Ruben Amaro Jr. has never been afraid to make a bold move, but spending money "intelligently" was a priority in this thin free-agent market.
The Phillies could still use bullpen help, but they watched on Thursday as elite lefty Scott Downs came off the board on a one-year deal.
1wThe Phillies haven't gotten any younger this offseason, but Ryne Sandberg thinks he has plenty of options when it comes to his veteran team.
1wThe Phillies are open to the idea of trading Dom Brown and more than open to a Jonathan Papelbon deal. But would they eat some salary? Ruben Amaro says they would -- for the right deal.
1wRuben Amaro Jr. and Ryne Sandberg dismissed the idea of trading an ace. Amaro called the rumors "silly" and said the Phils are "built to contend."
1wMark Trumbo, a power-hitting corner outfielder with sub-par defense, was traded to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, potentially laying the blueprint for a Domonic Brown trade.
1wAn ESPN report indicated the Phillies are listening to offers for Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels. But what's the likelihood either could actually be moved?
1wCy Young. All-star. Perfect game. No-hitter in the playoffs. But no ring. Roy Halladay retired Monday without a World Series title. Blame the squirrel.
1wRyne Sandberg is at the winter meetings for the first time as a big-league manager, and he offered his take on what the Phillies need to address.
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THE GOOD PHIGHT
For the first time since 1995, no Phillie had 60 or more walks.