The omens came the first day of Spring Training, when Phils’ ace Cole Hamels opened by announcing he had biceps tendinitis and was behind schedule. That was followed by the supposed rift between Jimmy Rollins and manager Ryne Sandberg, a collective team hitting slump, and then for good measure, throw in some MRSA, which Freddy Galvis contracted.
Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg joined Chris Stigall Monday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT to preview the upcoming 2014 season and address some lingering concerns from spring training.
Darren Sproles looks to be a valuable weapon in Chip Kelly’s arsenal come September.
Chris continues his coverage from the Conservative Political Action Conference. He talks to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus, former Delaware Senate Candidate Christine O’Donnell, CBS 3′s Beasley Reece, Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, Maryland Congressional candidate Dan Bongino, Colin Hanna from Let Freedom Ring, and Jack Hunter from rare.us.
Call Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels’ work just “delayed.” He is now about two weeks behind everyone else on the Phillies pitching staff, but he should be able to make his claim to be in the rotation by season’s start.
Cole Hamels said he wasn’t worried about his recovery from biceps tendonitis. As recently as Monday, Hamels said his plan was to return within the first couple of weeks of the season. That timeline might be changing.
In Olympic hockey, it was all about defense as Team Canada won all 6 games with an amazing commitment to defense and discipline.
Even the biggest supporters of former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel would have admitted the team was in need of a change. Surely there were other reasons, including personnel and injuries that caused that disappointing seasons in 2012 and 2013, but the clubhouse needed a jolt of energy. Ryne Sandberg seems to be bringing that to the table in Clearwater this year.
Ryne Sandberg reiterated what Cole Hamels and Ruben Amaro have already said: Cole Hamels’ arm trouble is not anything to be worried about.
The Philadelphia Phillies and free agent pitcher A.J. Burnett have officially put the ink on a one-year, $16 million contract.
Chris details the latest storm currently ravaging the region, the passage of another raise in the debt ceiling, and a plan to sue fast food restaurants to pay for health related issues. He also talks with former pitcher and new Phillies Broadcaster Jamie Moyer.
Cole Hamels says he will not be ready for Opening Day because he’s behind in his rehab schedule.
With Roy Halladay’s retirement, and today’s report from baseball’s Winter Meetings, the Phillies could go from the five aces they had just a few years back, to zero aces.
This off-season for the Phillies says at least one thing about the thought of the front office: they still believe in the current core of the team.
Ryan Howard will make $25 million to play for the Phillies next season. The idea of a part-time player making that much money is a difficult one to swallow, especially if you’re the person who decided to pay that player $25 million.