Found February 12, 2013 on Philliedelphia:
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...

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...

2013 Non-Roster Invitees: Wrap Up

With pitchers and catchers officially reporting tomorrow, it is time to wrap up our yearly off-season look at the the Phillies Non-Rostered Invitees to Spring Training. Individually, we reviewed the outfield, catchers, infielders, relievers, and wrapped up the starting pitchers yesterday. Think of today’s post as a preseason yearbook, pulling it all together, with superlatives...

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...

Prospect Nation 2013: #13 RHP Kenny Giles

Kenny Giles- photo by Dave Schofield Right-handed pitcher Kenny Giles rose up these rankings more than any other Phillies prospect last year.  Armed with tremendous velocity, the 6-foot-2-inch 190-pounder has a bright future and could prove extremely valuable to the organization in the near future. Drafted in the 7th round in 2011 out of Yavapai (Junior) College, although he was...

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.

Carlos Ruiz is More Lovable Than Ever

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...

Papelbon: Red Sox Gave Me Toradol Shots

Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon said on Saturday that he received Toradol shots during his days as a member of the Boston Red Sox. This news comes off the heels of former Boston pitcher Curt Schilling's claims that the team encouraged PED use. Toradol is a legal anti-inflammatory drug that is injected. The use of Toradol has become increasingly controversial in...

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...

MTR Morning Throwdown Discussion Question

Tune in now for the MTR Morning Throwdown. Question of the show. Will Domonic Brown, Darrin Ruf, or someone else emerge as the Philadelphia Phillies regular left fielder. Listen 7-10am EST on and join our discussion on Facebook and Twitter.

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...
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