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  1. Brad Lidge turns down chance to be Phillies’ announcer

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: So much for that. Lidge told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News that the Phillies reached out to him about joining the broadcast team but he turned them down because “the timing right now is tough.” ========== CSN Philly cleared the Phillies’ broadcast booth by letting go of both play-by-play man Chris Wheeler…

  2. Phillies interested in reunion with Ryan Madson

    Dec 24, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT

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    Ryan Madson has signed two sizable contracts with two different teams since leaving Philadelphia as a free agent after the 2011 season, but he’s yet to throw a pitch in a big-league game because of elbow problems. And now he might be returning to the Phillies. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies are…

  3. Phillies sign Roberto Hernandez to one-year deal

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Roberto Hernandez

    Philadelphia has signed right-hander Roberto Hernandez to a one-year contract, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Hernandez–formerly Fausto Carmona before being busted for identity fraud–posted an ugly 4.89 ERA in 151 innings for the Rays this year while being bumped from the rotation. On one hand the Rays not being able to fix a pitcher…

  4. Phillies trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon

    Dec 6, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    Two seasons into a four-year, $46 million contract the Phillies are trying to trade Jonathan Papelbon, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Papelbon has been very good for the Phillies with a 2.67 ERA that’s not far off from his 2.33 ERA for the Red Sox, but his strikeout rate and average fastball velocity both…

  5. Phillies sign Wil Nieves

    Dec 4, 2013, 9:15 AM EDT

    Wil Nieves

    Philadelphia has a new backup catcher, as Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Phillies have signed 36-year-old Wil Nieves after trading Erik Kratz for Brad Lincoln yesterday. Nieves spent this year with the Diamondbacks, backing up Miguel Montero and hitting .297 with one homer and a .690 OPS in 71 games for the second-highest…

  6. Cole Hamels describes “bitterness, pointing fingers” in Phillies clubhouse

    Dec 3, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Cole Hamels AP

    Cole Hamels gave an interview to Philadelphia magazine back in September for a story about his wife and CSNPhilly.com put together some interesting tidbits, including this about the vibe in the Phillies’ clubhouse during their 89-loss season: The energy in the clubhouse changed. It used to be all high fives. This season, there weren’t as…

  7. Sign of a trade? Brandon Phillips not on RedsFest schedule

    Dec 3, 2013, 10:48 AM EDT

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    Rumors about the Reds trading Brandon Phillips have died down a bit since early in the offseason, but John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer noticed an interesting little tidbit that seems to suggest the second baseman remains likely to be moved. According to a press release sent out by the team to promote the upcoming…

  8. Braves hire ex-Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee

    Nov 25, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Chase Utley, Rich Dubee

    Rich Dubee, who was let go as Phillies pitching coach last month after nine seasons as Charlie Manuel’s right-hand man, has joined the Braves organization as minor league pitching coordinator. That job was formerly held by Dave Wallace, who left the Braves to become the Orioles’ new pitching coach. Dubee also interviewed with Baltimore before…

  9. Phillies hire Bob McClure as new pitching coach

    Nov 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    UPDATE: Salisbury says it’s a done deal and McClure is the Phillies’ new pitching coach. ========== Numerous candidates have turned down a chance to become the Phillies’ new pitching coach, but Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Bob McClure “has become the lead candidate” for the job. McClure has served as a pitching coach for…

  10. Phillies sign Reid Brignac

    Nov 19, 2013, 2:24 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia has signed one-time top prospect turned journeyman Reid Brignac to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Jim Salisburg of CSNPhilly.com. Brignac was a second-round draft pick in 2004 and ranked among Baseball America‘s top 100 prospects in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, but he’s now 27 years old with a…

  11. Phillies re-sign Carlos Ruiz to three-year contract

    Nov 18, 2013, 11:45 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. made it clear that the Phillies were prepared to move on to other catching options if Carlos Ruiz wanted to take his time making a decision, but that won’t be necessary as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Ruiz is re-signing with Philadelphia. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports…

  12. Phillies sign Shawn Camp

    Nov 13, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Adding a little middle relief depth, the Phillies have signed right-hander Shawn Camp to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Camp was awful for the Cubs this year and at age 38 he might be finished, but he did post a 3.59 ERA in a league-leading 80 appearances in 2012 and had…

  13. Pitching coach candidates keep rejecting the Phillies

    Nov 12, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Rich Dubee AP

    After choosing not to renew longtime Charlie Manuel right-hand man Rich Dubee’s contract the Phillies turned their attention to finding a new pitching coach and … well, it’s been a struggle. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have talked to eight known candidates for the job and at least three of them (Pete…

  14. Phillies won’t wait around for Carlos Ruiz

    Nov 8, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Ruben Amaro Jr. has made no secret about wanting to re-sign catcher Carlos Ruiz, but the GM also made it clear yesterday that the Phillies won’t wait around for him to make a decision. Amaro told Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News that if Ruiz takes a long time to decide “I can assure…

  15. Phillies prospect Roman Quinn ruptures Achilles’ tendon

    Nov 6, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Phillies minor leaguer Roman Quinn ruptured his Achilles’ tendon while doing offseason workouts and is out indefinitely, according to Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com Quinn is a 20-year-old shortstop and 2011 second-round draft pick who just last week ranked fifth on Baseball America‘s annual list of the Phillies’ top prospects. Salisbury reports that Quinn has already…

  16. Reds GM downplays Brandon Phillips rumors … sort of

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Wild Card Game - Cincinnati Reds v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Amid reports that the Reds are planning to trade Brandon Phillips this offseason general manager Walt Jocketty was asked about the situation yesterday and insisted: “I’m not talking to any clubs about him.” Jocketty told reporters assembled for the Bryan Price introductory press conference that he recently texted Phillips to assure him “I have not…

  17. Soon the Phillies will have a stat-head

    Oct 21, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    Remember last month when general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the Phillies were thinking about hiring a statistical analyst to help the front office? Well, today he told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com that they’ve almost settled on someone. According to Zolecki the MLB commissioner’s office has aided the Phillies in their search, which is interesting.…

  18. Orioles interview ex-Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee

    Oct 18, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Chase Utley, Rich Dubee

    Yesterday the Orioles announced that pitching coach Rick Adair would not be returning for next season and now Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that they’ll interview former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee for the job. Dubee was fired by the Phillies two weeks ago after spending nine seasons as Charlie Manuel’s right-hand man,…

  19. Change of plans: Wally Joyner is staying with the Phillies

    Oct 17, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Philadelphia Phillies

    Last week the Phillies announced that assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner had decided not to remain on manager Ryne Sandberg’s staff, but apparently he’s had a change of heart. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that Joyner will stay with the Phillies, in the same role, for 2014. He’ll continue to work with primary hitting coach…

  20. Phillies offer Charlie Manuel another job in the organization

    Oct 9, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro, Charlie Manuel

    Yesterday the Phillies made changes to manager Ryne Sandberg’s coaching staff, including adding Larry Bowa as bench coach and parting ways with assistant hitting coach Wally Joyner, and now they’re trying to bring their old manager back into the fold in some capacity too. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Charlie Manuel, who was fired…

  21. Brandon Phillips expects to play tonight despite “nasty swelling” on shin

    Oct 1, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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    Brandon Phillips took a foul ball off his leg Saturday and then sat out Sunday’s game with what Mark Sheldon of MLB.com describes as “some nasty swelling above his left shin.” However, the Reds second baseman felt much better Monday and is expected to be in the lineup for tonight’s Wild Card playoff game against…

  22. Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies might hire a stat-head

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has always prided himself on making decisions based on scouting and has often mocked the importance of statistical analysis. But after going 154-170 over the past two seasons Amaro is talking about changing his approach, at least a little bit: We’re going to make some changes. I think we’re…

  23. Quote of the Day: Brandon Phillips on Wild Card celebrations

    Sep 23, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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    I totally agree with Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips on this topic: Phillips on #Reds would celebrate clinching a wild card: Hell no! You celebrate clinching a one-game playoff and then lose, you look stupid. — John Fay (@johnfayman) September 23, 2013 Of course, we’ll see if the rest of the Reds feel the same…

  24. Phillies sticking with general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Philadelphia Phillies

    General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. fired manager Charlie Manuel last month, but Amaro himself won’t be taking the fall for the Phillies’ decline. Team president David Montgomery told Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer that “Ruben is our general manager” and went on to defend some of the oft-criticized decisions the GM has made recently…

  25. Domonic Brown out indefinitely with Achilles’ tendon injury

    Sep 5, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Domonic Brown

    Domonic Brown hasn’t played since September 1 because of an Achilles’ tendon injury and Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the Phillies outfielder has been diagnosed with tendinitis. Brown told Zolecki that he won’t be back in the lineup for “at least a week” and it sounds like his returning this season could be in…

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