With the Phillies and Cole Hamels, it's all about leveraging another ace, and two teams in particular could help the Phils by signing Jon Lester.
The Phillies signed Chris Nelson and four others to minor-league deals where they will receive a non-roster invitation to spring training.
After months of rest, Cliff Lee (elbow) has been cleared to begin his offseason throwing program and, like Cole Hamels, could eventually be a trade chip.
7hThe Red Sox finalized a deal with third baseman Pablo Sandoval and the White Sox signed ex-Nationals first basemen Adam LaRoche.
1dThe Red Sox agreed to deals with both former Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval and former Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez on Monday.
3dFormer Phillie outfielder and MLB journeyman Raul Ibanez is one of three finalists to become the next manager of the Tampa Bay Rays.
3dIn today's run-starved environment, should the Phillies, or any team for that matter, care about Yasmany Tomas' defensive ability?
4dDid the Marlins give Giancarlo Stanton too much money too early? Mike Schmidt believes so.
4dSo the Phillies are worried about Yasmany Tomas' defense, and the Braves and Padres are the new frontrunners? Hardly. Welcome to Posturing 101.
5dThe Phillies on Thursday added three pitchers to their 40-man roster: left-handers Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan and right-hander Nefi Ogando.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.