Phillies

Heading into this spring training camp, Cameron Rupp gets the first chance to show he can be the Phillies' long-range answer behind the plate.
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.

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MLB Notes: Athletics trade for OF Khris Davis 17h Associated Press Comments (1)
The Athletics acquired outfielder Khris Davis from the Brewers in exchange for two prospects. Read More »
Mets' Jenrry Mejia 1st ever banned permanently for PEDs 1d Associated Press Comments (4)
Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia on Friday became the first player ever to be permanently banned by MLB for a third positive drug test. Read More »
Closer opening headlines Phillies' bullpen competition 3d 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 3d 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 3d 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 4d 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 4d 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 »
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