Faceoff: Who should we thank?

Question: Was Pat Gillick responsible for the Phillies current success as a franchise and perenial power in Major League Baseball? Writer Brian Jacobs decided challenge the rest of the Faceoff competitors with this question and John Russo, reeling from his loss to Christian Hetrick, wanted to get himself in the win column. Brian: Yes. The … Continue reading Faceoff: Who should we thank?

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Amaro, team agree on extension

UPDATE – Ruben Amaro, Jr. officially signed a four-year extension with the team. The deal keeps Amaro in the Phillies’ front office through the 2015 season. His contract was set to expire after this season. “Since becoming our general manager in November of 2008, Ruben has done an outstanding job,” team president David Montgomery said … Continue reading Amaro, team agree on extension

Doc gives Manuel some pointers

When Roy Halladay speaks, you listen. Charlie Manuel referred to his ace before he addressed the team before their first full squad practice today. “He told me that it might look professional or more official if I carried a pad,” said Manuel. “Whether I really wrote anything down or not I’d carry the pad and … Continue reading Doc gives Manuel some pointers

Gillick to Coopestown

Former Phillies general manager Pat Gillick was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on the Expansion Era ballot, which includes executives from 1973 to present and players from 1973-1989. Gillick, who was the GM for the Phillies 2008 World Series team along with the Toronto Blue Jays who won back-to-back championships from 1992-3, … Continue reading Gillick to Coopestown