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February 16, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Pitchers, catchers, and a bunch of guys the Phillies spent the offseason trying to trade will report to spring training Thursday. Contrary to popular belief, this team is going to be a contender. No, they are not going to be in the National League East race or even fighting for one of the league's two wild-card spots. They will, however, compete for the title of the Most Awkward Spring Training in franchise history. If you think that's an easy pursuit, you must have forgotten some of the absurd things that have happened in the past under the palm trees in Clearwater, Fla. Sure, that first Ryan Howard news conference of the spring is going to be uncomfortable for both him and the media.
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February 16, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
In hotels and country clubs and event centers across Pennsylvania one week last month, members of the Phillies brass outlined an objective - to identify the team's next core of players. On his current career trajectory, Maikel Franco is a potential middle-of-the-order mainstay. Only 22, he has displayed soft hands, a cannon arm at third base, and streaky power at the plate. But it remains to be seen when the organization's most major-league-ready prospect will stick with the Phillies.
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February 15, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
40-man roster Pitchers 74, Elvis Araujo, LHP: Signed in November, the 6-foot-6 reliever from Venezuela hasn't pitched higher than double A, so he will likely begin the season in the minors. 48, Phillippe Aumont, RHP: Out of minor-league options, this spring is the last chance for the cornerstone of the worst trade of Ruben Amaro Jr.'s tenure as general manager. 70, Jesse Biddle, LHP: This spring marks the start of an important season for the Germantown Friends graduate and former first-round draft pick who struggled mightily in 2014 and is expected to begin this year back in double A. 38, Chad Billingsley, RHP: In the wake of Tommy John surgery in 2013 and another operation last year to repair his right flexor tendon, the recently signed veteran will probably enter spring training a bit behind the other starters.
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February 13, 2015 | Ryan Lawrence, Daily News Staff Writer
CESAR JIMENEZ will join the Phillies when the team holds its first workout of spring training a week from today. The lefthanded pitcher cleared waivers and will be in camp as a non-roster invitee. Jimenez was designated for assignment last month when the Phillies had to create a 40-man roster spot for free-agent righthander Chad Billingsley. Jimenez, 30, had a 1.69 ERA in 16 appearances with the Phillies last season. He spent most of 2014 in the bullpen for Triple A Lehigh Valley, where he went 3-2 with a 1.45 ERA in 38 games (two starts)
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February 11, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said three weeks ago that if he were to handicap it, he envisioned Cole Hamels starting for the Phillies on opening day. The chances of that materializing increased Monday, when the Phillies lost one possible trade partner for their prized lefthander. Before they began the final week without baseball until November by agreeing to a deal with righthander James Shields, the San Diego Padres were one of the most speculated potential suitors for Hamels.
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February 4, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and former manager Charlie Manuel will be joined by six other Phillies alumni serving as guest instructors during spring training, the team announced Monday. Aaron Rowand, the Phillies' centerfielder in 2006 and 2007, and Dan Plesac, a reliever with the team in 2002 and 2003, are first-time guests. Roy Halladay, Larry Andersen, Greg Luzinski and Dave Hollins will return as instructors for camp, which starts Feb. 19 with the first workout for pitchers and catchers.
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February 4, 2015
AFTER a year off the field, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt will rejoin a group of Phillies alumni as a spring training instructor in 2015. Schmidt leads a cast that includes former manager Charlie Manuel, Roy Halladay, Larry Andersen, Dave Hollins, Greg Luzinski, Dan Plesac and Aaron Rowand. This spring marks the first time both Plesac and Rowand will be in Phillies uniforms since their playing days. Plesac, an analyst on MLB Network, wrapped up his 18-year playing career as a member of the Phillies' bullpen in 2002 and 2003.
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January 30, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
UNDERSTAND THIS: The only way the Phillies' latest shell-shuffling makes sense is if they have settled on Pat Gillick as their architect for the future. Also, this: Making sense doesn't always seem to be a prerequisite at One Citizens Bank Way. Chances are, the Phillies' decision to move David Montgomery out of the president's office in favor of Gillick is nothing more than cosmetic alteration designed to buy time while offering the fan base an illusion of significant change. Gillick was already in the fold.
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January 26, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
The Phillies' rebuilding is still in its infancy. Some of the old parts that need to be replaced are still around, and in all probability some of the new parts will be defective. Pat Gillick, the acting team president, believes progress has been made this winter. "I think we have," he said during one of the team's winter banquet stops last week. "We got four arms in those deals [Zach Eflin, Tom Windle, Ben Lively, and Joely Rodriguez], and we drafted [Andy] Oliver [a Rule 5 selection]
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January 25, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
A $13 million-per-year closer, no matter how effective or how controversial, is a superfluous asset on a rebuilding team whose strength is its young bullpen arms. It is no secret the Phillies have long sought suitors for Jonathan Papelbon, entering the last of the four-year, $50 million deal he signed in November 2011, the richest for a major league relief pitcher. Less than four weeks before the start of spring training, they may have found one. The Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers, according to Yahoo Sports!
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