Charlie Manuel


MINNEAPOLIS – No one thought it was going to come easy for Phillies prospect Maikel Franco right out of the gate this season.


The Phillies took extra looooonnnng to lose in Washington on Wednesday night thanks to a rain delay that lasted just under two hours. But lose they did. Again.


Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg held a team meeting before the club's series opener with the Washington Nationals Tuesday night


B.J. Rosenberg faced three batters and gave up three home runs. He didn’t record an out. It was the first time that’s happened in a century.


Last spring was like so many springs that came before it for the Phillies. There were questions that led to distractions. Or distractions that led to questions. Or both. Either way.