Found February 13, 2013 on Philliedelphia:
Over the last two seasons, Carlos Ruiz has become the most popular player on the Phillies roster. He has been admired for his unique combination of playing ability and adorableness (it's a word). Not once had we heard any news of Chooch being linked to banned substances or any other...

Buy or Sell: Halladay’s High Hopes for 2013

Roy Halladay told reporters yesterday that he was ready to throw 320 innings in 2013 if that’s what it took for the Phillies to win the World Series. That’s right – Halladay is ready to throw 54 innings more than he has ever thrown before, becoming the first Phillies pitcher since Steve Carlton in 1972 to throw over 300 innings. Halladay is ready to pitch 320 innings if that...

Phillies, Cruz Part Ways

Juan Cruz, 34, was the odds on favorite among the non-roster invitee relievers to make the club out of Spring Training. Today, Todd Zolecki reported that Cruz and the Phillies have decided to part ways. Zolecki indicates that the signing of Chad Durbin made Cruz believe his window to make the club was increasingly narrow. Cruz was the only pitcher to not report to camp on time yesterday...

Roy Halladay Could Possibly Retire After This Season

This morning, the Phillies and Roy Halladay held their normal spring training news presser at the Phillies' spring training complex. When reporters asked about Halladay's shoulder, the Phillies revealed that his ailment last season was not due to an injured shoulder, but instead was caused from his lower back. Halladay...

Rich Dubee On Roy Halladay: There’s Going To Be An Animal On The Mound Competing

Roy Halladay suffered one of his worst seasons of his career in 2012. His positive 11-8 record was dampered by a 4.49 ERA and a month and a half-long stint on the DL. Halladay missed time last season from May 29th -July 17th with a strained latissimus dorsi muscle. During...

Phillies Soundbites from Spring Training

Roy Halladay feels good and wants to stay in Philadelphia. The Phillies big right hander said today on how he felt compared to last year, “If I feel the way I feel right now, I’m very confident.” Halladay also made it clear that his lower back, not his shoulder was the issue in 2012. When asked about testing free agency after this season Doc said, “I really don’t see myself...

Player Profile #82: Jimmy Rollins | SS | PHI

Jimmy Rollins made his major league debut back in 2000. It’s now 2013 and Rollins is entering his 14th major league season as a 34-year-old who’s played every one of his 1,792 games with the same team. Amazingly, even at his advanced age, Rollins hit 23 home runs last year. That total was his most since 2007 (30) and just the third time he’d hit more than 16.Rollins has always...

Prospect Nation 2013: #12 2B Cesar Hernandez

Venezuelan born infielder Cesar Hernandez was signed as an amateur free agent by the Phillies at the age of 16. Since then, the slick defender that primarily plays second base, has displayed solid progress and improvements in many areas of his game. Hernandez, a switch-hitter, made his professional debut with the Venezuelan Summer League in 2007 at the age of 17. In two seasons...

Ryan Howard: Go Ahead and Sweep Us Under The Rug, But Don't Be Surprised

Nearly 24 hours after Roy Halladay took the microphone at his Clearwater press conference, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard took to the reporters to discuss his offseason and his preparations for the 2013 season. Howard, who missed the first half of the season last year with a ruptured left Achille's...

Cruz gives up fighting for spot in Phils pen

Juan Cruz, we hardly knew ya. Actually, we didn't get to know you at all. The veteran had agreed to a minor league deal with the Phillies, but then had a change of heart.

Phillies Spring Training Special Wednesday MTR Morning Throwdown

Join MTR Morning Throwdown Wednesday from 7am to 10am as Bill Zeltman and Nicolette Tropiano preview Spring Training and the Philadelphia Phillies. Tune in by clicking here or download our FREE Android and IOS apps. Join our discussion on Facebook and call into the show at 609-9100-MTR.

Pap Smear: Papelbon says the Boston Redshots were injecting players before games

Another day, another stink bomb in Major League Baseball's long-lost war on drugs.Yesterday, Jonathan Papelbon - he of the meltdown that devoured Boston - disclosed that Redshots operatives regularly injected him with Toradol, yet another drug nobody has ever heard of until now. They shot him up before games, and he felt like a toreador. It was a legal drug. But it could be a...

**** Happens When You Party With John Bolaris

So here’s the deal… It was Opening Day 2011, and the Phillies were coming off a heart-breaking Game 5 in the NLDS where they bounced from the playoffs by the Cardinals. Kevin and I were also bounced that night. We were thrown out of CBP by a douche bag security guard. Never has such little power gone to a man’s head so badly as it did with that security guard. But that had...

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