Another down year for the Phillies should result in a major offseason overhaul. Could Ryan Howard be one of the key players on the move?
With the season over and a full winter available for recovery, Carlos Ruiz and Ben Revere underwent surgery this week.
8mMarlon Byrd doesn't shy away from questions about his 2012 PED ban, a mistake of carelessness. "It's part of my story," he said last week.
8mJonathan Pettibone will enter Phillies camp as basically the sixth starter but he's conceding nothing. He wants to win a job as one of the team's top five starters.
8mMarlon Byrd, who's excited to return to the organization he's always considered home, denies the perception the Phillies are old: "We can still play."
8mThe Braves have agreed to a minor-league contract with right-hander Freddy Garcia and invited him to their big league spring training camp.
8mThe Phillies and Ben Revere avoided arbitration on Friday, when they came to terms on a $1.95 million deal for 2014.
8mRuben Amaro Jr. doesn't believe Darin Ruf is an everyday player, so he'll once again have to prove he can be a productive player in the majors.
8mRyan Howard presents problems for the Phillies and it's not just because of his large salary.
Their win over the Mariners on Aug. 20 improved the Phils to 6-11 this season in interleague play.