Tanaka to make 2nd appearance Thursday (The Associated Press)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — – Masahiro Tanaka will make his second spring training appearance for the New York Yankees on Thursday. Tanaka to make 2nd appearance Thursday (The Associated Press) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Has the Phillies Outfield Depth Improved?

It’s no secret that the 2013 Phillies outfield situation was less than ideal, to put it kindly. The total production the Phillies received from the outfield positions on the season was tied with the Astros and Twins for worst in the majors according to fWAR. Hindered by injuries to Brown and Revere and the complete lack of a legitimate third starting option, subpar bench pieces received a crippling amount of…

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Today's Lineup: Franco at cleanup, 5 starters sit (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

Phillies third baseman Cody Asche left Sunday’s spring training loss to the Pirates after being hit by a pitch on the hand, but he likely wouldn’t have started on Monday anyway against Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Matt Moore. Today's Lineup: Franco at cleanup, 5 starters sit (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Around the NL East: Spring training update (Comcast SportsNet Mid Atlantic)

It was a big week for ace Jose Fernandez who was both named the team’s Opening Day starter and received a raise from the team. The Marlins didn’t have to pay Fernandez any more than $500,000 this season, but instead chose to hand him $635,000. Fernandez, 21, is under control of the Marlins through 2018. Henderson Alvarez, the Marlins’ expected No. 3 starter, missed Sunday’s game against the Nationalsdue to…

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Jesse Biddle .gifs, Notes from Sunday’s Action

Jesse Biddle .gifs after the jump: Biddle’s fastball vs PIT 03/02/14 Biddle’s curve vs. PIT 03/02/14 Biddle went two innings, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out two. The second run wasn’t entirely Biddle’s fault, as Jaff Decker hit a lazy fly ball to center field, but Tony Gwynn, Jr. lost it in the sun, allowing it to drop untouched for an RBI double. Overall,…

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Phillie Phanatic makes NL East predictions (Big League Stew)

    Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio do some of the best interviews in the business, and they scored a coup recently by cornering the Phillie Phanatic at Philadelphia Phillies spring training to get his picks, sort of, in the NL East. Reputed to be the top mascot in Major League Baseball, the Phanatic doesn’t talk as a rule — and he doesn’t utter a word to…

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Over/Under- Cliff Lee

WSBGMs 2014 season preview continues with the Phillies ace, Cliff Lee. Pros: Great control, durable, competitor, a proven winner than wants to keep winning. Cons: Lots of miles on that arm, could be ready to move on from Philly if winning doesn’t return. WSBGMs 2014 Projections for Cliff Lee: 15-9, 33 GS, 223 IP, 209 K, 2.97/1.03 Over/Under for Cliff Lee? Over/Under- Cliff Lee Author: GM-Carson From Feed: http://pabaseball.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default Powered by…

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Burnett impresses Sandberg, Ruiz in Phils debut (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

CLEARWATER, Fla. A.J. Burnett has been a Phillie for just two weeks and already hes noticed something about his new club. After two straight seasons of no playoff baseball, Phillies ownership is also tired of not winning. The expenditure put the Phillies on target to have a record payroll of over $175 million this season. Its nice to have him, manager Ryne Sandberg said with a smile. Burnett impresses Sandberg,…

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Quiet day for Phils, who survive scare with Asche

Sunday was a pretty quiet day up and down the Phillies’ roster. A.J. Burnett made his debut and allowed one run on one hit over two innings in a 4-1 Phillies loss to the Pirates. The Phils have been outscored 8-1 the last two days, and on Sunday they had only one extra-base hit, a double by Tony Gwynn, Jr. The Phils are 1-4 and hitting .192 so far in…

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