March 5, 2011 |
BRADENTON, Fla. - When Michael Dubee was announced over the loudspeaker at McKechnie Field as the new Pittsburgh pitcher, Pete Orr was in the on-deck circle. He turned to ask for a scouting report from the best source possible: the pitcher's father. "Oh, I told him what he had," Rich Dubee said. The Phillies pitching coach said he was "pretty relaxed" and wanted to see his son pitch well Friday in a Grapefruit League game. But in other circumstances, that desire would change.
May 5, 2013 |
Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay denounced critical comments about Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee made by former Phillies reliever and current MLB Network analyst Mitch Williams. In a Friday radio interview on WIP-FM (94.1), Williams said the Phillies need a new pitching coach. "It is not personal," Williams said. "I think these pitchers have to hear something new. " The Phillies have struggled not only in pitching but all facets of the game. They entered Friday 26th in the major leagues with a 4.42 ERA. Halladay, one of the pitchers that Williams suggested hasn't been helped by Dubee, talked to reporters before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Miami Marlins.
April 6, 2013 |
ATLANTA - As Rich Dubee preached his optimism Thursday afternoon about Roy Halladay, the pitcher ran. Halladay donned a red beanie and black sweatpants. He paced the warning track at Turner Field in the 40-degree weather while a steady mist fell. Halladay was the only player on the field at 4 p.m. "I'm starting to see some results," Dubee said. "You think I'm going to take the ball away from this guy?" No one is saying the Phillies pitching coach should do that. Dubee reiterated his encouragement for Halladay despite a baffling, 95-pitch outing in which the erstwhile ace recorded 10 outs.
February 24, 2009 |
Most days during the regular season, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee likes to squeeze in a workout. During the first two weeks of spring training, though, Dubee doesn't need one. He gets plenty of exercise walking between four fields, throwing batting practice, giving instruction, and overseeing pretty much everything that goes on at Camp Clearwater. "Dubee carries a heavy load," manager Charlie Manuel said yesterday. Every team has one - a well-organized, get-things-done taskmaster who coordinates things at camp.
September 26, 2013 |
Roy Halladay will get another job in the major leagues. A pitcher with more than 200 career wins and a Cy Young Award on his resumé gets plenty of chances to prove he is no longer that same guy. Someone will sign Halladay as a free agent this offseason, because a talent like his is hard to find and, for many baseball franchises, money isn't. Even though Halladay stood on the mound in Miami on Monday night, flushed and tired after throwing 16 pitches, sweating like a condemned man, he will work again.
May 5, 2011
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he has not spoken to pitcher Roy Oswalt, who remains in Mississippi with his family after tornadoes ripped through the area. But the righthander is expected to rejoin the team Thursday after taking a week to tend to the damage. Pitching coach Rich Dubee said he expects to see Oswalt on Thursday. "That's what I hear," he said. Dubee was unsure whether Oswalt had been throwing or doing any workouts at home. He will throw a bullpen session Thursday.
March 6, 2011
Brad Lidge pitched the seventh inning and allowed a walk. Lidge is healthy in spring for the first time in years, and pitching coach Rich Dubee says that is as big an advantage as the closer has had in a while. He has allowed two runs in three spring innings. "He was a little erratic at times," Dubee said of Lidge's performance Saturday. "But his arm speed continues to improve, and that's a good sign. Like I've said before, Brad Lidge is on the mound early. This is a real early stage for Brad to be healthy.
October 24, 2013
YESTERDAY brought with it a reminder that the Phillies' deliberate search for a pitching coach might not be entirely their choice. The Reds' decision to hire Bryan Price as their manager removed one potential candidate from the market, and there could be more dominoes that need to fall before the Phillies are able to zero in on a candidate. Price, a former consultant with the Phillies who worked under Pat Gillick in Seattle, now will be in the market for his own pitching coach, putting the Reds in the same company as the Orioles and Diamondbacks.
June 19, 2013 |
LAKEWOOD, N.J. - Despite a recent disagreement with the organization, former Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams says he plans to attend the 20th reunion honoring the 1993 Phillies. In early May, Williams called for Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee to be fired. Several Phillies, including manager Charlie Manuel and Roy Halladay, took exception to the comments. But Williams, who is an analyst for MLB Network, said Monday that his relationship with the organization has not soured.
March 5, 2011
BRADENTON, Fla. - Yes, it is a small world after all. Juan Samuel and Nick Leyva, third base coaches for the Phillies and Pirates, shared a laugh before yesterday's exhibition at McKechnie Field while recalling an incident that occurred last season. At the time, Samuel was interim manager for the Orioles and Leyva was third base coach for the Blue Jays. When they met at home plate to exchange the lineup cards, Samuel began loudly cursing out Leyva. The umpires, alarmed, asked if something was wrong.