It’s not even mid-May and the buzzards are already circling, sniffing for scraps of what isn’t exactly a roadside carcass. Not yet anyway. The Phillies are faced with some trouble. There’s no questioning that. Just 32 games into 2013, the looming question glaring at Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro is when the sell-by date is for this team.
We’ll remember the 2013 draft, for a long time, as the draft that was dominated by linemen.
Ryan Howard snapped a seventh-inning tie with a pinch-hit double, Cole Hamels earned his first win of the season and the Philadelphia Phillies took advantage of a crucial Mets error to beat New York 5-1 on Sunday and finish a three-game sweep.
Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz is back in the lineup after serving a 25-game suspension for a positive amphetamine test.
Could the Phillies be considering Tommy Joseph instead of Erik Kratz at catcher?
Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer off R.A. Dickey, but the Toronto Blue Jays touched up Cliff Lee in an 11-6 victory over the Phillies on Saturday.
Erik Kratz says that Carlos Ruiz is the engine that drives the Phillies.
Promoted to the major leagues last summer when injuries hit the Phillies, Erik Kratz impressed with his bat and glove enough to move ahead of recently retired Brian Schneider on the depth chart as the projected backup catcher this winter.
Charlie Manuel is tired of talking about his contract. The deal for the Phillies manager expires at the end of this season.
Roy Halladay says he’s injury free, and wants to remain a Phillie for good.
Brad Lidge talks about whether he injured his knee in the 08 World Series celebration.
Phillies have had more drug related suspensions than any team since 2009.
Chris provides updates on the roller coaster blown out into the ocean in Seaside Heights by Hurricane Sandy and one of the stars of Two and A Half Men calling his show filth. He says he does not want his sons asking for dolls for Christmas and warns against the drama that could be caused from joining an office lottery pool. He also talks to Tom McGrath from the Philly Post.
Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz has been suspended for the first 25 games of next season following a positive test for an amphetamine.
Phillies pick up 2013 contract option on Carlos Ruiz.