Team News: Philadelphia Phillies

  • Phillies host kids at clubhouse sleepover event
    Phillies host local kids at clubhouse sleepover event

  • 30 ROY candidates for 2019 -- 1 for each team
    In 2018, Shohei Ohtani and Ronald Acuna Jr. entered the season as Rookie of the Year contenders, if not front-runners, in each league. But sometimes Rookies of the Year come on unexpectedly. With that in mind, here is a potential ROY candidate from each o

  • Young becomes Phillies' new pitching coach
    The Phillies recently dismissed pitching coach Rick Kranitz and promoted assistant pitching coach Chris Young to take his place, the team confirmed Wednesday.

  • Phillies 'expecting to spend' this offseason
    Phillies managing partner John Middleton confirmed his organization's intentions to spend big money this offseason at the Owners Meetings this week in Atlanta, telling USA Today Sports that "we're going into this expecting to spend money. And maybe even b

  • Decision time: Which prospects make 40-man?
    By Tuesday, all teams will have decided who deserves a spot on their 40-man rosters. Those Minor Leaguers who are eligible but not put on the roster will be exposed to be taken by the other 29 teams in the Rule 5 Draft, which will take place at the Winter

  • Kranitz reflects on tenure with Phillies
    Rick Kranitz helped the Phillies move forward in 2018. He helped Aaron Nola become a National League Cy Young Award candidate. He guided a rotation that boasted four pitchers with 30-plus starts and almost single-handedly kept the Phillies in first place

  • Gamboa, Listi combine for three hits in AFL
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday.

  • Nola finishes third in NL Cy Young Award voting
    Phillies ace Aaron Nola had one of the finest seasons by a starting pitcher in the 136-year history of the franchise, but he finished a distant third in voting for the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday.

  • Viza fans nine, finishes AFL with a flourish
    Tyler Viza saved his best Arizona Fall League start for last. He pitched five scoreless innings and struck out nine, tying the league high this season, as his Scottsdale Scorpions defeated the Salt River Rafters, 4-2, on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Santana would have value on trade market
    Should the Phillies trade Carlos Santana or keep him and try to fit their roster around him? There's an argument in either direction, because Santana is still a more valuable hitter than you may think.

  • Kapler's home destroyed by California fires
    Phillies manager Gabe Kapler lost his Malibu home in the wildfires that have ravaged California.

  • Hall collects pinch-hit RBI in AFL on Monday
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Monday.

  • Phils may have eye on third-base upgrade
    The Phillies know Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are not cure-alls. They must find other ways to improve. Third base is one option.

  • Hall collects two hits in Fall League
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Saturday:

  • Rhys, MLB All-Stars host youth clinic in Japan
    While much of the focus of the tournament is directed toward the on-field play between the Major League All-Stars and Samurai Japan, the youth element is always present, as was the case Saturday at the Tokyo Dome, hours before Game 2 of the six-game tourn

  • Watch Hoskins explore Tokyo sights, food
    Rhys Hoskins and Whit Merrifield explore Tokyo

  • Hall scores pair of runs in Friday's AFL action
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Friday:

  • Who will be dealt? Each team's top trade chip
    Free agency will garner most of the headlines during baseball's Hot Stove season, but this is also a time for MLB's general managers to discuss a plethora of trade options. Some clubs may be looking to shed salary, while others could be looking ahead at n

  • Hoskins honored to take Players Oath in Japan
    In sports, it's normally the adults who preach about sportsmanship and fair play, while it's up to the kids to absorb that information and hopefully take it to the field with them with an intent to do things the right way. But on Friday at the Tokyo Dome,

  • Santana homers in MLB loss to Japan
    In the first game of the Japan All-Star Series, Major League hitters got a first-hand look at what local fans in Tokyo refer to as "Dome Runs." The big leaguers took a two-run lead into the ninth inning Friday thanks to homers by Amed Rosario, Carlos Sant

  • Hall named Phillies' best power prospect
    Who will form the next wave of young sluggers? Here, we identify the top power-hitting prospect in each organization, focusing on usable power (translatable into home run production) as opposed to simply raw power.

  • Phils looking beyond just Harper, Machado
    Bryce Harper and Manny Machado have been discussed extensively this week, but the Phillies have more options to pursue than them. Here is a look at the other items on the agenda.

  • Here's what Phillies did in the AFL on Wed.
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday.

  • Free-agent signings each team can be proud of
    We look at the best free-agent signings for each team this century.

  • Phillies, Harper could be great fit
    It seems 10 years and $300 million is the starting point in contract negotiations for Bryce Harper. The Phillies are positioned as well as anybody -- maybe better than anybody -- to give him what he wants.

  • Listi talks Fall Stars Game, breakout campaign
    On this week's Pipeline podcast, Jonathan Mayo Jim Callis and's Tim McMaster are joined by Phillies prospect Austin Listi, who crushed a three-run homer in the Fall Stars Game, to discuss his performance and his breakout 2018 campaign. Mayo, Calli

  • Phils don't seem afraid of Machado's baggage
    It seemed everybody wanted to ask Matt Klentak on Tuesday whether Manny Machado's postseason shenanigans -- from his arguably dirty play to his head-scratching comments that he will never be "Johnny Hustle" because running hard is not his "cup of tea" --

  • Manuel up for HOF on Today's Game ballot
    Charlie Manuel's numerous successes in Philadelphia -- one World Series title, two National League pennants, five consecutive NL East titles from 2007-11 and more wins than any manager in Phillies history -- earned him a spot on the Today's Game Era ballo

  • How Phillies fared in Monday's AFL action
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Monday:

  • Could Phillies add Realmuto to fold?
    J.T. Realmuto, 27, is arguably the best catcher in baseball. His agent said on MLB Network Radio last week that Realmuto has no interest in a contract extension with the Marlins and that he predicts his client will be traded before Spring Training. He sur

  • One potential free-agent target for every club
    Here's a rundown of one free agent each club might be most likely to sign this offseason, excluding players who were on their roster last season.

  • Listi among 10 Fall Stars Game standouts
    The best prospects in the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game did exactly what they were supposed to do.

  • Phils could double down with Manny, Bryce
    The rumors have been flying for months that the Phillies would be in the mix for either Bryce Harper or Manny Machado this offseason. But why stop at one? Philadelphia has the need and finances to secure both of baseball's biggest free-agent stars.

  • Are Nola, Hoskins next to get extension offers?
    The Phillies have bigger fish to fry this offseason than signing their most talented and controllable players to contract extensions, but it is worth pondering as the free-agent market officially opens Saturday.

  • Phillies' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Phillies have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Philly's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

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