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Austin Hyatt is the non-rostered pitcher with the best shot to crack the Phils in 2012.It’s almost here. The grass may still be brown for most of the greater-Philadelphia region, but the sun is staying out longer. It is getting a little warmer. Baseball is almost here.Oakland and Seattle each received a week head start on the Spring Training process reflective on their trip to Japan, where they open the season on March 28 in Tokyo. All other clubs, including our beloved Phils, will have their batteries report on Sunday.Not everybody gets invited to big league camp: of course, the 40-man roster reports, but so do select non-rostered minor leaguers and veterans auditioning for a role on the big club. This year, the Phillies are inviting 18 non-rostered players to workout with the big club. Some figure to fit into the Phils’ immediate plans, while others have been invited to train as they prepare for the future. The majority of the players, veterans seeking another shot, will play on t...
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Jesse Biddle.Michael Schwimer.Top Phillies pitching prospects Jesse Biddle and Michael Schwimer joined Mike Gill on 97.3 ESPN FM today at the same time and talk about getting ready for Spring Training in Clearwater.The guys talk about what’s to come for them and trying to open some eyes during Spring Training. Biddle talks about growing up a Phillies fan and striving to play for...
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The Yankees and Phillies reportedly have interest in a 19-year-old Cuban outfielder prospect named Jorge Soler.
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Phillies and Yankees are in "hardest" for Jorge Soler. Soler is the 19-year old Cuban OF that experts say is the real deal.
Here is what Sports Illustrated had to say about him:
Soler is considered a major power hitting prospect, and according to some analysts would be one of the top 50 prospects in baseball immediately after...
Jorge Soler.On Wednesday, Buster Olney of ESPN.com tweeted that the Phillies had interest in Cuban standout Jorge Soler. On Thursday night, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reiterated that, saying the Phillies and Yankees were “in hardest” on Soler.CSNChicago.com also reported that the Phillies were hot on the trail of the 19-year-old outfielder. The Cubs were said to have offered...
Who will win the battle for the last spot on the 25-man roster, Pierre or Podsednik? (Photos: AP)Yesterday, we took a look at the 10 non-rostered pitchers the Phillies are inviting to Clearwater. Today, we’ll feature the 8 position players who have been invited to camp.The storyline behind the non-pitching, non-rostered invitees to camp is a bit more exciting than that surrounding...
While on with Jim Duquette and Kevin Kennedy on MLB Network Radio, Ruben Amaro Jr. said that there has been no deadline set to work out a long-term deal with Cole Hamels. Both sides seem very optimistic that something will eventually get done. [MLB Trade Rumors]
Roy Oswalt update: "I just don't know that it's a fit for us right now." - Amaro
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It seems like forever since Roy Halladay lingered in front of his locker after a gut-wrenching 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2011 National League Division Series. But Phillies pitchers and catchers officially report to camp Saturday at Bright House Field, which means a fresh start and a new season.
NL SPRING TRAINING CAPSULES A team-by-team look at the National League entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad: EAST Philadelphia Phillies Manager: Charlie Manuel (eighth season). 2011: 102-60, first place, lost in ...