Philadelphia Phillies News
Will flip-flopping fielders be baseball's latest trend?
New Philadelphia Phillies manager Gabe Kapler's progressive approach includes a strategy straight from a slow-pitch softball league
Phillies release reliever Francisco Rodriguez
The Philadelphia Phillies released reliever Francisco Rodriguez on Saturday. Rodriguez, 36, posted a 5.40 ERA in eight appearances this spring. He was guaranteed $2.5 million if he made the Phillies' opening day roster. In 28 games with the Detroit Tigers last season, Rodriguez was 2-5 with a 7.82
Arrieta allows 2 runs in 1st start with Phillies
Jake Arrieta allowed two runs and three hits in his first appearance for the Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies are ready to put rebuilding in the past
Rebuilding time is over for the Philadelphia Phillies . When free-agent ace Jake Arrieta arrived at spring training on co-owner John Middleton's private plane, it signaled the start of a new era for this franchise. Stocked with young talent on the major-league roster and prospects in the minors,
Who is each team's X factor?
You'll hear an X factor used to describe the player a team needs to be good if it wants to have a good season. I don't think that gets us all the way there, because according by that definition the X factor is just the best player on a given roster. So here's what we'll do. First, players and not
The disappearance of Mikelle Biggs
The 11-year-old vanished in 1999 while waiting for an ice cream truck in her Mesa, Arizona, neighborhood.
Cincinnati commiserates again, this time over 'Black Sunday'
They're commiserating about 'Black Sunday' in the chili parlors around town. Top-seeded Xavier and second-seeded Cincinnati both blew double-digit leads and lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Sports fans have seen this ending many times
Which new faces in new places will thrive in 2018?
A 2016 paper titled "Turning up by Turning Over" published in the Journal of Business Psychology studied 712 major league players who changed teams from 2004 to 2015. The study concluded there are benefits for certain players in changing teams, particularly players that had been in decline. The
Jake Arrieta promising Phillies will 'fight'
Jake Arrieta put on a red No. 49 Philadelphia jersey for the first time and sent a message to his new teammates and fans by promising the Phillies will 'fight'