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  1. Bartolo Colon picks up the 200th win of his career

    Aug 8, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Bartolo Colon joined the 200-win club with a strong performance against the Phillies on Friday night.

  2. Hey, Rube: Phillies pay dearly for Amaro’s misguided loyalty

    Jul 30, 2014, 11:07 AM EDT

    Ruben Amaro Jr.,

    The Phillies are paying the bills for their dynastic run, thanks in large part to Ruben Amaro’s mismanagement.

  3. Carlos Ruiz rejoins Phillies after concussion

    Jul 23, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    Ruiz hit poorly on a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A, going 3-for-17 (.176) with three strikeouts and one walk in five games, but he’s avoided any post-concussion symptoms and the Phillies are convinced he’s ready to return.

  4. Carlos Ruiz close to returning from concussion

    Jul 16, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    CSNPhilly.com reports that Ruiz will be in the lineup Thursday night at Single-A Clearwater and barring a setback he could be ready to return from the DL at some point next week.

  5. Carlos Ruiz aims to begin rehabbing next week

    Jul 12, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz will take batting practice and work on blocking baseballs. The hope is to begin a rehab assignment by the weekend.

  6. Phillies trade Ronny Cedeno to the Diamondbacks for Raywilly Gomez

    Jun 29, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

    Atlanta Braves v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies and Diamondbacks made a minor trade on Sunday evening, swapping infielder Ronny Cedeno and catcher Raywilly Gomez.

  7. Phillies president David Montgomery doesn’t want to rebuild because attendance will fall

    Jun 28, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    David Montgomery

    Phillies president David Montgomery thinks that a rebuild is too risky from a business perspective.

  8. Phillies place Carlos Ruiz on the seven-day concussion disabled list

    Jun 27, 2014, 7:20 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz

    For the second time in eight days, the Phillies placed a catcher on the disabled list. On Friday evening, they placed Carlos Ruiz on the seven-day disabled list with concussion symptoms.

  9. Cole Hamels explains frustration, discusses future

    Jun 23, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

    cole hamels getty

    “I was really just trying to get all of my anger out.”

  10. Video: Beer vendor inadvertently catches a Carlos Ruiz foul ball

    May 24, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    generic beer

    A beer vendor unwittingly made a web gem during Saturday’s Dodgers-Phillies game.

  11. Phillies decide to intentionally walk Eric Campbell, then change their minds mid at-bat

    May 10, 2014, 10:37 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v Philadelphia Phillies

    The Phillies wanted to intentionally walk Eric Campbell… and then didn’t.

  12. Jose Abreu, Kyle Seager and Carlos Ruiz are baseball’s Players of the Week

    Apr 28, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

    jose abreu getty

    A tie for AL Player of the Week? C’mon, guys. There are tons of weeks. Go out on a limb.

  13. Oliver Perez’s uniform a point of contention in Friday’s game against the Phillies

    Apr 26, 2014, 10:20 AM EDT

    Oliver Perez, Mike Harkey

    First, the umpires nab Michael Pineda for pine tar. Then they get Oliver Perez for having slits in the sleeves of his undershirt. What’s next?! Where do you draw the line?!

  14. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 23, 2014, 6:35 AM EDT

    Jose Fernandez

    Pitching porn in Atlanta. Graphic, hard core pitching porn.

  15. Phillies release Lou Marson

    Mar 14, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Lou Marson Indians

    Instead of letting the backup catcher competition drag on until the end of spring training the Phillies have released Lou Marson, meaning Wil Nieves is in line to be starter Carlos Ruiz‘s understudy. Marson was originally drafted by the Phillies back in 2004 and came up through their farm system before being traded to the…

  16. 2014 Preview: Philadelphia Phillies

    Mar 5, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Philadelphia Phillies. The Big Question: Can the Phillies have all of their key players stay healthy for an entire…

  17. 2014 Preview: Colorado Rockies

    Mar 3, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

    Troy Tulowitzki Getty

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Colorado Rockies. The Big Question: Can the Rockies get back over the .500 mark? Rookie manager Walt Weiss led…

  18. Carlos Ruiz has an exemption to allow him to use Adderall in 2014

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

    Carlos Ruiz AP

    Carlos Ruiz was suspended for 25 games for using a stimulant at the start of last season. They never said what the substance was he was using, but it’s reported today that he has received an exemption for Adderall — which would otherwise be banned — for the 2014 season. Makes one wonder why he…

  19. Ranking the worst off-seasons so far

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    Following up the ranking of the five best off-seasons thus far, let’s take a look at the five worst. 26. Minnesota Twins — The Twins won 66 games in 2013 but help is on the horizon. They have one of the best Minor League systems around and it’s only a matter of time before the…

  20. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  21. The Phillies have told teams they’d trade Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels

    Dec 10, 2013, 9:21 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Diego Padres

    If someone — anyone — has a clue what the Phillies’ grand plan is, I’d love to hear it. I’m sure anyone would: The Phillies have indicated to other teams they are ready and willing to talk about Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels in trades. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 10, 2013 I suppose that…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. Gammons: Dioner Navarro is close to signing somewhere

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:33 PM EDT

    Dioner Navarro AP

    We have already seen Brian McCann, Carlos Ruiz, Brayan Pena, and Geovany Soto sign free agent contracts, and now it appears that another catcher is about to go off the board. Told Dioner Navarro is moving to resolution, Boston not in pursuit— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 25, 2013 While Navarro isn’t a big name, he’s…

  25. Let’s pump the brakes on the “PED use got Jhonny Peralta his big deal” talk

    Nov 25, 2013, 7:43 AM EDT

    jhonny peralta getty

    With a respectful nod to Ken Rosenthal, our own Bill Baer and the players who have taken to Twitter in the past couple of days to talk about Jhonny Peralta, may I ask why everyone seems to think that Peralta’s new contract represents some sort of problem with the drug penalty system in baseball and…

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