Mar 262011
 
Phillies set bullpen, option Mathieson and Zagurski to minors

By Justin Adkins: The Phillies have put the finishing touches on a bullpen they likely hope the Four Horsemen will prevent them from really needing. Today the team optioned relievers Scott Mathieson and the hefty lefty Mike Zagurski back to the minors, so aside from a trade,  free agent signing, or waiver-wire claim, the 2011 bullpen [More…]

Mar 262011
 
Rollins, Blanton team up to take down Braves

March 25 phillies.com: CLEARWATER, Fla. — Opening Day is just six days away for the Phillies, who are entering the 2011 season with high expectations and who will need everybody to contribute offensively with Chase Utley opening the season on the disabled list because of chronic knee pain. Jimmy Rollins, one of those players expected [More…]

Mar 252011
 
Phillies closer Brad Lidge to start season on Disabled List

By Justin Adkins: It looks like Chase Utley won’t be lacking for company as he sits the bench come opening day.  Phillies closer Brad Lidge confirmed today that he will be joining Utley on the disabled list to start the season. Lidge cited pain in the back of his shoulder as the reason, not to be confused [More…]

Mar 252011
 
Phillies Runaround 03.25.11: Phils, Hamels lose to Twins, Oswalt OK, more...

March 25: Philadelphia Phillies news and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Hamels loses head game March 25 Camden Courier-Post: “The first few starts of spring were about building up arm strength and getting his body strong, Cole Hamels said. The next few starts, he was working on some mechanical flaws [More…]

Mar 242011
 
Phillies Runaround 03.24.11: Utley to DL, Phils worth big money, Oswalt, more...

March 24: Philadelphia Phillies news and rumors from around the web… Click title for complete article: Amaro acknowledges Utley will start season on DL March 24 PhillyBurbs.com: “Given that we’re eight days from baseball games that count and Chase Utley is still fielding grounders from a lawn chair, everyone pretty much knew he would open [More…]

Mar 232011
 
Lee rides Ibanez's support to win over Jays

March 23 phillies.com: DUNEDIN, Fla. — Raul Ibanez went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs as the Phillies roughed up Toronto No. 1 starter Ricky Romero en route to a 5-4 victory on Tuesday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Philadelphia did most of its damage with two outs in the top of [More…]

Mar 222011
 
Castillo is on nine-day tryout with Phillies. UPDATE: make that 7 games

By Justin Adkins: At first blush, the Phillies signing of Luis Castillo was exceptionally cringe-worthy, with many fans remembering only the guy who was a bumbling mess with the Mets.  Worse, it also truly hammered home the fact that Chase Utley really is out, likely for a while. That hurts just to type, let alone think about. And while no [More…]

Halladay looks strong in last tuneup

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Mar 222011
 
Halladay looks strong in last tuneup

March 22 Camden Courier-Post: “It was as close to a regular-season game as Roy Halladay will get this spring, and through 7 2/3 innings, he was in midseason form. Halladay breezed through the Red Sox lineup and threw 98 pitches in what will be his last full tune-up before making his regular-season debut in the [More…]