Phillies

The Phillies acquired many pitchers in their rebuilding trades, but they also needed a young OF who could hit and they got one in Nick Williams.
The Phillies again have one of the majors' lowest over-under win totals, but 66½ wins seems a tad low for several reason outlined here.
Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia on Friday became the first player ever to be permanently banned by MLB for a third positive drug test.

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Closer opening headlines Phillies' bullpen competition 1d Jim Salisbury Comments (6)
With Ken Giles in Houston, the Phillies' closer battle is wide open, with Andrew Bailey, David Hernandez and Ernesto Frieri all expected to compete for the job. Read More »
Phillies acquire infielder Taylor Featherston from Angels 2d Corey Seidman Comments (23)
The Phillies on Wednesday acquired utility infielder Taylor Featherston from the Los Angeles Angels for a PTBNL or cash. Read More »
MLB Notes: Tigers finalize 2-year deal with J.D. Martinez 2d Associated Press Comments (0)
The Tigers on Wednesday avoided arbitration with developing slugger J.D. Martinez, signing him to a two-year, $18.5 million contract. Read More »
Countdown to Clearwater: Filling out an improved rotation 2d Corey Seidman Comments (17)
First-year GM Matt Klentak knew he needed to improve the Phillies' starting pitching and it appears he did, adding veterans and promising young arms. Read More »
MLB Notes: Blue Jays close to deal with MVP Josh Donaldson 3d Associated Press Comments (0)
The Toronto Blue Jays are close to a two-year deal worth nearly $29 million with AL MVP Josh Donaldson. Read More »
Countdown to Clearwater: Prospects offer glimpse of future 3d Jim Salisbury Comments (0)
With top prospects like Jake Thompson, J.P. Crawford and Nick Williams in camp, Phillies fans will get a glimpse of an increasingly bright future. Read More »
Ex-Phillie Delmon Young arrested for attacking parking attendant 4d Associated Press Comments (1)
Former Phillies outfielder Delmon Young was arrested for attacking a parking attendant at a Miami hotel on Sunday night. Read More »
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