Philadelphia Phillies

Mid-level starters on Phils' FA shopping list
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If the Phillies want to be more competitive in 2018, they need to upgrade their starting rotation. During the past two offseasons, they acquired rentals Jeremy Hellickson, Charlie Morton and Clay Buchholz to try to stabilize things. This offseason, they might need to find pitchers who are guaranteed to stick around a little longer than […]

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Phils opt not to extend any qualifying offers
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It should surprise nobody that the Phillies made no qualifying offers Monday to their free agents.

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Watch Phillies prospects in AFL Fall Stars Game
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J.D. Hammer and Cornelius Randolph represent the Phillies in the Arizona Fall League’s 12th annual Fall Stars Game tonight at 8 ET. Watch live as the best prospects in the AFL square off on MLB Network and MLB.com.

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Kapler confident his style will work with Phillies
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Gabe Kapler has a big, outgoing personality. He is no introvert, but the Phillies like that about him. His desire to connect with people is one reason they hired him as manager.

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DYK: Getting to know Phils manager Kapler
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Gabe Kapler, formally introduced Thursday at Citizens Bank Park as the Phillies’ next manager, has never worked for the organization. But baseball is a small world, so that doesn’t mean he has no connections to the franchise.

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Kapler to bring unmatched preparation to Phils
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Gabe Kapler knew his audience as he pulled on his Phillies jersey and cap Thursday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies introduced Kapler as the 54th manager in franchise history.

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Kapler's personality one of authenticity, intensity
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Gabe Kapler is incredibly intense. The Phillies’ new manager ingests advanced metrics like many people gobble M&Ms. And he’s a free spirit who doesn’t always feel compelled to color between the lines.

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3 questions facing Phillies this offseason
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The Phillies could be making a few calls now that the offseason has arrived. They need pitching help, and there are some intriguing names available.

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Kapler's beginnings have Phillies connection
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The first day of the 1995 MLB Draft was winding down, and Tigers scout Dennis Lieberthal was getting more and more fired up. He pleaded with scouting and player development director Jeff Scott to select a juco third baseman he really liked — Gabe Kapler from Moorpark College.

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Wathan could still find way onto Phillies' staff
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Dusty Wathan will be with the Phillies next season. He is under contract, meaning at the very least he will return as the Triple-A Lehigh Valley manager. The Phillies obviously like him, otherwise he would not have been one of three finalists for their managerial job. He could receive a contract extension at some point. […]

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Phillies name Kapler next manager
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The Phillies have officially hired Gabe Kapler as their next manager. Kapler was named the 54th manager in franchise history on Monday afternoon, after returning to Philadelphia on Friday for a second round of interviews. He impressed, cementing his status at the time as the favorite for the job. Triple-A Lehigh Valley manager Dusty Wathan […]

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Sources: Kapler to be Phillies' next manager
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Sources said Sunday night that the Phillies could announce as early as Monday that they have hired Gabe Kapler to replace Pete Mackanin.

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