12/12/2013 | Phils head home focused on best 'bang for the buck'
Philly isn't sure the available big names are worth the big money, so the club's focused on making the most of its deals, like Roberto Hernandez.
12/12/2013 | Phils select righty Munson from D-backs in Rule 5 Draft
The Phillies used 21 relief pitchers last season, so depth can be a serious issue. They added another arm to their Spring Training bullpen competition Thursday, when they selected right-hander Kevin Munson from the D-backs in the Rule 5 Draft.
12/12/2013 | Source: Phils, righty Hernandez agree to deal
The Phillies have agreed to a contract with right-hander Roberto Hernandez, a source confirmed. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Thursday morning at the Winter Meetings that the Phillies had an agreement with a starting pitcher, but he would not mention Hernandez's name because he has to pass a physical.
12/12/2013 | Rule 5 Draft has a little bit of everything
There were interesting selections made Thursday in the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings, including a former high school standout, a nephew of a one-time All-Star and a Pro Bowl quarterback.
12/11/2013 | No done deals, but Phils active at Winter Meetings
Other than dismissing or downplaying rumors involving Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, Domonic Brown and Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has had little to say at the Winter Meetings. He offered a small nugget Wednesday afternoon. "We've got stuff going on," Amaro said.
12/10/2013 | Phils GM Amaro: Hamels, Lee rumors 'silly'
The reports spread quickly Tuesday morning at the Winter Meetings. The Phillies, who spent $69 million in recent months to extend Chase Utley's contract, sign Marlon Byrd and re-sign Carlos Ruiz, and who have been searching for starting-pitching depth because they believe they can win next season, are listening to offers for Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee, a pair of true aces and two of the only highly paid players who have been healthy and performed to expectations the past two years.
12/9/2013 | Ready for next chapter, Halladay retires from game
Roy Halladay announced his retirement Monday afternoon during the Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, ending a storied 16-year career with the Blue Jays and Phillies.
12/9/2013 | After 16-year career, Halladay hanging up his spikes
Roy Halladay knew for the past several weeks that his career had come to an end, but before the move could become official, there was some unfinished business to take care of first.
12/9/2013 | Phils aim to help Daulton, others in SU2C auction
The Phillies and every other Major League team are trying to help Darren Daulton and countless others fight on with a unique online auction this week to benefit Stand Up To Cancer, with the Phils including three fan experiences to benefit cancer research.
12/8/2013 | Phils looking for complementary parts at Meetings
Major League Baseball held its 2010 Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, where Phillies officials carefully and purposely tried to avoid Cliff Lee's agent in the lobby so nobody would get a hint they planned to bring him back. The Winter Meetings have returned to the same spot, but this year it seems less likely the Phillies will surprise the baseball world.
12/6/2013 | Phillies seek creative solutions to problem areas
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro heads to next week's Winter Meetings searching for more pitching, bench help and perhaps the holy grail he seeks: a big right-handed bat to drop into the middle of the lineup.
12/5/2013 | Phillies sign Nieves to be backup catcher
The Phillies announced Thursday afternoon they have signed catcher Wil Nieves to a one-year contract. He is expected to back up Carlos Ruiz.
12/4/2013 | Phils help Liberty USO bring holiday cheer overseas
Boxes upon boxes sat in the Phillies' clubhouse on Wednesday morning at Citizens Bank Park. Some were headed to Afghanistan, while others would be shipped to the Pacific and Europe. Liberty USO had reached the conclusion of its annual Operation Stocking Stuffers Care Package program, with some final help from the Phils.
12/4/2013 | Next year's Draft deeper, packed with pitchers
Though the Astros still have seven months to determine whom they'll take at No. 1, North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon has established himself as the frontrunner. Owner of a mid-90s fastball and a wipeout slider, Rodon topped NCAA Division I with 184 strikeouts last spring and led the Wolfpack to their first College World Series appearance in 45 years.
12/3/2013 | Blue Jays deal for catcher Kratz, lefty Rasmussen
The Phillies added one arm to their bullpen Tuesday night, acquiring right-hander Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays for catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen.
12/3/2013 | Phillies get Lincoln from Blue Jays, add Nieves
The Phillies added one arm to their bullpen Tuesday night, acquiring right-hander Brad Lincoln from the Blue Jays for catcher Erik Kratz and left-hander Rob Rasmussen. Philadelphia reportedly also agreed to terms with catcher Wil Nieves.
12/3/2013 | Pitching a priority as Phillies head to Winter Meetings
The Phillies head to next week's Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., with Carlos Ruiz and Marlon Byrd already in tow. They still have plenty of work to do. Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said recently he still considers pitching a priority, so it stands to reason the Phils will be looking to find some arms for the rotation and bullpen.
12/1/2013 | Kendrick among Phils waiting for contract offers
The Phillies fly south to Orlando, Fla., next Sunday for the Winter Meetings, but they have things to do beforehand. They have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday to offer contracts to their five players eligible for salary arbitration: right-hander Kyle Kendrick, center fielder Ben Revere, left-hander Antonio Bastardo, infielder Kevin Frandsen and outfielder John Mayberry Jr.