Chris Stigall spoke with Phillies Manager Ryne Sandberg on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about his All-Star break and the team’s philosophy heading into the second half.
Yet, in the midst of a Mets victory, hope should have shined through the broadcast. As the Phillies struggled to make contact against New York’s Zack Wheeler, a blueprint for future success was displayed.
Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. An MRI showed Lee has a grade 1/2 left elbow strain.
That’s it. I’ve had enough. The pessimism surrounding the Phillies has gone too fa
Through 19 games, the Phillies are 9-10 and have been somewhat inconsistent, showing flashes of excellence, as well as signs of weakness.
Ken Giles, 23, has now pitched six scoreless innings and has five saves in five opportunities for the AA Reading Phillies. Giles, who talked to the WIP Morning Show last week, has only allowed one hit and two walks, while striking out 14 batters
Jimmy Rollins hasn’t played in three consecutive Phillies Spring Training games. Rollins says manager Ryne Sandberg hasn’t told him why that is. General manager Ruben Amaro thinks it’s no big deal.
It hasn’t been all good news for the Phillies during Spring Training.
Phils’ general manager Ruben Amaro says the Phillies have to score between 650 and 700 runs this season to be contenders and make the playoffs—all with the second-highest payroll in the National League, an estimated $159-million, behind the $216-million bankroll of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Just like the lead up to the 2013 Phillies season, the 2014 version has a lot of “ifs” that have to come true for the Phillies to compete. Not the least of which is “if” Ryan Howard can be healthy, and have a return to the form that made him one of the premier sluggers in baseball.
The Phillies have signed Bobby Abreu.
The Phillies confirmed reports from earlier this week on Friday, when they announced former manager Charlie Manuel will return to the organization.
Ruben Amaro says the perception of the Phillies is wrong, and the team can contend in 2014.
It looks like the Phillies are having some second thoughts about spending money.
The Phillies have signed two players so far this offseason, outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher Carlos Ruiz. Byrd is 36 years-old, and Ruiz will be 35 when the season starts. Many fans have wondered when the team will start to turn the page on the current core, and begin to build the next one.