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Aaron Nola will get the ball on Friday | Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Aaron Nola gets the ball against the division rivals With yesterday’s 12-5 win over the Red Sox, the Phillies continue to run roughshod over their Grapefruit...
Nick Pivetta gets the ball on Thursday | Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Another day in Fort Myers for the Phillies The Phillies improved to 4-1 in Grapefruit League play with yesterday’s victory over the Twins. They’ll be staying in...
Photo by Buck Davidson/MLB Photos via Getty Images On the latest episode of Hittin’ Season, Law breaks down the Phils’ farm system. There was a time when we cared more about the prospects than we did about players who...
Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images ....if it were socially acceptable Since you are probably getting fevered for the Phillies, you’re probably thinking of how you can get yourself some fancy new duds. Spruce up your Phillies wardrobe. Well, have...
Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Luis Severino won’t pitch in 2020. Will the Bombers come calling Matt Klentak for a replacement? The Yankees got some bad news Tuesday: Starting pitcher Luis Severino needs and will undergo Tommy John surgery later...
Wednesday will mark Zach Eflin’s first live action of 2020 | Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports Zach Eflin will make his spring debut After going 1-1 in Tuesday’s split squad action, the Phillies will travel to Fort Myers to take...
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Your favorites are playing Toronto and Pittsburgh today Our first day of split squad games are here. The Phillies are playing both in Bradenton against the Pirates, and in Clearwater against the Blue Jays....
Heather Barry The system has been depleted a little by trades and graduations, but there is still some talent to discuss and a few interesting names to keep an eye on. 20. Logan O’Hoppe, C 2019 Stats:45 G, 177...
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Will the Phillies’ ace return to his 2018 form? One of the big storylines during spring training is the starting rotation and the lack of sure things running throughout it. Can Zack Wheeler become...
The Phanatic solution

The Phanatic solution

The pre-makeover Phanatic | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Phillies management attempts to save the mascot Weeks ago, John Middleton called a meeting to discuss the problem of the lawsuit over the use of the Phillie Phanatic. Invited to the...
Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images The battle for the fifth starter’s spot rages on We all know that the fifth starter’s spot is up for grabs. The competition, as much as the coaching staff wants to frame it, is...
A full-strength Jake Arrieta is a more than adequate third starter | Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images Forget what the haters say; the 2020 rotation is gonna be lit! I generally consider myself to be an optimistic Phillies...
Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images What are we more excited for: the game or the new Phanatic? Remember how excited you were that the Phillies we’re back yesterday, only to have that enthusiasm tempered by the...
Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Baseball is back. I’m so happy I may have piddled.... Baseball is back baby and it’s even gonna be on the TV! I’m just messin’ with ya. It’s only gonna be...
TGPTV: February 22, 2020

TGPTV: February 22, 2020

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Episode 2 on 2/22? Too good to be true! Join Paul and Alex live at noon ET, or on replay, in the embedded player below. Topics on this week’s show include: Realmuto’s arbitration and aftermath...
Photo via Heather Barry Images Phillies Spring Training baseball begins TOMORROW — get to know some of the guys you’ll see on the field... This time of year is always particularly exciting for me — I love roster battles,...
The Phillies have now gone eight straight years without a winning season, and fans have suffered through a lot of bad baseball over that time: The team stumbled in 2012 and started to “reload” at the trade deadline that...
Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports The team and its top reliever settled just below the midpoint of their exchanged numbers. He has one arb-eligible year remaining. The Phillies and reliever Hector Neris avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.6...
Phightin’ Words - 2/21/2020

Phightin’ Words – 2/21/2020

Heather Barry J.T. Realmuto and Hector Neris suffered different fates in arbitration Today’s links include arbitration results and the spotting of the ultra-rare healthy Roman Quinn. Phillies news The Phillies may have won their arbitration battle against J.T. Realmuto,...
J.T. Realmuto loses arbitration

J.T. Realmuto loses arbitration

Heather Barry He’ll be paid $10M this season. And now, extension talks begin in earnest. The long-awaited decision has finally been handed down: Following Wednesday’s hearing and ruling by an independent arbitrator, Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto has been awarded...
Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Someone didn’t like Houston too much There have been a lot of guys invited to the Phillies’ spring training camp. Some of them you know, some you probably went “who?” when you heard...
Photo via Patrick Gorski / USA TODAY Sports As the Regular Season inches closer, the Phils’ rotation remains the team’s biggest question mark... Tuesday afternoon, Phillies manager, Joe Girardi, announced the teams’ first three Spring Training game starters. Nick...
Phightin’ Words - 2/20/2020

Phightin’ Words – 2/20/2020

Heather Barry With Grapefruit League play almost upon us, the battle for the fifth starter spot is about to heat up With Grapefruit League games scheduled to begin this weekend, we’ll soon get our first look at the main...
Phightin’ Words: 2/19/20

Phightin’ Words: 2/19/20

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Games are coming and that right soon Phillies news It’s safe to say Jake Arrieta wasn’t a fan of the old regime, judging by his comments here, but I’m really raising...
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports NBC Sports Philadelphia will carry 10 Spring Training games, with others on the radio and MLB.tv Congratulations! You survived another baseball offseason, and have arrived at the outset of Spring Training 2020. It wasn’t easy,...