The Phillies on Thursday added three pitchers to their 40-man roster: left-handers Jesse Biddle and Adam Morgan and right-hander Nefi Ogando.
Ryan Howard's loving family was a factor behind his rise to prominence. Now, the loss of that support system is at least partially behind his decline.
Though he's being wooed by a handful of teams, Yasmani Tomas is expected to be at the baseball winter meetings to seek out a job. According to one report, "bet the mortgage" on the Phillies.
1wThe Phillies signed big-league veteran Jeff Francoeur and seven others to minor-league deals on Thursday.
1wBrandon Morrow and Brett Anderson are 2 tantalizing free-agent SPs — young and talented but oft-injured. Should the Phillies take a gamble?
1wMaikel Franco is off to a hot start in the Dominican winter league, but Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that the 3B job is Cody Asche's to lose.
1wCardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash last month in the Dominican Republic.
1wIt was a good day to be a CK — Clayton Kershaw and Corey Kluber on Wednesday won the NL and AL Cy Young awards, respectively.
1wThere has been "energetic" discussion about Cole Hamels at the GM meetings, but the Phillies are in no hurry to move him and will have to wait on other dominoes to fall.
1wCenterfielder Colby Rasmus, 28, is coming off his worst pro season, but has a track record of power that could intrigue the rebuilding Phillies.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.