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Phillies sign veteran pitcher Billingsley

Philly.com Many of the Phillies offseason moves, via trade and free agency, have addressed starting pitching. They added another arm to the mix Thursday when they signed veteran righthander Chad Billingsley...
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In Philly, no two brasses are alike

Philly.com Pat Gillick's hiring as Phillies president underlines the differences in Philly teams' front offices.
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Gillick a curious choice for Phils

Philly.com In removing the interim tag from Pat Gillick’s presidency, the Phils picked the wrong guy for a team in their situation.
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Phillies announce front-office changes

Philly.com David Montgomery returns after a medical leave, but in a different role. Pat Gillick will remain president at least through 2015.
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In Philly, no two brasses are alike

Philly.com Pat Gillick's hiring as Phillies president underlines the differences in Philly teams' front offices.
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Good move for Phillies: Gillick is in charge

Philly.com A little more than nine years ago, Phillies president David Montgomery hired a general manager and a lot of people wondered if the man was too old for the job. Pat Gillick was 68 at the time and...
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Gillick stays as president as Phillies shake up front office

Philly.com Longtime Phillies president and CEO David Montgomery has new duties as he returns from a five-month medical leave of absence. Montgomery now will serve in the position of team chairman while Pat...
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Papelbon-to-Brewers looks dead

Philly.com Brewers general manager Doug Melvin says 'whatever traction there was seems to have dissipated.'
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New baseball commissioner Rob Manfred faces tough decisions ahead

Philly.com NEW YORK - Baseball's new commissioner was at Veterans Stadium the night before he made the least prescient statement of his life. Rob Manfred, who officially replaced Bud Selig on Sunday, was a...
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Three years of rebuilding would be too long for Phillies

Philly.com The Phillies' rebuilding is still in its infancy. Some of the old parts that need to be replaced are still around, and in all probability some of the new parts will be defective. Pat Gillick, the...
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Baseball Notes: Vogelsong stays with Giants

Philly.com Ryan Vogelsong visited the Houston Astros this week and had an uncomfortable feeling about how he might fit in, and he had discussions with other teams this offseason.
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Baseball Notes:

Philly.com Ernie Banks dies at 83 The shortstop and first baseman known as "Mr. Cub" was the team's first African American player and went on to become a National League MVP and Hall of Famer. D3
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Burrell heads field for Phillies' 2015 Wall of Fame induction

Philly.com Pat Burrell, part of the Phillies' 2008 World Series champion, is one of 12 nominees.
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Phillies might be close to dealing Papelbon

Philly.com Milwaukee Brewers are said to be talking seriously about trading for Jonathan Papelbon, but his contract could snarl such a deal.
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Phillies may have Papelbon suitor in Milwaukee

Philly.com A $13 million-per-year closer, no matter how effective or how controversial, is a superfluous asset on a rebuilding team whose strength is its young bullpen arms.
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AP source: Marlins, Suzuki closing in on deal

Philly.com MIAMI (AP) - A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, pending a physical.
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Phils' new pitchers will start in Reading; Crawford, Quinn to come later

Philly.com The first question to emerge from a group of reporters and cameramen huddled around Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. on Tuesday night at the Reading Crowne Plaza came from a local news outlet. Which...
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Blog Articles

Phillies sign RHP Billingsley

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — The Phillies added a low-risk candidate in an attempt to improve their pitching depth, agreeing to a one-year deal with former Dodger Chad Billingsley.
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#OnDeck: PECOTA projects Phillies as MLB's worst team

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Baseball Prospectus released on Wednesday its annual PECOTA projections, and it projects the Phillies to finish with baseball's worst record.
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Phillies chat with Ryan Lawrence

Philly.com: High Cheese (Philly.com Sports) — Join the Daily News' Ryan Lawrence as he answers your Phillies questions in live chat, Thursday at 11 a.m.
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Montgomery returns, but Gillick to remain Phils president

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — The Phillies cleared up the uncertainty in their front office on Wednesday, when David Montgomery returned after 5 months on medical leave. Pat Gillick will remain team president.
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Gillick to continue as Phillies' president; Montgomery returns as chairman

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Pat Gillick will continue as Phillies' president and David Montgomery, the longtime president who had been on a medical leave of absence, will return as the club's chairman, the Phillies announced...
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Neris could push for spot in Phillies' bullpen

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — On the heels of putting up dominant stats in winter ball, 25-year-old righthander Hector Neris could push for a spot in the Phillies' bullpen.
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As manager of Phils' Williamsport affiliate, '92 World Series MVP Pat Borders to impart experience

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Former longtime major league catcher and 1992 World Series MVP Pat Borders plans to impart his experience as manager of the Phillies' short-season single A prospects this season.
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Buchanan working to improve curveball

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — As he prepares for spring training, Phillies righthander David Buchanan is working to refine his curveball.
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Franco homers twice, drives in 7 runs in winter ball title clincher

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Phillies prospect Maikel Franco capped a great postseason in the Dominican Winter League with a seven-RBI performance.
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Report: Phils talking Papelbon trade with Milwaukee

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — According to a Yahoo! Sports report, the Phillies have had "serious discussions" with Milwaukee on a trade involving Jonathan Papelbon. Would a no-trade clause be a hurdle? Probably not.
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Trading Papelbon, Rollins, Byrd, and Bastardo for Yoan Moncada

Philly.com: High Cheese (David Murphy) — As you may have read, the Phillies are reportedly discussing a trade that would send Jonathan Papelbon to the Brewers.
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Phillies sign Tyler Greene to minor league deal

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — The Phillies signed infielder Tyler Greene to a minor league contract.
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#OnDeck: Projecting which levels the Phillies’ prospects begin the season

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Examining at which levels the Phillies' top prospects could start the season.
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Cole Hamels and the going rate of a big league ace

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — With spring training a month away, Cole Hamels remains in a Phillies uniform. Are the Phillies asking for too much in return? How much would Hamels command as a free agent? A look at the going...
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Amaro on Hamels: "I don't really foresee him being moved"

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. addressed once again on Tuesday night the possibility of a trade involving Cole Hamels.
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Amaro: “In a perfect world,” Franco would begin season in Lehigh Valley

Philly.com: Phillies Zone (Jake Kaplan) — Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday that in "a perfect world" third base/first base prospect Maikel Franco would start this season in triple A Lehigh Valley.
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Amaro not worried about "awkwardness" with Howard

Philly.com: High Cheese (Ryan Lawrence) — Last month, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he told Ryan Howard the team would be better off without him during a radio interview. Howard is still with the team. Couldn't this get...
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