1. Report: Jimmy Rollins Trade Still in Limbo

    Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY reports that the hold-up in the Matt Kemp trade between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres — which was announced last week — is related to his Tuesday physical turning up two arthritic hips...

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  2. Charlie Manuel Rejects Orioles Overtures

    There was little incentive for a 71-year-old former manager still involved with baseball to consider Baltimore's pleas to become their hitting coach, but Charlie Manuel did just that...

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  3. Reasons to Be Cautious on Hayes, Crawford

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  4. MLB 2015 Draft Order Updated

    With recent free agent signings, the MLB Draft order has been officially updated. The Phillies own 1st Round selection remains in the 10th overall position.....

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  5. Marlon Byrd Remains Phils Elder Statesman

    At various times in recent weeks, trade rumors involving the Chicago Cubs , Baltimore Orioles and other teams have swirled, but for now, Marlon Byrd remains the Philadelphia Phillies elder statesman on a roster still full of them...

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  6. Phillies' Top Ten Prospect Lists Starting to Shift

    It's so trendy to be down on the Phillies ' farm system right now, but the truth is, it's on the up-and-up...

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  7. VIDEO: Chase Utley Surprises Cancer-Stricken Phillies Fan on 'Ellen'

    Chase Utley's illustrious tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies has yielded a World Series championship and six All-Star appearances, providing ample explanation for why he's affectionately known as "The Man" in certain parts of Pennsylvania...

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  8. With Rollins Gone, Could Utley Go Too?

    SAN DIEGO - Near the end of last season, Jimmy Rollins was asked how far he thought the Phillies were from returning to greatness. "I have no idea," Rollins said. "It could be next year...

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  9. Hamels Wants to Play for a Contender

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  10. Phillies Tried to Slip Ryan Howard into a Marlon Byrd Trade with TheOrioles

    It was no secret that the Phillies were trying to move outfielder Marlon Byrd when front office personnel and the media descended upon San Diego earlier this week. The Phillies also tried, to no avail, to move first baseman Ryan Howard...

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  11. Phillies Notes: Phils Select Intriguing Outfield Prospect in Rule 5 Draft

    SAN DIEGO - The Phillies were an active participant in the annual Rule 5 draft even in years when they planned to contend for a division title...

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  12. Phillies Finally Setting a Course

    SAN DIEGO - For the first time in a few years, the Phillies departed the winter meetings looking as if they had a reasonable plan and the ability to execute it.....

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  13. Busy Week for Phillies, but Rebuild Just Starting

    SAN DIEGO -- Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. left the Winter Meetings on Thursday without a word.....

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  14. Report: Phillies Among Several Teams to Inquire About Cubs' Wood

    After spending $173 million on a pair of pitchers this week, the Chicago Cubs have a number of suitors should they want to trade Travis Wood...

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  15. Amaro: Family Lawsuit 'Had to Affect' Ryan Howard's Play

    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. thinks the private legal battle between Ryan Howard and his immediate family during the 2014 season affected his play on the field.....

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  16. Are Dodgers Positioning for a Cole Hamels Mega-Deal?

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  17. With Teams Signing Starters, Cole Hamels Deal May Be Less Likely

    Heading into the Winter Meetings, Cole Hamels was Ruben Amaro Jr.'s top trade chip. He was a wanted man, and all that stood in the way of turning him into a handful of prospects was Amaro's evaluation of the potential return of a trade...

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  18. Rollins' Departure Momentous but Merciful

    THE FIRST instinct is to call it sad, but there is nothing sadder than what we would have witnessed next year if the players who ushered in the greatest era of Phillies baseball had been forced to endure its worst...

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  19. For Starters, Phillies Don't Have Many Options

    SAN DIEGO - A hint of nervousness creeps into Ryne Sandberg's voice whenever he talks about his team's starting pitching.....

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  20. Gonzalez an Option to Help Fill out Phillies' Rotation

    SAN DIEGO -- The Phillies are looking for starting pitching this offseason, a search that becomes increasingly important if they trade Cole Hamels.....

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  21. Sandberg: Phillies Would Require 'wow' Factor in Return for Cole Hamels

    SAN DIEGO — Need a top-of-the-rotation left-hander? Beyond Jon Lester, the obvious premium option on the market is Cole Hamels...

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  22. Ryan Howard Gains Full No-Trade Rights in Early May

    SAN DIEGO -- On Monday, Pat Gillick listed some of the challenges the Phillies face in making the trades they hope will reshape their roster...

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  23. Phillies Notes: Rollins and Utley staying put with Phils

    SAN DIEGO - The Phillies do not plan on contending in the immediate future, a sobering admission that does not bother Chase Utley nor Jimmy Rollins...

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  24. Gillick Talks Phillies' Rebuild, Support for Amaro

    SAN DIEGO -- The Phillies would love to reset their roster with the simple press of a button, but they have to invent that magic button first.....

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  25. Lee Starts Throwing Program, Should Be Ready for Spring

    SAN DIEGO -- The Phillies would have two aces to trade this offseason if Cliff Lee had a healthy left elbow.....

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