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DUNEDIN, Fla. – Andres Blanco homered, Nick Williams drove in a pair of runs, and Jeremy Hellickson made his spring debut as the Phillies topped Toronto, 10-3, in Grapefruit League action at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
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Andres Blanco homers as Phillies bop Blue Jays
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Another day of practice had finished Saturday, but there was still work to be done.
The Phillies pitcher who doubles as clubhouse barber
The Phillies needed a utility infielder, so they brought back a familiar face in the form of Andres Blanco. “Whitey”, as he’s known to the team, has been a positive fixture in the clubhouse over the past 3 years and churned out some decent stats too: 221 G, .274/.795, 62 R, 42 DBL, 12 HR, 49 RBI, 1.7 WAR while playing 2B, SS, 3B, and 1B. He signed a 1 YR/$3M deal, so he’s not going to be blocking any prospects.
Phillies GM, Matt Klentak, has been a busy boy in the early going of the offseason. He’s already landed a reliable veteran relief pitcher and now a sturdy veteran bat that can play left field or second base. Well done, as they are two moves I thought made sense before they were even announced.
Welcome Aboard Neshek and Kendrick
While the Philadelphia Phillies only managed to win 71 games during the 2016 season, fans have to be encouraged by the team’s performance. The team maintained a .500 winning percentage for most of the season before a poor second half derailed their season. This decline can be attributed to injuries and young players getting tired after a long season
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Predicting the Phillies Offseason
For months, in batting cages across the country, Steve Henderson has preached to his Phillies hitters. Hunt the fastball, the hitting coach said. A hitter is not established in the majors until he can handle a fastball, and the Phillies are full of unestablished hitters.
In a rarity, Phillies feast on fastballs in rout
More than five months ago, as the Phillies prepared to break spring training in Florida, Roman Quinn was on Matt Klentak’s mind. The first-year general manager had seen almost a dozen of his organization’s best prospects in camp. He had various reasons to be excited, but Klentak said there was something about Quinn – how a 5-foot-10 dynamo sprayed the outfield with hard-hit balls and zipped around the bases – that warranted special attention.