Jonathan Papelbon Reiterates Clubhouse Comments in Interview

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon has not been shy in voicing his opinion about the team’s clubhouse and the connection it has to their lack of success ever since he inked his four-year, $50 million deal. In February, prior to the start of the 2013 season, he said of the Phillies’ clubhouse, “I haven’t seen any leadership.” In June, he questioned the team’s commitment to getting even the basic fundamentals down. In…

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Inbox: Addressing a holiday potpourri of topics

How high is the ceiling for the Phillies in 2014? What are some of the greatest Roy Halladay moments? Beat reporter Todd Zolecki delves into that and more in a New Year’s edition of the Inbox. Inbox: Addressing a holiday potpourri of topics Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Seeking return to form in '13, Phils fell well short

The Phillies opened Spring Training in February with one hope: If everybody stayed healthy and everybody produced like they had in the past, they could return to form in the National League East. But that hope fell far short of the 2013 postseason. The Phillies suffered multiple injuries and even when players were healthy enough to play, many of them didn’t meet expectations. Seeking return to form in '13, Phils…

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[MLB Trade Rumors] – Phillies Agree To New TV Contract

… and Comcast SportsNet have signed a new long-term deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that will expand Comcast SportsNet’s role as the Phillies‘ primary TV partne … [MLB Trade Rumors] – Phillies Agree To New TV Contract Author: Mark Polishuk From Feed: http://sportspyder.com/teams/philadelphia-phillies/news.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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[CBS Sports: Eye on Baseball] – Phillies agree to long-term television deal with Comcast SportsNet

… and Comcast SportsNet have signed a new long-term deal with the Philadelphia Phillies that will expand Comcast SportsNet’s role as the Phillies‘ primary TV partne … [CBS Sports: Eye on Baseball] – Phillies agree to long-term television deal with Comcast SportsNet Author: Mike From Feed: http://sportspyder.com/teams/philadelphia-phillies/news.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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[Philly.com] – Phillies agree to 20-year deal with Comcast SportsNet

… s deal signed last winter, but it will represent a significant windfall. The Phillies garnered some of the best local TV ratings among Major League Baseball clubs … [Philly.com] – Phillies agree to 20-year deal with Comcast SportsNet Author: Matt Gelb, From Feed: http://sportspyder.com/teams/philadelphia-phillies/news.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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Phillies agree to new 25-year television deal

The Phillies and Comcast SportsNet have struck a new TV contract. Financial terms are unknown, but sources said it is a 25-year deal. Comcast SportsNet certainly will broadcast the majority of Phillies games, but NBC10 is expected to get its share of Sunday broadcasts. Phillies agree to new 25-year television deal Author: Todd Zolecki From Feed: http://partner.mlb.com/partnerxml/gen/news/rss/phi.xml Powered by WPeMatico

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The Future is Unwritten: Aaron Altherr

Happy New Year. Let’s get right to it. Aaron Altherr is the type of athlete the Phillies have stereotypically selected in the amateur draft. They made him a ninth round pick in 2009 out of Agua Fria High School in Arizona and floated him a $150,000 bonus to keep him away from the University of Arizona. The German-born Altherr (his mother was stationed there as a member of the U.S. military…

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Mizerock promoted to assistant hitting coach, four signed to minor-league deals

Former Blue Rocks manager John Mizerock is now the Phillies’ asst. hitting coach. (Dave Kaup/Getty Images) In what has become a busy day in Phillies land, the major-league coaching staff is complete and four more players have been signed to minor-league contracts with invites to big-league spring training. John Mizerock, a former major-league catcher and a Phillies assistant with Single-A Clearwater for the last three seasons, has been named assistant…

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Valle DFA’d to make room for Hernandez

Sebastian Valle (right) argues with fellow Phillie and Canadian Pete Orr during the teams’ WBC brawl (Christian Petersen/Getty Images) It has been a swift fall for Sebastian Valle. A highly touted catching prospect in the Phillies organization just two years ago, the 23-year-old finds himself designated for assignment Wednesday to make room for newest Phillie Roberto Hernandez on the 40-man roster. Valle, of course, can return to the Phillies if…

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