Found March 01, 2012 on Philly Sports Live:
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Shane Victorino walked across Mike Schmidt Field on Thursday morning at Carpenter Complex, turning his head occasionally to chirp at Cole Hamels, who had just finished running on another field. Hamels and Victorino are the Phillies’ two biggest potential free agents following this season. Victorino said this week he would prefer to make a deal with Philadelphia sooner rather than later. He also said he is looking for a five-year deal, but is willing to take a reasonable hometown discount to avoid free agency. “Most athletes want to go to free agency because that’s when you maximize and you really feel what you’re worth. But I’m willing to not even worry about going that route. I love this place. This is the place that gave me my chance. I’m a World Series champion in this city. That’s stuff that forever that will be remembered. I want to be here. My family loves it. Everybody loves this place.”

Philadelphia Phillies Look Ahead to 2012

Guest Post By: Craig KiblerThe 2011 Philadelphia Phillies featured a roster full of talent and through 162 games they put the best team on the field. Day in and day out, the Phillies dominated opponents with their outstanding pitching rotation and solid yet disappointing hitting. Offensive AffairsAlthough the Phillies ranked in the top half of the NL in most offensive categories...

17 Phillies Spring Training Games to be Televised

For the first time in the Phillies’ history, all 14 Spring Training games airing on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network will be broadcast in high definition. In addition, three Spring Training games can be seen on PHL17.  Here is a list of the games that will help that Phillies fix before the regular season. Now, where can we find those away games?DateTime GameNetworkSaturday...

Victorino Not Shy About Saying He Wants To Stay In Philadelphia

"You want to maximize your value, and of course I do, too. But what's important to me is, I want to be here. I love playing here. My family loves the city. I love the city. So when I made that statement, that's what I meant."   Shane Victorino made it clear he would give up free agency. Via Jayson Stark,

Phillies Nation TV: Spring Training Guide to the Phillies and Clearwater

Join Pat Gallen, Corey Seidman, and Natalie Egenolf as we bring PN TV into your home.In this 22-minute episode – which aired on Service Electric’s 2 Sports in Allentown – the crew discusses Ryan Howard’s rehab and replacement(s), the early stories from Clearwater (including a visitors guide), the bullpen, Utley and Polanco expectations, Natalie asks reader questions, plus...

Philadelphia Phillies: 3 Up and 3 Down

Doc Halladay Remember your version of Roy Halladay on the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies during your first time at the ballpark? It was probably with your dad and/or best friend. The grass was so green and you felt that you had found nirvana. Everything just jumped out at you: It was so huge. It was a cathedral to your favorite sport. It was the genuine article in all visual...

Phillies beat Florida State 6-1

On the same day they learned Ryan Howard's rehabilitation from Achilles surgery would be slowed, the Philadelphia Phillies beat Florida State University 6-1 Wednesday in the first preseason game of the year. Hector Luna's two-run homer keyed a five-run seventh inning for the Phillies. Pete Orr and Erik Kratz led off the seventh with back-to-back hits to break a 1-all tie...


From Press Release It didn’t take long for Austin Hyatt (Amsterdam Mohawks 2006) to make an impact with the defending National League East champion Philadelphia Phillies. Hyatt started and threw two shutout innings in a 6-1 exhibition game victory over Florida State University on Wed. afternoon in Clearwater, Fla. at Bright House Field. The exhibition game was the first of Spring...

Contreras moves truck after Brown's blast

Jose Contreras wisely moved his Ford F-750 around the bend from Mike Schmidt Field at Carpenter Complex on Thursday.

A first look at two new arms comes today

Jonathan Papelbon makes his Phillies debut today, as he is scheduled to pitch in this afternoon's game against the New York Yankees. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images) This is the menacing stare that will haunt teams trailing the Phillies in save situations in 2012 and in the seasons ahead. The Phillies big-name signing of the offseason was Jonathan Papelbon, who spent...

Phillies 1B Howard has infection cleaned out

Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard, who is recovering from Achilles surgery, had a procedure done on Monday to clean out an infection.

Phillies 1B Howard misses workouts again (Yahoo! Sports)

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed workouts again on Wednesday, after a procedure Monday to remove an infection around his surgically repaired Achilles tendon.

Phils' Howard still ailing, misses workouts again

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard missed workouts again on Wednesday, after a procedure Monday to remove an infection around his surgically repaired Achilles tendon.

Phillies' Howard treated for infection

Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard's recovery from offseason Achilles surgery hit a bump in the road, the team announced Wednesday.

Recap: Philadelphia vs. Florida State

Hector Luna's two-run homer highlighted a five-run seventh inning Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies opened spring training with a 6-1 win over Florida State.
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