Cole Hamels takes another positive step (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

Hamels threw 33 pitches in his first bullpen session of the spring at Phillies camp on Wednesday. McClure liked what he saw of Hamels off the mound. Cole Hamels takes another positive step (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Report: Trout signs one-year deal with Angels (The SportsXchange)

The Los Angeles Angels signed outfielder Mike Trout to a record one-year, $1 million contract on Wednesday and hope to reach agreement on a long-term deal by the end of the spring, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. With Trout under contract for the 2014 season, the Angels would be able to sign him to a new long-term contract and not have it count against their luxury tax until 2015….

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Schmidt joining Phillies' broadcast team

There will be a Hall of Famer in the Phillies’ broadcast booth this season. Schmidt joining Phillies' broadcast team Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Grapefruit League Action Begins: Phillies vs. Blue Jays

Baseball. Phillies. Blue Jays. 1:05 PM ET. Save for a couple days in the middle of the season, we’ll have wall-to-wall baseball of some sort through October. Fasten your seatbelts, ladies and gentlemen. We won’t be doing gamethreads here but I figure the first official Grapefruit League game deserves a post. I’ve missed baseball so much. Jim Salisbury has the Phillies’ lineup: Phillies lineup for tomorrow’s G’fruit opener. Has an…

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FanGraphs: The Phillies are MLB’s second-most improved team

Note: Formatting look weird? It’s a feature of the new website design. The header above is a direct link to the article I discuss below. We’ll be trying out some different styles throughout the year, so make sure to let us know what you think. In a simple add-up-the-WARs operation, Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs sought to find baseball’s most- and least-improved teams. Surprisingly, the Phillies came in as the second-most…

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Phillies can use 4-man staff until Hamels returns (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia)

With Cole Hamels expected to miss at least a few starts in April, it would appear a handful of fifth-starter candidates would spend the spring competing for the opportunity to fill in for the Phillies. But it might better serve them to go with a four-man staff until Hamels returns. Phillies can use 4-man staff until Hamels returns (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) Author: From Feed: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/phi/rss.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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4-man rotation for Phils until Hamels returns?

With Cole Hamels expected to miss at least a few starts in April, it would appear a handful of fifth-starter candidates would spend the spring competing for the opportunity to fill in. But it might better serve the Phillies to go with a four-man staff until Hamels returns. If Hamels misses just two starts, the off-days work in the Phillies’ favor. They have a day off after their season-opening three-game…

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Hamels feels fine after first bullpen session

Cole Hamels declared Wednesday morning what every Phillies fan wants to hear: All is well. Hamels feels fine after first bullpen session Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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