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Nick Williams, Gabe Kapler
Bombs away! Williams takes aim on manager's car
Want to impress a new manager? How about denting his car with a homer? Nick Williams did just that — and to the delight of Gabe Kapler. By Jim Salisbury
Larry Bowa sees stars aligning for Phillies
Larry Bowa thinks the Phillies can be a .500 team late in the season and that "it's just time" to see improvement from two enigmatic talents. By Jim Salisbury
John Middleton, Philadelphia Phillies
Phils owner Middleton would 'love' to sign an upgrade
Phillies owner John Middleton on Tuesday discussed the team's offseason, rebuild and potential upgrades before opening day. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies willing to sign Jake Arrieta if ...
The Phillies would be willing to sign starting pitcher Jake Arrieta, but the deal would have to meet certain criteria. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies tell hulking power hitter Dylan Cozens to tone it down
Gabe Kapler and Charlie Manuel are impressed by Dylan Cozens' incredible power. The focus now is on making more contact. By Jim Salisbury 
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Kapler brings in the perfect man to drive home 'Be Bold' mentality
Jason Kelce spoke to the Phillies on Monday, emphasizing the bold attitude Gabe Kapler wants his team to have. By Jim Salisbury 
New York Mets, MLB, Tim Tebow
Mets GM thinks Tim Tebow will play in majors
Tim Tebow arrived at the Mets' spring training camp Sunday, and the attention immediately turned to whether he could make it to the majors at some point.
Odubel Herrera
Energy, new look have Herrera 'presenting beautifully' to Kapler
Odubel Herrera's bronze locks, energy and swagger are catching the eye of his skipper, who's convinced Herrera can be one of the best. By Jim Salisbury
Carlos Santana is ready to show Maikel Franco the way
Early in spring training, newcomer Carlos Santana is in Maikel Franco's ear, and the young third baseman is listening. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies add experienced candidate to their bullpen
The Phillies on Saturday signed veteran left-hander Fernando Abad to a minor-league contract. By Jim Salisbury
Andy MacPhail, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies growing analytically, but that's not all
The Phillies are right in the thick of baseball's analytics movement, but Andy MacPhail said the club is not forgetting the eye test, either. By Jim Salisbury
Camp Kapler is a-rockin' with new vibes, new concepts
It's still baseball here at Camp Kap, but things look, feel and even sound different at Phillies spring training. By Jim Salisbury
Matt Klentak
Klentak, Phillies 'open to anything' ... but how much?
Matt Klentak is "open to anything" when it comes to the Phils' rotation, but the GM won't stray away from the course set at the rebuild's start. By Jim Salisbury
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Maikel Franco hears the wake-up call
After a rough 2017, Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco believes a strong offseason will put him back on the right path. By Jim Salisbury
Gabe Kapler, Vince Velasquez
'Buddies' with Kapler, Velasquez feels like new pitcher
Vince Velasquez is loving Gabe Kapler's energy and enthusiasm, making the pitcher feel like big things are in store for the 2018 Phillies. By Jim Salisbury
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Massages in, alarm clocks out at Phillies camp
A new manager means new philosophies for the Phillies, especially when it comes to the time of workouts and recovery methods. By Jim Salisbury
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Kapler has bold message planned for Phillies
Phillies manager Gabe Kapler plans to borrow at least one principle from the Super Bowl champs in his first spring training speech: be bold. By Jim Salisbury
Chase Utley refuses to go away
With 15 seasons under his belt, former Phillie Chase Utley is reportedly signing up for two more with the Dodgers. By Corey Seidman
Phillies to sport powder blue uniforms at select 2018 games
Everybody loves the powder blues and the Phillies are bringing them back for select games in 2018.
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Philly teams on fire since the Super Bowl
While a Sunday without football was tough, the other Philly teams have made the first week without the Eagles an enjoyable one. By Rob Ellis
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Blue Jays to give Roy Halladay rare honor
Roy Halladay's first team will honor his career prior to its home opener vs. the New York Yankees.
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Will a mystery guest join Phillies' rotation?
As of now, the Phillies head into a camp with an unchanged starting rotation, but the free-agent market for pitchers should begin to move. By Jim Salisbury
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How will Gabe Kapler's bench shape up?
The Phillies may go with a four-man bench, which would create a tight battle for bench spots on Gabe Kapler's team. By Jim Salisbury
Chase Utley
Chase Utley even knows how to fire up Eagles fans
Just when you thought the Eagles' hype video was all you needed to get fired up for Super Bowl LII, Chase Utley delivers his own video. By Jordan Hall
Phillies prospect, former No. 1 pick stepping away from baseball
Mark Appel, the former No. 1 overall pick acquired by the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade, is stepping away from baseball. By Corey Seidman
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Phillies right to call out MLB Network over Aaron Nola snub
The Phillies were justified in questioning why Aaron Nola didn't make MLB Network's list of the top 22 starting pitchers in baseball. By Corey Seidman
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Phillies sign 6-time All-Star to minor-league deal
The Phillies on Saturday night signed veteran relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez to a minor-league contract with an invite to big-league camp.
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Longtime Phillies target shipped to Brewers
The Marlins continued their purge by trading former Phillies target Christian Yelich to Milwaukee.
Jim Thome, Philadelphia Phillies
Some of my favorite Jim Thome memories
Sure, 612 homers are incredible, but Jim Thome's humility and genuine care for everyone he came across was just as legendary. By Jim Salisbury
Jim Thome, Philadelphia Phillies
Cooperstown calls Jim Thome
The legendary Jim Thome was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday night and his Phillies family couldn't be happier. By Jim Salisbury
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Everybody loves 'Gentleman Jim'
Jim Thome played for six franchises during his 22 big-league seasons, but it seemed like all of MLB was happy to see him reach the Hall of Fame. By Josh Ellis
Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Philadelphia Phillies
Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta no longer unrealistic for Phillies
The longer Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta linger in free agency, the better for the Phillies. By Corey Seidman
Mike Trout, Philadelphia Eagles
Trout predicts Super Bowl pain for Brady
Die-hard Eagles fan Mike Trout is committed to his dog mask and has a Super Bowl prediction Philadelphians will enjoy. By Jim Salisbury
Another old friend joins Phillies' spring coaching staff
Another old friend is joining the Phillies' coaching staff in Clearwater this spring. By Corey Seidman
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Big rise, big fall for Phillies prospects on Baseball America list
The Phillies were well represented on Baseball America's list of the top 100 prospects, but a big name dropped off the list. By Jim Salisbury
Roy Halladay
Morphine found in Roy Halladay's system before fatal crash
Roy Halladay had morphine in his system when the plane he was piloting crashed and he tragically died in November.
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Nick Williams talks up Phillies to a free-agent Cy Young winner
One of Nick Williams' workout partners this offseason is Jake Arrieta, and the Phillies outfielder has made his pitch to the free-agent ace. By Jim Salisbury
Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies
Hoskins on 'surreal' rookie year, position switch, expectations
A year ago, Rhys Hoskins would have found his summer stretch unfathomable, and he realizes it may never happen again. By Jim Salisbury
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Phillies sign 3 to clear up arbitration cases
The Phils wrapped up potential salary arbitration cases by agreeing to one-year deals with Cesar Hernandez, Maikel Franco and Luis Garcia. By Jim Salisbury
JoJo Romero, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies have arms (and names) coming
JoJo Romero and others bring great arms (and names) to town this week for the Phillies' annual prospect education seminar. By Jim Salisbury
Cody Asche's former agent fired for filming showers
Jason Wood, who formerly represented ex-Phillie Cody Asche, has reportedly been fired from his agency for filming clients in his shower.
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3 Kevins join Phillies' broadcast team
Kevin Frandsen, Kevin Stocker and Kevin Jordan are joining the Phillies' radio broadcast team. By Jim Salisbury
Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies
Late night of partying cost Maikel Franco
Maikel Franco's late night of partying resulted in a suspension from his Dominican winter league team.
Carlos Santana works out by making a car look like a rag doll
Fun fact: Carlos Santana's Instagram handle is @slamtana_41.
Phillies look a lot better than Mets, Marlins, Braves
Plenty of offseason to go, but as of early January, the Phillies look much better on paper than the Mets, Marlins and Braves. By Corey Seidman
Pedro Florimon, Philadelphia Phillies
Utility man heads list of Phillies' signings
The Phillies on Wednesday announced the signings of 10 players to minor-league contracts, headlined by utility man Pedro Florimon. By Jim Salisbury
Philly athletes you should follow on Instagram
As we dive into 2018 with Instagram growing more popular, we wanted to highlight a few Philly athletes fans will want to follow.
Top 10 Phillies storylines of 2017
Daydreaming about some midsummer baseball on a frigid final week of 2017? Let's relive the top 10 storylines of the Phillies' calendar year.
How Carlos Santana fits and where he hits
Carlos Santana could end up batting in a slot for the Phillies that he did not last season with Cleveland. By Jim Salisbury
Gary Jones, Chicago Cubs
Phillies add notable names to minor-league coaching staff
The Phillies continue to pluck away members of the Chicago Cubs' coaching staff, and they announced the return of a few notable names. By Corey Seidman
Phillies starting pitcher trade targets
After the first free-agent splash of the Matt Klentak era, the Phillies still have some work to do by adding young starting pitching. By Corey Seidman
Cole Hamels donates millions to charity
Cole Hamels is giving a tremendous donation to help the children of Missouri.
Now, Phils must trade for starting pitching
The Carlos Santana signing is a clear sign the Phillies' rebuild has been ramped up. Now, GM Matt Klentak needs to trade for pitching. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies make $60 million free-agent splash
The Phillies continued their busy Friday with a $60 million agreement for the powerful, patient Carlos Santana, a source confirmed. By Corey Seidman
Phillies trade Freddy Galvis for pitching prospect
The Phillies on Friday traded shortstop Freddy Galvis to the Padres for a 21-year-old pitching prospect. By Corey Seidman
Pat Neshek, Rhys Hoskins
Pat Neshek scares Rhys Hoskins fans
Pat Neshek isn't even officially reunited with the Phillies, but he had fans worried about their Rhys Hoskins jerseys on Thursday night. By Josh Ellis
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Phillies' chance to catch Trout may have shrunk
Phillies fans eager to see Mike Trout come here can't like what the Angels have done so far this offseason. By Rob Ellis
Phillies lose prospect but gain $ to sign more
The Phillies lost Carlos Tocci, a prospect they've liked for years, in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, but gained money to sign more. By Jim Salisbury
Matt Klentak, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies make pick and trade in Rule 5 draft
The Phillies were active in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, making a pick and promptly trading him. By Jim Salisbury
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After boosting 'pen, Phillies target different position
Following the addition of two relievers at the winter meetings, Matt Klentak and the Phillies will now shift their focus to starting pitching. By Jim Salisbury
Another stud traded away from NL East
The Marlins' fire sale continued Wednesday with the reported trade of CF Marcell Ozuna, who hit 37 homers last season.
Tommy Hunter, Tampa Bay Rays
Phils add another arm connected to MacPhail
The Phillies are finalizing a two-year deal with reliever Tommy Hunter, a source confirmed to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury on Tuesday night.
Matt Klentak, Manny Machado
Maybe not Machado, but a young stud pitcher?
Matt Klentak pursuing Manny Machado this offseason seems less likely, but that doesn't mean the Phillies will stay quiet. By Jim Salisbury
Jake Arrieta ain't happening, Phillies fans
Despite a rumor this week, the Phillies are not going to be breaking the bank to sign Jake Arrieta. By Jim Salisbury 
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Will eye on big-money talent change Phillies' plan?
Despite having interest in top-tier talent such as Baltimore's Manny Machado, the Phillies will still give their young core time to develop. By Jim Salisbury
Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies to boost bullpen with a familiar face
The Phillies are nearing a multi-year deal to bring back All-Star reliever Pat Neshek, according to multiple sources Monday. By Jim Salisbury
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Phillies shouldn't trade top prospects for Manny Machado
The Orioles reportedly covet two top Phillies prospects, but don't expect the Phils to move them for Manny Machado. By Corey Seidman
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Why Phillies should reunite with Pat Neshek
The Phillies are looking for a veteran reliever and have discussed a reunion with Pat Neshek which would make a lot of sense. By Jim Salisbury
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5 things Phillies fans should track at winter meetings
As the winter meetings get underway, the Phillies' offseason is expected to pick up. Here are five things fans should track. By Jim Salisbury
Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton finally on the move?
One of the teams on Giancarlo Stanton's wishlist reportedly has a deal in place with the Marlins for the reigning NL MVP.
Shohei Ohtani picks a team
The Japanese star pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtani made his highly-anticipated decision on Friday.
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Giants GM admits potential deal in place for slugger Stanton
We look at some news and notes from around the majors, including Giants GM Bobby Evans confirming the club has a potential trade in place for Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Rob Thomson, New York Yankees
Phillies hire bench coach, staff nearly complete
Only one vacancy remains on the Phillies' coaching staff after the hiring Tuesday of bench coach Rob Thomson. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies name pitching coach, make pitch to Ohtani
The Phillies named Rick Kranitz pitching coach as they get set to make a long-shot pitch to Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies shake up front office, scouting departments
The Phillies made a multitude of hires and promotions in the front office and scouting departments on Friday. By Jim Salisbury
Shohei Ohtani with the sick Phillies burn
Shohei Ohtani can't wait to come to Philadelphia. No, really. He said it.
Phillies name 2 ex-players club ambassadors
The Phillies announced Mickey Morandini and Dick Allen as new club ambassadors Thursday. By Jim Salisbury
Former Phillie Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez dies
Former Phillies reliever Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, 31, died Thursday in a reported car crash in Cuba.
Matt Klentak, Philadelphia Phillies
Phils positioned to poach rival’s freed prospects
The Phillies are in great position to make a run at the Braves' prospects that were recently declared free agents. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies rival hit hard by MLB sanctions
Major League Baseball came down on the Braves with heavy sanctions for rules violations committed by the team in the international player market.
Plenty to be thankful for in Philly sports
There are no rants this week. Rob Ellis is focused on all Philadelphia sports fans have to be thankful for this year.
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Phillies add 4 pitching prospects
The Phillies made a flurry of moves Monday, including adding four pitchers, parting with a notable arm and claiming an infielder. By Jim Salisbury
Investigation reveals new details into Roy Halladay's death
Federal aviation investigators released their preliminary report on Roy Halladay's fatal plane crash, shining light on what happened.
Gabe Kapler, Philadelphia Phillies
Kapler Gott an Angel to coach Phils
Gabe Kapler on Friday continued to add to his 2018 coaching staff by naming Jim Gott the Phillies' bullpen coach.
MLB names a pair of 1st-time MVPs
We look at some news and notes from around the majors, including Jose Altuve (AL) and Giancarlo Stanton (NL) walking away with the MVP awards.
Gabe Kapler enjoyed ice cream in truly bizarre fashion
The man loves ice cream. But he also loves looking good. That's a pickle.
Derek Jeter discusses Giancarlo Stanton trades
New Marlins CEO Derek Jeter confirmed that the team is indeed listening to trade offers for Giancarlo Stanton.
An emotional goodbye to Roy Halladay
A beautiful celebration of life was held Tuesday in memory of Roy Halladay — the ballplayer, friend and father who changed so many lives. By Jim Salisbury
Giancarlo Stanton, Matt Klentak
Are Phillies ready to flex 'payroll muscle?'
Matt Klentak and the Phillies have the "payroll muscle," but it sounds like they're not ready to flex it in the way of Giancarlo Stanton. By Jim Salisbury
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Giancarlo Stanton? Players to track during Phillies' offseason
Will the Phillies pursue Giancarlo Stanton or Japanese phenom Shohei Otani? Will Freddy Galvis be traded? A busy offseason awaits. By Jim Salisbury  
Baseball HOF should make exception for Halladay
Most, if not all of us, can agree Roy Halladay is a Hall of Famer. But the HOF should make an exception and induct him in 2018. By Dan Roche
J-Roll shares heartfelt remembrance of Halladay
Roy's teammate and longtime Phillie Jimmy Rollins posted his own thoughts on Doc to Instagram on Friday along with a celebratory image.
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Phillies unveil 3 members of Kapler's coaching staff
New Phillies manager Gabe Kapler unveiled the first three members of his coaching staff Friday. By Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman
Someone tried to steal from Halladay memorial
Believe it or not, someone actually tried to steal a jersey from the Roy Halladay memorial outside Citizens Bank Park.
Halladay family plans celebration of Roy's life
Roy Halladay's family released a statement on Thursday night remembering his life and announcing memorial details.
Radio host regrets Halladay comments
A Boston radio host mocked Roy Halladay's death and called the pitcher a "moron." Today, he apologized. 
Carson Wentz coming to Citizens Bank Park
Carson Wentz annnounced on Thursday that he will host a charity softball game in June at Citizens Bank Park. By Dave Zangaro 
Chase Utley, Roy Halladay
Utley shares stories in salute to Doc
You thought Chase Utley worked hard? When he met Roy Halladay, he was pushed to another level by the "once-in-a-lifetime player." By Jordan Hall
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Halladay's impact on Flyers' Laughton, Giroux
Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux on Wednesday offered their memories of Phillies legend Roy Halladay, who died Tuesday. By John Boruk
A look at all the Roy Halladay love
A collection of tweets showing just how much of an impact Roy Halladay made on the sports world.
Witnesses saw Halladay's plane doing 'bizarre dips'
TMZ Sports has obtained footage of what they say is Roy Halladay's plane flying prior to crash.
Roy Halladay’s true legacy was his perseverance
Doc worked harder, smarter and better than anyone we ever saw before.
Phillies fans pay tribute to Roy Halladay
Phillies fans paid tribute to Roy Halladay, who died Tuesday in a plane crash, by leaving roses, memorabilia, pictures and candles at Citizens Bank Park.
Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels
How Halladay changed Hamels forever
Roy Halladay helped Cole Hamels grow up as a baseball player ... but showed him so much more. By Jordan Hall
Remembering what mattered most to Halladay
Roy Halladay was all business on the mound. However, the side that stood out most was how he cared for other people. By Jim Salisbury
Freddy Galvis snubbed again
Despite excellent defensive statistics, Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis missed out on a Gold Glove, losing out to Brandon Crawford of the Giants. 
Roy Halladay, an All-Star in every way
In the wake of Roy Halladay's death, Phillies managing partner John Middleton and chairman David Montgomery shared their thoughts on the former ace.
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Former teammates remember Doc
"Words cannot describe what it feels like to lose a friend like Roy (Halladay)," Chase Utley said, echoing the sentiments of so many former teammates. By Corey Seidman
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Why Halladay's death hits so hard
You didn't have to know Roy Halladay personally to be devastated by Tuesday's news. That's how much of an impact he made in Philly. By Rob Ellis
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MLB players shaken by Halladay's tragic death
Former Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays ace Roy Halladay has died in a plane crash. The baseball world reacted.
Remembering Roy Halladay (1977-2017)
Remembering Roy Halladay, who died Tuesday at the age of 40 after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico.
Roy Halladay
Roy Halladay dies in plane crash
Roy Halladay, an amateur pilot since retiring in 2013, died Tuesday in a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jesen Therrien, Pedro Florimon
A pair of Phillies become free agents
The Phillies on Monday made a handful of transactions with Zach Eflin, Jerad Eickhoff, Vince Velasquez, Pedro Florimon and Jesen Therrien.
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Phillies hire former major leaguer to front office
The Phillies added two new hires to the front offices as the team gravitates towards analytics.
Gabe Kapler is not a Philly Guy
Gabe Kapler looks like he's never eaten a cheesesteak in his life.
Matt Klentak, Gabe Kapler
Phils consulted MLB over Kapler controversy
Before hiring Gabe Kapler, Matt Klentak and the Phillies carefully investigated some controversy involving their new manager. By Jim Salisbury
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Kapler makes loud 'effing' statement to Phils
Gabe Kapler, polished and articulate, made clear Thursday he knows how to "bring that effing trophy back" to the Phillies. By Jim Salisbury
Gabe Kapler addressed the coconut in the room
Phillies new manager Gabe Kapler was asked about his somewhat odd blog posts, including the infamous "coconut oil" post.
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Gabe Kapler has some pretty famous fans
Gabe Kapler made a lot of friends and contacts during his major-league career and plenty of them showed their support Thursday.
Sam Hinkie reacts to Astros' championship
Sam Hinkie reacts to the Houston Astros winning the World Series after years of ... tanking?
Houston Strong! Astros win 1st World Series title
Playing for a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, the Astros beat the Dodgers in Game 7 on Wednesday, 5-1, to capture the World Series.
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Dodgers' rally pushes dramatic World Series to deciding Game 7
The Dodgers came from behind for a 3-1 win over the Astros to force Game 7 in the World Series.
Chase Utley, Los Angeles Dodgers
Utley achieves crazy WS feat in most Chase Utley way
In perfectly fitting fashion, Chase Utley accomplished quite the World Series feat on Tuesday night. By Jordan Hall
Gabe Kapler
Gabe Kapler a boom-or-bust hire for Phillies
Gabe Kapler is a boom-or-bust hire for the Phillies, who avoided the status quo unlike in previous decades. By Casey Feeney
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Despite losing out to Kapler, Wathan 'all-in' with Phillies
Dusty Wathan was disappointed when he found out he wouldn't be the Phillies' manager but remains committed to their youth movement. By Jim Salisbury
Kapler enjoys whisky, working out, and trees
The Phillies new manager is certainly an interesting character. His lifestyle website is ... out there.
Joel Embiid goes nuts at wild World Series
Of course Joel Embiid was at one of the wildest World Series games of all time.
Are the baseballs juiced?
After the home run derby took over the World Series again, it's tough to deny that something is different about the baseballs.  
Astros outlast Dodgers in unforgettable slugfest
Seven homers, 5 hours, 17 minutes and a whole lot of fun. Alex Bregman and the Astros took a 3-2 World Series lead Sunday with a thrilling 13-12 win over the Dodgers in 10 innings.
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Phillies hire Gabe Kapler as manager
The Phillies on Monday announced the hiring of Gabe Kapler, Dodgers director of player development, as their next manager. By Jim Salisbury
Bellinger helps Dodgers even World Series
Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger got his first hits of the World Series, and they were clutch knocks in a Game 4 win in Houston. 
Gurriel suspended 5 games in 2018 for racist gesture
MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced the Astros' Yuli Gurriel will be suspended the first five games of the 2018 season for his racist gesture. 
Astros start fast, top Dodgers for 2-1 World Series lead
Behind a four-run second-inning outburst, the Astros seized the advantage in the World Series with a 5-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday. 
Matt Stairs, Philadelphia Phillies
Source: Matt Stairs heads West for new coaching gig
Matt Stairs will be hired as the new hitting coach for the team with MLB's worst offense in 2017, per a source. By Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman
Joe Girardi fired by Yankees after 10 seasons as manager
After 10 seasons at the helm for his former team, Joe Girardi was fired by the New York Yankees.
This time, Galvis deserves his Gold
For the second straight year, Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis is a Rawlings Gold Glove finalist and this year, he has a better chance at winning. By Corey Seidman
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Sources: Phillies down to 2 finalists for manager
The Phillies, according to sources, have whittled down their list of potential managers to two finalists and one man getting a late look. By Jim Salisbury
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Astros get best of late HR derby to win Game 2, tie World Series
George Springer launched a two-run homer in the 11th inning as the Astros rallied for a wild 7-6 win over the Dodgers in 11 innings to tie the World Series at one game apiece.
John Farrell
Phils interview manager with big-market, WS pedigree
The Phillies' search for a new manager appears to be picking up as John Farrell is now in the mix, per a report Wednesday.
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Phils 'zeroing in' on best manager Crawford's ever had
The Phillies are reportedly "zeroing in" on Triple A manager Dusty Wathan for their opening. By Corey Seidman
Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Clayton Kershaw
Dodgers prove Astros are no sweat in Game 1 of World Series
Clayton Kershaw dominated on the mound and Justin Turner broke a tie with a two-run blast to give the Dodgers a 3-1 win over the Astros in Game 1 of the World Series.
While Phils' search continues, Red Sox get their guy, and Mets appear to too
The Boston Red Sox announced their new manager, while reports indicate that the New York Mets have also hired a new skipper. 
Astros shut out Yankees in Game 7, advance to 1st World Series since 2005
Jose Altuve and the Astros beat the Yankees, 4-0, Saturday night in Game 7 of the ALCS to advance to Houston's first World Series since 2005, when it was in the NL.
Astros ride Verlander to force Game 7 in ALCS
Behind seven scoreless innings from Justin Verlander and a late offensive outburst, the Astros won Game 6 of the ALCS. 
MLB Notes: Nationals fire Baker after 2 NL East titles
Dusty Baker was fired as Nationals manager Friday after Washington failed to advance in the postseason for the second straight year. 
Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB
Dodgers end Cubs' title defense with rout, reach 1st World Series since '88
The Dodgers got three homers from Enrique Hernandez and six solid innings from Clayton Kershaw for an 11-1 win over the Cubs to reach the World Series for the first time in 29 years.
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Javier Baez snaps out of funk as Cubs edge Dodgers to avoid sweep
We recap Wednesday's MLB playoff action, including the Cubs holding off the Dodgers for a 3-2 win to avoid the sweep.
The core of 2008 Phillies comes together in unique way
Ryan Howard, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Charlie Manuel were all connected in a way Wednesday night.
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Yankees storm back to even ALCS; Dodgers on brink of World Series
The Yankees surged back from an early deficit for a 6-4 win over the Astros to tie the ALCS at two games apiece. That and more from Tuesday's MLB playoff action.
Fan wearing Utley jersey does the unbelievable on Dodgers' walk-off HR
A fan wearing a Chase Utley jersey caught Justin Turner's walk-off home run Sunday — and it's amazing for a few reasons.
Turner gives Dodgers commanding NLCS lead over Cubs with walk-off HR
Justin Turner hit a walk-off three-run homer as the Dodgers beat the Cubs, 4-1, Sunday night to take a 2-0 series lead in the NLCS.
MLB Playoffs: Altuve's dash lifts Verlander, Astros over Yanks in Game 2
The Astros took a 2-0 series lead over the Yankees on Carlos Correa's walk-off double in the ninth inning. 
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MLB Playoffs: Dallas Keuchel strikes out 10 as Astros win Game 1 of ALCS
Dallas Keuchel struck out 10 as the Astros notched a 2-1 win over the Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS.
Phillies' shuffle continues as another coach moved to front office
With the Phillies' managerial search ongoing, bench coach Larry Bowa was named senior adviser to the general manager Friday. By Corey Seidman
Chicago Cubs, MLB
MLB Playoffs: Cubs hold off Nationals in Game 5 to keep title defense alive
The Cubs kept their title defense going with a wild 9-8 win over the Nationals in Game 5. The now advance to the NLCS for a showdown with the Dodgers.
Mickey Callaway, Cleveland Indians
Pitching coach draws managerial interest from Phillies
The Phillies have their eye on Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway for their managerial opening, according to a report.
New York Yankees, MLB
MLB Playoffs: Yankees win 3rd straight to finish improbable comeback
We recap Wednesday's MLB playoff action, including the Yankees finishing off their series comeback with a 5-2 win over the Indians to reach the ALCS.
Jorge Velandia, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies identify strong candidate for managerial opening
Phillies front-office executive Jorge Velandia had a lengthy interview Wednesday for the club's vacant manager's job, per sources. By Jim Salisbury
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Phils mailbag delivers answers about Ruben Amaro Jr. and potential trades
The 2018 middle infield, trade ideas and the Ruben Amaro Jr. rumor that sent Phillies fans into a frenzy highlight this mailbag. By Corey Seidman
Houston Astros, MLB, Ken Giles
MLB Playoffs: Astros beat Red Sox, advance to ALCS
We recap Monday's MLB playoff action, including the Astros' 5-4 win over the Red Sox to reach their first ALCS.
MLB Playoffs: Red Sox, Yankees avoid elimination with ALDS Game 3 wins
Both the Red Sox and Yankees on Sunday avoided elimination with ALDS Game 3 wins over the Astros and Indians.
MLB Playoffs: Harper, Zimmerman HRs lift Nats past Cubs to even NLDS
Bryce Harper's two-run eight inning homer sparked a Washington comeback, and the Nationals tied the series at one game apiece. 
Cleveland Indians, MLB
MLB Playoffs: Indians rally past Yankees in 13 innings for 2-0 series lead
We recap Friday's MLB playoff action, including the Indians rallying back from a big deficit for a 9-8 win over the Yankees in 13 innings to take a 2-0 series lead.
Houston Astros, MLB, Jose Altuve
MLB Playoffs: Jose Altuve blasts 3 HRs as Astros cruise past Red Sox
We recap Thursday's MLB playoff action, including Jose Altuve putting on a show with three homers in the Astros' 8-2 Game 1 win over the Red Sox.
Arizona Diamondbacks, MLB, Archie Bradley
MLB Playoffs: Diamondbacks outslug Rockies in NL wild-card game
The Diamondbacks hit a pair of homers and four triples to help hold off the Rockies for an 11-8 win in Wednesday night's NL wild-card game.
New York Yankees, MLB, Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge
MLB Playoffs: Yankees rally to beat Twins in AL wild-card game
The Yankees battled back from an early deficit for an 8-4 win over the Twins in the AL wild-card game and will now advance to face the Indians.
Jorge Alfaro, Andy MacPhail, Pete Mackanin, Philadelphia Phillies
MacPhail on Mackanin, new manager, pitch-framing, analytics, CBP renovations
Some of the most interesting tidbits from Phillies president Andy MacPhail during his 45-minute "State of the Organization" session Tuesday. By Corey Seidman
Andy MacPhail, Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies sound more likely to trade for starting pitchers than sign them
Based on Andy MacPhail's comments Tuesday, the Phillies sound more likely to trade for a starting pitcher or two than sign them. By Corey Seidman
3 hot names emerge in Phillies' search for a new manager
GM Matt Klentak has not revealed any candidates in the Phillies' managerial search, but three hot names have already emerged. By Corey Seidman
Mickey Morandini, Philadelphia Phillies
Fan favorite Mickey Morandini hopes for a place on new Phillies manager's staff
Mickey Morandini has been with the Phillies 19 years and watched many of their young players bloom, so he hopes to have a role under the new skipper. By Jim Salisbury
Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Chargers, Eagles fans
Rob's Raves: A classy, passionate weekend from Philly sports fans
Rob Ellis' rants are replaced with raves this week, including the impressive displays of passion from Eagles, Sixers and Phillies fans this weekend.
Freddy Galvis, Philadelphia Phillies
With J.P. Crawford ready, Freddy Galvis' Phillies tenure appears to be over
Even after playing in all 162 games, Freddy Galvis' time with the Phillies felt like it had come to an end after Sunday's season finale. By Jim Salisbury
With touching sendoff, Phillies send Mackanin out with a day he'll never forget
From the pregame salute to the blowout win over the Mets, the Phillies sent Pete Mackanin off with a day he'll never forget. By Jim Salisbury
Phillies-Mets observations: A sweet sendoff for Pete Mackanin in season finale
In Pete Mackanin's final game as manager, Maikel Franco and Phillies shut out the Mets, 11-0, Sunday afternoon in their season finale. By Jim Salisbury
Today's lineup: Young guns on display in Pete Mackanin's finale
Sunday marks Pete Mackanin's final game as Phillies manager and he's put most of the Phils' younger players into the starting lineup.
Pete Mackanin
Pete Mackanin ‘proud’ of 49-year career ahead of Phillies’ managerial finale
On the way out, Pete Mackanin has no regrets about his tenure as Phillies manager or anything about his well-traveled 49-year career in baseball. By Mike Cranston
Morgan finally falters in Phillies' loss but remains confident in bullpen role
Adam Morgan finally cracked Saturday, allowing a three-run homer to Asdrubal Cabrera as the Phillies fell, 7-4, to the Mets in 11 innings. By Mike Cranston
Best of MLB: Red Sox clinch AL East, get Astros in ALDS
We recap Saturday's top MLB action, including the Boston Red Sox clinching the American League East. 
Phillies-Mets observations: Morgan finally bends, 3-game win streak ends in extras
Asdrubal Cabrera did the damage — off Adam Morgan — and the Phillies' three-game winning streak ended Saturday with a 7-4, extra-inning loss. By Mike Cranston
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Pete Mackanin can pursue managerial jobs in new role with Phillies
More details emerged Saturday of Pete Mackanin's new role with the Phillies, one that will permit him to seek other managerial options. By Mike Cranston
Tonight's lineup: J.P. Crawford bats second in penultimate game
After sitting on Friday, J.P. Crawford is back in the lineup and hitting second in the season's second-to-last game. By Noah Levick
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Larry Bowa
Phillies' coaching staff to become 'free agents' after season finale
With Pete Mackanin out as manager, the other members of the Phillies' coaching staff were informed they would be "free agents" after the season. By Jim Salisbury
New York Yankees, MLB, Masahiro Tanaka
Best of MLB: Masahiro Tanaka strikes out 15 in Yankees' shutout
We recap Friday's top MLB action, including Masahiro Tanaka struck out 15 in the Yankees' 4-0 win over the Blue Jays.
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Maikel Franco, Odubel Herrera
Phillies-Mets observations: Long ball helps deliver 3rd straight win
Maikel Franco hit one of the Phillies' three home runs to help claim a 6-2 win over the Mets in Friday's series opener. By Jim Salisbury
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Matt Klentak, Pete Mackanin
Klentak seeks a new voice, a new style, to lead Phillies' young roster
Matt Klentak appreciates what Pete Mackanin has done for the Phils, but the GM made it clear that the youthful club needs a new voice. By Jim Salisbury
Rupp, Hoskins among Phillies surprised Mackanin out as manager
The Phillies were surprised to hear that Pete Mackanin will not return as the club's manager for 2018. By Matt Cockayne
10 candidates who could replace Pete Mackanin as Phillies manager
With Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager, here's a look at 10 men — including a few outside-the-box candidates — who could replace him. By Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman
Pete Mackanin, Philadelphia Phillies
Pete Mackanin out as Phillies manager, will finish out 2017
Pete Mackanin is out as Phillies manager but will manage the final three games of the 2017 season. By Jim Salisbury and Corey Seidman
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Phillies, Mets to play 2nd MLB Little League Classic Game next August
The Phillies and Mets will take part in the 2nd MLB Little League Classic Game in Williamsport next August.
Miami Marlins, MLB, Giancarlo Stanton
Best of MLB: Giancarlo Stanton homers twice to reach 59 in Marlins' win
We recap Thursday's top MLB action, including Giancarlo Stanton crushing a pair of home runs to reach 59 for the season in the Marlins' 7-1 win over the Braves.
Phillies farm director Joe Jordan: Jhailyn Ortiz has highest ceiling in system
On this week's "At The Yard" podcast, Phillies director of player development Joe Jordan had some interesting things to say about prospects Jhailyn Ortiz and Mickey Moniak.
At the Yard Podcast: Help is on the way
Phils director of player development Joe Jordan joined Jim Salisbury's podcast to discuss the success of the rookies and other prospects with high ceilings.
Nick Williams, Philadelphia Phillies
How Nick Williams finally learned the importance of hustling all the time
Phillies rookie Nick Williams vows to correct some flaws this offseason, but a lack of hustle is no longer one of them. By Jim Salisbury
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Phillies' relievers looking to 'make a name' with another scoreless effort
Hector Neris nailed down his 20th straight save as the Phillies' bullpen pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings during a 7-5 win over the Nationals. By Jim Salisbury
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Phillies-Nationals observations: Back half of lineup, 'pen do damage in win
The back half of the Phillies' lineup carried the load at the plate and the bullpen locked the game down again in a 7-5 win over the Nationals. By Jim Salisbury
Minnesota Twins, MLB, Chicago Cubs
Best of MLB: Twins, Cubs clinch postseason berths
We recap Wednesday's top MLB action, including the Twins and Cubs both securing spots in the postseason.
New York Yankees, MLB, Derek Jeter
MLB Notes: Owners approve sale of Marlins to Derek Jeter's group
Major League Baseball's owners unanimously approved the sale of the Marlins to a group spearheaded by former star Derek Jeter. That and more from around the majors.
Pete Mackanin, Philadelphia Phillies
Mackanin's 2018 season wish? A 'stabilizer' at top of Phils' rotation
Pete Mackanin knows what he would like to see the Phillies add in the offseason — and that's a "stabilizer" atop the rotation. By Dalton Balthaser
Tonight's lineup: Hoskins at 1B, Williams draws back in final game vs. Nationals
Nick Williams re-enters the lineup after sitting on Tuesday, and Rhys Hoskins moves back to first base, bumping Tommy Joseph from the starting nine.
Aaron Judge, Chris Sale
Best of MLB: AL East race getting interesting between Yankees, Red Sox
The Yankees beat the Rays, 6-1, while the Red Sox lost to the Jays, 9-4, as the AL East race heats up. Here's a recap of Tuesday's action around baseball.
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Pete Mackanin on avoiding 100 losses not mattering for Phillies: 'I lied'
Pete Mackanin previously said 100 losses didn't matter, but he admitted that was false after the Phillies' 4-1 win to avoid the mark. By Jim Salisbury
Philadelphia Phillies, MLB, Tommy Joseph
Phillies-Nationals observations: A strong effort ensures no 100-loss mark
Tommy Joseph and the Phillies controlled the Nats in a 4-1 win, which ensured the club won't reach the 100-loss mark on the year. By Jim Salisbury
Tonight's lineup: J.P. Crawford back at 3B; Bryce Harper returns for Nats
J.P. Crawford is back at third base for the Phils, while Bryce Harper returns for the Nationals as the two teams continue their series Tuesday. By Dalton Balthaser