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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:54:28 EDTJonathan Mayo checks in on the Phillies in the Arizona Fall League, where Scott Kingery is back home and enjoying the opportunity. Joining him is outfielder Aaron Brown, who is looking to tighten his approach at the plate.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:38:13 EDTThe Phillies cannot have enough pitching, which is why they need Aaron Nola and Mark Appel healthy next spring.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:45:00 EDTHall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning suffered a stroke on Tuesday at his home outside Cincinnati, according to multiple reports. Bunning's family and friends said, however, that the former U.S. Senator from Kentucky is recovering and watching baseball.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:30:24 EDTDid a Phillies fan make the year's Best Fan catch? Vote now to help the Phils win big in the 2016 Esurance MLB Awards, the baseball industry's ultimate honors.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:55:32 EDTRyan Howard said that while his Phillies' career is finished, he still has work to do in Philadelphia.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:34:08 EDTPhillies fans are wondering about offseason trades, prospect promotions and more.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:44:59 EDTIt has been more than a month since Triple-A Lehigh Valley played its final game of the 2016 season, but curious and perhaps concerned Phillies fans keep asking questions about the progress of J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:41:27 EDTMLBPipeline.com selected outfielder Dylan Cozens and right-hander Ben Lively as the Phillies Prospects of the Year.
Tue, 6 Sep 2016 23:14:06 EDTWho 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.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:44 EDTThe spotlight may shine on the Arizona Fall League more than ever in the prospect circuit's 25th season. Usually packed with phenoms, the league has even more blue-chip prospects than usual. And, as you may have heard, a certain Heisman Trophy winner will take the next step in his baseball development with the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Fri, 7 Oct 2016 16:44:49 EDTThe Phillies have started to make room on the 40-man roster in preparation for a potentially eventful offseason. They announced Friday afternoon that they outrighted infielder Emmanuel Burriss; right-hander Frank Herrmann, Dalier Hinojosa and Colton Murray; outfielder Jimmy Paredes; and left-hander Patrick Schuster to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:16:36 EDTWith the official start of the offseason less than a month away, pressing questions have come up in Phillies fans' minds.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 13:55:12 EDTThe Phillies began their season in April hoping to see incremental improvements in their rebuild. They had some, including more wins this season than last.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 14:02:32 EDTThe Phillies enjoyed some modest improvements in 2016, finishing with more wins this season than they did in 2015, when they had the worst record in baseball. So what is next in 2017?
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:28:31 EDTThe regular season ended on Sunday with a 5-2 win over the Mets, and that's all well and good. The crowd totaled 36,935, a good number helped along by the Fan Appreciation Day promotions and the fact that the Eagles had a bye and the rain that stayed away, but in large part, too, because it was the last chance to see Ryan Howard in a Phillies uniform.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:53:11 EDTThe final game of the 2016 season will be infinitely more memorable for Ryan Howard than for the Mets, who used it solely as a tuneup for postseason play. During and after a pregame celebration in his honor on Sunday, Howard received multiple ovations from one of the Phillies' largest home crowds of the season. He finished 0-for-4 in the final game of his 13-year career in Philadelphia, a 5-2 win over the Mets.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 17:38:55 EDTThe Phillies are looking for ballgirls for the 2017 season.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 22:27:33 EDTA day that Ryan Howard called "a roller coaster" was crazy and emotional for his teammates, too.
Sun, 2 Oct 2016 20:09:08 EDTThe prevailing opinion has been that with Jeremy Hellickson's pending free agency, the Phillies will need to add a veteran arm to their rotation.That arm may, however, already be in the rotation -- the only one to have spent the entire season there, too -- in the form of Jerad Eickhoff, who threw six innings, allowing one run, in the Phillies' 5-2 win over the Mets on Sunday.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:29:40 EDTRyan Howard is the only remaining member from the 2008 World Series championship team, and he certainly had some memorable moments and remarkable accomplishments along the way, including winning the '06 National League Most Valuable Player and '05 NL Rookie of the Year Awards.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 10:55:04 EDTThe Phillies made one coaching change following Sunday's season finale at Citizens Bank Park: Steve Henderson will not return as hitting coach.
Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:46:51 EDTWith the 2016 regular-season standing final, the order for the 2017 MLB Draft is set. By finishing with the worst record in baseball, the Twins will have the No. 1 pick in the 2017 Draft. They'll be followed by the Reds, Padres, Rays and Braves.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 21:28:48 EDTEven Mets manager Terry Collins, an enduring optimist, swears he did not expect this back in mid-August. A sub-.500 team missing more than a half-dozen of its best players, the Mets struggled to beat back the notion that perhaps this just was not their year.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 13:52:49 EDTJimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard shared some of the greatest moments of their lives when they played together with the Phillies from 2004-14.
Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:34:42 EDTTwice in two years, the Mets arrived at the midpoint of their season a broken team, seemingly unfit for October. Twice in two years, the Mets went on to salvage their lost summer, combining new parts with old ones to stage a late-year renaissance. Their 5-1 win over the Phillies on Friday moved them within one win or one Cardinals loss of clinching their second consecutive postseason berth, while ensuring that they will at least qualify for a tiebreaker after the regular season.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 23:13:11 EDTIf everybody returns healthy in February 2017, Alec Asher will be a part of a stable of impressive young Phillies arms. Asher made his final start of the season Friday night in a 5-1 loss to the Mets at Citizens Bank Park. He allowed five hits and three runs and struck out four in six-plus innings. He went 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA in five starts. His performance this month is a dramatic reversal from last season, when he went 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA in seven starts.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:26:41 EDTPete Mackanin emerged from a long meeting Friday evening at Citizens Bank Park believing the Phillies have a plan in place to make some much needed improvements before next season. "Everybody was pretty much on the same page," Mackanin said. Mackanin and the Phillies' coaching staff met with president Andy MacPhail, general manager Matt Klentak and others to discuss the state of the organization and upgrades they need to make before Spring Training.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:45:40 EDTThe Phillies announced Friday night that right-hander Zach Eflin had successful surgery to repair his left patella tendon. Eflin will be immobilized for six weeks, but he is expected to make a full recovery and be ready by Spring Training. The Phillies placed Eflin on the disabled list in August because of patellar tendinopathy in both knees. He had surgery to repair the right knee last month.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:08:44 EDTJeremy Hellickson's first and possibly only season with the Phillies had to be considered a success.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 00:31:41 EDTDansby Swanson homered for the first time at Turner Field and Matt Kemp delivered a go-ahead, RBI double in the eighth inning, as the Braves extended their winning streak against the Phillies to seven games in Thursday night's 5-2 win.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:55:00 EDTPhillies general manager Matt Klentak marks his one-year anniversary with the organization late next month. He likes what he has seen in his first 11.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:50:41 EDTA couple weeks ago Pete Mackanin said he hoped the Phillies would acquire a couple impact bats in the offseason. He asked for just one on Tuesday. But will he get even that? It remains to be seen. Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Wednesday at Turner Field that he agreed with Mackanin that the Phillies' offense needed to improve in 2017 -- the Phillies are last in baseball, averaging 3.80 runs per game -- but it doesn't mean it must come in free agency.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 00:32:45 EDTDansby Swanson recorded a pair of extra-base hits through the first three innings and Matt Kemp provided Mike Foltynewicz more cushion with a two-run home run that accounted for just a portion of the damage the Braves produced against Adam Morgan in Wednesday night's 12-2 win at Turner Field.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:50:12 EDTPerhaps the biggest reason the Phillies believe they took a step forward this season is their starting pitching. The rotation jumped from among the worst in baseball last year to the middle of the pack this year, and the Phillies believe they have the quality and quantity of young talent to continue to improve in 2017.