The Phillies had been hesitant to admit the need to rebuild, but GM Ruben Amaro Jr. on Friday echoed Pat Gillick's comments that commitment to change and youth is necessary.
The Phillies need to get younger and more athletic, interim team president Pat Gillick told John Clark in a interview. But how to get there is going to take work.
The Phillies spent $4.5 million this week to re-sign Grady Sizemore and Jerome Williams, two players who fill holes the farm system was not prepared to.
1wKolten Wong hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth that sparked the Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Giants Sunday night to tie the NLCS at 1-1.
1wWith the Giants continuing to tame the Cardinals' bats in the playoffs, Jake Peavy is up next and looking to put the NL Central champions in a 0-2 hole.
1wThe Giants took Game 1 of the NLCS over the Cardinals, while the Royals stayed unbeaten in the postseason by beating the Orioles.
1wThe Royals seek a two-game lead against the Orioles in the ALCS. Then the Cardinals begin its NLCS against the Giants.
1wPhillies centerfielder Ben Revere battled for a batting title in 2014, though his game still has some room for improvement.
2wThe Royals used some late magic at the plate to claim an 8-6 win over the Orioles in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night.
2wThe championship round of the MLB postseason starts Friday evening with the Royals taking on the Orioles ... if weather allows.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.