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.
The Phillies on Tuesday announced changes to their development staff, adding former major-leaguers Brian Sweeney and Pat Borders.
1wIf the Phillies are looking to add some power in the outfield, Nelson Cruz could possibly be a fit, but would the team target the slugger?
1wAt the general managers' meetings in Phoenix on Monday, a rival executive said the Phillies are "trying to blow the whole thing up."
1wJacob deGrom of the Mets and Jose Abreu of the White Sox are the 2014 winners of the NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards .
1wThe agent for Yasmany Tomas said the Phillies are one of the frontrunners to sign the Cuban superstar.
1wAfter winning the World Series with the Giants, could Mike Morse be on the Phillies' radar as a possible first baseman?
1wWhat could be a whirlwind offseason for the Phillies begins this week, and the key to what they will do this winter remains ace Cole Hamels.
1wJosh Johnson and Chad Billingsley are each coming off of elbow surgery, but could fit the bill as calculated risks for the rebuilding Phillies.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.