do…
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  • Phillies chairman David Montgomery underappreciated

    Phillies chairman David Montgomery underappreciated

    IT'S A funny little paradox. A boss who urges even interns under his employ to address him by his first name is to receive an award named for a boss whose highest-level employees refuse to do so out of respect . . .
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  • Phillies invite top prospects to Spring Training

    Phillies invite top prospects to Spring Training

    MLB.com Jan 6
    The Phillies will have their top four prospects in big league camp next month. The team announced on Wednesday that nine more players will be at Spring Training in Clearwater, Fla.
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  • Howard, Zimmerman file defamation suits against Al Jazeera

    Howard, Zimmerman file defamation suits against Al Jazeera

    Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman have escalated their fight against Al Jazeera. They filed defamation lawsuits Tuesday in Federal District Court in Washington against the network and two reporters after a report linked the Phillies first baseman and Natio…
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  • Lawyer for Howard, Zimmerman wants retraction

    Lawyer for Howard, Zimmerman wants retraction

    MLB.com Dec 30, 2015
    The lawyer for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman is demanding an immediate and complete retraction to the Al Jazeera repot that linked both to performance enhancing drugs.
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  • Video - Phillies Temporarily Shut Down Lee 02:33

    Phillies Temporarily Shut Down Lee

    Mar 8
    Jerry Crasnick breaks down the latest on Cliff Lee, who has been temporarily shut down by the Phillies after feeling renewed discomfort in his pitching elbow.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat 00:38

    A-Rod Singles In First At-Bat

    Mar 4
    Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez singled to left field in his first at-bat since he was suspended by the league for use of performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Video - A-Rod Singles In Yankees' Loss 00:53

    A-Rod Singles In Yankees' Loss

    Mar 4
    Alex Rodriguez went 1-for-2 with a walk in his first baseball game in nearly 18 months as the Phillies beat the Yankees 3-1.
  • Video - Hamels Focused On Playing Baseball 01:31

    Hamels Focused On Playing Baseball

    Mar 3
    Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels talks to Britt McHenry about dealing with trade talk and how the team is in transition.