1. Top Prospect J.P. Crawford Ready for Roller-Coaster Ride

    Before the Phillies ' shortstops of past and future were no longer part of the same organization, J.P. Crawford had a couple of opportunities to chat with Jimmy Rollins...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 26 reads 0 comments

  2. Offseason Overhaul Leaves Phillies with Big Arms in Minors

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have preached pitching and defense as their keys to success in the future, and the organization has added a number of talented pitching prospects over the past seven months to further its rebuilding effort...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 92 reads 0 comments

  3. Hot-Hitting Franco Impressing in Winter League Playoffs

    Maikel Franco will arrive in Clearwater next month on the heels of a great offensive performance in the Dominican Winter League playoffs...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 months ago 88 reads 0 comments

  4. Cardinals Surface as Potential Suitor for Cole Hamels

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  5. Revere, Brown File for Salary Arbitration

    PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies outfielders Ben Revere and Domonic Brown filed for salary arbitration Tuesday. They are the club's only players eligible for arbitration.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 15 reads 0 comments

  6. Herrera Turning Heads with Strong Showing in Winter Ball

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies took a flier on Odubel Herrera in the Rule 5 Draft in December because they liked what he could bring to the outfield with his athleticism and offense...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 35 reads 0 comments

  7. Phillies Sign Relief Pitcher

    THERE IS a strong argument to be made that the brightest spot on the Phillies ' bleak horizon is their bullpen, where last season they received key contributions from four pitchers younger than 28 years old, three of whom averaged at least 8...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 25 reads 0 comments

  8. Phils Ready to Retain Howard If Deal Doesn't Materialize

    PHILADELPHIA -- The rebuilding Phillies have already traded the franchise leader in hits, their biggest power bat and a key member of the bullpen over the last five weeks.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 48 reads 0 comments

  9. Kelly Johnson Makes Sense for Phillies

    The Philadelphia Phillies are committed to rebuilding by shedding high-salaried veterans in their 30's. However, the fact remains that they have to fill a working roster for 2015...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 99 reads 0 comments

  10. Phillies Sign Righty Gomez to Minor League Deal

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies, who continue to add pitching depth to all levels of the organization this offseason, have signed reliever Jeanmar Gomez to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the club announced on Monday..

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 36 reads 0 comments

  11. Roy Halladay Fan Has No Idea Roy Halladay Is Standing Right Behind Him

    Anyone who is in love with sports can appreciate the experience of meeting a favorite athlete: the excitement, the joy — and hopefully, the picture. Sadly, this fan only got the last part — and he didn't even notice...

    Arman Walia Written by Arman Walia about 3 months ago 87,701 reads 66 comments

  12. This Fan Was Wearing a Roy Halladay Shirsey and Didn't Notice Halladay...

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  13. Phillies Should Be Able to Find a Taker for Ryan Howard

    The start of spring training is a little more than a month away. The clock is ticking for the Phillies to trade first baseman Ryan Howard, a task that should not be as difficult as it has proven to be...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 3 months ago 2,942 reads 0 comments

  14. Hamels to St. Louis? Cards Have the Right Prospects

    MLB .com columnist, Richard Justice, wrote a piece yesterday discussing the possibility of Cole Hamels being traded to the Cardinals .....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 298 reads 0 comments

  15. Lively Arm: Phillies Prospect Rising Up Ranks

    PHILADELPHIA -- Ben Lively is the newest piece of the Phillies ' rebuilding effort. The starting pitching prospect was rising through the Reds ' farm system before he was acquired in a trade for veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd on the final day of 2014...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 59 reads 0 comments

  16. Philadelphia Phillies' Top 10 Prospects for 2015

    The Philadelphia Phillies haven’t launched a full-on rebuilding process, at least not yet, but the organization appears to be headed in that direction based on recent trades...

    Mike Rosenbaum Written by Mike Rosenbaum about 3 months ago 16,925 reads 10 comments

  17. So Far, Phillies Making Right Moves

    Pat Gillick stated that the Phillies will not become contenders again until the 2017 or 2018 season. While that may be true, the rebuilding process could be sped up if the Phillies make the right moves, and acquire the right talent...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 75 reads 0 comments

  18. Did Ugly End Weaken Roy Halladay's Hall of Fame Chances?

    When Roy Halladay came to the Phillies in the winter before the 2010 season, he was a borderline Hall of Fame pitcher who needed several more dominant seasons and a deep playoff run or two to really cement his case for Cooperstown...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 61 reads 0 comments

  19. Who Will Play Left Field for the Phillies?

    When the news broke on New Year's Eve that Ruben Amaro Jr. had dealt Marlon Byrd to the Reds , our first matter of business was to dissect the caliber of prospect the Phillies received in return...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 30 reads 0 comments

  20. Reliever Neris Impressing Phillies in Winter Ball

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies had little to play for by Aug. 3 last season, when they called up right-hander Hector Neris from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 36 reads 0 comments

  21. Luke Putkonen a Possible Phillies Option

    On Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers signed left handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to a major league contract. Given the problems Detroit has had in the past with their bullpen, signing a quality arm like Gorzelanny could pay some dividends...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 38 reads 0 comments

  22. Harang Joins Phils Rotation, for Now

    BARRING a blockbuster Cole Hamels trade - which could still happen between now and next month - the 2015 Phillies starting rotation is beginning to crystallize.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 14 reads 0 comments

  23. #OnDeck: Three More Pivotal Questions for the Future

    There are still plenty of question marks facing the Phillies as they close in on the start of spring training.....

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 17 reads 0 comments

  24. 6 Possible Suitors for Hamels

    Cole Hamels remains on the trade blocks, and he remains a hot commodity. Ruben Amaro continues to ask for a big package of young players and prospects in return for the lefty ace...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 3 months ago 481 reads 0 comments

  25. Report: Howard Has 9 Teams on His 'Trade' List

    Ryan Howard can be traded to #tigers, #redsox, #yankees, #mariners, #royals, #rays, #orioles, #angels, #rangers w/out his consent...

    Kevin Driscoll Written by Kevin Driscoll about 3 months ago 34 reads 0 comments