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Can Franco find groove like Eagles' Agholor?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:17:48 EDT

The Phillies have a number of knotty decisions that must be unraveled this offseason. None is more vexing than what to do about Maikel Franco.

Inbox: Should Phillies sign free-agent starter?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:41:52 EDT

I don't understand why the Phillies aren't going to spend money this offseason. What are they waiting for? -- Milt K., Beloit, Wis.

Lefty prospect Garcia nearly unhittable in AFL

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:54:26 EDT

Glendale rode a strong start from Phillies No. 18 prospect Elniery Garcia to its fifth straight victory. Garcia, who took the Desert Dogs' only loss on Opening Day, spun four shutout innings while allowing just one hit and one walk. He struck out five in the team's 2-0 win.

Source: Phils to interview Tribe's pitching coach

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:26:22 EDT

The Phillies plan to interview Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as part of their managerial search.

#AwardWorthy: Vote for Best Fan Catch

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 18:49:19 EDT

Vote for a fellow Phils supporter for Best Fan Catch in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.

Bowa named senior advisor to GM

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:10:51 EDT

The Phillies named Larry Bowa senior advisor to the general manager on Friday. He had spent the previous four seasons as the team's bench coach and infield instructor.

Sources: Phils interview 3 manager candidates

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 23:14:02 EDT

The Phillies have stepped up their managerial search.

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.

Phils eye vets to bolster rotation, 'pen, bench

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:48:59 EDT

The Phillies have spent the past two offseasons finding rentals to plug holes on their 25-man roster. They wanted them for stability. But they also hoped to flip them to contenders in July. This offseason could be different.

Stacked farm gives MacPhail offseason options

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 20:16:39 EDT

Phillies president Andy MacPhail believes the farm system has an abundance of talent, allowing the team several options this offseason.

MacPhail, ownership content with club's formula

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 17:33:59 EDT

Andy MacPhail's day planner for Wednesday, June 21, was almost completely blocked out by two notations. There was a game against the Cardinals that night at Citizens Bank Park. First, though, the Phillies president would meet with the team's ownership group.

MacPhail says Phillies to upgrade ballpark

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 16:50:21 EDT

The Phillies are planning to invest millions to improve the fan experience, upgrade security and more.

Q&A: Lidge reflects on postseason experience

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 07:32:47 EDT

Brad Lidge was selected by the Astros in the first round of the 1998 MLB Draft. He later was part of the only two Houston teams to advance in the postseason out of the 10 that had made it (prior to this season).

Phillies optimistic after solid second half

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 16:05:16 EDT

The Phillies' bright future didn't look so bright at the All-Star break. But enough of their young players and prospects showed promise in the second half that it's not crazy to think that, with a good offseason, the Phillies could legitimately be a .500 team next season.

MacPhail: GM-manager connection 'critical'

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 15:03:30 EDT

The moment that Phillies general manager Matt Klentak told Pete Mackanin that he wanted a new manager next season, the expectations for the Phillies ratcheted up dramatically.

Hoskins, Romero named Prospects of the Year

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:17:48 EDT

The Phillies had one of the best farm systems in baseball this season because they had some of the best prospects in baseball. Rhys Hoskins and JoJo Romero are just two of them.

Sanchez growing without throwing at instructs

Tue, 3 Oct 2017 15:42:46 EDT

Sixto Sanchez, who turned 19 at the end of July, has leapt up prospect lists and is rapidly becoming known as one of the best pitching prospects in the game.

Phils give Ashburn Award to longtime employee

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 19:26:41 EDT

The Phillies presented longtime employee Chris Pohl with its 2017 Richie Ashburn Achievement Award.

Bats erupt to lift Phils to shutout win in finale

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:54:43 EDT

Mets manager Terry Collins and Phillies manager Pete Mackanin exchanged lineup cards at home plate for the final time Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

Mackanin receives long ovation in final game

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 20:18:43 EDT

The Citizens Bank Park faithful lobbed more than their fair share of standing ovations upon worthy subjects in 2017, an odd thought as the Phillies occupied the lower reaches of the standings for the entirety of the season.

Bowa staying with Phillies, but unlikely as coach

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 12:12:02 EDT

Larry Bowa is staying with the Phillies. A source confirmed on Monday that the Phillies have asked Bowa to remain in the organization, although he is unlikely to return as a member of the coaching staff.

Draft order set; Phillies to pick No. 3

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 19:37:02 EDT

Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.

Galvis faces uncertainty heading into offseason

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 21:05:13 EDT

Freddy Galvis and Larry Bowa posed for photos Sunday evening at Citizens Bank Park.

Mackanin looking forward to new role with Phils

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:03:11 EDT

Pete Mackanin is moving forward while looking back.

Hoskins ties it, but Phillies fall to Mets in extras

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:23:44 EDT

Mets third baseman Asdrubal Cabrera had a big Saturday night in the penultimate game of the 2017 season.

Alfaro exits after collision at home plate

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 00:38:02 EDT

The sixth inning of Saturday's extra-inning contest against the Mets was likely the last we'll see of Phillies catcher Jorge Alfaro in 2017, after the backstop took a heavy shot to the head in a collision at home plate.

Stairs hopes to stick around as hitting coach

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 19:54:19 EDT

Matt Stairs exited the batting cage early Saturday evening at Citizens Bank Park, following a lengthy one-on-one conversation with Rhys Hoskins.

Phillies shift Mackanin out of manager's seat

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:00:57 EDT

Pete Mackanin will not be back next season as the Phillies' manager. The Phils made the announcement on Friday, less than five months after they signed him to a contract extension through 2018.

Phils muscle up behind strong Lively vs. Mets

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:08:59 EDT

The Phillies hope to finish a resurgent second half with a strong final weekend against the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.

Phils, Mets to play in MLB Little League Classic

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:05:27 EDT

The Phillies and Mets will play in the second Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 19, 2018.

Phils to begin managerial search immediately

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:42:14 EDT

Phillies general manager Matt Klentak said Friday that the search for a new manager begins immediately.

Real deal? Phils have high hopes for Hoskins

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 16:05:50 EDT

Ryan Howard. Darin Ruf. Rhys Hoskins. Three Phillies sluggers who began as a faraway train whistle from the lower reaches of the farm system, a whisper of promise. Who created a buzz of anticipation by putting up huge numbers at Double-A Reading. Who made a quick impact upon arrival in the big leagues. And that's where their roads diverge.

Moniak adjusting mechanics at instructs

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:59:07 EDT

After seeing Mickey Moniak take some lumps, especially in the second half, the Phillies are working with a very willing student to alter some of his hitting mechanics.

Pair of 3-run rallies lifts Phillies over Nationals

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:44:27 EDT

Since just after the All-Star break, the Phillies, who struggled mightily in the first half, have played .500 baseball. Their latest victory was a 7-5 win over the Nationals on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park, securing a series victory.

Hoskins, Crawford impressing with discipline

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 01:30:22 EDT

If there's one thing general manager Matt Klentak and the Phillies' front office appreciate, it's players that control the strike zone, be it pitchers or hitters. It's impacted everything from roster construction to Draft tendencies to determining the correct time to call up prospects.