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11/24/2014 | A look back at the careers of first-timers on Hall ballot

Most of the first-timers on the latest Hall of Fame ballot don't have a legitimate chance of making it to Cooperstown, but they nonetheless had impressive big league careers worthy of another look.


11/24/2014 | Postseason heroics bolster Schilling's HOF case

This is Curt Schilling's third year of eligibility, but he doesn't expect to get in this go-around, especially when he knows who else is on the Hall of Fame ballot. The voting results will be announced on Jan. 6 on MLB Network and MLB.com.


11/20/2014 | Trio of young arms added to Phillies' 40-man roster

The Phillies added pitchers Jesse Biddle, Adam Morgan and Nefi Ogando to the 40-man roster on Thursday to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.


11/20/2014 | Phillies may find themselves priced out of Tomas bidding

Some folks in baseball still consider the Phillies to be the favorites to sign Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas. But are they?


11/20/2014 | Harmon becomes part of Hall of Fame after visit

Terry Harmon played 10 seasons in the big leagues as a utility infielder for the Phillies, retiring after the 1977 season. Last year, he and his wife, Kay, decided to do something they'd never done before: visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. As a result of that pilgrimage, Harmon is now in the Hall of Fame. Or, at least, his glove is.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/18/2014 | Phillies announce 2015 player development staff

The Phillies on Tuesday announced that they have finalized their player development staff for next season.


11/18/2014 | Moves by other clubs could impact Phillies

Two things happened Monday that could affect the Phillies indirectly this offseason.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/14/2014 | Phillies, ALS Association celebrate 30-year relationship

The Phillies and the Philadelphia chapter of The ALS Association celebrated their 30-year relationship Friday.


11/13/2014 | Phillies sign lefty reliever Araujo to contract

The Phillies are looking for as many young players and pitchers as possible this offseason, signing left-handed reliever Elvis Araujo on Thursday.


11/13/2014 | Dick Allen deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame

Dick Allen is one of 10 candidates on this year's Golden Era ballot for the Hall of Fame, and according to veteran baseball scribe Hal Bodley, Allen is the most deserving player on that ballot.


11/13/2014 | Blanco among Phillies' Spring Training invitees

The Phillies have signed eight players -- including shortstop Andres Blanco and veteran outfielder Jeff Francoeur -- to Minor League contracts with non-roster invitations to Major League Spring Training.


11/12/2014 | Rebuilding Phillies willing to trade Hamels, others

The Phillies are letting everybody know they hope to trade their veterans for young talent and plan to take a step back before they contend again, which might not happen until 2017 at the earliest.


11/11/2014 | 'Nothing imminent,' but Amaro talking trades

On Tuesday at the General Managers Meetings in Phoenix, there were reports of the Royals being interested in Ryan Howard and the Mets investigating Jimmy Rollins' availability. Subsequent reports said there is little there. Get used to it. If a team discusses a Phillies player, whether or not the interest is serious, expect a report about it.


11/10/2014 | Amaro: Phillies' focus is rebuilding roster

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. spoke to reporters in Phoenix about the future of the organization, which plans to take a step back at least next season to rebuild a roster that finished 2014 last in the National League East for the first time since 2000.


11/10/2014 | Giles finishes fourth in NL ROY Award balloting

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.


11/6/2014 | Phillies keeping Asche at third base for now

The Phillies have discussed trying Cody Asche in the outfield, possibly giving him a look there in Spring Training. But following last week's organizational meetings, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said that is not in the current plans.


11/6/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Speedy Quinn on fast track to success

Don't be surprised if Phillies prospect Roman Quinn, in a completely healthy year, is a breakout guy next year who sprints his way to Philadelphia.


11/4/2014 | Burnett's option decision gives Phillies flexibility

Nobody knows exactly how the Phillies front office reacted when it learned A.J. Burnett declined his $12.75 million player option, making him a free agent, but it is safe to say it was pleased.


11/4/2014 | Phillies' autism program partner honored as hero

In 2012, Dr. Wendy Ross partnered with the Phillies to develop a program that would give families with autistic children the ability to attend games without fear of frustration or embarrassment. For those efforts, Ross has been named a Top 10 CNN Hero -- everyday heroes who change the world -- and is a finalist to be the CNN Hero of the Year.


11/1/2014 | Burnett mulling whether to exercise player option for 2015

The Associated Press reported on Friday that the Phillies and pitcher A.J. Burnett both declined their $15 million mutual option. Now, Burnett has a Monday deadline to accept or decline his player option.