Jerome Williams made enough of a positive impression on the Phillies that they are bringing him back next season. The team announced Tuesday evening that they signed Williams to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million, plus performance bonuses.
The Phillies know they must improve their offense, and they'll look specifically to the outfield to do so. Marlon Byrd had a productive season and is still under contract, but the club may deal him to a contender in an effort to build depth in the organization.
Domonic Brown entered this year confident and ready to build upon his 2013 breakout season. But he left Citizens Bank Park late last month with only questions about his future in Philadelphia.
Roman Quinn, the Phillies' No. 5 prospect, finished Tuesday's game 2-for-6. He is hitting .200/.286/.200 in six games this fall.
In the latest Phillies Inbox, beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers fans' questions on Cole Hamels' status on the trade block, Ben Revere's value and the situation at the hot corner.
The Phillies announced outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. refused his assignment to Triple-A Lehigh Valley and has opted for free agency.
Charlie Manuel still loves to talk and teach hitting, and the former Phillies skipper and current senior advisor to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. is hosting a baseball camp from Dec. 19-21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. A second camp is in the planning stages for Philadelphia shortly after New Year's Day.
The Phillies have a replacement for former assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever, whom they dismissed late last month. The team announced Wednesday that it has hired Johnny Almaraz, who was the Braves' international scouting director, to be amateur scouting director.
Bill Campbell broadcast some of the most memorable moments in Philadelphia sports history. His run included eight seasons as a Phillies broadcaster from 1963-70.
Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.
It sounds like the Phillies are ready to deviate from their offseason norm. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke Monday afternoon about open-mindedness and making changes to an "aging" roster this offseason.
The Phillies on Monday afternoon announced a tweak to their Minor League player development staff, as former Mariners pitching coach Rafael Chaves joined the organization.
The 2015 Ford C. Frick Award finalists are Richie Ashburn, Billy Berroa, Rene Cardenas, Dizzy Dean, Dick Enberg, Ernie Johnson Sr., Ralph Kiner, Ned Martin, Joe Nuxhall and Jack Quinlan. The award is presented annually "for excellence in baseball broadcasting" by the Hall of Fame.
The Phillies refuted a TV report Thursday night that limited partner John Middleton is making a push to own the majority of the franchise and that club president David Montgomery was pressured out of his role in August.
The Phillies announced injury updates on Carlos Ruiz, Ben Revere, Cliff Lee and A.J. Burnett on Wednesday.
The Phillies announced Tuesday afternoon that every big league coach has been asked to return for the 2015 season. It remains to be seen if everyone accepts.
The Phillies might be a few solid moves away from turning around their fortunes, but those moves are going to be incredibly difficult to make. Sure, if the Phillies can find a couple of legitimate middle-of-the-lineup hitters and a solid starter, maybe they could creep back into NL Wild Card contention in 2015. But good luck finding legitimate run producers plus a solid starter in the same offseas
The Phillies believed if everything broke perfectly and everybody played well and stayed healthy, they could contend in 2014. Although Cole Hamels' performance and the bullpen were bright spots, the rotation and offense couldn't live up to Philadelphia's high expectations.
Phillies left-hander Jake Diekman planned a long drive back to his native Nebraska on Sunday. But he hit the century mark in strikeouts before he left town.
The Phillies lost to the Braves in their 162nd game, 2-1, to finish 73-89, their same record as last season. It is the organization's third consecutive season without a winning record, and their first last-place finish in the National League East since 2000.
Ryan Howard said Sunday morning he has not considered his future in Philadelphia, which means he had not given much thought to the possibility Sunday could be his final game with the Phillies.
Chase Utley finds sanctuary in the batting cages at Citizens Bank Park, and he used that spot Saturday afternoon to talk about a 2014 season that left him frustrated on many fronts.
Ryan Howard homered and drove in two on a 3-for-4 night, but it wasn't enough as A.J. Burnett allowed four runs in his final start of the season as the Phillies lost, 4-2, to the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night.
The Phillies mounted a tying two-out rally in the sixth before pulling ahead in the seventh en route to a 5-4 win over the Braves on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. promised significant changes in the offseason, but he started Friday when he announced assistant general manager of amateur scouting Marti Wolever will not return in 2015.
The Phillies held a private workout Monday with Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, who could be a fit given the club's need for a big bat.
The Phillies have had few pleasant surprises this season, and David Buchanan is certainly one of them. Buchanan, who earned a no-decision in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Marlins at Marlins Park, is a safe bet to make next season's rotation despite being unprotected in the Rule 5 Draft and receiving a late invitation to Spring Training.
If Ken Giles receives votes for National League Rookie of the Year, he might learn about it during an eight-hour shift at his 40-hour-a-week, minimum wage job at an indoor baseball facility just outside Phoenix.
If Kyle Kendrick made the final start of his eight-year Phillies career Wednesday night, he made it a memorable one. Kendrick allowed one run in seven innings and went 3-for-3 with one double and one RBI in a 2-1 victory over the Marlins at Marlins Park.
Jonathan Papelbon said he is looking forward to his return to Citizens Bank Park. He pitched Wednesday for the first time since Major League Baseball suspended him seven games for grabbing his crotch in a perceived gesture toward Phillies fans, and he maintained his innocence after the 2-1 victory over Miami.