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There is a new possibility on the trading market for the Philadelphia Phillies to pursue: Mike Morse. Will Rube Amaro easily dismiss this opportunity?
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When the stove is hot, I will continue the process of the previous Monday’s approach, if appropriate. For early birds Sunday evening is post time. Due to a strong response and a complicated off-season, my reviews will be weekly until spring training ends. The new summer schedule will allow me to publish the best 3 sto...
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We’ve gathered all of our Phillies Nation contributors in one room and figured out which players will have the biggest seasons. If they all come true, the Phillies should have no problem winning 100 games.
Seriously, we’ve got our opinions on who will be come up large this year for the Phils. What say you?
Yesterday, the Phils announced that they’d added some pitching depth as they signed veteran starter Rodrigo Lopez to a Minor League deal, while also giving him an invite to Spring Training.
Lopez, who had pitched for the Phils once before, in 2009, before being sent back to the minors by the team when they added future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez to the ballclub during the summer...
The Phillies added some depth to their spring roster by signing veteran right-handed reliever Juan Cruz to a minor-league contract, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Cruz, 34, had a 2.78 ERA last year but was wild and when he refused to accept a demotion to Triple-A, the Pirates released him.
He’s pitched for seven teams in 12 years. He has a 4.05 career ERA, a 1.41...
Did you read/hear the big news? Ruben Amaro inked Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract. That's right, he's back!Rodrigo was with the Phillies in 2009 and appeared in 7 games, having started 5 of them and winning 3 of them. Career stats: 81-89, 257 G, 215 GS, 1350.2 IP, 865 K, 4.82 ERA, and a 1.42 WHIP. He is 37 years old and right-handed.He's nothing more...
Hey all, come join me Sunday, January 27 at 6:30 p.m. for Sports Quizzo at Fieldhouse Sports Bar in Center City Philadelphia. I’ll be hosting alongside Johnny Goodtimes, one of the most well-known quizmasters in the Philly area.
We’ll have some great food and drink specials, plus awesome prizes. The grand prize is 4 tickets to a Phillies game in 2013 with limo service to and...
We’re just under a month until pitchers and catcher are due to report to Clearwater for spring training. That means it’s time to kick off our annual countdown of the top 25 prospects in the Phillies organization. Gradually, in the coming weeks, leading to the kickoff of the 2013 regular season, I will be unveiling player reviews for each of the top developmental talent that...
It’s time, once again, to travel around the globe as we review how Phillies talents are performing in off-season and winter leagues. Be warned that news is becoming quite limited, as the closer things get to spring training, the less there is to report.
In the Caribbean Leagues, teams have begun playing in their second wave of the season, as the top four teams from the Dominican...
Aumont will be joined by teammates Gillies and Orr on Team Canada's 23-man roster.
Canada was among the first countries to submit their provisional 23-man World Baseball Classic rosters and it has a distinctly Phillies’ flavor. Reliever Phillippe Aumont will look to recreate the magic of his 2009 appearance on Team Canada and is joined by Phillies OF prospect Tyson Gillies...