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1/26/2015 | Prospect Franco rips through Dominican Winter League

Phillies No. 3 prospect Maikel Franco capped his playoff run Sunday in Game 8 of the Liga de Beisbol Domincano championship series against Estrellas de Oriente with a dominant effort, hitting two home runs and driving in seven runs as Cibao defeated Oriente, 12-5.


1/23/2015 | Phillies talking deal for Papelbon with Brewers

Yahoo Sports reported on Friday that the Phillies and Brewers have been in serious discussions about sending Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee, although it will not be easy. Papelbon has a limited no-trade clause and reportedly can block a trade to Milwaukee.


1/23/2015 | Cast your votes for Phillies Wall of Fame inductee

Voting for the 2015 Phillies Wall of Fame inductee is underway, and it will end on Feb. 6. Nominees include outfielder Pat Burrell, pitcher Larry Christenson, manager Jim Fregosi, reliever Gene Garber, outfielder Tony Gonzalez, closer Jim Konstanty, first baseman Fred Luderus, reliever Ron Reed, coach Mike Ryan, third baseman Pinky Whitney, catcher-manager Jim Wilson and pitcher Rick Wise.


1/21/2015 | Holding onto Howard could benefit Phillies

At the moment, it is entirely possible -- perhaps even likely -- that the Philadelphia Phillies will have both Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard on their Opening Day roster. Mere months ago, such a concept seemed preposterous.


1/20/2015 | Amaro: Nothing imminent involving Hamels

Speaking before the Phillies' winter banquet, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't write off the chances of a potential deal involving Cole Hamels. But the GM also said there's nothing imminent.


1/20/2015 | Healthy Lee bodes well for Phillies

Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who missed much of last season with an injured left elbow, has thrown off a mound recently without issue and is expected to be ready for Spring Training. If the veteran bounces back this year, he will be a valuable chip at the July Trading Deadline.


1/20/2015 | Gillick says Phillies are in for challenging '15

Interim president Pat Gillick offered fans some much-needed candor in the fall when he said the Phillies would not contend again until 2017 or '18. Gillick has not shortened his timetable.


1/20/2015 | Broadcaster Andersen confident Howard can rebound

The Phillies have been actively shopping Ryan Howard this offseason, looking for someone to take on some of his remaining salary so they can open first base for someone else. Many within and outside of the Phillies organization feel the 35-year-old Howard is done. But Phillies broadcaster Larry Andersen told MLB.com's Hot Stove he thinks Howard is capable of having a bounce-back season.


1/19/2015 | Phillies' Revere points to MLK as inspiration

Phillies outfielder Ben Revere was raised in Atlanta and was taught the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy from an early age. He visited Dr. King's home and grave site in Atlanta, an experience that left a lasting impression.


1/19/2015 | Winter league roundup: Phils' Franco still rolling

The finals in all four major Latin American winter leagues are almost all set and even as teams battle for a spot in next month's Caribbean Series, several top prospects continue to play key roles for their winter clubs.


1/16/2015 | Amaro: Phils may be better off without Howard

Speaking to 97.5 The Fanatic, Philles GM Ruben Amaro Jr. talked about a recent conversation he had with slugger Ryan Howard, who struggled in 2014. "We talked to Ryan, and I told him that in our situation, it would probably be better for the organization not with him, but without him.


1/16/2015 | Phillies clear arbitration slate, ink Revere, Brown

The Phillies agreed to terms with outfielders Ben Revere and Domonic Brown on one-year contracts Friday, avoiding salary arbitration hearings for 2015.


1/16/2015 | Phillies bring in Danks to bolster outfield

The Phillies added depth to their outfield mix on Friday, claiming Jordan Danks off waivers from the White Sox. Danks is expected to compete for a backup role in Spring Training. He's primarily been a center fielder over three seasons in the Majors, but he is also capable of playing the corner-outfield positions.


1/16/2015 | Phillies look back, forward as anniversaries near

With 2015 underway, it's time to look back at some memorable moments that will have anniversaries this year. Included is the Phillies' first pennant 100 years ago and a double-headed induction day in Cooperstown, N.Y., 20 years ago.


1/15/2015 | Rollins gone, heir apparent Crawford not feeling pressure

J.P. Crawford has been the Phillies' shortstop of the future ever since he joined the organization as a first-round pick in the 2013 Draft. The future seems a lot closer now that Jimmy Rollins is out of the picture.


1/14/2015 | Offseason overhaul leaves Phillies with big arms in Minors

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. Of the Phillies' top eight prospects, according to MLB.com, half are starting pitchers acquired since June.


1/13/2015 | Revere, Brown file for salary arbitration

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


1/13/2015 | Herrera turning heads with strong showing in winter ball

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. The Phillies could use some depth in the outfield in 2015 and beyond, and it's becoming clear why the organization felt it was worth taking a chance on the 23-year-old.


1/12/2015 | Phils ready to retain Howard if deal doesn't materialize

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. Ryan Howard is not on that list, though.


1/12/2015 | Phils' Franco red hot as winter ball playoffs continue

The playoffs in winter leagues throughout Latin America are in full swing and the championship matchups in some countries will soon be determined. Even as teams battle for trophies, many prospects continue to play key roles for their winter teams.


1/12/2015 | Phillies sign righty Gomez to Minor League deal

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.


1/8/2015 | Lively arm: Phillies prospect rising up ranks

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 on the final day of 2014. The abrupt change in scenery is nothing new for Lively, though, so don't expect it to slow his development.


1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.


1/7/2015 | Popular infielder McDonald calls it a career

John McDonald, who willed his way through a 16-year career with eight different teams as a backup infielder, has decided to retire from the game at age 40. News of his decision spread Wednesday, when four teams -- the Indians, Blue Jays, D-backs and Angels -- offered up congratulations through their individual Twitter accounts.


1/7/2015 | Reliever Neris impressing Phillies in winter ball

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. Neris' arrival barely made a peep. But at least a few folks in the organization wanted to see him pitch.




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