Springtime sees the Phillies as longshots to do well in '15

The Phillies have been on the downward slide for a few years now. That isn’t news anymore, it’s just the truth. A combination of players that haven’t been able to produce when needed, injuries, and pitching problems have all added up to the place that the Phils find themselves in 2015. Recently there was the release of the news with the PECOTA ratings for 2015 that the Phillies would be…

February 28, 2015
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Alex Rodriguez might play in Yankees' spring training opener (The Associated Press)

Alex Rodriguez might be in the New York Yankees’ lineup for Tuesday’s spring training opener against the Philadelphia Phillies. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said a decision will come Monday. ”See where he’s at physically.” Rodriguez, who turns 40 in July, was suspended for the entire 2014 season because for violations of baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. With the re-signing of Chase Headley to start at third base, Rodriguez is…

February 28, 2015
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Pettibone making progress in recovery

Phillies right-hander Jonathan Pettibone pitched pretty well in 18 starts in 2013. But a right shoulder injury popped up that July, which has limited him to just seven starts and 35 1/3 innings at the Major League and Minor League levels since. He ultimately required surgery to repair the shoulder in June 2014, which has him behind schedule this spring. Pettibone making progress in recovery Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed:…

February 28, 2015
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Phils think 'pen ranks among baseball's best

The Phillies are in the beginning stages of a substantial rebuilding process. But they believe they could be extremely competitive in at least one area in 2015. They believe they could have one of the better bullpens in baseball. Phils think 'pen ranks among baseball's best Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

February 28, 2015
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Diekman battles batters and intestinal problems

Jake Diekman is one of my favorite Phillies players. He is a reliable pitcher on the mound, he is also battling a disease he has had since he was 10-years old. Here’s a report that aired on the local Channel 6 Action News from Spring Training in Clearwater. Diekman battles batters and intestinal problems Author: From Feed: http://www.fightinphillies.com/feeds/posts/default Powered by WPeMatico

February 28, 2015
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Washington Township firefighters Mike Parker, right, and Skip Donnelly, left, complete a fitness drill during the Phillies Phitness program as Katie Bartosik, of NovaCare Rehabilitation, laughs, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (Lori M. Nichols | South Jersey Times)… Author: Alex Remnick | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com From Feed: http://topics.nj.com/tag/phillies/photos/atom.xml Powered by WPeMatico

February 28, 2015
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Juan Pierre officially retires after 14 MLB seasons (Big League Stew)

Veteran outfielder Juan Pierre has officially announced his retirement after 14 seasons in Major League Baseball, confirming a report from Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. Thanks for all the tweets keep them coming it’s true today I’m officially retiring today.Blessed and grateful to have played the game I love — Juan Pierre (@JPBeastMode) February 27, 2015 The announcement comes as a mere formality, rather than a major surprise. The…

February 27, 2015
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Prolific base-stealer Pierre retires after 14-year career

Juan Pierre, the catalyst of the Marlins’ 2003 World Series title team and one of the most prolific base stealers of his generation, has announce his retirement. The 37-year-old speedster is walking away from the game after an impressive 14-year career. Prolific base-stealer Pierre retires after 14-year career Author: Joe Fisaro From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

February 27, 2015
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Casey McGehee's move to Giants a homecoming of sorts (The Associated Press)

Casey McGehee has been everywhere on the baseball map. He played high school ball near Santa Cruz, California, played collegiately at Fresno State and then began a tour that took him to Chicago (Cubs), Milwaukee (Brewers), Pittsburgh (Pirates), New York (Yankees), Japan (Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles) and Miami (Marlins). Now he is back in his old stomping grounds, or close to them, after being traded from Miami to the San…

February 27, 2015
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Lee to make first spring appearance Thursday

Any team in baseball that thinks it might need starting-pitching help this season might want to take a peek Thursday at the Phillies’ Grapefruit League game against the Astros in Kissimmee. Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee will pitch, which means he is not behind schedule in relation to other pitchers in camp. Lee finished last season on the disabled list with an injured left elbow, but there have been no issues…

February 27, 2015
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