1. Howard's Production Among Phillies' Key Questions

    PHILADELPHIA -- There will be no "State of the Jimmy" this spring at Bright House Field. Every spring, Jimmy Rollins gathered with reporters just outside the Phillies ' clubhouse, ...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 4 reads 0 comments

  2. Howard Enters Spring Training with Challenges Ahead

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies are rolling out the veterans this week at Bright House Field. Cliff Lee will speak to reporters on Thursday. Jonathan Papelbon follows him Friday, with Cole Hamels on Saturday and Chase Utley on Monday...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  3. Sandberg Eyes '15 as Transition Year for Phillies

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- The Phillies are rebuilding in 2015. The front office has made that clear, but the manager must manage, the players must play and they want to win more than they lose, if possible...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 15 days ago 12 reads 0 comments

  4. Charlie Manuel Is Down in Clearwater This Season

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 6 reads 0 comments

  5. Phillies Should Trade Hamels Soon

    Coming off arguably the greatest 9-9 season in the history of major-league pitching, Cole Hamels edges toward the late prime of his career still anchored to a team that seems intent on repeating its mistakes...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 16 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  6. Sandberg to Use Spring Camp to Mix, Match Lineups

    PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg will need to be pretty creative to get his team to score runs consistently in 2015, which could mean some experimentation with the lineup...

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  7. Answering Spring-Loaded Questions About Phillies

    PITCHERS AND catchers hold their first official workout in Clearwater on Thursday. Among the story lines will be the following.....

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  8. As Spring Arrives, Phils' Transition Still Work in Progress

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have made a few changes this offseason, but they know they have not made enough.....

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  9. How Do We Judge Ryne Sandberg in 2015?

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  10. The Evster's Valentine's Day Special: 18 Things to Love About Philly Sports

    This year for Valentine's Day, my wife and I are making fondue to celebrate our disgusting, sloppy love for each other. We're gonna put on our sweatpants, fire up a couple sternos, and slather hot liquid cheese all over our bods...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 20 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  11. Has Phillies' Offseason Been a Disaster?

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 20 days ago 35 reads 0 comments

  12. Rosenthal: Phillies' off-Season a 'Major Fail'

    In his latest column for FOX Sports, Ken Rosenthal made the argument that the Phillies needed to make more moves over the off-season, describing their winter as a “major fail”...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 21 days ago 92 reads 0 comments

  13. #OnDeck: Assessing the Phillies' Opening Day Bullpen Options

    As the Phillies attempt to rebuild their aging roster, the biggest question they face when it comes to their bullpen regards whether they can pull off a trade involving their $13-million-per-year closer...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 21 days ago 181 reads 0 comments

  14. Philadelphia Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon Woes Continue

    To illustrate the difficulty that the Phillies are experiencing in trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon, consider a recent turn in their discussions with the Brewers ...

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  15. Lee, Howard Among Phils' Bounce-Back Candidates

    PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies pitchers and catchers will hold their first official workout on Feb. 19, but despite the fact that the front office has said it does not expect the team to compete until 2017 at the earliest, there will be intrigue in '15...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 22 days ago 29 reads 0 comments

  16. Many Factors Should Prevent an Early Cliff Lee Trade

    We've spent much of the offseason outlining potential Cole Hamels trades and waiting for a deal to happen. But two weeks before spring training, no blockbuster seems imminent...

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  17. Prospects Nola, Crawford Won't Be in Big-League Camp

    THE PHILLIES' top two prospects won't be reporting to the big-league clubhouse at Bright House Field later this month...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 23 days ago 34 reads 0 comments

  18. Remaining Free Agents Who May Be of Interest to the Phillies

    Now that James Shields' requests of his realtor are more specific than “I need a new home somewhere in North America”, the list of remaining free agents is finally looking sparse...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 23 days ago 57 reads 0 comments

  19. Inbox: Will Any Veterans Be Moved Before Camp Starts?

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 23 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  20. Phillies Could Look to Add Veteran Shortstop, Catcher During Camp

    Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he could look to add a veteran shortstop and catcher to his club, Jayson Stark of ESPN.com reports on Twitter...

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  21. Phillies GM 'Expects' Hamels to Start Opener

    Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told ESPN.com Monday that while he wouldn't completely rule out trading ace Cole Hamels in the next week, "I would expect him to be in spring training with the Phillies...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 24 days ago 3,690 reads 0 comments

  22. Do Phillies Fans Want a Hamels Trade?

    There's been no shortage of rumors surrounding Cole Hamels this offseason. When your team is a mess and your best trade chip is an all-world pitcher, the mill will churn. Such is life with the Phillies ace...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 24 days ago 34 reads 0 comments

  23. Moncada a Perfect Fit for Phillies

    For the last couple of weeks, I have been wondering why the Phillies never seemed to come up in discussions involving Cuban phenom Yoan Moncada...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 24 days ago 144 reads 0 comments

  24. Ruben Amaro “Covets” Andrew Cashner

    Last week, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that GM Ruben Amaro “covets” San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner, a relevant piece of information as the Padres are one of the handful of clubs still actively pursuing Cole Hamels...

    Jefferson Powers Written by Jefferson Powers about 24 days ago 41 reads 0 comments

  25. MLB Trade Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon and More

    Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in a matter of days, so most of the free-agency and trade rumors have settled down as MLB teams are focused on what they have on their rosters...

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