Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

It was a bullpen outing for the Phillies today against the Yankees. With several spots up in the air with an injury to Michael Stutes and the unreadiness of Jose Contreras from last year’s injury, a couple of surprises could make the Opening Day roster. Kyle Kendrick and Jonathan Papelbon, two locks for the bullpen, … Continue reading Spring Training: Yankees 13, Phillies 9

Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Carlos Ruiz has been hitting the cover all spring, a small positive note in an otherwise dreary spring for the Phillies. Ruiz went 2-for-3 on the day, pumping his average up to .472 in Grapefruit League play this season. But the Phillies dropped their game, 11-7, the Twins on Wednesday. Vance Worley got the start … Continue reading Spring Training: Twins 11, Phillies 7

Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

The Phillies managed 12 hits, but could only plate two in their 10-2 loss to the Blue Jays. Lou Montanez continued his torrid spring, going 3-for-4 with a double and run scored. Shane Victorino had the only other extra base hit, a triple in the 1st inning. Cole Hamels was hit around in the start, … Continue reading Spring Training: Blue Jays 10, Phils 2

Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Earlier this morning, Domonic Brown had an MRI on his injured right thumb. The results of that MRI showed Brown has some inflammation in his thumb, which he sprained on Monday diving for a ball against the Yankees. But fortunately for Brown, who also fractured his hamate bone last season in the same hand during Spring Training, … Continue reading Injury Updates: Howard, Brown, Contreras and the missing Utley

Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Domonic Brown just struck Contreras’ big truck. Car alarm blasting. Whoops. — Matt Gelb (@magelb) February 29, 2012 Spring training is being kicked off with a bang, or in Domonic Brown’s case, a smash and the sound of a car alarm. Looks like he’ll be buying the Big Truck dinner tonight. Anyway, some news came … Continue reading Spring Training News – Leap Edition

Phils looking at Wood as late-inning reliever

The Phillies are looking to bolster the back-end of their bull pen. By doing so, they are looking in the direction of former All-Star and Cy Young-candidate Kerry Wood. As reported by ESPN’s Jerry Crasnik, the 34-year-old Wood is on the Phillies radar. With Jonathan Papelbon as the Phils closer and the health status of … Continue reading Phils looking at Wood as late-inning reliever

Zolecki: Phils get good news on Howard’s Achilles

There isn’t much positive when looking at the possibility that the Phillies could be starting their season without their slugging first baseman. But some positive news about Ryan Howard’s torn Achilles today has lifted the spirits of general manager Ruben Amaro. According to Todd Zolecki, Amaro received news from foot and ankle specialist Mark Myerson clearing Howard … Continue reading Zolecki: Phils get good news on Howard’s Achilles

Phillies sign veteran Willis

It has been confirmed by Matt Gelb that Dontrelle Willis has signed a one-year deal with the Phillies. ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick first reported that the Philadelphia were close to a one-year, $1 million-plus deal (including incentives) with the left-hander pending a physical. Willis will be 30 in January. The speculation started last night when Shane … Continue reading Phillies sign veteran Willis

2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

102 wins. Just reading it summarizes the dominance of the Phillies 2011 regular season. But despite breaking a franchise record that stood for over four years, the season ended in disappointment. Many questions were raised towards the end of the season and soon following the Phillies elimination in the Game 5 of the NLDS to … Continue reading 2011 Moments: #2 A record-breaking season

Contreras’ season is done

After having his third or fourth setback a few days ago, Jose Contreras’ season is done. Matt Gelb tweeted that Contreras is confident he’ll be back next season but as for now, doesn’t know what type of surgery he will need to repair his injured elbow. In 17 games this year, Contreras threw 14 innings … Continue reading Contreras’ season is done