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Phillies slugger Thome lands on HOF ballot

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 12:04:36 EDT

Jim Thome sparked a baseball renaissance in Philadelphia in 2003. He could be a first-ballot Hall of Fame inductee 15 years later.

Eflin surprises kids at annual CBP sleepover

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:02:47 EDT

Zach Eflin, Gabe Kapler and Matt Klentak surprised eight children taking a break from their cancer treatments and other illnesses with family and friends to attend the annual sleepover Friday night at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies hire Gott as bullpen coach

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:30:57 EDT

The Phillies announced Friday that Jim Gott will be their bullpen coach next season.

Inbox: Could Hamels reunite with Phillies?

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:11:18 EDT

Beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Phillies Inbox.

Halladay's life, impact celebrated at memorial

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 20:55:48 EDT

Family, friends and former teammates gathered in Clearwater, Fla., on Tuesday for the memorial of Roy Halladay. It was a heartbreaking but fitting ceremony that was open to the public and included touching tributes for the eight-time All-Star, who tragically passed away in a plane crash on Nov. 7.

Teammates get emotional at Halladay memorial

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:18:48 EDT

Carlos Ruiz woke up the morning of Nov. 7 to a dark sky in his native Panama. "It's a sad day," he told his brother. Ruiz went back to his room and at one point took a nap. He awoke to a phone call from his longtime agent, Marc Kligman, who sounded different on the phone. Ruiz could tell something was wrong.

Stanton might not be a fit for rebuilding Phils

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 20:55:58 EDT

The Phillies are a large-market team with a relatively miniscule payroll. They are expected to be serious players in next year's free-agent class, which could include Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. If that is the case, then it stands to reason the Phillies could take a run at Giancarlo Stanton, who the Marlins could trade because they want to shed salary. Except as soon as those rumors first popped up this summer, sources told that there are a multitude of reasons why the Phillies are unlikely to pursue him.

Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:24 EDT

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

Prospects Randolph, Green deliver in AFL

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:11:30 EDT

A pair of Phillies prospects provided the offensive firepower as Glendale topped Mesa 5-1 in the Arizona Fall League on Tuesday afternoon at Sloan Park.

Halladay will have lasting impact on young Phils

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:25:38 EDT

Tom Windle scrolled through his text messages the other day. He stopped on Roy Halladay's name. He tapped into the conversation and reminisced.

Wathan, Kranitz, Mallee join Phillies' staff

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:56:41 EDT

The Phillies announced Friday afternoon that three coaches have joined manager Gabe Kapler's staff: Dusty Wathan, Rick Kranitz and John Mallee

Humble Halladay never lost track of his roots

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 19:38:42 EDT

To those who knew him best, Roy Halladay was more than just a baseball player. Halladay, who died on Tuesday at age 40, was humble and appreciative of others, including longtime mentor Bus Campbell, who helped develop him into the pitcher he became.

Statement from the Halladay Family

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 17:36:44 EDT

Our family is heartbroken in confirming that Roy passed away in a plane crash Tuesday afternoon. While many will remember him for his success as a major league pitcher, we remember him as an amazing father, loving husband and loyal friend.

Burnett praises Halladay's influence on career

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 18:55:55 EDT

When A.J. Burnett signed with the Blue Jays in late 2005, he was already an accomplished Major League starter with more than 130 starts, 49 wins and a no-hitter under his belt.

Doc recalled at Torre's Safe at Home event

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 21:14:59 EDT

The loss of former All-Star pitcher Roy Halladay on Tuesday continued to be on the minds of those around Major League Baseball on Wednesday, including dignitaries interviewed on the red carpet of Joe Torre's annual Safe at Home Foundation fundraiser dinner at Cipriani in Manhattan.

RIP, Doc: 'Your favorite player's favorite player'

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 19:40:16 EDT

Roy Halladay, one of the most dominant and competitive pitchers of his generation -- and one of the most kind-hearted and self-effacing human beings -- died at the age of 40 on Tuesday afternoon when the ICON A5 he was piloting crashed into the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast.

Halladay dies in plane crash off Florida coast

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:25:13 EDT

The baseball community has lost one of its all-time greats far too soon. Longtime Blue Jays and Phillies star Roy Halladay passed away at the age of 40 following a tragic plane crash in Florida on Tuesday afternoon.

Family man Doc had more to offer Phils, MLB

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 21:17:57 EDT

Roy Halladay planned to accomplish so much more in baseball. Those plans struck Phillies chairman David Montgomery on Tuesday, following the tragic news that Halladay, 40, died in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Florida.

Baseball world mourns Halladay's passing

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 22:58:20 EDT

When news broke that former MLB pitcher Roy Halladay had passed away in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, the baseball world was grief-stricken, with reactions pouring in on social media.

Players react to death of Halladay

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:31:41 EDT

Players react to death of Halladay

Ruiz 'devastated' by death of Halladay

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 23:17:58 EDT

Carlos Ruiz, the catcher behind the plate for Roy Halladay's perfect game in 2010 with the Phillies and his no-hitter in that year's postseason, was caught off-guard like the rest of the baseball world on Tuesday by word of his former teammate Halladay's death in a plane crash off the coast of Florida.

Halladay was everybody's hero

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 11:22:38 EDT

Roy Halladay was the most admired pitcher of his day. Everyone knew how hard he worked. Everyone respected the way he went about his business. Everyone watched in wonder how he made pitching simple. And most of all, everyone longed to have just a little bit of his poise, just a little bit of his class, just a little bit of his sense of self. He achieved the hardest thing a great athlete can achieve. He was everybody's hero.

Halladay's 10 greatest moments on the hill

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 23:40:49 EDT

Roy Halladay was one of the greatest pitchers of his generation, and one of the greatest pitchers in the histories of the Blue Jays and Phillies. He died Tuesday after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Holiday, Fla. Halladay was 40. Here is a look at arguably his 10 greatest moments on the mound.

Inbox: Will a lefty join the Phillies' rotation?

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 11:23:10 EDT

Todd Zolecki answers questions about the Phillies' starting rotation, potential trades and more.

Mid-level starters on Phils' FA shopping list

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 10:00:00 EDT

If the Phillies want to be more competitive in 2018, they need to upgrade their starting rotation. During the past two offseasons, they acquired rentals Jeremy Hellickson, Charlie Morton and Clay Buchholz to try to stabilize things. This offseason, they might need to find pitchers who are guaranteed to stick around a little longer than just one season.

Phils opt not to extend any qualifying offers

Mon, 6 Nov 2017 19:23:33 EDT

It should surprise nobody that the Phillies made no qualifying offers Monday to their free agents.

Kapler confident his style will work with Phillies

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 15:57:56 EDT

Gabe Kapler has a big, outgoing personality. He is no introvert, but the Phillies like that about him. His desire to connect with people is one reason they hired him as manager.

Fuld, Werthan join Phils' baseball operations

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 16:17:21 EDT

The Phils announced Friday they have added two positions, hiring former outfielder Sam Fuld as their Major League player information coordinator and Ben Werthan as their Minor League player information coordinator.

Kapler to bring unmatched preparation to Phils

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 19:04:52 EDT

Gabe Kapler knew his audience as he pulled on his Phillies jersey and cap Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies introduced Kapler as the 54th manager in franchise history.

3 questions facing Phillies this offseason

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 10:39:01 EDT

The Phillies could be making a few calls now that the offseason has arrived. They need pitching help, and there are some intriguing names available.

Fall Stars wrap: How top prospects performed

Sun, 5 Nov 2017 01:30:20 EDT

Here's a look at how top prospects performed in the 2017 Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game on Saturday night at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, a 4-2 win for the East Fall Stars:

Kapler's personality one of authenticity, intensity

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:05:45 EDT

Gabe Kapler is incredibly intense. The Phillies' new manager ingests advanced metrics like many people gobble M&Ms. And he's a free spirit who doesn't always feel compelled to color between the lines.

DYK: Getting to know Phils manager Kapler

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:36:05 EDT

Gabe Kapler, formally introduced Thursday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies' next manager, has never worked for the organization. But baseball is a small world, so that doesn't mean he has no connections to the franchise.

Kapler's beginnings have Phillies connection

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:12:29 EDT

The first day of the 1995 MLB Draft was winding down, and Tigers scout Dennis Lieberthal was getting more and more fired up. He pleaded with scouting and player development director Jeff Scott to select a juco third baseman he really liked -- Gabe Kapler from Moorpark College.