Team News: Philadelphia Phillies

  • Bright side: Reasons for optimism for each team
    On this opening week of Spring Training, all 30 Major League teams have one thing in common: optimism. Here's an optimism cheat sheet for each of them.

  • Talks 'intensifying' between Harper, Phillies
    The Phillies have been the favorites in the Bryce Harper sweepstakes for months, and that speculation heated up over the weekend.

  • Franco ignoring rumors, ready for 3B battle
    Maikel Franco followed the endless and often mind-numbing speculation the past few months from the Dominican Republic. Franco knows that Manny Machado could show up at Spectrum Field at any moment. The Phillies entertained him at Citizens Bank Park just b

  • Eickhoff throws first bullpen since setback
    Jerad Eickhoff took his latest first step on Sunday morning at Spectrum Field. He threw a bullpen session, his first since sustaining a setback last month following carpal tunnel surgery in October.

  • Segura moving forward with contending Phillies
    Jean Segura became one of the Phillies' most notable offseason acquisitions, a two-time All-Star expected to give the organization its best overall production at shortstop since Jimmy Rollins left town, in part because of a little brawl he had late last s

  • Who will hit second and third for Phillies?
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler believes the two most important spots in a lineup are the Nos. 2 and 4 holes. Rhys Hoskins and Carlos Santana hit there most of last season. But with J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura joining the Phillies in the

  • MacPhail: Phils are 'uniquely poised right now'
    Phillies president Andy MacPhail opened a 28-minute press conference on Friday afternoon at Spectrum Field with facts and figures about investments the organization made the past few seasons as the team wallowed at the bottom of the National League. Then

  • Leaner Herrera more mature after tough 2018
    Odubel Herrera smiled and patted his stomach. The paunch that he carried into Spring Training 2018 is no longer there. Herrera has reported to camp leaner and, as he said Friday morning at Spectrum Field, motivated to bounce back from the worst season of

  • Phillies can still win the offseason
    We're reluctant to finalize our list of offseason winners because, as you may have heard, there are some prominent unsigned free agents. Not just Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, either.

  • Prospects who should vie for a roster spot
    The 30 prospects below all are getting very long looks this spring with an eye toward breaking camp with the parent club. Even if they start the year in the Minors, they all should get the chance to contribute at some point in the very near future.

  • New 4-year deal 'felt right' for Nola
    Aaron Nola established himself as one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2018. The Phillies ensured on Wednesday that he will be the ace in their rotation for possibly the next five seasons.

  • Arrieta reveals knee injury led to 2nd-half dip
    Jake Arrieta on Thursday offered an unexpected explanation for his second-half struggles in 2018: he pitched much of last season with an injured left knee.

  • Manny? Harper? Klentak satisfied but monitoring
    General Manager Matt Klentak discussed the Phillies' offseason in a press conference on Thursday in Clearwater, Fla. The Phillies remain in contact with the agents for Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. The belief is that the front office still prefers Macha

  • Projected 2019 lineups, rotations for every team
    Spring Training is here, so now is a good time to project what each club's Opening Day lineup and rotation would look like if the season began today.

  • Kapler faces pressure, shifts focus to players
    Gabe Kapler is trying to keep the focus on his players in 2019, but it might be an impossible task.

  • Franco, Kingery vie for ABs; Arrieta recovering
    A slimmed down Maikel Franco and a bulked up Scott Kingery will compete for playing time at third base this season.

  • Phillies open camp amid Harper, Machado buzz
    Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain the No. 1 topics in the baseball world. They will remain the No. 1 topic in Phillies camp until both players sign.

  • Realmuto 'excited' to compete for title with Phils
    The Phillies introduced J.T. Realmuto, their new All-Star catcher, in a news conference Tuesday at the team's Spring Training complex in Clearwater, Fla.

  • McCutchen survived a very smelly elevator
    McCutchen survived a very smelly elevator

  • 30 low-key acquisitions who could pay off big
    Fans and analysts spend the entire offseason speculating where the top free agents could go, but sometimes an under-the-radar pickup can end up making a world of difference. As positional competitions begin to heat up at Spring Training camps this month,

  • Uniform patch to mark 150 years of pro baseball
    All 30 Major League teams will wear special "MLB 150" patches on their uniforms for the entire 2019 season in honor of the 150th anniversary of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, the first openly all-salaried professional baseball team.

  • Predicting the Phillies' Opening Day roster
    Phillies pitchers and catchers have their first workout Wednesday morning at Carpenter Complex. Almost anything can happen between Wednesday and Opening Day. That said, here is a very early prediction of the Phillies' Opening Day roster, knowing the Phill

  • Segura ranked No. 9 SS by MLB Network
    MLB Network's countdown of baseball's best players at each position came to a conclusion with the final installment of the "Top 10 Right Now!" series, featuring the game's top relief pitchers and shortstops.

  • Fans long for Harper/Machado to join Philly
    Fans want to see either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado in a Phillies uniform this spring. They want one of them to turn an encouraging offseason into an exhilarating one.

  • Phillies, Sean Rodriguez agree to Minors deal
    The Phillies continued to bolster their infield depth on Friday by signing versatile veteran Sean Rodriguez to a Minor League contract with an invite to big league Spring Training, MLB.com has learned.

  • Truck Day sendoff an annual rite of spring
    It's time to go to Clearwater! The Phillie Phanatic, with help from a Philadelphia police escort, will lead the truck down Phillies Drive for a spring training sendoff amongst hundreds of rally-towel waving fans and Phillies front office staff and constru

  • Medina among biggest prospect bargains
    Considering the players that get the big bucks often get most of the attention when they are signed and drafted, let's take some time to look at the other end of the spectrum. Here are the biggest steals on the Top 100 Prospects list.

  • Projecting Phillies' lineup with Realmuto
    The Phillies acquired J.T. Realmuto on Thursday, sending a package including three players -- Sixto Sanchez, Jorge Alfaro and Will Stewart -- and $250,000 in international slot value to the Marlins in exchange for adding perhaps the best catcher in baseba

  • Phillies land Realmuto for 3 players, int'l money
    The Phillies acquired All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins on Thursday for catcher Jorge Alfaro, right-hander Sixto Sanchez, left-hander Will Stewart and $250,000 in international bonus slot money, the latest move in a busy and ambitious offsea

  • Active Phillies trying to move the needle in '19
    The Phillies hope their offseason moves -- combined with expectations that their youthful core will continue to develop -- will help them move from 80 wins in 2018 to the postseason in '19.

  • Why J.T. is even more valuable than you think
    It's possible that fans outside of Miami don't really know how good J.T. Realmuto is, since he's never received a Most Valuable Player Award vote or driven in even 80 runs. But it's not hyperbole to say that he's the best all-around catcher in the game.

  • Why trade to Phillies boosts Realmuto's value
    Dating back to 2002, no hitter has had more of a home-field disadvantage. Simply leaving Miami might be a huge boost.

  • Bryce Harper is a big fan of Realmuto
    Bryce Harper is a big fan of Realmuto

  • Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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