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Phils emboldened by Kapler's spring message

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:30:58 EDT

Gabe Kapler's first camp with the Phillies has been anything but ordinary. Sure, the bullpen sessions, batting practices and baserunning and bunting drills are there. But Camp Kapler has a decidedly different vibe than springs past.



'Bold' choice: NFL champ Kelce talks to Phillies

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:11:14 EDT

Jason Kelce made Chase Utley's infamous World Series championship speech seem tame a couple of weeks ago, when he dropped a wildly celebrated, but profanity-laden speech about the Eagles, underdogs and championships on the steps of the Philadelphia art museum. A more subdued Kelce traded his Mummers costume for a red Phillies "Be Bold" T-shirt Monday morning at Bright House Field, where he addressed the Phillies before their first full-squad workout.



Patient Phils could be on cusp of greatness

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:11:04 EDT

The Phillies made some major investments this winter, and not just in the bluetooth speakers that have made their clubhouse, their morning workouts and even the empty hallways of Spectrum Field consistent sources of musical accompaniment at the behest of rookie skipper Gabe Kapler. They signed Carlos Santana to a three-year, $60 million contract that was a behemoth by the standards of a cost-conscious industry, and they committed nearly $35 million over two years to Tommy Hunter and Pat Neshek for the bullpen.



MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:41:47 EDT

Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.



Bulked-up Hernandez faces uncertain future

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:26:53 EDT

Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez arrived at Spectrum Field on Sunday after focusing this offseason on adding muscle and hoping to add a little more power to his overall game.



Kapler leaving mark with new coaching style

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:00:40 EDT

New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler is already doing things a bit differently a day before position players officially report to Spring Training camp.



Herrera's hair is in the best shape of its life

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:11:44 EDT

Herrera's hair is in the best shape of its life



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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



Santana pushing cars and now Franco

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 17:15:38 EDT

A couple weeks after Carlos Santana signed a three-year, $60 million contract with the Phillies in late December, he posted a video of himself pushing a white Mercedes-Benz in the Dominican Republic.



'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:26:19 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Phillies' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.



Phillies, Abad agree to Minor League deal

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:45:00 EDT

The Phillies added another left-hander to the mix in their eight-man bullpen competition on Saturday. Philadelphia signed Fernando Abad to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. He joins Adam Morgan, Hoby Milner and Zac Curtis as left-handers with a legitimate chance to make the team.



MacPhail 'satisfied' with Phillies' direction

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:26:09 EDT

Manager Gabe Kapler said Tuesday he thinks the Phillies can "shock people." General manager Matt Klentak said Thursday that the Phillies taking an unexpected jump into postseason contention is "no longer a pipe dream." Team president Andy MacPhail's statements weren't as rose-colored on Friday morning at Spectrum Field, but he said he is "excited" about his team and "satisfied" with where the organization is headed.



Tunes a boon to Kapler's managing style

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:26:53 EDT

Music has been a constant companion to the Phillies the first week of camp. That will not change.



Klentak: Phils to stay disciplined in FA market

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:54:07 EDT

While Philadelphia general manager Matt Klentak said Thursday morning at Spectrum Field that the Phillies are pursuing a veteran starting pitcher, he said they are going to acquire that pitcher on their terms.



Which Phils backup backstop will catch on?

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 16:56:02 EDT

It is no secret that one of the most intriguing roster battles at Phillies camp is at catcher. Jorge Alfaro is a lock to make the team because he is out of options, leaving Cameron Rupp and Andrew Knapp to compete for the No. 2 job.



Velasquez embracing make-or-break season

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:23:39 EDT

If the Phillies truly plan to shock people, if they really truly believe they have a shot to compete for a spot in the postseason, Vince Velasquez will need to fulfill the potential that made him the most coveted piece in the Ken Giles trade with Houston in December 2015.



9 pics to celebrate the Phils' powder blue unis

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:28:49 EDT

9 pics to celebrate the Phils' powder blue unis



Neshek, K-Rod talk winding paths to Phillies

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:48:18 EDT

Pat Neshek and Francisco Rodriguez's recent journeys to the Phillies came under rather divergent circumstances.



Phillies looking to 'shock' naysayers in 2018

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:40:17 EDT

The Eagles' stunning Super Bowl win has new Phillies manager Gabe Kapler wondering why can't his team also 'shock' the world.



Phillies' single-game tickets on sale now

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:06:03 EDT

Baseball season's just around the corner! Phillies single game tickets for all 80 regular season home games at Citizens Bank Park are on sale now. Fans can also call the Phillies Phone Center (215-463-1000).



Phillies' young arms already impressing Kapler

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:15:35 EDT

The Phillies are in the market to upgrade their rotation, but first-year manager Gabe Kapler has already seen some promising signs from his young starters.



Young group to vie for Phillies' 5th starter spot

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:33:46 EDT

If the Phillies don't acquire a veteran starting pitcher in the coming weeks, what is Plan B? Simple: They will have their most critical roster battle of the spring.



Phils' starter search continues on eve of camp

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 10:37:31 EDT

The Phillies have made no secret that they want -- and plan -- to add a veteran starter to a rotation led by Aaron Nola and Jerad Eickhoff. So far, that has not happened. While it may not happen before Spring Training begins on Wednesday, it certainly can happen at any point before Opening Day.



Hoskins arrives early to work in outfield

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:26:22 EDT

Pitchers and catchers don't report to camp until Wednesday, but Rhys Hoskins has already been putting in work at the Phillies' facility in Clearwater, Fla., for a week.



Phillies' 25-man roster full of young talent

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:34:59 EDT

Phillies manager Gabe Kapler pretty much knows his Opening Day lineup. The players are nearly set, even if the exact order is undecided. The same could be said for the rotation and bullpen.



Post-parade, Phils' truck headed to camp

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 15:13:12 EDT

Phillies pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Wednesday in Clearwater. About a dozen Phillies employees packed up the truck, which will travel 1,058 miles through eight states before arriving in Florida on Sunday.



Kapler brings unconventional style to Phillies

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:40:00 EDT

The 2018 season should be one of the most interesting Phillies campaigns in recent memory, but not because they are expected to compete for the World Series championship.



Hoskins energized after attending Super Bowl

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:03:12 EDT

Rhys Hoskins lived and loved life on the other side Sunday.



Stars sans fanfare: 2018 All-Underrated Team

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 12:05:09 EDT

"Underrated" is one of those words we toss out in our sports dialogue with no real idea what it means. Our interpretation of what or who is or is not underrated is all relative to the specifics of our circumstances -- what we read, what we watch, what we experience.



Phils' young core a focal point entering spring

Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:21:58 EDT

The Phillies plan to make moves in 2018. They believe the rebuild is ready to turn the corner. A postseason berth will still be a challenge, but the Phillies expect to play better baseball this season.



Parades fresh in minds of Bowa, Manuel

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 14:01:50 EDT

Larry Bowa and Charlie Manuel have been on the flatbed trucks, inching down Broad Street, waving and smiling back at millions of fans who came to say thanks for bringing them a championship.



Phillie Phanatic celebrates Super Bowl win

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 12:21:56 EDT

Phillie Phanatic celebrates Super Bowl win



10 dark horse Cy Young candidates for 2018

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 20:00:00 EDT

Which under-the-radar hurlers could put a Cy Young run together? For this exercise, let's think a little further outside the box.



Weird moments define Philly championships

Mon, 5 Feb 2018 10:28:32 EDT

Weird moments define Philly championships



Phils focus on big picture at annual meetings

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 13:07:23 EDT

Quietly, the Phillies held their organizational meetings last week in Clearwater, Fla. The meetings typically happen shortly after the season so the club can map out the offseason. But because the Phillies have so many new faces in the front office and elsewhere -- most notably a new manager and coaching staff -- they pushed things to late January.



Thome, Phillies icons wish Eagles luck

Sun, 4 Feb 2018 15:48:42 EDT

Thome, Phillies icons wish Eagles luck



Phillies owner excited by Eagles' Super Bowl run

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 15:01:50 EDT

Phillies owner John Middleton sees some similarities between Eagles' Super Bowl run and the Phils' World Series title in 2008.



Utley and 'It's Always Sunny' cheer for Eagles

Fri, 2 Feb 2018 11:22:17 EDT

Utley and 'It's Always Sunny' cheer for Eagles



Appel stepping away from baseball

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 15:59:57 EDT

Mark Appel's chances to live up to the hype as the first overall pick in the 2013 Draft dimmed some time ago. He officially ended those hopes last month, when he told the Phillies he is leaving baseball indefinitely.



Prospect duo expected to make an impact in '18

Thu, 1 Feb 2018 19:54:20 EDT

Which top prospects are primed to make a Major League impact in 2018? Here are six players from each league who could take the opportunity of playing time and run with it, perhaps all the way to a Rookie of the Year Award.