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Love for Eagles doesn't have Trout thinking about joining Phillies
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Don't worry Angels fans, Mike Trout's affection for the Philadelphia Eagles doesn't have him thinking about jumping ship to join the Phillies. “I love playing in Anaheim,” Trout said Tuesday, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. “I have a couple more years on my contract. But I love the city of Anaheim […]

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'Baseball decisions' prompt Phillies to wait on free-agent market, GM Matt Klentak says
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Matt Gelb is the Phillies beat writer for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com. A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments.  BETHLEHEM, Pa. — There is less

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MLB free agency rumors: Nick Williams recruiting Jake Arrieta to Phillies?
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If the Phillies are going to make a leap in 2018, two things must happen: Improvements by young position players and the addition of at least one impact arm in the rotation. Thanks to promising bats like Rhys Hoskins, J.P. Crawford, Odubel Herrera, Cesar Hernandez and Nick Williams, there's a good

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Phillies continue quest for pitching upgrade as spring training nears
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Matt Gelb is the Phillies beat writer for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com. A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments.  This winter, every Monday through

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Hoskins enjoying ride as new face of Phillies
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Rhys Hoskins has handled new celebrity about as well as anybody could be expected to handle it. He is trying to enjoy the moment, while remaining true to himself.

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MLB free agency rumors: Phillies playing waiting game with Jake Arrieta?
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As of Jan. 12, the Phillies have spent more money on free agents than any team in Major League Baseball this offseason. Carlos Santana (three years, $60M), Tommy Hunter (two-years, $18M) and Pat Neshek (two years, $16M) didn't generate huge headlines in Philadelphia, but represent effective signings

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Reading rotation will be proving ground for next wave of Phillies prospects
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Matt Gelb is the Phillies beat writer for the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com. A graduate of Central Bucks High School West and Syracuse University, he covered the Phillies from 2010 to 2014 with a one-year tour on the Metro desk between baseball assignments.  The jump from the Florida State

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Phillies avoid arbitration with Rupp
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Cameron Rupp is signed through 2018. A source confirmed a report Tuesday that the Phillies and Rupp have agreed to a $2.05 million contract, avoiding salary arbitration.

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Phillies to lean on versatile bullpen in 2018
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The Phillies could turn bullpen usage on its head in 2018. Manager Gabe Kapler said last month that the mindset of his players “can and will be one of flexibility … I am not married to any specific role because that isn’t mental toughness. If I can only do one thing, that’s not a very […]

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MLB free agency rumors: More dots connecting Phillies to Alex Cobb
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As the hot stove remains as cold as it has ever been this deep into an offseason, insiders have begun to play matchmaker to line up players with potential suitors. For the second time in less than a week, one common theme emerged: Alex Cobb to the Phillies. Last week, ESPN deemed Philadelphia to be the

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Phillies want to develop starting pitchers. Here are four to watch
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“Maybe never in our history has it been more important to develop starting pitchers.” — Phillies general manager Matt Klentak on Dec. 13 at the winter meetings The Phillies have made it clear — dating as far back to president Andy MacPhail's introductory news conference in 2015 — that they would

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MLB trade rumors: Which prospects could Phillies offer Marlins for Christian Yelich?
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At this point in baseball's slow-moving offseason, the Phillies have been the sport's most aggressive spender. While rivals were sleeping in December, Philadelphia signed Pat Neshek, Tommy Hunter and Carlos Santana to multi-year deals. On the surface, none generated big headlines. But added together

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