12/18/2014 | Trade sending Rollins to LA close to reaching finish line
The Phillies and Dodgers agreed more than a week ago to trade Jimmy Rollins to Los Angeles for a pair of Minor League pitchers, but the clubs have not announced the trade because of a separate trade involving the Dodgers. A source said Thursday night the Rollins deal is being finalized.
12/17/2014 | With future uncertain, Hamels keeps open mind
Is Cole Hamels the next Phillies player to be traded? Hamels would not mind following Jimmy Rollins to a winner, considering the circumstances.
12/15/2014 | Inbox: When will Rollins trade officially happen?
When will the Jimmy Rollins trade with the Dodgers be finalized? Who will be the next Phillies player to be traded? Beat reporter Todd Zolecki answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.
12/12/2014 | Last Chance for #PhantaClaus, Phillies Game-Used Gear on Saturday
On Saturday, December 13, the Phillies will begin their 12 Days of Christmas event at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12/11/2014 | Phils select versatile Herrera, lefty Oliver in Rule 5 Draft
The Phillies selected two players in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, which capped a busy week at the Winter Meetings. They took outfielder/infielder Odubel Herrera from the Rangers before selecting left-hander Andrew Oliver from the Pirates.
12/11/2014 | Busy week for Phillies, but rebuild just starting
Is Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. pleased with the work the the club accomplished at the Winter Meetings? Does he think the rebuild is headed in the right direction? Does he anticipate more changes before Spring Training? Amaro is expected to share his insights once Jimmy Rollins is officially traded to the Dodgers for a pair of Minor League pitchers.
12/11/2014 | 2014 Rule 5 Draft results
The final day of the Winter Meetings began with the annual Rule 5 Draft. Teams were only able to make a selection if it had space on its 40-man roster.
12/10/2014 | Source: Dodgers on cusp of deal for Rollins
The Dodgers are on the verge of their first "needle-moving" deal of the Winter Meetings on Wednesday, zeroing in on a trade for veteran shortstop Jimmy Rollins of the Phillies, according to a baseball source. The Dodgers have not confirmed the deal.
12/10/2014 | With Lester off table, spotlight shifts to Hamels
The Cubs and Jon Lester have agreed to a six-year, $155 million contract, which means trade discussions regarding Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels are heating up.
12/10/2014 | Catching up with former Phils utilityman Perez
Utilityman Tomas Perez developed into a fan favorite for the Phils during his tenure from 2000-05. Not so much because of what he did on the field, but because of his effervescent personality.
12/9/2014 | Gonzalez an option to help fill out Phillies' rotation
The Phillies are looking for starting pitching this offseason, a search that becomes increasingly important if they trade Cole Hamels. One potential option is right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. He will compete for a rotation job in Spring Training, despite a checkered health history.
12/9/2014 | Sandberg eager to see what second full season brings
Ryne Sandberg is restless. He uttered the word "anxious" a few times Tuesday afternoon at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, where Major League Baseball is holding its Winter Meetings. He is entering his second full season as Phillies manager and the team is in the beginning stages of a massive rebuild.
12/9/2014 | Phils continue to push toward making deals at Meetings
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Tuesday he does not believe in "close" when it comes to trades. Either a trade is made or it is not. "We've had good dialogue," Amaro said Tuesday afternoon at the Winter Meetings.
12/8/2014 | Phillies have 'good dialogue' with teams; Amaro optimistic
The Phillies have announced they plan to make significant changes to their aging and expensive roster before Spring Training 2015, but so far they have been quiet. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said at the Winter Meetings that he expects that to change. He would not say when.
12/8/2014 | Lee starts throwing program, should be ready for spring
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday that left-hander Cliff Lee has begun his throwing program and it is going well, which would be good news.
12/8/2014 | Dick Allen deserves to be a Hall of Famer
If there's a silver lining to Dick Allen and Tony Oliva missing the Hall of Fame cut on Monday, it's that when this fickle committee votes again in three years their chances should be even greater. Allen should be in the Hall of Fame. Period.
12/8/2014 | Phillies spring getaway part of auction for LUNGevity
The Phillies are hoping to make a difference in the fight against cancer with some unique baseball experiences available in an auction that benefits LUNGevity.
12/8/2014 | Gillick talks Phillies' rebuild, support for Amaro
The Phillies would love to reset their roster with the simple press of a button, but they have to invent that magic button first. Expect a slow, long rebuild instead. "It's challenging," Phillies interim president Pat Gillick said Monday morning at the Winter Meetings.
12/8/2014 | Hall of Fame campaign comes up just short for Allen
The announcement was straight and to the point. Despite the hard work and optimism in the campaign for Dick Allen, the Veterans Committee didn't elect a single Golden Era player on Monday to be inducted in the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.
12/8/2014 | No one elected to Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee
No one was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday by the museum's Golden Era Committee. Tony Oliva and Dick Allen came the closest, each receiving 11 of 16 votes, one shy of the 75 percent needed for election.
12/7/2014 | Phils searching for fountain of youth at Meetings
Maybe this is the week the Phillies take a step backward in an effort to move forward. The Winter Meetings run from Monday through Thursday in San Diego, and general manger Ruben Amaro Jr. and the Phillies are expected to be busy.
12/6/2014 | With ankle pain-free, Revere expects healthy 2015
Ben Revere expects a pain-free expression on his face in 2015. He carried an anguished look through much of 2014 as a screw in his right ankle literally touched a nerve. He made light of his frequent wincing to fans Saturday evening as he helped the Phanatic and the Phillies light the Christmas tree in front of Citizens Bank Park. Rain moved the ceremony inside, but the job got done.
12/5/2014 | Revere, Phanta Claus and more at Phillies holiday sale and tree lighting
The Phillies Holiday Sale & Tree Lighting with Phanta Claus returns this year on Saturday from 10 a.m until 6 p.m. at the Majestic Clubhouse Store at Citizens Bank Park.
12/5/2014 | Youth movement? Meetings may ignite spark
The Phillies enter next week's Winter Meetings in San Diego with nearly an identical roster to the one that lost 89 games last season. Maybe that will change next week. Maybe the Phillies will finally pull the trigger on a deal that is desperately needed to get younger.
12/4/2014 | Prep shortstop Rodgers leads 2015 Draft class
Ten years after grabbing Justin Upton, the D-backs could follow a similar path in the 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Lake Mary (Fla.) High School shortstop Brendan Rodgers sits atop MLBPipeline.com's initial Draft Top 50 rankings, thanks to his three plus tools (bat, power, arm) complemented by two solid ones (speed, defense).
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