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1/29/2015 | Phillies add pitching depth with Billingsley signing

The Phillies need to protect themselves in the starting rotation in the event somebody is injured or they trade Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee or both. They hope Chad Billingsley can be that guy. The team announced Thursday night it signed Billingsley, 30, to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, which includes performance bonuses.


1/29/2015 | On the Cusp: Philadelphia Phillies

Bernie Pleskoff takes a look at which Phillies prospects could see the big leagues in 2015, including infielder Maikel Franco and left-hander Jesse Biddle, ranked No. 3 and No. 7 by MLB.com.


1/29/2015 | Which prospects will make the Top 100 cut?

After an offseason filled with transactions and intrigue, Spring Training is fast approaching. That means it's time for the unveiling of the latest MLBPipeline.com Top 100 Prospects list. The Top 50 will be unveiled during a one-hour special on MLB Network and MLB.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET, and the entire list will be available on MLB.com.


1/28/2015 | Montgomery returns to Phillies as chairman

The Phillies announced significant changes to their leadership Wednesday afternoon. David Montgomery will rejoin the franchise as team chairman, not as team president, the role he had held since 1997. Montgomery took a medical leave of absence in August following jaw bone cancer surgery in May. Pat Gillick replaced Montgomery as interim president, but the team said the interim tag has been removed. Bill Giles has moved from chairman to chairman emeritus.


1/28/2015 | Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops

MLBPipeline.com's 2015 Top 100 Prospects list will be unveiled on Friday on MLB.com, with the Top 50 revealed during a one-hour show on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET. Leading up to that, MLBPipeline.com takes a look at baseball's Top 10 prospects at each position.


1/27/2015 | Blue Jays, Brewers talk potential trade for Papelbon

Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.


1/27/2015 | Pipeline Perspectives: Quinn the top Minor League burner

The Florida Panhandle produced several notable speedsters for the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. The fastest of them all was Gulf Coast Community College outfielder Terrance Gore, who rode his quickness alone to a spot on the Royals' postseason roster last fall. The best player among the Panhandle speed demons, however, is the Phillies' Roman Quinn.


1/27/2015 | Giles aims to build on stellar rookie campaign

Ken Giles lost his job this winter. Giles said in September that he planned to spend much of his offseason working at an indoor baseball facility near his home in Peoria, Ariz. But his brother Josh, who is his boss, told him they did not have enough hours for him.


1/26/2015 | Prospect Franco rips through Dominican Winter League

Phillies No. 3 prospect Maikel Franco capped his playoff run Sunday in Game 8 of the Liga de Beisbol Domincano championship series against Estrellas de Oriente with a dominant effort, hitting two home runs and driving in seven runs as Cibao defeated Oriente, 12-5.


1/23/2015 | Phillies talking deal for Papelbon with Brewers

Yahoo Sports reported on Friday that the Phillies and Brewers have been in serious discussions about sending Jonathan Papelbon to Milwaukee, although it will not be easy. Papelbon has a limited no-trade clause and reportedly can block a trade to Milwaukee.


1/23/2015 | Cast your votes for Phillies Wall of Fame inductee

Voting for the 2015 Phillies Wall of Fame inductee is underway, and it will end on Feb. 6. Nominees include outfielder Pat Burrell, pitcher Larry Christenson, manager Jim Fregosi, reliever Gene Garber, outfielder Tony Gonzalez, closer Jim Konstanty, first baseman Fred Luderus, reliever Ron Reed, coach Mike Ryan, third baseman Pinky Whitney, catcher-manager Jim Wilson and pitcher Rick Wise.


1/21/2015 | Holding onto Howard could benefit Phillies

At the moment, it is entirely possible -- perhaps even likely -- that the Philadelphia Phillies will have both Cole Hamels and Ryan Howard on their Opening Day roster. Mere months ago, such a concept seemed preposterous.


1/20/2015 | Amaro: Nothing imminent involving Hamels

Speaking before the Phillies' winter banquet, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. didn't write off the chances of a potential deal involving Cole Hamels. But the GM also said there's nothing imminent.


1/20/2015 | Healthy Lee bodes well for Phillies

Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee, who missed much of last season with an injured left elbow, has thrown off a mound recently without issue and is expected to be ready for Spring Training. If the veteran bounces back this year, he will be a valuable chip at the July Trading Deadline.


1/20/2015 | Gillick says Phillies are in for challenging '15

Interim president Pat Gillick offered fans some much-needed candor in the fall when he said the Phillies would not contend again until 2017 or '18. Gillick has not shortened his timetable.


1/20/2015 | Broadcaster Andersen confident Howard can rebound

The Phillies have been actively shopping Ryan Howard this offseason, looking for someone to take on some of his remaining salary so they can open first base for someone else. Many within and outside of the Phillies organization feel the 35-year-old Howard is done. But Phillies broadcaster Larry Andersen told MLB.com's Hot Stove he thinks Howard is capable of having a bounce-back season.


1/19/2015 | Phillies' Revere points to MLK as inspiration

Phillies outfielder Ben Revere was raised in Atlanta and was taught the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy from an early age. He visited Dr. King's home and grave site in Atlanta, an experience that left a lasting impression.


1/19/2015 | Winter league roundup: Phils' Franco still rolling

The finals in all four major Latin American winter leagues are almost all set and even as teams battle for a spot in next month's Caribbean Series, several top prospects continue to play key roles for their winter clubs.


1/16/2015 | Amaro: Phils may be better off without Howard

Speaking to 97.5 The Fanatic, Philles GM Ruben Amaro Jr. talked about a recent conversation he had with slugger Ryan Howard, who struggled in 2014. "We talked to Ryan, and I told him that in our situation, it would probably be better for the organization not with him, but without him.


1/16/2015 | Phillies clear arbitration slate, ink Revere, Brown

The Phillies agreed to terms with outfielders Ben Revere and Domonic Brown on one-year contracts Friday, avoiding salary arbitration hearings for 2015.


1/16/2015 | Phillies bring in Danks to bolster outfield

The Phillies added depth to their outfield mix on Friday, claiming Jordan Danks off waivers from the White Sox. Danks is expected to compete for a backup role in Spring Training. He's primarily been a center fielder over three seasons in the Majors, but he is also capable of playing the corner-outfield positions.


1/16/2015 | Phillies look back, forward as anniversaries near

With 2015 underway, it's time to look back at some memorable moments that will have anniversaries this year. Included is the Phillies' first pennant 100 years ago and a double-headed induction day in Cooperstown, N.Y., 20 years ago.


1/15/2015 | Rollins gone, heir apparent Crawford not feeling pressure

J.P. Crawford has been the Phillies' shortstop of the future ever since he joined the organization as a first-round pick in the 2013 Draft. The future seems a lot closer now that Jimmy Rollins is out of the picture.


1/14/2015 | Offseason overhaul leaves Phillies with big arms in Minors

The Phillies have preached pitching and defense as their keys to success in the future, and the organization has added a number of talented pitching prospects over the past seven months to further its rebuilding effort. Of the Phillies' top eight prospects, according to MLB.com, half are starting pitchers acquired since June.


1/13/2015 | Revere, Brown file for salary arbitration

Phillies outfielders Ben Revere and Domonic Brown filed for salary arbitration Tuesday. They are the club's only players eligible for arbitration.




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