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Seeking starting role, Gonzalez competing for fifth spot

Gonzalez, 28, wants to start, and the Phillies are giving him a chance this spring. They open their Grapefruit League schedule Tuesday against the Yankees at Bright House Field, and Gonzalez will be competing with David Buchanan for the fifth spot in a rotation that figures to include Cole Hamels , Cliff Lee , Aaron Harang and Jerome Williams .

via Philadelphia Phillies
@ Sun, Mar 1st, 2015 5:00 pm

Duquette: Six who could be traded in spring

As we inch closer to Spring Training games, the number of quality players available on the trade market could make the month of March as active as this past winter. Here are my top candidates to garner a lot of attention and even potentially be traded by Opening Day: Cliff Lee , LHP, age 36 He will need to show interested teams that he has overcome an elbow injury that limited him to 13 starts last year, but when he does, he will likely be dealt before teammate Cole Hamels , who has been the sub

via Toronto Blue Jays
@ Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 5:00 pm

Phils Pitchers Please Plesac

... Plesac on Jesse Biddle On his Twitter account ( @Plesac19 ), he related that Cliff Lee was " razor sharp ", and Cole Hamels was " filthy " when he got to watch their throwing sessions. During the week, he posted a few pics with and gave props to a ...

via That Balls Outta Here
@ Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 5:00 pm

Why Jesse Biddle could be a nice surprise in 2015

... to control everything, it's fun to watch," said pitching coach Bob McClure. "Of course, it's not to Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels yet, but I mean, you can see it getting there someday possibly if he goes about everything right. It's impressive to watch. ...

via The Good Phight
@ Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 5:00 pm

Phillies' Billingsley ahead of comeback schedule

... arm and then you see a guy be able to control everything, it's fun to watch. Of course it's not to Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels yet, but I mean, you could see it getting there someday possibly if he goes about everything right. It's impressive to ...

via Erie Times News
@ Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 5:00 am

Gillick knows losses are on the way for Phillies

... lost a year. Fourteen should have been '15." In that scenario, the Phillies probably would already be rid of Cole Hamels, Cliff Lee, and Jonathan Papelbon. They would have even more young prospects than the stable of arms they acquired from the Los ...

via Philly.com
@ Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 5:00 am

Plesac impressed with pitchers in Phils camp

... , who the Phillies acquired from the Red Sox in 2013 for John McDonald . Plesac also got to see up close why Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee are so good. "I miss the field," said Plesac, whose 1,064 games rank seventh among pitchers in MLB history. "You ...

via Philadelphia Phillies
@ Sat, Feb 28th, 2015 5:00 am

Jerome Williams to Start Spring Opener

... on Wednesday in Tampa vs the Yanks, followed by Cliff Lee on Thursday in Kissimmee vs the Astros, and then Cole Hamels on Friday back in Clearwater, again vs the Yanks, this time in a Phillies split-squad game. No assignments have been made beyond ...

via That Balls Outta Here
@ Fri, Feb 27th, 2015 5:00 pm

Phantasy Relevance: Aaron Nola

... to work on his craft, and possibly to add another pitch to his repertoire. Barring any early season trade of Cole Hamels and/or Cliff Lee , and assuming that the back-end of the Phillies rotation remains somewhat stable, I would expect Nola to spend ...

via That Balls Outta Here
@ Fri, Feb 27th, 2015 5:00 pm

Cole Hamels trade rumors: Red Sox showing 'no urgency' to deal according to report

Feb 19, 2015; Clearwater, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels during spring training workouts at Bright House Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Once one of the top suitors of Phillies ace pitcher Cole Hamels, it seems the Boston Red Sox have cooled on their pursuit of a deal for the 2008 World Series MVP.

via NJ.com
@ Fri, Feb 27th, 2015 5:00 pm

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