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 reached a minor-league deal with veteran infielder Ronnie Belliard. By Jim Salisbury
3yRemember the 2008 Tigers? What if the Phillies turned out like them? Opening Day is just about here ... so what kind of season will it be for the Phils? By Jim Salisbury
3yThe Phillies finalized their roster on Wednesday after dropping their final exhibition game and utility man Pete Orr claimed one of the final spots on the club. By Jim Salisbury
3yJamie Moyer will work as an ESPN analyst during his rehab from Tommy John surgery.
3yThe Phillies released second baseman Luis Castillo after a seven-game tryout on Wednesday. Wilson Valdez will be the team's opening-day second basemen By Jim Salisbury
3yThe Phillies still have question marks, but rightfield is no longer one of them as Ben Francisco will take the starting role. By John R. Finger
3yBrad Lidge is expected to miss three to six weeks with a strained rotator cuff and will be replaced by Jose Contreras. By John R. Finger
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.