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March 5, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 5, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 6, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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February 24, 2009 | By Jim Salisbury INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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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.
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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.
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May 16, 2010 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MILWAUKEE - When Roy Halladay first arrived at Phillies spring training, those around him in the clubhouse marveled at his work ethic. What time did he get here? 5:30 a.m.? Seriously? Halladay was busy. He followed the same demanding workout routine he had for years with Toronto - except many were noticing only now because he was on a winner, a big-market team with plenty of attention surrounding it. This was lost in the commotion: Quietly one day, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee introduced Halladay to a split-finger grip for his change-up.
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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.
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February 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One of them was celebrated upon departure. The other one just left. They had a day at the diner for Charlie Manuel shortly after the Phillies fired him in August. The first 10 callers to WIP-FM got to worship Uncle Charlie. So did the next 10, and the 10 after that. Rich Dubee, on the other hand, stayed to the miserable end of the Phillies' 2013 season and was told almost immediately afterward that the team would replace him as the pitching coach. Manuel, of course, was the Phillies' avuncular manager for nearly nine years, and once he survived his fruitless first two seasons and led the team to a World Series victory and a half-decade of divisional dominance, it was pretty clear how he'd be remembered in Philadelphia.
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April 23, 2010 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Phillies righthander Joe Blanton is scheduled to make his second rehab start for double-A Reading on Friday. If all goes well, he is expected to make one more rehab start after that before being activated from the disabled list. Lefthander J.A. Happ was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a strained forearm, but despite the rotation problem created by Happ's trip to the DL, Blanton is staying on schedule. General manager Ruben Amaro and pitching coach Rich Dubee said they'd like to see Blanton make three rehab starts before returning.
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February 23, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
CLEARWATER, Fla. - When Phillippe Aumont stepped onto a mound for the first time during spring training, Larry Andersen worked on an adjacent field. Andersen glanced at the seven pitchers about to throw bullpen sessions, and the 6-foot-7 Canadian towered above them all. Andersen viewed Aumont's maddening flashes of brilliance from a distance in his role as Phillies radio analyst. This spring, as a guest instructor, Andersen is charged with molding the younger arms. He dashed that morning toward Aumont.
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February 22, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - One of them was celebrated upon departure. The other one just left. They had a day at the diner for Charlie Manuel shortly after the Phillies fired him in August. The first 10 callers to WIP-FM got to worship Uncle Charlie. So did the next 10, and the 10 after that. Rich Dubee, on the other hand, stayed to the miserable end of the Phillies' 2013 season and was told almost immediately afterward that the team would replace him as the pitching coach. Manuel, of course, was the Phillies' avuncular manager for nearly nine years, and once he survived his fruitless first two seasons and led the team to a World Series victory and a half-decade of divisional dominance, it was pretty clear how he'd be remembered in Philadelphia.
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December 11, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - If the true measure of a man comes from what his friends and co-workers say about him, Roy Halladay is a pretty complete person, let alone baseball player. He is as revered as any athlete to play in Philadelphia in the last quarter century. In the hour or so after Halladay's retirement became official yesterday, an outpouring of support and well wishes found its way to Walt Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Resort, site of baseball's winter meetings, where Halladay said goodbye to the game.
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November 22, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES' long, strange journey in locating a pitching coach for the 2014 season has come to an end. More than 7 weeks since firing Rich Dubee, the Phillies replaced him with Bob McClure. CSNPhilly.com was the first to report the hire yesterday morning. "Bob brings a wealth of experience to our staff," manager Ryne Sandberg said in a press release. "We talked to many good candidates and couldn't be more pleased to add 'Mac' as our pitching coach. " Additionally, the Phils retained Rod Nichols as bullpen coach and Jesus Tiamo as bullpen catcher.
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November 20, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ruben Amaro Jr. said he would not wait for Carlos Ruiz, but the true intentions of the Phillies general manager were understood. For all of September, Amaro spoke about retaining his longtime catcher. A reunion made sense: The Phillies value familiarity, and the best available alternatives could not hit lefthanded pitching. When Ruiz emerged as a priority for the defending world champion Boston Red Sox, a source said, the Phillies acted to secure the stocky Panamanian they once signed for $8,000 as a second baseman.
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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.
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October 2, 2013 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
THE PHILLIES have parted ways with pitching coach Rich Dubee, a move that does not come as a surprise given the change at manager. Like most managers, Ryne Sandberg will want to pick his own top lieutenants, although the decision not to renew Dubee's contract is the only change the Phillies have announced at this point. Dubee just completed his ninth season as the Phillies' pitching coach. It was his 12th year in the organization. The Phillies were disappointed with the performance of their pitching staff this season, particularly with regard to some of the younger arms they were counting on to step up in relief roles.
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October 2, 2013 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
THE UPSIDE to losing nine of the last 11 games and finishing with the franchise's worst record in 13 years, at least if there is such a thing, is that the Phillies will have the opportunity to add a premier free agent this winter without losing much in the form of compensation, while also getting to draft a premium prospect next June. The Phillies finished the season with the seventh worst record in baseball, meaning they will pick No. 7 in the 2014 draft. Here is a small sampling of players picked seventh overall in the last dozen years: Troy Tulowitzki, Prince Fielder, Matt Harvey and Mike Minor.
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October 1, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - A large bandage covered the seven stitches required to close a gash on Cody Asche's chin, suffered when a Domonic Brown throw struck him. Everyone around Asche in the visitors' clubhouse at Turner Field dispersed for a long winter. The 23-year-old third baseman personified the gruesome end to the worst Phillies season in 13 years. Asche, a promising rookie, likewise represents the future for a once-proud franchise outscored by 139 runs in 2013. It is not without peril. Asche tired at this season's conclusion; he finished 2 for his last 31 and with blood on his pants.
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