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Lidge on Phils' arms: 'They've got the talent'

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:12:43 EDT

Brad Lidge still looks like he could pitch for the Phillies. But on Sunday, he finished his second turn as a guest instructor at Phillies camp. This time, he saw a lot of young pitchers and a lot of new faces.



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:46:12 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.



Phils' logjam could leave starters in 'pen

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:26:36 EDT

Alec Asher can do the math. The Phillies have 12 starters that could open the season in the big leagues or Triple-A. Twelve starters, 10 jobs.



Spring Training has arrived! Get tickets, schedule and gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:14 EDT

Spring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Phillies coverage.



Coghlan anticipating 'new chapter' as Phillie

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:34:38 EDT

How does Chris Coghlan follow one of the greatest seasons in baseball history and possibly the greatest World Series ever? He starts from scratch, and he signs a Minor League contract with the Phillies.



Knee swelling forces Eflin to rest Friday

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:32:50 EDT

Zach Eflin could not throw Friday because of swelling in his right knee, but he said he is scheduled to have a bullpen session Monday.



Hernandez looks to build on second-half surge

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:17:05 EDT

Larry Bowa noticed a change in Cesar Hernandez in the second half of last season, a change he hopes he carries into 2017 and beyond to become one of the best second baseman in baseball.



Glove story: Phillies arrive to find mitts waiting

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:39:03 EDT

Jerad Eickhoff arrived at Spectrum Field before Phillies pitchers and catchers held their first workout Tuesday to find a new black glove with red stitching sitting at his locker. He had designed the custom mitt in the offseason after signing a new contract with Wilson.



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.



Mackanin: Phils' fire apparent on first day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:03:49 EDT

The Phillies held their first full-squad workout Friday morning at Carpenter Complex, and if manager Pete Mackanin had a fiery speech for his players at Spectrum Field, he did not indicate it.



Stairs' philosophy? 'Be a stubborn hitter'

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:40:10 EDT

Minutes after the Phillies made Matt Stairs their hitting coach in November, Stairs typed out the strengths and weaknesses of 14 Phillies batters that he had seen the previous three years as a broadcaster and guest instructor.



Spring into fresh look for Phillies' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:34 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Phillies are wearing.



Phillies respond to New Jersey governor

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:52:25 EDT

Gov. Chris Christie -- a lifelong Mets fan -- gave his thoughts on the Phillies' use of "Ya Gotta Believe," a rallying cry coined by former Mets and Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw.



Galvis to focus on offensive production

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 16:36:59 EDT

Freddy Galvis bristled at the question Wednesday morning at Spectrum Field.



Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:01:42 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.



Feeling great, Nola throws first bullpen session

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:09:01 EDT

It is just one bullpen session, but Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola threw his first one of the spring Wednesday at Carpenter Complex. It seemed to go well.



Gomez fine with any role Phils give him

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:53:57 EDT

Phillies closer Jeanmar Gomez said Wednesday afternoon that he will know Thursday if he will play for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, although folks with the Phillies think it is highly unlikely he plays in the tournament.



Energized by trade, Buchholz aims to 'perform'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:46:52 EDT

Clay Buchholz got the call that he had been traded in December -- mere moments before he and his wife boarded a flight to take a vacation. He said the news didn't ruin his trip.



Mackanin: 'Right now, Jeanmar's the closer'

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:27:55 EDT

Pete Mackanin will save his best speech for Friday, when the Phillies have their first full-squad workout at Carpenter Complex.



MacPhail seeks improvement across the board

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:05:06 EDT

Everybody still wants to know the timeline. When will the Phillies contend again? 2018? 2019? Beyond? "I'm not going to fall for that," Phillies president Andy MacPhail said Monday morning at Spectrum Field, where pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Tuesday.



Phils look to progress with Spring Training here

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:42:45 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com will take a look at a different aspect of this year's Phillies squad each day this week. The final topic: Spring Training is here.



Phillies' roster dominated by youngsters

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:20:34 EDT

With Spring Training fast approaching, MLB.com takes a look at a different aspect of this year's Phillies squad each day this week. Today's topic: Predicting the 25-man roster.



Phils hoping to accelerate rebuild

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:14:07 EDT

They won just 71 games last year, so they will need a few things to go right to make it happen. But what if more than a few things go right? What if almost everything goes right? What might that season look like?



Philly sticking to plan of patience in '17

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDT

The Phillies could have gone bananas and spent truckloads of cash this winter, but they remained true to their plan. They have a vision.



Ten Phillies rep 7 countries in 2017 Classic

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:45:00 EDT

Ten Phillies will play in the 2017 Classic: center fielder Odubel Herrera, shortstop Freddy Galvis and right-handers Jeanmar Gomez and Edubray Ramos (Venezuela), right-hander Hector Neris (Dominican Republic), right-hander Pat Neshek (United States), catcher Jorge Alfaro (Colombia), left-hander Nick Fanti (Italy), right-hander Kenny Koplove (Israel) and right-hander Nick Pivetta (Canada).



Expectations high for Phillies' Franco in 2017

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:30:05 EDT

Maikel Franco is the Phillies' star, but hasn't played like one yet, so 2017 is a big season for him. Franco has star potential, but needs to start living up to it.



Phillies load up, set out for Spring Training

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 15:01:38 EDT

The Phillies loaded their 53-foot equipment truck Wednesday morning for the 2-day, 1,058-mile drive to Spectrum Field in Clearwater, Fla., for Spring Training. The truck will arrive Thursday night.



Which players might surprise for clubs in '17?

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:24:43 EDT

To catch you up on all that's taken place this offseason, MLB.com is taking a look at different aspects of each of the 30 teams this week. Tuesday's installment brings a simple question: Who might surprise for each club in 2017?



Fantasy 411 Cheat Sheet

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:07 EDT

Get positional ranks and auction values plus insight on top prospects, sleepers, comeback candidates and more to help you dominate your league.



Relaxed Kruk introduced as CSN broadcaster

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:05:45 EDT

The Phillies and CSN introduced Kruk as the newest member of their broadcast team. Kruk, who sources said signed a 5-year contract, will work between 80-90 games as an analyst this season.



Phils enter camp with .500 as realistic goal

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDT

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin spoke last month about possibly being a .500 team. If it happens, it will be the first time the Phillies have finished a season at .500 or better since 2012, when they were 81-81.



Phillies draw comparison to Super Bowl champion Patriots

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 16:03:50 EDT

Like the Yankees, the Phillies are a sleeping financial giant that could be ready to spend big when Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and others reach the open market after 2018.



Who are the Top 5 all-time players from Philly?

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:00:00 EDT

It's easy to tell which city your favorite baseball player represents: It's likely your city, and it's emblazoned across his chest 162 times every season. But what about the cities where players learned to turn on a fastball, where they played youth baseball, where they raised families? Where did history's best players come from, and which hailed from your neck of the woods?