| Oct 17, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Picture this: Charlie Manuel and Ruben Amaro Jr. sitting around a large table with other front office members and scouts who are armed with a myriad of statistics, entrenched opinions and passionate voices.
Don't, though, think for a second that Manuel...
| May 21, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Gio Gonzalez continued to dominate hitters and the Washington Nationals continued to frustrate the Philadelphia Phillies.
Gonzalez allowed three hits over six innings and Ian Desmond homered and drove in both runs to lead the Nationals to a 2-1 victory...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:42 PM
PHILADELPHIA — Fewer people are showing up for games, although the sellout streak is still technically intact.
Sports talk radio shows are flooded with callers complaining about the lack of run production.
And the time the general manager spends...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 6:19 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Manager Charlie Manuel and his optimistic Phillies players keep speaking about rock bottom as if it has already happened in this charmless 2012 season. A week ago, Manuel said: “Hopefully that was tonight,” and his team has...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 7:11 PM
It's an issue that's staring the Phillies in the face.
What will be Jim Thome's role when Interleague play, along with the freedom to have him be the designated hitter, disappears today?
It's always easier to put off the inevitable, especially when...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:18 PM
Kyle Kendrick pitched effectively for 6 2/3 innings and Jimmy Rollins drove in a pair of runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Kendrick (7-9), one of seven pitchers used by Philadelphia,...
| Aug 31, 2012
Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was recently given an honorary Philadelphia Police Badge for his work in the community with the Police Athletic League. This week on Phillies Friday, we visit a local PAL facility with Ryan Howard and his fiance Krystle...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 6:52 PM
The Phillies' problems may not be what the team's passionate fan base wants, especially after a five-year run that may have matched any in the franchise's history.
But the woes have provided plenty of fodder for the media, especially the radio and TV...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 7:02 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies finally amped up their campaign last week to get Carlos Ruiz to next month'sAll-Star game.
As part of their pre-game, clubhouse attire, players wore "Vote Chooch" shirts. Roy Halladay sported the shirt when played...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 5:36 PM
Say this for the Phillies. They got a World Series title and five consecutive playoff seasons out of their payroll escalation.
But are they about to suffer Cubs-like pain?
That's the question that faces general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. as he faces a...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:24 PM
A cynic might say (and many have) that it's the least they could do considering what he's done for them over the last several years, but the Phillies have brought Ed Wade back into the organization. the 55-year-old Wade, who was fired as Houston's general...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Ryan Howard, Philadelphia's power-hitting first baseman, has a torn Achilles tendon -- more bad news for the Phillies on the day after their surprising elimination from the postseason....