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.
3yThe Phillies have activated Carlos Ruiz for Friday night's game against the Braves. By Jim Salisbury
3yThe Phillies open a three-game series tonight against the Braves at Turner Field.
3yChase Utley and Carlos Ruiz were strong in a rehab game in Clearwater, but Roy Oswalt still remains a concern. By Jim Salisbury
3yThe Phillies placed Brian Schneider on the disabled list with a strained hamstring. By Jim Salisbury
3yThe Phillies and Braves will play a big NL East series during Atlanta's annual Civil Rights weekend.
3yThree big-name Phillies -- Chase Utley, Roy Oswalt and Carlos Ruiz -- are all set to play a minor league game in Clearwater Thursday night.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.