PHILADELPHIA—The last time Cliff Lee took the hill, the state of his team had him venting frustration after the game.
There would be none of that tonight.
For the second straight night against their division rivals, the Phillies punched a complete performance, this time for a 4-2 win over the Nationals at Citizens Bank Park tonight...
PHILADELPHIA—As Kevin Frandsen’s glove cracked to end the seventh inning, the ominous skies above Citizens Bank Park opened. No matter.
Roy Halladay had already done what he needed to.
Save for two pitches, solo home runs in the second and seventh by Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday, Halladay was untouchable, serving only two runs in seven innings in the Phillies 8-2 win over the St...
KISSIMMEE, Fla.--Last year, just six third baseman punched more than 150 games for their teams, compared to 13 at second base and 11 at first base and shortstop.
The hot corner can burn through a body fast.
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That's why this offseason, before his age-36 season, Phillies third baseman Michael Young turned to a different
With word that the Phillies have invited nine players with minor league contracts to spring training in Clearwater comes plenty of familiar names -- and production.
You know the bunch: Michael Martinez, Pete Orr, and Steven Lerud.
One newcomer, though, should be a source of mild optimism...
That Carlos Ruiz will miss the first 25 games of 2013 isn't what's most troubling about the announcement Tuesday that he was suspended for using amphetamines.
Of those, 16 will be against non-2012 playoff qualifiers. Erik Kratz, the fastest catcher ever to hit eight home runs, is a more than capable spell for the meantime...
Flaws. Holes. Limits.
That's what the Phillies have at third base and in the outfield.
That's what they need to contend next year.
That's right. Flaws. Holes. Limits.
Quit the hopes for signings and trades and splashes. None are expected before the first bout of general manager's meetings ends Friday -- reports are Ruben Amaro has only feelers, no offers or specifics or anything, really -- but non
The Phillies have signed Kevin Frandsen, avoiding arbitration according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Frandsen hit .338 with two homers over 55 games for the Phillies this season and will likely be a utility infielder for them in 2013...
The Phillies will decline Ty Wigginton's $4 million option this offseason.
The Phillies have a lot of younger, cheaper options around that make Wigginton and his $4 million price tag expendable. With Ryan Howard back playing first base everyday, coupled with the emergence of Kevin Frandsen as either the third basemen or top utility player, plus Darin Ruf as the back-up to Howard, Wigginton is not